YouCliN Award

Guidelines for the YouCliN Award

  1. Prizes are awarded for the best independent clinical research papers entered for the YouCliN Award. The total prize fund will be CHF 3,000 (1st prize 2,000 / 2nd prize 1,000).
  2. Any neuroscientific paper published in 2018/2019, either in Switzerland or by members of a Swiss institution during a research period abroad, is eligible to be considered for a prize. Invited lectures do not qualify for a prize.
  3. Doctors of any age working in Switzerland may be considered for a prize, if at least 50% of their work is clinical, alongside research. Established scientists (post-doctoral or professors) do not qualify. Only lead authors will be named as winners, but co-authors will be mentioned on the award certificate and in surrounding publicity.
  4. The shortlist of abstracts will be drawn up by a nominated jury (2 YouCliN members and 1 senior member). The jury will first select the most interesting abstracts for the YouCliN Award Session, which will comprise 6 presentations (8 mins. presentation, 2 mins. discussion). Both the scientific and the linguistic quality of each abstract will be taken into account. Abstracts which are not chosen for presentations will be considered for selection as E-poster presentations.
  5. At the YouCliN Award Session, the jury will judge entries using the following quality criteria: originality, scientific methodology, relevance, presentation style (presentation language English).
  6. The award ceremony takes place during the SFCNS Congress.



Winners 2019

We are very happy to announce the winners of the 2nd YouCliN Award. Prizes were awarded to the best three independent clinical research papers entered for and presented at the YouCliN Award Session at the SFCNS Congress in Lausanne. The presentation of the awards took place on the 24th of October 2019 at Olympic Museum during the Networking event. Our warmest congratulations to all winners!


1st place: A. Papadopoulou: Damage of the lateral geniculate nucleus in MS: assessing the missing node of the visual pathway (Basel)


2nd place: VE Staartjes: Development and external validation of a machine learning-based prediction model for functional impairment after intracranial tumor surgery (Zürich)


3rd place: TR Meinel: Endovascular stroke treatment and risk of intracranial haemorrhage and mortality in patients taking DOAC vs. VKA - Multicenter Registry, Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (Bern)