2020 Winner:
Azzurra Schicchi

2019 Winner:
Siju V. Abraham

2018 Winner:
Patrick Vizeli

2017 Winner:
Daniel J. Antoine
United Kingdom

2016 Winner:
Dino Lüthi

2015 Winner:
Anjana Silva
Sri Lanka/Australia

2014 Winners:
Laura Hondebrink and
Anne-Sophie Hanak
The Netherlands

2013 Winner:
Alex Manini

2012 Winner:
Hisham Alhaddad


The Young Investigator Award

This award is designed to encourage young investigators to perform original research on a subject related to clinical toxicology or poison control, submit the research to the EAPCCT annual congress and to come to the congress to present their research.

Application criteria

A Young Investigator’s Award will again be presented in 2022. A shortlist will be chosen by the Scientific Committee on the basis of the quality of the abstracts submitted. The winner will receive an honorarium of Euro 1000. To be considered for the award the person applying must fulfil the following criteria:

Young investigators are defined as <40 years of age on the last day of the Congress (Friday 27 May 2022). This will be confirmed prior to the prize being awarded by passport check. The young investigator must be the principal investigator of the research being presented. This means that they have taken the lead in performing the research and are the most appropriate person to present the research at the Congress. It is acceptable for the young investigator to have research collaborators over the age of 40 and these can be listed on the abstract. This might include a research supervisor. The research submitted must be original and must not have been published or presented at another conference. Applicants do not need to be members of the EAPCCT but they must attend the Congress to present the research. Previous winners are not eligible. Information is also available through the Congress Website.

Rules for the EAPCCT Young Investigator Award

Judging the winner

Those on the final shortlist will be invited to make an oral presentation of their work at the Young Investigator session at the Congress. Oral presentations for the award will take place in one session. The quality of presentations will be judged by at least 3 senior judges who are invited to do this by the Scientific Committee. These judges will not have relevant conflicts of interest. The judges will score each presentation and at the end of the session will come to a consensus on which presentation should receive the award. The decision of the judges is final.

Conflict of interest of Scientific and Meetings Committee members and the judges are taken into account during abstract scoring and judging the winner.

Recent Awardees

2022 Winner: Sepun Wedasingha
Comparing bedside coagulation assays for detecting venom-induced consumption coagulopathy following viper bites in Sri Lanka.
Wedasingha S(1), Isbister GK(1), Siribaddana S(1), Seneviratne K(1), Silva A(1).
1 Division Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Sri Lanka.

2021 Winner: Tobias Zellner
Decision support for toxin prediction using artificial intelligence
Zellner T(1), Burwinkel H(2), Keicher M(2), Bani-Harouni D(2), Navab N(2), Ahmadi SA(3), Eyer F(1)
1 Division of Clinical Toxicology and Poison Control Centre Munich, Department of Internal Medicine II, TUM School of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany.
2 Computer Aided Medical Procedures, TUM Department of Informatics, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany.
3 German Center for Vertigo and Balance Disorders, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit€at Munchen, Munich, Germany.