ISSCR Tobias Award Lecture

 

The ISSCR Tobias Award Lecture was established in 2015 and is supported by the Tobias Foundation. The award recognizes original and promising basic hematology research as well as direct translational or clinical research related to cell therapy in hematological disorders.

Current Winner

  • 2018 Winner

    Connie Eaves, PhD, FRS

    The 2018 ISSCR Tobias Award Lecture was presented to Connie Eaves, PhD, FRS, Distinguished Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency, Canada, an internationally recognized leader and authority on stem cells of the blood-forming system and how their properties change over time and by type.

Criteria

  • Nominees must be independent investigators who have made fundamental discoveries in basic science or clinical development and translation in the field of stem cell therapy for hematological disorders.

  • Nominations must be sponsored by two or more ISSCR Members. Nomination letters may be submitted individually or as a single, co-signed letter. 
  • Nomination letter (up to 2 pages) should provide a statement of up to 100 words highlighting the most important research accomplishment(s) of the nominee in the field of stem cell therapy for hematological disorders. 
  • A copy of the nominee’s CV and listing of five of the most relevant publications must accompany the nomination letter. Include electronic version of these publications where possible.
  • Nominee must be available to attend the ISSCR Annual Meeting if selected as the award recipient.


Award

  • $15,000 USD personal award plus a complimentary registration to the ISSCR Annual Meeting where they will be honored.

  • The award recipient will be honored and give a featured presentation during a plenary session at the ISSCR Annual Meeting.

Nomination Process

  • Nominees must be independent investigators conducting original research in basic science or clinical development and translation in the field of stem cell therapy for hematological disorders.
  • Nominations must be sponsored by two or more ISSCR Members. Nomination letters may be submitted individually or as a single, co-signed letter. 
  • Nomination letter (up to 2 pages) should provide a statement of up to 100 words highlighting the most important research accomplishment(s) of the nominee in the field of stem cell therapy for hematological disorders. 
  • A copy of the nominee’s CV and listing of five of the most relevant publications must accompany the nomination letter. Include electronic version of these publications where possible.

Past Winners

  • 2017 Winner

    John Dick, PhD, FRS

    University Health Network of Canada/Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

  • 2016 Winner

    Leonard I. Zon, MD

    Boston Children’s Hospital