PRAGUE, June 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF), has announced today during the ENS (European Neurological Society) Congress, which is being held in Prague from June 9th to June 12th, the winner of the SSIF 2012 award in neurology. The winner, chosen among all the evaluations and upon the documentation provided by the candidate, is Professor Massimo Filippi, Director Neuroimaging Research Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Scientific Institute and University Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan (Italy) and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neurology.
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"I'm honored to receive this prestigious award from Serono Symposia International Foundation - said Professor Massimo Filippi - I would like to thank the Foundation to create great opportunities for physicians to develop clinical research and promote studies to foster medical education."
SSIF in partnership with the ENS, announced in 2011 a public competition for an award to recognise an expert in Bioscence who has made a significant contribution to Medical Education Activities.
The ideal candidate to take part in the competition plays a major role in spreading science in the future and has made outstanding contributions to medical education in the field of neurology. The SSIF Award Committee - to whom some of the most worldwide prestigious experts in bioscience belong - assessed the applications and drew up the shortlist of candidates.
"This award goes to an expert in the field of neurology who has been able to conjugate excellent results in clinical researches on neuro-imaging to significant contribution to medical education activities - said Professor Giancarlo Comi, President of the Scientific Committee of SSIF - with the SSIF Award, we would like to underline the key role of continuing education in the area of Neurosciences, which is rapidly enhancing, in order to provide patients with the best available treatment for frequently disabling diseases."
"The SSIF award highlights the importance of medical education today, and recognizes those who are contributing to broaden tomorrow's scientific horizons - said Michèle Piraux, Secretary to the Board of Directors of SSIF - This award aims to provide a greater opportunity to share thoughts and opinions in a stimulating environment within the neurology community."
Serono Symposia International Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Geneva (Switzerland). It was founded to disseminate the most innovative achievements and potential developments of medical and scientific research through Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs to improve the patient's life.
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