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AEPC 2022 - Best Abstract presentation awards

Last updates Jun 1, 2022

The AEPC 2022 Geneva meeting was a great success with more than 1,000 participants and excellent scientific quality. Everyone very much enjoyed our first in-person meeting since Seville 2019!

Traditionally, the AEPC gives out various awards and we want to congratulate all award winners with their prize!

Besides these main AEPC prizes, various working groups also provide working group-specific prizes.

AEPC and JSPCCS Young Investigator Award (YIA)

The top ranking abstracts are selected upon abstract review, and are invited for presentation during the Young Investigator Award session; where the winners are selected following presentation. All presenters in this session are also invited to present at the YIA session during the JSPCCS Annual Meeting in July.

AEPC winner: Clément Batteux (France) - O-031 Transcatheter Correction of Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect: From Bench Testing to Clinical Success
JSPCCS winner : Shun Nakagama (Japan) - O-034 The critical role of ER selective autophagy in response to Doxorubicin-induced myocardial injury

YIA finalists:
Hironori Oshita (Japan) - O-032 Perinatal Hypoxia Aggravates Occlusive Pulmonary Vasculopathy In Rats Later In Life: Association With Epigenetic Changes
Stejara A Netea (Netherlands) - O-033 Kawasaki disease and the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: rare lessons from a cohort of more than 1000 Kawasaki patients in The Netherlands
Thomas Salaets (Belgium) - O-035 Percutaneous transhepatic periportal embolization of hepato-duodenal lymphatic fistulae as treatment for protein losing enteropathy after Fontan
Takanori Suzuki (Japan) - O-036 Low- versus high-concentration intravenous immunoglobulin for children with Kawasaki disease in the acute phase

Best abstract presentation awards

All presentations are reviewed & scored during the meeting, and winners are selected based upon their scores.

Below you can find the winners of the awards in the 3 categories Best Oral, Best Moderated Poster & Best Poster

Best oral abstract award
Winner: María López Blázquez (Spain) - O-001 Defining Genotype-Phenotype Correlation in Paediatric Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
2nd finalist: Riitta Turunen (Finland) - O-073 Congenital heart defects and their association with maternal diabetes and overweight during pregnancy: a register-based study from Finland
3rd finalist: Andreas Tulzer (Austria) - O-037 Fetal complications associated with fetal cardiac interventions: experience of 205 procedures

Best moderated poster award
Winner: Yu Nakagama (Japan) - P-487 Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived Chagas disease model highlights the role of cardiomyocytes as sentinels of the host-parasite interaction
2nd finalist: Michael Nicolas Gritti (Canada) - P-370 Factors associated with acute kidney injury after cardiopulmonary bypass in children
3rd finalist: Laura Muiño Mosquera (Belgium) - P-479 Arrhythmia and impaired myocardial function in Heritable Thoracic Aortic Disease: an international retrospective cohort study

Best poster award
Winner: Alessia Callegari (Switzerland) - P-329 Coagulation profile of single ventricle patients prior to first cardiac intervention in comparison to healthy controls
2nd finalist: Natalia Silva Gomez (United States) - P-483 Flow Stagnation Induces Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition in the Pediatric Endocardium Which Can Be Inhibited by Statins
3rd finalist: Hannes Sallmon (Germany) - P-270 Right Ventricular Wall Tension in the Assessment of Pediatric Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

The award winners were announced during the closing ceremony of AEPC 2022 Geneva.

We congratulate all the winners with their awards and hope to see much more of them in future AEPC Annual Meetings!

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