Clemens von Pirquet Awards

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Clemens von Pirquet Award Winner! 

 


DETAILS & CONDITIONS

The Alliance of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology invites Fellows-in-Training to submit abstracts for consideration for the Clemens von Pirquet Awards to be presented at the ACAAI 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov 10 - 14, in Louisville, KY.

Up to three awards will be given for the best papers on any  aspect of allergy/immunology or related fields submitted by Fellows-in-Training in allergy/immunology. In addition to travel scholarships to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting, winners will receive: 
  • ACAAI Alliance Memorial Award - $2,500
  • Second Place - $1,500
  • Third Place - $1,000
  Recipients of the Clemens von Pirquet Awards will:
  • Receive their awards during the 2022 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Deliver a Podium Presentation during the ACAAI 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Have their abstracts published in the November 2022 Supplement to the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, which will be distributed at the Annual Scientific Meeting.
 

APPLICATION & MATERIALS DEADLINE: JULY 11, 2022

Applicants for the Clemens von Pirquet Awards must be Fellows-in-Training in an approved allergy and immunology training program in North America and either be a FIT member of ACAAI or have a membership application on file. Applicants must submit an abstract of original research to which he/she has made a substantive contribution and for which he/she will be the first author and presenter.

Case reports may be submitted, however, a strong component of science should be reflected in the case report.

In addition, applicants must submit the following materials to maureenknight@acaai.org no later than July 11, 2022. (No extensions can be granted)
  • Cover letter, describing the level of involvement in the research (design, recruitment, collection, analysis of data, etc.). This letter can include additional details about the work, but cannot exceed 2 pages in length.
  • Abbreviated curriculum vitae
  • Letter of support from the program director, attesting to the fact that the applicant initiated the work and was responsible for its completion.

Deadline for online submission of abstract and receipt of supporting documents: July 11, 2022.


History of Clemens von Pirquet

Clemens von Pirquet was born into an Austrian aristocratic family. He studied medicine successively in Vienna, Königsberg (today Kaliningrad, Russia), and Graz. During his studies, he developed a strong interest in childhood medicine. In 1902, he began his training in pediatrics in Vienna with another former university classmate, Bela Schick. Their common work allowed them to recognize adverse reactions to antitoxins for which they coined the term allergy. Clemens von Pirquet provided major contributions to the specialty, and was continuously working on both aspects, laboratory research and patient care. In 1908, Dr. von Pirquet was appointed as the first Professor of the newly created Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. One year later, he decided to return to Europe, first to Breslau (today Wroclaw, Poland) and then to Vienna.

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