Awards

  1. 2020 Canadian Women's Heart Health Advocacy Award
  2. 2020 Canadian Women's Heart, Brain and Vascular Health Investigator Award
  3. Best Poster Presentation Award
  4. Best Rapid Fire Oral Presentation Award

2020 Canadian Women's Heart Health Advocacy Award

Submission deadline: January 20, 2020
Notification to applicants: February 17, 2020

Recognizing visionary contributions as an advocate for the heart, brain and vascular health of women in Canada, through mobilizing others to increase awareness and take action to reduce women’s risk of heart, brain and vascular diseases or support their management of these diseases.

Do you know someone who is a passionate advocate for women and heart disease? The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Heart & Stroke are searching for outstanding advocates in women’s heart health to be nominated for the 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Advocacy Award. 

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy represents the strategies developed, actions taken and solutions proposed to influence decision-making to create positive change for people and their environment on a particular cause. It is how we transform public attitudes into action by educating, empowering and supporting individuals and communities. 

Why an Advocacy Award?

The 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Advocacy Award recognizes the contributions of an individual or group working to improve the heart, brain and vascular health of women in Canada through advocacy, awareness, and support. The award recognizes the outstanding commitment in mobilizing women and/or health professionals to take heart health seriously and act to reduce women’s risk of heart disease.

The award will be presented to the winning individual or group during the closing ceremonies of the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit on Friday April 3, 2020. The winner will receive an award of recognition plaque and a cheque for $500.

The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Award Selection Committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria: 

  • Mobilizing Communities – building knowledge and skills of the community to advocate for programs and policies regarding women’s heart, brain and vascular health.
  • Fostering Coalitions and Networks – engaging the community and other stakeholders in identifying key community issues that affect women’s heart, brain and vascular health.
  • Promoting Community Awareness – support public awareness campaigns about women’s heart, brain and vascular health in the community.
  • Changing Organizational Practices – collaborating with others to advocate for the implementation of policies and procedures about women’s heart, brain and vascular health within organizations and groups.

Nominations are being accepted until 5:00pm, Eastern Time, on Monday January 20, 2020. Nominees may be patients, family members, caregivers, healthcare professionals, researchers, organizations or community advocates currently working and/or living in Canada. Please note that the recipient/group representative will be invited to the award presentation on Friday, April 3, 2020 and is encouraged to attend to accept their award. The winner will receive full fare economy travel to the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit, complimentary registration to the Summit and two nights’ hotel accommodation (room and tax).

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2020 Canadian Women's Heart, Brain and Vascular Health Investigator Award

Submission deadline: January 24, 2020
Notification to applicants: February 21, 2020

Recognizing contributions as an investigator for the heart and/or brain health of women in Canada, through advancing inquiry and knowledge of women-specific heart and brain health issues to ultimately reduce disease risk and premature death.

Do you know someone who has made an important contribution to advancing the science around women and heart, brain and vascular health? The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Heart & Stroke are searching for outstanding investigators in women’s heart, brain and/or vascular health to be nominated for the 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart & Brain Health Investigator Award.  

Why an Investigator Award?

The 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart, Brain and Vascular Health Investigator Award recognizes the contributions of an individual or group working to improve the heart, brain and vascular health of women in Canada through contributions to science. The award recognizes the outstanding commitment of emerging investigators to advancing inquiry and knowledge of women’s heart, brain and vascular health with the goal of ultimately reducing disease risk and premature death.

The award will be presented to the winning individual or group during the closing ceremonies of the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit on Friday, April 3 2020. The winner will receive a recognition plaque and a cheque for $500.

The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit Research Sub-Committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  1. The relevance to women's heart, brain and/or vascular health and inclusion of sex and gender-based analysis.
  2. The novel aspect or significance of the work, other related grants and awards, and the role of collaborators.
  3. The impact of the research.
  4. At the time of submission, the nominee must be an independent researcher with a full-time academic or research appointment at a Canadian University or research institute. No more than five (5) years may have passed since the date of their first academic or research appointment. The date of first appointment will be based on the date listed in the Common CV (i.e., under Employment).
  5. Must demonstrate in the nomination that they have a confirmed, full-time academic or research appointment at the time of submission.

Nominations are being accepted until 5:00pm, Eastern Time, on January 24, 2020. Nominees may be healthcare professionals, researchers, or organizations currently working in Canada. Please note that the recipient/group representative will be invited to the award presentation on Friday, April 3 2020 and is encouraged to attend to accept their award. The winner will receive full fare economy travel to the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit, complimentary registration to the Summit and two nights’ hotel accommodation (room and tax).

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Best Poster Presentation Award

The 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit will include an award for best poster. The person judged as preparing and delivering the best poster will receive an award of recognition and a cheque for $250. Posters displayed at the Summit will be judged by the 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit review committee on April 3, 2020 with the best poster selected based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Design and methodology
  • Supporting data
  • Quality of presentation

Best Rapid Fire Oral Presentation Award

The 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit will include an award for Best Rapid Fire Oral Presentation. The person judged as preparing and delivering the best rapid fire oral presentation will receive an award of recognition and a cheque for $250. Rapid fire oral presentations will be judged by the 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit review committee, based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Design and methodology
  • Supporting data
  • Quality of presentation
  • Presenter stays within allotted time

The recipients will receive their award during the conference’s closing remarks on Friday, April 3, 2020.