Dr. Philipp Douschan from the Divison of Pulmonology, University Department of Internal Medicine and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research received the Julius Klob Award at this year's annual congress organized by the German Cardiac Society. This prize represents the highest award of the German Cardiac Society for scientific work in the field of pulmonary hypertension.
Awards and Grants
In this publication our group was able to show for the first time, that patients with exercise dyspnoe or risk for pulmonary hypertension and slightly increased pulmonary arterial pressure have worse prognosis as compared to patients with lower pulmonary arterial pressure values. Mean pulmonary arterial pressure values above a threshold of 17 mmHg which were already associated with worse prognosis. This was mainly due to higher age and comorbidities. Nevertheless values above 20 mmHg were associated with a bad prognosis even after correction for these factors.
The Annual Meeting of the Austrian Society of Pneumology, which took place from the 5th till 7th of October 2017 in Innsbruck, was a very successful event for our institute. Three of our employees were honored with scientific prizes for basic and clinical research at the Congress. Additionally three travel awards went to our institute. We congratulate our colleagues!
We are proud that our colleague Chandran Nagaraj was awarded with the René Baumgart Research Award for his work "DHA leads to the relaxation of the pulmonary arteries by activation of calcium-dependent potassium channels in pulmonary hypertension" within the framework of the anniversary of the German Society for Pulmonology.
The Annual Meeting of the Austrian Society of Pneumology, which took place from the 6th till 8th of October, 2016 in Vienna, was a particularly successful event for our institute. Five of our employees were honored with scientific awards during the social evening at the Hofburg in Vienna:
The prestigious Michael Neumann Memorial Award was divided this year and assigned to two outstanding scientific papers.
November 12-14th, 2015: Heidelberg, Germany. Our colleagues Dr. Grazyna Kwapiszewska, Anna Gungl MSc., Dr. Valentina Biasin, Dr. Slaven Crnkovic, Dr. Leigh Marsh, and Prof. Dr. Andrea Olschewski participated in the poster award competition of the PH-DACH Fall/Winter-Symposium and achieved the remarkable first place.
Graz, 15th-17th October, 2015. Three of our colleagues were honored with awards:
VALENTINA BIASIN: Michael Neumann Gedächtnispreis 2015
CHRISTIAN PAYER: 2. Place of the Scientific Poster Award for Basic Research
ANNA GUNGL: ÖGP Short Term Fellowship
Christian Payer who has successfully finished his master thesis in our institute in May of this year, has been nominated as one of nine "Runners Up for Student Best Paper Awards" at the MICCAI conference (www.miccai2015.org) in Munich in October 2015.