Career Development Lecture

Career Development Lecture

Applications are now open!


The Career Development Lecture is one of the highlights of the ARTERY annual meeting.

Three junior post-doctoral researchers are given the opportunity to give a 15 minute presentation, highlighting and contextualizing important findings and achievements from their career to date, as well as presenting future plans.  This is contrary to a regular conference abstract presentation which would be an in-depth presentation about a particular study.


The winner of the Artery Career Development Lecture is awarded €500 and the winner’s name is engraved on a perpetual silver platter.

Eligibility criteria for applicants:

  • Current ARTERY member.
  • Within 7 years of completing their PhD, or the part-time equivalent.
  • Substantial publication track record and pursuit to continue their academic career in the field.
  • The Young Investigators may be from Europe or outside Europe.
  • The selected candidate will be required to produce an extended paper/review of their presentation for publication in ARTERY Research, the society’s Journal (APC will be covered by the Society). Papers should be between 2,000 – 3,000 words, with a maximum of three figures or tables and no more than 40 references.
  • Researchers not previously selected may apply again as long as they still comply with the aforementioned criteria.
  • If selected individuals must confirm, register, and pay for the conference according to the timeline given on the notification letter.

Application process:

The applicant must provide:

  • Abstract of the Career Development Lecture that you will be presenting (max. 250 words).
  • Your Curriculum Vitae which includes a list of publications.
  • A letter of motivation on why you wish to be chosen for this award.
  • A letter of support from a senior researcher in the field.

Evaluation process:

  • The selection of the Career Development Lecturer will be completed by the Artery Executive Committee and is final.

Applications close on 21 June 2024.

If you have any queries or require further information please contact the Secretariat:


ARTERY23 – Bonn, Germany

Dr Luca Faconti (King’s College London, United Kingdom)

“Sympathetic regulation of vascular smooth help to explain the disassociation between pulse wave velocity in hypertension”

Previous winners:

ARTERY22 – Nancy, 2022 Dr Ryan Pewowaruk (William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, USA)                                                    “Simple models of complex mechanics for improved hypertension care”

ARTERY21 – Not awarded

ARTERY20 – Not awarded

ARTERY19 – Budapest, 2019 Joint Winners

Dr Dean Picone (Menzies University of Tasmania, Australia)
“Accurate measurement of blood pressure”

Dr Bernhard Hametner (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)
“Quantification of pulse wave reflections: bridging theory and practice”

ARTERY18 – Guimaraes, 2018 Dr Jeremy Lagrange (Germany)
“The regulatory role of coagulation factors on arterial function”

ARTERY17 – Pisa, 2017 Dr Bart Spronck (USA)
“Stiff vessels approached in a flexible way: Advancing quantification and interpretation of arterial stiffness”

ARTERY16 – Copenhagen, 2016 Dr Thomas van Sloten (Maastricht)
“Vascular dysfunction: at the heart of cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms”

ARTERY15 – Krakow, 2015 Dr Rosa Maria Bruno (Pisa)
“Vascular adaptation to extreme conditions”

ARTERY14 – Maastricht, 2014 Abigail Swillens (Ghent)
“A multiphysics computer modelling framework in support of the quest for reliable and robust local arterial stiffness assessment”

ARTERY13 – London, 2013 Dr Alban Redheuil (Paris)
“Cardiovascular aging: insights from MR Imaging”

ARTERY12 – Vienna, 2012 Dr Ernst Rietszchel (Ghent)
“Getting a grip on arterial stiffness: the Asklepios Study”

ARTERY11 – Paris, 2011 Dr Kaisa Maki-Petaja (Cambridge)
“Inflammation and large arteries”

ARTERY10 – Verona, 2010 Dr Francis Verbeke (Ghent)
“Arterial stiffness and vascular calcification in dialysis patients”

ARTERY9 – Cambridge, 2009 Miss Nathalie Mercier (Nancy)
“Role of semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase in the arterial wall”

ARTERY8 – Ghent, 2008 Dr James Sharman (Queensland)
“New insights into cardiovascular risk from the exercise central waveform”

ARTERY7 – Prague, 2007 Dr Justin Davies (London)
“Importance of the aortic reservoir in determining the shape of the arterial pressure waveform – the forgotten lessons of Frank”

ARTERY6 – Athens, 2006 Dr Azra Mahmud (Dublin)
“Reducing arterial stiffness and wave reflection – quest for the holy grail?”