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SSI Awards 2019

Date de publication: 03.04.2019
Bull Med Suisses. 2019;100(14):512

SSI Awards 2019

The Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) and the Swiss Academic Foundation for Education in Infectious Diseases (SAFE-ID) will award three prizes for outstanding scientific achievements in basic as well as in clinical research in infectious diseases, respectively. The first prize will be awarded with CHF 8000, the second prize with CHF 5000 and the third prize with CHF 2000 in each category.

Eligibility: Authors of an outstanding scientific publication in basic or clinical research in infectious diseases. A significant part of the work must have been performed in Switzerland. The paper (or group of related papers) must have been either published or accepted for publication by an internationally renowned peer-reviewed journal between July 4th 2018 and August 1st 2019.

Conditions: Applications must be accompanied by a cover letter including the name and e-mail address of the applicant who will present the work, the prize category applied for and a statement that all authors agree with the application. If the paper is accepted but not yet published, please attach the letter of acceptance. The applicant must be an active member of the SSI. A prize committee designated by the committee of the SSI performs the evaluation. Decisions made by the committee are definitive and not subject to appeals. The award is intended to support a research project of the awardee. The awards will be given to the winners in person at the 2019 annual conference of the SSI that will be held from 18th to 20th September 2019 at the Swiss Tech Convention Centre, EPFL, Lausanne. The winner of the first prize in each category is expected to give a short presentation of the work during the award ceremony. The awards will be publicized in the Swiss medical press and on the websites of the SSI and the SAFE-ID.

Deadline for applications: August 1st 2019

Please submit the documents by e-mail to the president of the prize committee: Prof. Dr. med. Roberto Speck, ­Klinik für ­Infektionskrankheiten und ­Spitalhygiene, UniversitätsSpital Zürich, e-mail: roberto.speck[at]

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