47th World Congress of Surgery 2017 - Basel, Switzerland, 13-17 August 2017

ABSTRACT AWARDS WCS 2017

Several Prizes are offered by various societies to the Presenting Author of selected Abstracts as below. Only submissions conform to the given guidelines are eligible for prizes.

ISS/SIC Lloyd M. Nyhus Prize Session

The 6 best abstracts intended for a Free Paper presentation in the program of the International Society of Surgery ISS/SIC are presented in the "Lloyd M. Nyhus Prize Session" on Thursday, 17 August 2017 and are awarded a Certificate. A jury of internationally renowned experts will choose the best presentation in this Prize Session. A Prize Money of CHF 1'000.00 for the best presentation will be awarded to the Presenting Author. The Prize will be given at the ISS/SIC General Assembly on Thursday.


ISS/SIC Poster Prize

A jury of internationally renowned experts will nominate the best Poster (regardless of category "Poster Discussion" or "Poster Exhibition Only") in the program of ISS/SIC. The Presenting Author will be awarded a Certificate and Prize Money of CHF 500.00. The Prize will be given at the ISS/SIC General Assembly on Thursday.


IAES Free Paper Awards for trainees (residents/registrars, fellows, and medical students)

The International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES) awards the Presenting Author of the best Clinical Free Paper (The Dr Charles Proye Award) and the best Basic Science Free Paper (The Dr Selwyn Taylor Award) each Prize Money of USD 1'000.00. Only presenting Authors who are trainees are eligible for these awards. To be considered for the award, the presenting author will need to check the appropriate box the work was done primarily by a trainee in the Abstract Submission form at the time of submission. Prizes will be given at the IAES Dinner on Tuesday.

NOTE: Medical Students who present an abstract MUST register within the category of "Trainee".


IAES Poster Prize for trainees (residents/registrars, fellows, and medical students)

The International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES) awards the Presenting Authors of the best Clinical Poster (The Dr John Farndon Award) and the best Basic Science Poster (The Dr Michael Brauckhoff Award) each Prize Money of USD 500.00. Only presenting Authors who are trainees are eligible for these Poster awards. To be considered for the award, the presenting author will need to check the appropriate box indicating the work was done primarily by a trainee in the Abstract Submission form. Prizes will be given at the IAES Dinner on Tuesday.

NOTE: Medical Students who present an abstract MUST register within the category of "Trainee".


IATSIC Free Paper Prize

The International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC) will evaluate the best Free Paper presentation in one of the regular IATSIC Free Paper Sessions. The Presenting Author of the best presentation in this field will be awarded a Prize Money of CHF 1'000.00 and a Certificate.


IATSIC Poster Prize

IATSIC will evaluate the best Poster on Trauma Surgery and will award the Presenting Author a Prize Money of CHF 500.00 with a Certificate (regardless of category "Poster Discussion" or "Poster Exhibition Only").


BSI Free Paper Prize

Abstracts in the field of Breast Surgery based on unpublished original work will be selected for presentation in the BSI Best Paper Award Session. Individuals interested for their abstracts to be considered for the award will need to check the appropriate box in the Abstract Submission form. The selected presenters will be informed of the decision by March 31, 2017. They will be asked to fully register for the Congress and submit a full length manuscript of the paper to be presented, conforming to the format of original articles in World Journal of Surgery WJS through its online submission platform mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wjs the latest by April 30, 2017. These manuscripts may be published in the BSI issue of WJS after undergoing the usual peer- review process. Failure to register and submit the full length manuscript in time may preclude the selected abstract from being presented in the Congress.

All selected papers will be presented in the "Best paper competition session" on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The Presenting Author of the best BSI paper in the award session as judged by a panel of eminent breast surgeons will be awarded a USD 1'000.00 Prize. The runner-up will be awarded a USD 500.00 Prize.


BSI Poster Prize

All posters displayed in the BSI program at WCS 2017 will be evaluated by a panel of eminent experts during the poster viewing session on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Prizes consisting of USD 1'000.00 and USD 500.00 respectively will be awarded to those judged as the best and second best posters. The Presenting Author will be asked to fully register for the Congress latest by April 30, 2017. Failure to register in time may preclude the selected abstract from being presented at the Congress.

The Presenting Authors, on their discretion may consider submitting a full length manuscript of the paper to be presented, conforming to the format of original articles in World Journal of Surgery through its online submission platform https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wjs. These manuscripts may be published in the BSI issue of WJS after undergoing the usual peer-review process.


ISDS Grassi Prize Session

The Grassi prize will be awarded to a young surgeon (less than 40 years of age) who presents the best paper focusing on benign and/or open surgery of the gastrointestinal tract. This is in keeping with the expertise and talents of Prof. Grassi in whose honor this award was established. One of the authors of the abstract must be current member of ISDS (confirm qualification for the Prize by checking the appropriate box in the Abstract Submission Form). The Presenting Author of the best presentation within the Grassi Prize Session will be awarded a prize of CHF 1'000.00.


ISDS Kitajima Prize Session

The Kitajima Prize will be awarded to two young surgeons (less than 40 years of age) who present the best papers on malignant and/or laparoscopic surgery of the gastrointestinal tract. This is to honor the generous gift of Prof. Kitajima who established this prize to encourage the research talents of young surgeons. One of the authors of the abstract must be current member of ISDS (confirm qualification for the Prize by checking the appropriate box in the Abstract Submission Form). The Presenting Authors of the best two presentations in the Kitajima Prize Session will each be awarded a prize of CHF 1'000.00.


AAST Free Paper Prize

Abstracts for the AAST Prize Award are to be submitted through: www.aast.org

The Abstract submission opens on October 1, 2016 and deadline for the submission for the AAST Prize Session is December 4, 2016.

The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma AAST and the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care IATSIC will select 6 high quality abstracts in the field of Trauma, Burns and Acute Care Surgery/Emergency Surgery for presentation in the IATSIC / AAST Scientific Paper Session on Thursday, August 17, 2017. The Presenting Author of the best presentation will be awarded a Prize Money of USD 1'000.00. Other abstracts submitted but not selected for the IATSIC / AAST session will be encouraged to go through the IATSIC / ISS/SIC process. Accepted Abstracts must be submitted as manuscripts for publication in the World Journal of Surgery.