The Council for Basic Cardiovascular Research of the European Society of Cardiology awarded the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award to Reinier Boon. He receives this award in recognition of his contribution to cardiovascular basic science in recent years, including his work on unraveling the molecular mechanisms that control cardiovascular aging. The award will be officially presented at the ESC Congress in Paris in September 2019.

The Outstanding Achievement Award is awarded yearly and honours basic researchers in the early stage of their career.