ELS awards

Oskar Kleinsasser Award - Storz Prize

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Rules and Conditions

The Oskar-Kleinsasser Award – Storz Prize is rewarded on a two yearly basis coincidental with the biannual ELS Congress.

The nomination for the Oskar-Kleinsasser Award – Storz Prize is the privilege of the President. The recipient must be a recognized senior European laryngologist, preferably a member of the ELS. The President submits his proposition to the Presidential Council some months before the congress. Storz provides the ELS with the award, a statue and a cheque, valued €2500.- (two thousand five hundred Euros). The recipient of the award receives the statue and redirects the money to young professionals in the field of laryngology.

History of all award recipients can be found here.

Lichtenberger Prize

Lichtenberger

Rules and Conditions

The Presidential Council of the European Laryngological Society is offering the Lichtenberger Prize to a physician whose abstract, according to the jury, was the best submission to the biannual Congress of the Society. The following circumstances will be taken into account:

  • The first author, who must present the lecture in the Congress, should be less than 40 years old;
  • Competition for this prize is considered only after abstract is accepted for inclusion in the scientific program;
  • The prize is given for an outstanding manuscript, or accomplishment in basic research or clinical investigation in endoscopy, bronchology, esophagology, laryngology, and related science;
  • Entries on research in clinical broncho-esophagology, physiology or pathology of the larynx or tracheobronchial tree are encouraged;
  • The entry should original and previously unpublished;
  • The authors can express the eligibility of the contribution to compete for the prize;
  • Contributors wishing to apply for the prize must state their age, and the presenter should be less than 40 years old, otherwise the abstract will not be considered for the prize;
  • The prize winner is expected to present the work and is responsible for the expenses for attending the meeting;
  • Membership of the ELS is encouraged, but not mandatory.The jury consists of the President, Past President, General Secretary and Treasurer of the ELS. In case of a draw, the President’s vote counts for two. The decision of the jury is beyond discussion. The Prize, €500,- for ELS members, or €250,- and two years of membership for non-members, will be presented during the General Assembly of the biannual Congress of the Society. Winners will be announced on the web site, and contribution of the entry in the European journal of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology will be encouraged by the Presidential Council.

    History of price winners

    2016 – Dr. Jeroen Meulemans, Belgium
    “Tracheal Autotransplantation for Functional Reconstruction of Extended Hemilaryngectomy Defects : a Single Center Experience in 30 Patients”

    2012 – Dr. Kathleen Klinge, Germany
    “Laryngeal ultrasound – a diagnostic tool for evaluation of the vocal cord motion – a pilot study of synchronous videolaryngoscopy and neck ultrasound in pediatric otolaryngology”

    2010 – Dr. Gyorgy Smehak, Hungary
    “Is a deteriorated voice quality necessary after glottis enlarging procedures?”

Neurolaryngology award

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The Presidential Council of the European Laryngological Society is offering the Neurolaryngology Award to a physician whose abstract, according to the jury, was the best submission to the biannual Congress of the Society.
The following circumstances will be taken into account:

Competition for this prize is considered only after abstract is accepted for inclusion in the scientific program;
The award is given for an outstanding manuscript, or accomplishment in basic research or clinical investigation in Neurolaryngology or neighbouring fields with impact on Neurolaryngology
The submission should be original and previously unpublished;
The authors can apply to have their submission considered for the award.  Formal application is not necessary, however, for a contribution to be considered.
The award winner is expected to present the work and is responsible for the expenses for attending the meeting;
Membership of the ELS is encouraged, but not mandatory. If the award winner is not yet ELS member he receives full membership for 2 years with the reward. In this case the prize money will be reduced by the membership fee for full members for 2 years.

The jury consists of the 2 chairpersons of the Working Committee Neurolaryngology plus one member of the Working Committee Neurolaryngology, who needs to have approval of MED-EL as award sponsor. The decision of the jury is beyond discussion. The prize money (€1000,-) will be presented during the General Assembly of the biannual Congress of the Society by the ELS president. Winners will be announced on the web site of the working committee Neurolaryngology.

MED-EL has to be referred as sponsor of the award during the award ceremony and in all publications related to the award.