ISPNE presents several awards to distinguished researchers and young investigators at its Annual Congress. Among these awards are the prestigious Bruce McEwen Lifetime Achievement Award (formerly Lifetime Achievement Award) and the Dirk Hellhammer Award (formerly Curt Richter Award). Members are welcome to nominate colleagues for awards by contacting the members of the Awards Committee anytime.

Early Career Scholar Award

ISPNE has traditionally awarded around ten Early Career Scholar Awards, of $500 USD each, to Early Career Scholars attending the annual conference.

The awards are given based on the quality and originality of the abstract submitted for poster, oral or symposium presentation at the annual meeting. Two additional Awards have been offered since 2021, thanks to additional funding provided by Elsevier, that are specifically dedicated to researchers from low and middle income countries. 

All Early Career Scholars who submit an abstract for a presentation to the annual conference are eligible, and no additional application is required.

The decision is made by the organizing committee of each conference, and communicated on the first day of the conference.

For more information, contact [email protected]


2022 Poster Trainee Recognition Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the trainee recognition awards for the highest rated abstracts and recorded presentation submitted by student or postdoc ISPNE members for the 2022 Annual Conference being held in Chicago, IL.

Nina Bruinhof - Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands
Jennifer Chan - University of Toronto, Canada
Natasha Chaku - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Fernanda Carini Silva - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fabiana Corsi Zuelli - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Michaela Gusman - Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
Helena Kaltenegger - LMU University Hospital, Germany
Katherine Knauft - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
Susanna Kortesluoma - University of Turku, Finland
Maggy Leblond - University of Montreal, Canada
Maria Meier - University of Konstanz, Germany
Jodie Pestana - University of New South Wales, Australia