WERNER FORRSSMANN MEMORIAL AWARD
Werner Theodor Otto Forßmann (Forssmann in English; 29 August 1904 – 1 June 1979) was a physician from Germany who shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Medicine (with Andre Frederic Cournand and Dickinson W. Richards) for developing a procedure that allowed cardiac catheterization. In 1929, he put himself under local anesthesia and inserted a catheter into a vein of his arm. Not knowing if the catheter might pierce a vein, he put his life at risk. Forssmann was nevertheless successful; he safely passed the catheter into his heart.
He hypothesized that a catheter could be inserted directly into the heart, for such applications as directly delivering drugs, injecting radiopaque dyes, or measuring blood pressure. The fear at the time was that such an intrusion into the heart would be fatal. To prove his point, he decided to try the experiment on himself.
In 1929, while working in Eberswalde, he performed the first human cardiac catheterization. He ignored his department chief and persuaded the operating-room nurse in charge of the sterile supplies, Gerda Ditzen, to assist him. She agreed, but only on the promise that he would do it on her rather than on himself. However, Forssmann tricked her by restraining her to the operating table and pretending to locally anaesthetise and cut her arm whilst actually doing it on himself. He anesthetized his own lower arm in the cubital region and inserted a urinary catheter into his antecubital vein, threading it partly along before releasing Ditzen (who at this point realised the catheter was not in her arm) and telling her to call the X-ray department. They walked some distance to the X-ray department on the floor below where under the guidance of a fluoroscope he advanced the catheter the full 60 cm into his right ventricular cavity. This was then recorded on X-Ray film showing the catheter lying in his right atrium.
In 1956, He was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his extensive work in the field of cardiac catheterization
After winning the Nobel Prize, he was given the position of Honorary Professor of Surgery and Urology at the University of Mainz. In 1961, he became an honorary professor at the National University of Córdoba. In 1962, he became a member of the Executive Board of the German Society of Surgery. He also became a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, honorary member of the Swedish Society of Cardiology, the German Society of Urology [de], and the German Child Welfare Association
We Would like to dedicate this 2nd Global Cardiology Summit - 2023 after his name.
- Senior Scientists or Researcher e.g. HOD, Professor. etc. are the focus of this event.
- The topic must fit into scientific sessions of the conference.
- Each individual participant is allowed to submit only one paper (as first author or co-author).
- All authors should have senior position or faculty position.
- Participants should be above the age of 50 years.
- All submissions must be in English.
- Actively distribute information and promote the benefits of education and career matters.
Criteria for Selection
- Showcase your research through oral presentations and its impact to the Panel Member.
- Impact of the Research Work.
- Importance of the Research work to the socity.
- New Innovation in the Research Work
Awards & Rewards
- The Best 2 Researchers will be awarded with Werner Theodor Memorial Award at the end of the conference
For Nomination Kindly write a mail to the Conference Secretariat at [email protected]
and kindly attached the below mentioned documents.
- Brief CV(Kindly mention atleast 2 reference)
- Abstact for his/her speeh during the summit.
- Last 2 Publication Research Work
- 1 Copy of HD Photograph