The ESSD offers the following awards for abstract presenters at the Girona 2020 Congress:

  1. Best abstract with oral presentation - 600 € + registration to next year’s congress
  2. Best abstract with poster presentation - 300 € + registration to next year’s congress
  3. Best first abstract presented at an ESSD congress - 300 € + registration to next year’s congress

Authors / presenters who wish to enter need to fulfil the conditions below:

  1. Must be ESSD members
  2. Must be early in their research career (specialist + 5 y, postdoc + 5 y, open for others)
  3. Cannot be members of the congress faculty or organizing committee, scientific review committee or ESSD board.

The scoring of the awards will be 50% based on the abstract review score, scored blind by reviewers from countries different from those of the authors, and 50% on the presentation during the congress assessed by the chairs of the sessions.

For more information, please contact the scientific secretariat at

ESSD members can apply for travel grants to the Precongress course and Congress if they are not being funded by their institution or by sponsors. Grants are restricted to people at early levels of their career, cvs should be sent to the scientific secretariat