Grants & Awards

ECTS New Investigator, Allied Health & Travel Awards to attend the 2018 ECTS Congress (based on abstract score)

The following are awarded according to submitted abstract scores. Please select on the abstract form if you are eligible and wish to apply to be considered for one of these awards.

 

ECTS New Investigator Awards € 750

Available to applicants who satisfy the following criteria:

  • The applicant is the presenting author
  • The applicant is a member of ECTS
  • The applicant is within three years of attaining a PhD, or is a physician in training, or is aged under 35 years
  • The applicant must submit a signed confirmation of eligibility form from their Head of Department
  • The applicant must not be a previous ECTS New Investigator Award winner

 

ECTS Travel Awards € 300

Available to applicants who satisfy the following criteria:

  • The applicant is the presenting author
  • The applicant is a member of ECTS
  • The applicant is within three years of attaining a PhD, or is a physician in training, or is aged under 35 years
  • The applicant must submit a signed confirmation of eligibility form from their Head of Department

 

ECTS Allied Health Award € 750

Available to applicants who satisfy the following criteria:

  • The applicant is the presenting author
  • The applicant is a member of ECTS
  • The applicant is an allied health professional (nurse, physiotherapist, dietician, nutritionist)
  • The applicant must submit a signed confirmation of eligibility form from their Head of Department

 

East-Meets-West Research Award € 600

 

Available to applicants who satisfy the following criteria:

  • The applicant is the primary author of one or several submission from institutions located in China, Japan, Korea and India.

 

The following awards will be announced during the 2018 ECTS Congress

 

ECTS Excellence in Research Award

The ECTS Annual Congress is recognized world-wide for the excellent quality of its scientific programme. Each year top international experts are invited to present state-of-the-art lectures on new developments in musculoskeletal research. With the ECTS Excellence in Research Award ECTS recognizes scientists who substantially advanced the field of musculoskeletal research. The recipient of the award is selected by the ECTS Board of Directors from the group of invited speakers of the ECTS Annual Congress.

 

ECTS Steven Boonen Clinical Research Award

Please refer to the ECTS website for further details on the nomination process.

In memory of Professor Steven Boonen, who sadly passed away during the ECTS 50th Anniversary Congress in Lisbon on 20 May 2013. ECTS would like to remember and honour Steven during its annual congress by introducing an annual Steven Boonen Clinical Research Award, supported by Amgen. The recipient of this award will give a lecture during the 2018 congress in Valencia.

 

ECTS Mike Horton Basic/Translational Award

Please refer to the ECTS website for further details on the nomination process.

Professor Mike Horton (1948-2010) was a hematologist-turned-basic scientist who made significant contributions in the bone field and beyond. He performed pioneering work in osteoclast biology which resulted, among other things, in the recognition of the alpha v beta 3 integrin as a therapeutic target for inhibiting bone resorption. His warm personality and wide-ranging interests inspired many young researchers. The award will be announced during the ECTS annual congress.

 

ECTS Iain T Boyle Award

Please refer to the ECTS website for further details on the nomination process.

In memory of Professor Iain T Boyle (1935–2001) who contributed greatly to the field of mineral metabolism and his work on osteoporosis was known and acclaimed nationally and internationally. The award is open to young scientists who have made significant progress and contribution to the field of bone and calcified tissue. The award will be announced during the ECTS annual congress.

 

ECTS Philippe Bordier Clinical Award

Please refer to the ECTS website for further details on the nomination process.

Doctor Philippe Bordier (1927-1977) contributed significantly to the bone field by developing bone histomorphometry, which he applied to the analysis of several bone diseases. His work and dynamism in science has been recognised in Europe and United States. The award will be announced during the ECTS annual congress.