Friday, June 8, 2012

ECFS Award 2012 - Prof. Niels Høiby

Professor Niels Høiby
Prof. Niels Høiby (right) receiving the award from ECFS President Prof. Stuart Elborn

The 2012 ECFS Award was presented to Professor Niels Høiby in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the understanding of Pseudomonas lung infection and translating this knowledge into better outcomes for people with cystic fibrosis.  He was also recognised for his contribution as the founding President of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society and his lifelong commitment to the CF center in Copenhagen. 

Young Investigators Awards:

Kerstin Pohl, Dublin, Ireland
Pieter Goeminne , Leuven, Belgium
Sarah Rand, London, United Kingdom

Young Investigator Awards 2012

From Left to Right: Conference Vice-President Ed McKone, Sarah Rand, Kerstin Pohl, Pieter Goeminne, ECFS President Stuart Elborn 

 Best Case Presentation Pulmonology


Best Case Presentation Physiotherapy 

 Claire Butler - Pulmonology Best Case Presentation


 Louise Hill - Best Physiotherapy Case Presentation

Claire Butler, Brisbane, Australia (right) receiving the award from Harry Heijerman


Louise Hill, London, United Kingdom (left) receiving the award from Libuse Smolikova 

Best Poster Awards:

Genetics – CFTR/Cell Biology/Cell Physiology - Mark Bazett, Canada
Genetics: Highly Commended - Carolina Crespo, Argentina
Cesare Romano Award for Cystic Fibrosis Research (Screening/ Diagnosis) - Toni Torresani, Switzerland
Screening/Diagnosis: Highly Commended - Maria Machado, Uruguay
Cesare Romano Award for Cystic Fibrosis Research (New Therapies) - Lydia Powell, United Kingdom
Microbiology - Leanne McIlreavey, United Kingdom
Immunology/Inflammation/Pulmonology - Kelly Moffitt, United Kingdom
Physiotherapy - Maggie McIlwaine, Canada
Gastrointestinal/Liver Disease/Metabolic Complications of CF - N.H. McClenaghan, United Kingdom
Nutrition - I. Ramirez, United States
Nursing / Psychosocial Issues - Astrid Fidika, Germany
Epidemiology – Registry/Delivery of Care - Elke De Wachter, Belgium