Einthoven lezingen / lectures

Om haar Nobelprijs winnaar te eren, heeft de Universiteit Leiden in 1956 de 'Einthoven lezing' en de 'Einthoven onderscheiding' ingesteld. De Einthoven lezing wordt iedere twee jaar georganiseerd; de Einthoven onderscheiding (de Einthoven penning) wordt uitgereikt aan een arts of andere internationaal vermaarde medisch specialist die een belangrijke bijdrage heeft op cardiologie gebied. De eerste spreker en prijswinnaar van de Einthoven penning was Paul Dudley White, een erkende pionier in klinische cardiologie met uitstekende didactische kwaliteiten. Hieronder een overzicht met alle winnaars van de Einthoven prijs, met de titel van hun Einthoven lezing.

To commemorate its Nobel Prize Laureate, in 1956 the University of Leiden established the Einthoven Lecture and Einthoven Award. lt was decided to organize this event biennially and to present the Einthoven Award to a physician of international renown who had made outstanding contributions to the field of cardiology, including fundamental as well as clinical aspects. The first speaker was Dr Paul Dudley White, a recognized pioneer in clinical cardiology and a gifted teacher, who was to be followed by many other scientists and clinicians of equal esteem (see below). 


Year Speaker Title
1956 P.D. White Personal observations on the evolution of cardio-vascular surgery.
1958 A. Cournand Pulmonary circulation. Historical background and present status of knowledge in man.
1962 L.N. Katz Recent concepts on the perforrnance of the heart.
1964 H.C. Burger Het begrip “arbeid" in natuurkunde, fysiologie en geneeskunde (The concept of labour in physics, physiology and medicine)
1967 H.B. Burchell Mitral competence and incompetence.
1968 D. Durrer Woord en wederwoord (Word and repartee)
1970 E. Braunwald The control of the oxygen consumption of the heart.
1972 W.B. Kannel The natural history of myocardial infarction: The Framingham Study.
1974 H.V. Pipberger Computer analysis of the electrocardiogram
1977 H.A. Snellen Brief review of Einthoven's publications
1979 A.C. Guyton Historical and modern developments of cardiovascular control concepts.
1981 J.T. Shepherd Regulation of blood pressure
1983 P.F. Cranefield Past and future aspects of arrhythmias
1985 J.W. Kirklin Is progress still being made in the surgical treatment of valvular heart disease?
1987 D. Steinberg Plasma lipoproteins and the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis
1989 A.T. Winfree Rate, rhythm and fibrillation.
1990 H.J.J. Wellens Electrical current in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases.
1991 P. Coumel Modern Cardiology: From treatment to diagnosis ?
1993 T.N. James Willem Einthoven Redivivus: Exemplar of World Cardiology. With added comments upon apoptosis and electrocardiography
1995 R. Favaloro Past and present controversies in coronary artery surgery
1997 E.G. Nabel Gene therapy and cardiovascular disease
1999 K. Schwartz Hypertrophy: clinical relevance of genotype
2002 M.R. Rosen The ECG 100 years later: electrical insights into molecular messages
2004 P. Carmeliet Genetics in zebra fish, tadpoles, mice and humans to unravel the molecular basis of vessel deveiopment
2005 S. Rahimtoola Cardiovascular disease in women: Time for women to take charge
2006 H. Drexler Stem cell therapy of patients with endstage heart failure
2007 P.W.J.C. Serruys Future of interventional cardiology
2008 A.N. DeMaria How to translate scientific literature into clinical practice: from JACC to bedside
2009 J. Narula Noninvasive imaging of the vulnerable plaque
2010 K-H. Kuck Role of catheter ablation for prevention of sudden death
2011 R.A.E. Dion Current status of mitral valve surgery
2016 E.T. van der Velde Back to the future
2022 K. Zeppenfeld State-of-the-art of Diagnosis and Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias