Purpose of award
To recognize an individual who has given a major contribution to the development of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology or nutrition. It can be recognized as a whole life accomplishment, or celebrate a major recent achievement. The field may be basic science or clinical work.
Eligibility and standards
The recipient should be an ESPGHAN member at the time of nomination. The award will be given every year. There is no obligation to alternate the award between the three sub-specialities.
Criteria for selection include:
Solicitation of nominations
A nomination can be submitted by any ESPGHAN member. A call for nominations will be advertised on the website and in the Newsletter. The deadline for submission will be December 31 of the year preceding the Annual Meeting.
The following documents should be sent to the ESPGHAN Office:
The Selection Committee will consist of nine members:
The nominations will be reviewed by this Selection Committee. Members will not participate in the evaluation of an applicant if they work at the same institution as an applicant, or have an obvious conflict of interest. Each member of the Selection Committee is asked to score all applications and to submit the scores to the ESPGHAN Office (unless otherwise decided). Scores will be compiled and the results be made available to all members of the Selection Committee prior to a phone conference of the Selection Committee where the strengths and weaknesses of applications considered worthy for the award will be discussed, and consensus on the selection will be sought. If consensus cannot be achieved, a majority decision will be taken. No more than one award per year will be given. The selection should be made prior to the winter Council meeting when the decision will be announced.
Those nominations considered worthy but not selected will be retained for consideration in the successive award selection procedures during the following three years.
The recipient will be honoured by the President during the Presidents Dinner at the Annual Meeting with a medal, certificate, and recognition in JPGN. Expenses will be provided to assist with attending the Annual Meeting, including accommodation, complimentary registration and economy travel costs.
You can download the nomination form here.
2010 - John Walker Smith
2011 - Salvatore Auricchio
2012 - Martin Burdelski
2013 - David Branski
2014 - Peter Milla
2015 - Olle Hernell
2016 - Deirdre Kelly
2017 - Olivier Goulet
2018 - Markku Maki
2019 - Stefano Guandalini