Awards Given at ESH Meetings

The European Society of Hypertension confers the following awards each year at their annual meeting.

Björn Folkow Award and Lecture
Established by the ESH with the generous collaboration of AstraZeneca in 1989, it continues to be awarded to a person or persons who have carried out original research in physiology that has contributed to our understanding of the pathogenesis of hypertension.

– 1989: J. Conway (Oxford, UK)
– 1991: M.A.D.H. Schalekamp (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
– 1993: M.J. Mulvany (Aarhus, Denmark)
– 1995: P.I. Korner (Woolwich, Australia)
– 1997: G. Mancia (Milan, Italy)
– 1999: T. Unger (Berlin, Germany)
– 2000: M. O’Rourke (Darlinghurst, Australia)
– 2001: T.F. Lüscher (Zurich, Switzerland)
– 2003: F.C. Luft (Berlin, Germany)
– 2004: R. Fagard (Leuven, Belgium)
– 2005: H. Haller (Hannover, Germany)
– 2006: A.M. Heagerty (Manchester, UK)
– 2007: C.E. Morgensen (Aarhus, Denmark)
– 2008: A.F. Dominiczak (Glasgow, UK)
– 2009: G. Grassi (Milan, Italy)
– 2010: E. Schiffrin (Montreal, Canada)
– 2011: P.M. de Leeuw (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
– 2012: M.D. Esler (Melbourne, Australia)
– 2013: S. Laurent (Paris, France)
– 2014: G.L. Jennings (Melbourne, Australia)
– 2015: G. Parati (Milan, Italy)
– 2016: M.J. Caulfield (London, UK)
– 2017: X. Jeunemaitre (Paris, France)
– 2018: D.N. Müller (Berlin, Germany)

Alberto Zanchetti Life Achievement Award
Established by the ESH in 1995, the Alberto Zanchetti Life Achievement Award is conferred to a scientist with a life-long high quality scientific research in the field of hypertension.

– 1995: Y.V. Postnov (Moscow, Russia)
– 1997: H.R. Brunner (Lausanne, Switzerland)
– 1999: M. Safar (Paris, France)
– 2001: P.A. van Zwieten (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
– 2003: A.F. Lever (Glasgow, UK)
– 2004: W.H. Birkenhager (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
– 2005: P. Sleight (Oxford, UK)
– 2006: E. Ritz (Germany)
– 2007: K.H. Rahn (Münster, Germany)
– 2008: J. Chalmers (Sydney, Australia)
– 2009: P. Corvol (Paris, France)
– 2010: S. Julius (Ann Arbor, USA)
– 2011: A.L. Mark (Iowa City, USA)
– 2012: R.H. Fagard (Leuven, Belgium)
– 2013: W. Januszewicz (Warsaw, Poland)
– 2014: E. Ritz (Heidelberg, Germany)
– 2015: F.H. Messerli (New York, USA)
– 2016: J. Menard (Paris, France)
– 2018: S.E. Kjeldsen (Oslo, Norway)

ESH Honorary Membership
Established by the ESH in 2001, honorary membership is granted to a scientist who has made extraordinary contributions to research in hypertension or who has given exceptionally important support to the activities of the Society.

– 2001: P. Sleight (Oxford, UK)
– 2005: S. Julius (Ann Arbor, USA), B.N.C. Prichard (London, UK)
– 2006: A. Zanchetti (Milan, Italy)
– 2007: P. Lund-Johansen (Bergen, Norway), J. Widimský Sr. (Prague, Czech Republic)
– 2008: L. Lisheng (Beijing, China)
– 2009: J.L. Rodicio (Madrid, Spain), P. van Zwieten (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
– 2010: D. Ganten (Berlin, Germany)
– 2011: D.L. Clement (Gent, Belgium)
– 2012: G. Mancia (Monza, Italy)
– 2013: T. Fujita (Tokyo, Japan)
– 2014: C. Farsang (Budapest, Hungary)
– 2016: J. Redon (Valencia, Spain)
– 2018: P. López-Jaramillo (Bucaramanga, Colombia)

Lennart Hansson Memorial Lecture
Established by the ESH in 2003, this award is conferred to a scientist who has obtained important results in the field of clinical hypertension and trials.

– 2003: S. Julius (Ann Arbor, MI, USA)
– 2005: P. Omvik (Bergen, Norway)
– 2006: D. De Zeeuw (The Netherlands)
– 2007: D.L. Clement (Gent, Belgium)
– 2008: S.E. Kjeldsen (Oslo, Norway)
– 2009: B. Waeber (Lausanne-Fribourg, Switzerland)
– 2010: T. Hedner (Göteborg, Sweden)
– 2011: L.M. Ruilope (Madrid, Spain)
– 2012: N.R. Poulter (London, United Kingdom)
– 2015: K. Narkiewicz (Gdansk, Poland)
– 2016: R.E. Schmieder (Erlangen, Germany)

Paul Milliez Award
The ESH Annual Meeting offers a special opportunity to attribute the award to a French scientist acknowledged for his accomplishments in the field of hypertension.

