The following awards are presented by the NRS for outstanding achievements in respiratory science:
The NRS Swierenga Thesis Award is supported by the professor dr. Jaap Swierenga Foundation. The Swierenga Foundation sponsors the NRS for this Award with the aim to draw attention towards high quality scientific research that contributes to the understanding or the treatment of lung diseases in the broadest sense.
The NRS Swierenga Medal will be awarded by the Professor dr. Jaap Swierenga Foundation under the auspices of the NRS. The medal will be awarded to a highly esteemed individual who is active in the area of respiratory diseases in the broadest sense. This may pertain to a great merit in diagnosis and/or treatment and/or science and research and/or special societal merit in respiratory diseases.
The NRS wishes to provide a yearly prize for a young investigator in order to stimulate research in the area of respiratory diseases. The prize, which has been designated as the "NRS Young Investigator Award" has been made possible by Chiesi Pharmaceuticals B.V. In order to award this prize to the most deserving candidate, the NRS organizes a yearly competition. Contestants for this award need to fulfill a number of requirements. These include, amongst others, that the researcher in question has submitted an abstract to the Longdagen meeting, is younger than 35 years at the time of the Longdagen meeting, is a member of the NRS and is willing to give a lecture during this meeting. The NRS Young Investigator Board judges the submissions and ascertains the best abstracts.
The Netherlands Respiratory Society wishes to provide an annual prize for a young investigator who gave the best Masterclass presentation at the NRS Young Investigator Symposium that takes place each autumn.
The SAB Best Paper Award is presented every year to a young investigator who performed his/her research in a research institute or hospital in the Netherlands, or to a Dutch investigator who performed his/her research abroad.
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