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Janice Pfeffer Distinguished Lecture
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In December 2002, the International Council created a named lecture that was intended to become a highlight of ISHR World Congresses and Section Meetings. The lecture was named the "Janice Pfeffer Distinguished Lecture” after the late Dr Janice Pfeffer, in honor of her contributions to scientific knowledge. At the time of her untimely death, Dr Pfeffer was a leader in the study of cardiac remodeling and heart failure. It is the intent of this Lecture to honor her memory and to recognize all that she has done for her field, as well as to enhance the content of ISHR scientific meetings by providing a high-quality presentation by an internationally leading investigator.


The Janice Pfeffer Distinguished Lecture is held at each World Congress of the ISHR. In non-Congress years, the Lecture is held at the annual meeting of one of 6 ISHR Sections on a rotating basis. The speaker, however, is selected from the entire membership of the Society. The Lecture is intended to be a high profile event and should be scheduled as a keynote plenary lecture. The International Council selects the speaker. The topic of the Lecture should be in the field of cardiac remodeling, heart failure and/or hypertrophy but the content should be chosen to be of broad interest to the cardiovascular community.

The recipient of any Distinguished Lecture Award (The Keith Reimer Distinguished Lecture, The Janice Pfeffer Distinguished Lecture, The President's Distinguished Lecture) or Society award (Peter Harris Award, Research Achievement Award, Outstanding Investigator Award) is ineligible to receive another Distinguished Lecture Award or Society award for a period of 6 years.

Nominees and nominators must be active members of the ISHR at the time of nomination.

The speaker is reimbursed for travel expenses up to a maximum of $1,500 [to include coach class travel and a maximum of 3 nights’ hotel accommodation] when the Award recipient delivers the Lecture at his/her own local Section meeting, and up to a maximum of $3,000 when inter-continental travel is required, and receives a plaque and a $1,000 honorarium. Additionally, the speaker’s registration fee for the pertinent World Congress or Section Meeting is paid by the ISHR. A photograph and biosketch of the speaker is published in Heart News and Views and posted on the ISHR website.

This Lecture is funded by generous contributions from: F. Hoffman-LaRoche Ltd, AstraZeneca LP, Bristol Myers Squibb Co, Genzyme Biosurgery, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Scios Research Group, and the Michael and Keri Whalen Foundation.

View Past Award Winners here.

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