– 2004: M. Safar (Paris, France)
– 2005: J. Ménard (Paris, France)
– 2006: P. Corvol (Paris, France)
– 2007: A. Mimran (Montpellier, France)
– 2008: B.I. Levy (Paris, France)
– 2009: J-M. Mallion (Grenoble, France)
– 2010: G. London (Fleury-Mérogis, France)
– 2011: P.F. Plouin (Paris, France)
– 2012: S. Laurent (Paris, France)
– 2013: J.L. Elghozi (Paris, France)
– 2014: F. Zannad (Nancy, France)
– 2017: M. Azizi (Paris, France)
– 2018: M. Beaufils (Paris, France)

Jiří Widimský Sr. Award
This award is granted by the Czech Foundation for Hypertension Research to young candidates (no older than 40 years) based on the evaluation of their abstracts submitted to the ESH Annual Meeting. The selection of the awardees is made by the Widimsky Award Committee.

– 2004: D. Hering (Poland), T. Kuznetsova (Belgium), M. Tomaszewski (United Kingdom)
– 2005: J. Kucerova (Belgium), K. Stolarz (Belgium), B. Strauch (Czech Republic)
– 2006: O. Mayer Jr (Czech Republic), L. Paulis (Slovak Republic), G. Bilo (Poland)
– 2007: K. Styczkiewicz (Milan, Italy and Cracow, Poland), M. Mráz (Košice, Slovak Republic), Z. Dika (Zagreb, Croatia)
– 2008: P. Sarafidis (Greece), P. Jankowski (Poland), Katia Bürgi (Brazil), M.A. Lopez Verrilli (Argentina)
– 2009: I. Pecin (Croatia), J. Wolf (Poland), O. Petrák (Czech Republic)
– 2010: D. Celovska (Slovak Republic), J. Rosa (Czech Republic), M. Adamczak (Poland)
– 2011: Z. Somloova (Czech Republic), A. Rojek (Poland), P. Studinger (Hungary)
– 2012: L. Szczepaniak-Chichel (Poland), P.A. van Zwieten (The Netherlands), A. Krajčoviechová (Czech Republic)

Servier SNS Research Award of ESH
Awarded from 2003 through 2007. This award was given bi-annually to an investigator presenting a high quality research project on the role of the sympathetic nervous system in cardiovascular disease. The selection was made by a committee appointed by ESH.

– 2003: M. Schlaich (Erlangen, Germany)
– 2005: K. Narkiewicz (Gdansk, Poland)
– 2007: G. Seravalle (Milan, Italy)


Servier Research Grant in Hypertension
This initiative follows the Servier SNS Research Award and is awarded every 2 years for a research proposal in the field of hypertension and related diseases with a focus on end-organ damage, surrogate markers and biomarkers.

– 2011: K.E. Kotliar (Munich, Germany)
– 2013: S. Masi (London, U.K.)
– 2015: S. Foulquier (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
– 2017: D. Hering (Gdansk, Poland)

Renin Academy Award (this award is no longer available)
Established in 2007 this award is no longer available. The award was presented to a young investigator who had published an important paper on RAS in the previous year.

– 2007: D. Müller (Berlin, Germany)
– 2008: W. Batenburg (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Peter Sleight Award
Established in 2008 with a research grant made available by Boehringer Ingelheim, this award is conferred to a young investigator who has made an outstanding contribution to research, education, and leadership in the fields of hypertension and cardio-vascular protection. One important award criterion will be the number of citations within the last 12 months.

– 2009: R. Cífková (Prague, Czech Republic)
– 2010: O. Melander (Malmö, Sweden), George Stergiou (Athens, Greece)
– 2011: E. Agabiti Rosei (Brescia, Italy)
– 2012: J. Diez (Pamplona, Spain)
– 2013: J. Jordan (Hannover, Germany)
– 2014: B. Williams (London, United Kingdom)

ESH Fellowships
Research Fellowship for research and training in hypertension related fields.

– 2009: Q. Wang (Lausanne, Switerzerland)
– 2010: C. Fernandez, F.M. Garcia
– 2011: P. San-Crostobal

Peter A. van Zwieten Award
This award is dedicated to the late Prof. Peter A. van Zwieten in recognition of his exceptionally important support to the activities of the Society.

– 2011: M. Azizi (Paris, France)
– 2013: M. Burnier (Lausanne, Switzerland)
– 2015: A.H.J. Danser (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
– 2017: T. Unger (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Alberto Ferrari Poster Award
This award is dedicated to the late Prof. Alberto Ferrari in recognition of his great contribution to the organization of the ESH annual meetings in Milan. Each day of the annual meeting, the ten (10) best posters will be awarded.

Talal Zein Award

The Talal Zein Foundation has established the Talal Zein Award to be presented annually to a distinguished scientist originating from a Mediterranean country in recognition of their outstanding work related to the basic science, epidemiology, pathophysiology or therapy of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases.

– 2011: E. Lurbe (Valencia, Spain)
– 2012: G. Bakris (Chicago, USA)
– 2014: A. Manolis (Athens, Greece)
– 2017: G. Grassi (Milan, Italy)
– 2018: C. Thomopoulos (Athens, Greece)