ROME, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF) has announced today, during the ESHRE Annual Meeting held in Stockholm the winner of its prestigious award established with the participation of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), rewarding Scientific Excellence in Medical Education in the field of Reproductive Medicine.
The winner, chosen among all the evaluations and upon the documentation provided by the candidate, is Professor Carlos Simon, an expert in Reproductive Medicine, Board Certified and Full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Valencia and Scientific Director of the Fundación IVI and the Prince Felipe Research Center.
"The SSIF Award highlights the importance of Medical Education today - said Jean Daniel Baki, Secretary to the Board of Directors of SSIF - and recognizes those who are contributing to broaden tomorrow's scientific horizon: the Award Committee Members have acknowledged in Professor Carlos Simon, who has been chosen as the winner of the 2011 edition of the SSIF Award in Reproductive Medicine, for having driven medical education forward through his results on educational activities, academic and research work in the specific field."
The application criteria for the award included physicians and scientists from 35 to 50 years old having five or more years of medical education services at educational live events as scientific organizer, speaker or tutor. The ideal candidate needed to have academic course teaching experience as lecturer or professor and to be author of at least 10 best papers published in the last 10 years, besides authorship of books or book chapters in the last 10 years and authorship of online courses in the last 5 years.
The individual ranking with the total number of points will be disclosed to each participants that will require it.
For his outstanding accomplishment, Professor Simon will receive the SSIF award trophy, €10.000,00 (less any taxes deductible) and will become a Member of the SSIF Advisory Committee.
"Our future health depends on today's medical experts' minds and medical education has never been more important than today - said Jean Daniel Baki, 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 reproductive medicine community."
Serono Symposia International Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Geneva. It was founded with the intention of disseminating the most innovative achievements and potential developments of medical and scientific research through conferences, training courses, online courses and publications. In particular, it provides Continuing Medical Education for doctors and healthcare professionals by organizing high-level scientific programs. Over the past four decades Serono Symposia International Foundation has organized more than 1500 international scientific congresses and published more than 500 proceedings with the most important international publishers.
SOURCE Serono Symposia International Foundation