Awards

The ILTS grants a number of awards for abstracts submitted to the Congress. To be considered, you may opt in during the online abstract submission process. Applicants are only eligible to receive one award. Award Winners of 2018 and 2019 are not eligible for the same award in 2020.

Rising Star Award

The goal of the Rising Star Symposium is to attract the best and brightest combinations of youth and wisdom working in the clinical and basic science of liver transplantation research today. Young investigators and their designated mentors are invited to submit an abstract.

 

Presentation Format

The Program Planning Committee will award six young investigator/mentor teams, and the winning teams each give a joint 20-minute presentation.

The mentor will give a 4-minute presentation of the background information and previous data relevant to the topic. The objective of the mentor’s presentation is to educate the Congress attendees on the importance and relevance of the work to be presented.

The young investigator will follow with an 8-minute presentation of the data submitted in the abstract. There will be 8 minutes allotted for discussion.

 

Award Criteria

 

  • This award is based on the abstract’s degree of excellence.
  • The young investigator and mentor MUST be the presenting authors. No exceptions will be made.
  • Both mentor and Young Investigator MUST be current ILTS members.
  • The Young Investigator (mentee) must be age 42 or younger.
  • Only the Young Investigator (mentee) will receive the award honorarium.
  • Rising Star Award Winners of 2017, 2018 and 2019 are not eligible for the award.

ILTS 2019 Rising Star Awardees

The 2019 ILTS Annual International Congress awarded six young investigator/mentor teams, which showed the best and brightest combinations of youth and wisdom working in the clinical and basic science of liver transplantation research today.

  • Investigator/Mentor: Iris Elizabeth Minke de Jong/Robert J. Porte,  MD, PhD
  • Investigator/Mentor: Richard Wallace Laing/Darius Mirza
  • Investigator/Mentor: Hajime Matsushima, MD/Koji Hashimoto, MD, PhD
  • Investigator/Mentor: Floris Johan Maria Roos/Prof. Dr. Luc van der Laan
  • Investigator/Mentor: Tiffany Wong (Hong Kong)/Chung Mau Lo

ILTS Young Investigator Award

 

The 2020 Joint International Congress of ILTS, LICAGE and ELITA offers a number of awards to young investigators. This award recognizes current young investigators who submit abstracts to the Congress.
Selection will be based on abstract degree of excellence determined by the Program Planning Committee.
Funds will be disbursed by wire transfer after the Congress after confirmation of attendance.

 

Award Criteria:

 

  • This award is based on the abstract’s degree of excellence
  • The award recipient MUST be the presenting author. No exceptions will be made.
  • The presenting author must be an ILTS member age 42 or younger.
  • Young Investigator Award Winners of 2018 and 2019 will not be considered for the same award in 2020.

ILTS 2019 Young Investigator Awardees

Each year the Program Planning Committee selects the best abstracts based on the degree of excellence submitted by young investigators. At ILTS 2019 the awards went to:

  • Jamil Alsahhar (transplant hepatology fellow)
  • Ivan Linares-Cervantes, MD, PhD
  • Angela Maria Chen, MD
  • Keri E. Lunsford, MD, PhD, FACS
  • Sarah Shalaby
  • Dr. Sunitha Vimalesvaran
  • Dr. David Wallace
  • Jorke Willemse, MSc
  • Xinxiang Yang, MD
  • Mr. Weiyi Zhang

ILTS Travel Award

 

This award assists attendees with travel expenses to attend the Congress. Selection will be determined by the Program Planning Committee. Funds will be disbursed by wire transfer after the Congress after confirmation of attendance.

 

Award Criteria:

 

  • This grant is based on the financial need and distance required for travel to attend the Congress.
  • The award recipient MUST be the presenting author. No exceptions will be made.
  • The presenting author must be an ILTS member age 42 or younger.
  • Travel Award Winners of 2018 and 2019 will not be considered for the same award in 2020.

ILTS 2019 Travel Awardees

During ILTS 2019 the Travel Awards which assists attendees with travel expenses went to:

  • Roberta Angelico, MD
  • Suk Kyun Hong
  • Mihnea-Ioan Ionescu, MD
  • Seohee Lee, MD
  • Mr. Li Pang Leif
  • Eleonora De Martin, MD, PhD
  • Dr. Clare Marie Morkane
  • Lorenzo A. Orci,  MD, PhD
  • Dr. Anupam Raj
  • Sapana Verma, MD, PhD, (Hepatobiliary and Liver transplant Fellow)