ESH offers awards to dedicated physicians to support original research and scientific excellence in hypertension. ESH honors these physicians, recognising their outstanding achievements, during the ESH Annual Meeting.


Each year during the Annual Meeting, the European Society of Hypertension honors physicians for their outstanding achievements and scientific research in the field of hypertension. The ESH Awards Committee encourages you to nominate a colleague for the 2023 awards listed below.

Björn Folkow Award and Lecture This is awarded to a person or persons who have carried out original research in physiology that has contributed to the understanding of pathogenesis of hypertension.

Alberto Zanchetti Life Achievement Award The award is conferred to a scientist with a life-long, high-quality career in scientific research in the field of hypertension.

ESH Honorary Membership 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.

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. This award is conferred to a scientist with achievements in the field of cardiovascular pharmacology.

Paul Milliez Award The Paul Milliez Award, established by the French Society of Hypertension (SFHTA) and the ESH in 2004, continues to be awarded to a distinguished scientist/physician originating from a French speaking country in recognition of their outstanding contribution to research/education or care in the field of hypertension and related diseases.

The letter of nomination for each award should address the evaluation criteria for the award, including significant contributions and achievements made by the nominee. The letter should confirm the nominee has agreed to be nominated and is a member of the ESH. Furthermore, it should include the nominee’s CV and current contact details.

The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2023. Nominations should be sent by email to Mandy Elgner, ESH Coordinator: eshcoordinator@eshonline.org who will collect all nominations and forward them to the Awards Committee after the mentioned deadline. The Awards Committee will then evaluate and make sure the nominations meet all criteria and select the Award winners.