#IOTY2020 shortlist revealed

Six finalists have been shortlisted for our Investigator of the Year 2020.

With submissions at an all time high, the judges were astounded by the excellent quality work displayed by this year's applicants.

Maria Paton, Co-Lead, Research Committee said "The amount of high quality research that has been submitted in such an unprecedented time is incredible. It shows that research in our community is growing, with more professionals involved and more interest, a trend everyone at the BSE hopes to encourage."

Presentations from the six finalists will be available on the BSEcho 2020 platform:

Talk Speaker 
Clinical value of stress transaortic flow rate during dobutamine echocardiography in low-gradient aortic stenosis Anastasia Vamvakidou
An evaluation of the stress echocardiography service for cardiac screening in patients awaiting kidney transplantation Cathy Tojo
Comparisons of left ventricular systolic function in DCD vs DBD cardiac transplantation Luke Hulatt
Allometrically normalised reference values and Z-scores of right ventricle and atrial size in male Arab and black paediatric athletes Gavin McClean
Point-of-care echocardiography and thoracic ultrasound in the management of critically ill patients with COVID-19 infection: Experience in three regional UK intensive care units Helen Jordan
Left ventricular geometry in athletes engaged in mixed and endurance sports: definition based on a novel 4-tier geometry classification Danielle McDerment


A further 16 submissions were shortlisted for poster presentation and will also be available to view virtually during BSEcho 2020.