As an authority that leads pressure ulcer research in Europe as well as internationally, the EPUAP has decided to recognize leadership and contributions to pressure ulcer research by awarding two prizes each year at its annual meeting:
- The EPUAP Novice Investigator Award: Awarded to a researcher at an early career stage;
- The EPUAP Experienced Investigator Award: Awarded for a significant, internationally-recognized contribution to pressure ulcer research.
Both prizes can be awarded for either basic science or clinical science achievements, and they reflect accomplishments that have clearly contributed to advancing the field. The prizes will be awarded by the President of EPUAP at the Annual Conference Dinner in Stockholm, Sweden on 28th August 2014.
The winners of the EPUAP Investigator Awards will be required to give talks at the EPUAP Annual Conference following the Award Notification, in a special plenary session named “The EPUAP Novice and Experienced Investigator Award Lectures”. This is a condition for receiving the award. Each talk should be approximately 25 minutes. The EPUAP will cover travel from/to a European destination, conference registration and accommodation.
Candidates cannot nominate themselves, but are free to ask a colleague with a standing in a research institution (such as a Professor, Department Chair, Dean, etc.) to apply on their behalf.
Deadline for applications is January 31, 2014. Decisions on the Awards are voted on each year in the Scientific Committee, and notification will be sent out by March 31, 2014.
For more information on how to nominate, please visit: http://www.epuap.org/conference-history/17th-annual-european-pressure-ulcer-advisory-panel-meeting-stockholm-sweden/.