Lifetime Achievement Award

The ISACHD Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes sustained excellence in leadership and innovation through long-term dedication and contributions to, and achievements in, the care of adults with congenital heart disease.

Attributes and criteria
Competition for this annual Award is open to active or retired caregivers with over 25 years of dedication to the field of adult congenital heart disease. Nominees should exemplify one or more of the following criteria:
  • demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision in advancing the care of adults with congenital heart disease
  • demonstrated extraordinary commitment to teaching and training in the field of adult congenital heart disease
  • personification of excellence and services as a role model in the care of adults with congenital heart disease
  • demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship leading to considerable advances in the health of adults with congenital heart disease
  • career-long contributions resulting in a significant and lasting impact to the field of adult congenital heart disease

The nomination process
Each nomination package should contain:
  1. nomination letter from an ISACHD member that includes the name and contact information of the nominee and summarizes the candidate's accomplishments relevant to the Award
  2. Two letters of support that identify specific examples of contributions made by the candidate, which qualify him or her for the Award. These letters of support need not to be from ISAHC members
  3. The candidate's curriculum vitae
The nomination package should be addressed to the ISACHD Executive Committee and must be received by February 1st to be considered a nominee for that calendar year. The nomination package should be sent electronically info@isachd.org with "ISACHD Lifetime Achievement Award Nominee" noted in the subject line.

The award will be presented at a major international ACHD conference (eg, North American Symposium, EuroGUCH meeting, World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, etc).​​​​​​​​

Past Recipients
 2018 Dr. Carole Warnes, MD
 2017 Dr. Jane Somerville, MD
 2015 Dr. Gary Webb, MD
 2014 Dr. Joseph Perloff, MD