#IOTY2021 shortlist revealed

Six finalists have been shortlisted for our Investigator of the Year 2021.

With a high number of submissions, the judges were delighted by the excellent quality work displayed by this year's applicants.

Dr David Oxborough, Co-Lead, Research and Audit  Committee said "This years’ submissions were of excellent quality and it was very difficult to select the six finalists. However, we feel that we have selected the best of the best and it is fantastic to see such world-leading research being undertaken within the UK echocardiographic community. We are very excited to hear, read and engage with the researchers during the annual conference and I hope you all have the opportunity to take some time to support their work. Good luck to all finalists... Bring on the research!"

Presentations from the six finalists will be available on the BSEcho 2021 platform:

Talk Speaker 
First-phase ejection fraction, a measure of pre-clinical heart failure, is strongly associated with increased mortality in patients with COVID-19 Haotian Gu
Myocardial strain by 3D-speckle tracking echocardiography predicts long-term risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the general population: The Southall And Brent Revisited (SABRE) study Lamia al Saikhan
Novel left and right ventricular strain analysis to detect subclinical myocardial dysfunction in cardiac allograft rejection Robert Chamberlain
Diagnostic accuracy of hand-held cardiac ultrasound for assessment of left ventricular structure and function: Systematic review and meta-analysis Sam Jenkins
The role of right ventricular free wall longitudinal strain in the echocardiographic screening of those with suspected pulmonary hypertension and low echocardiographic probability Oliver Slegg
Echocardiographic surveillance of mild aortic stenosis: Is it really safe to discharge? Ffion Lewis


A further 9 submissions were shortlisted for poster presentation and will also be available to view virtually during BSEcho 2021.

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