Annual Congress Awards

The ILTS grants a number of awards for abstracts submitted to the Annual Congress. To be considered, you may opt in during the online abstract submission process. Applicants are only eligible to receive one award. Award Winners from the last 2 or 3 years are not eligible for the same award in 2020.

2020 abstract submission open until Dec  2, 2019


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Young Investigator Award

The 2020 ILTS Annual International Congress offers a number of awards to young investigators. This award recognizes current young investigators who submit abstracts to the Congress. Selection will be based on abstract degree of excellence determined by the Program Planning Committee. Funds will be disbursed by wire transfer after the Congress after confirmation of attendance.

Award Criteria:

  • This award is based on the abstract’s degree of excellence.
  • The award recipient MUST be the presenting author. No exceptions will be made.
  • The presenting author must be an ILTS member age 42 or younger.
  • Young Investigator Award in 2018 and 2019 will not be considered for the same award in 2020.

ILTS Travel Award

This award assists attendees with travel expenses to attend the 2020 ILTS Annual International Congress. Selection will be determined by the Program Planning Committee. Funds will be disbursed by wire transfer after the Congress after confirmation of attendance.

Award Criteria:

  • This grant is based on the financial need and distance required for travel to attend the Congress.
  • The award recipient MUST be the presenting author. No exceptions will be made.
  • The presenting author must be an ILTS member age 42 or younger.
  • Travel Award Winners of 2018 and 2019 will not be considered for the same award in 2020.

Rising Star Award

The 2020 ILTS Annual International Congress will award six young investigator/mentor teams, and the winning teams give a joint 20 minutes presentation during the Rising Star Symposium, whose goal is to attract the brightest and best combinations of youth and wisdom working in the clinical and basic science of liver transplantation research today.

The goal of the Rising Star Symposium is to attract the best and brightest combinations of youth and wisdom working in the clinical and basic science of liver transplantation research today. Young investigators and their designated mentors are invited to submit an abstract.

Presentation Format:

The Program Planning Committee will award six young investigator/mentor teams, and the winning teams each give a joint 20-minute presentation.

The mentor will give a 4-minute presentation of the background information and previous data relevant to the topic. The objective of the mentor’s presentation is to educate the Congress attendees on the importance and relevance of the work to be presented.

The young investigator will follow with an 8-minute presentation of the data submitted in the abstract. There will be 8 minutes allotted for discussion.

Award Criteria:

  • This award is based on the abstract’s degree of excellence.
  • The young investigator and mentor MUST be the presenting authors. No exceptions will be made.
  • The young investigator must be an ILTS member age 42 or younger. The mentor must be an ILTS member.
  • Rising Star Award Winners of 2017, 2018 and 2019 will not be considered for the same award in 2020.
  • Only the Young Investigator (Mentee) will be the recipient of the award honorarium.