Achilles Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Award

 

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History of the Award

In 1995 the ISAKOS Orthopedic Sports Medicine Committee established a scientific award for the best research work produced in the field of Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

Past Winners

Purpose of the Award

The Achilles Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Award was created to recognize the researchers(s) who have performed the most outstanding clinical or laboratory research in the field of sports medicine, such as the care and prevention of injuries.

Application Requirements

To be considered for the Achilles Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Award, applicants must first submit an abstract related to clinical laboratory research in the field of sports medicine for the ISAKOS Congress followed by the online award application. Applicants are required to provide their curriculum vitae, and agree to provide a manuscript following the Journal of ISAKOS criteria if selected as a finalist.

Abstracts and award applications must be submitted before September 10, 2016.

Review Process

All applications submitted for the Achilles Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Award will be reviewed by members of the ISAKOS Sports Medicine Committee. Five finalists will be chosen based upon a 20 point grading scale scoring the quality of the topic (5 points), clarity of writing (5 points) and scientific quality (10 points). The five finalists are required to submit a manuscript following the Journal of ISAKOS criteria by the given deadline. The committee will review the manuscripts based upon the same scoring system and will select a winner based on those results.

Award

Registration to the ISAKOS Congress will be waived for the winner. The winner will present the paper after receiving a framed certificate and a cash honorarium of US $3,000 at the ISAKOS Congress. The winning manuscript will also be submitted to Journal of ISAKOS for possible publication. Note: Individuals are only permitted to receive one award or fellowship per Congress.