IASO Awards for Scientific Excellence 2010
International Association for the Study of Obesity Awards for
Scientific Excellence will be presented during the 11th International
Congress on Obesity in Stockholm. Details on how to apply for these
awards will appear here in 2009.
The winner of
each award will be invited to present his or her research in a Plenary
Lecture at the Congress. They will also be provided with travel expenses
(return economy airfare) to Stockholm and hotel accommodation (room and
taxes) for the duration of the main ICO meeting (not including
satellite meetings). The awardees will receive a commemorative plaque
and a US$1000 stipend. In addition, courtesy of the ICO organising
committee, each award winner will be provided with free congress
registration and a banquet ticket.
There are four main awards:
The Willendorf Award
– established in 1980, this Award recognises outstanding clinically
orientated research related to obesity. There is no age limit and the
winner will also receive a reproduction of the Willendorf statue.
Previous winners of this award are: Yuji Matsuzawa (2006); Lars Sjoström
(2002); Albert Stunkard (1998); Claude Bouchard (1994); Jean Vague
(1990); Jules Hirsch (1986); Per Björntorp (1983); George A Bray (1980).
The Wertheimer Award
– established in 1986 this Award is given for outstanding basic
research contributions to the field of obesity. There is no age limit.
Previous winners are: Kenji Kangawa (2006); Daniel Ricquier (2002);
Jeffrey Friedman (1998); Gérard Ailhaud (1994); Bernard Jeanrenaud
(1990); Benjamin Shapiro (1986).
The André Mayer Award
– established in 1983 by for outstanding research in the field of
obesity by an investigator under the age of 40. Previous winners are:
Sadaf Farooqi (2006); David Allison (2002); Dominique Langin (1998);
Arne Astrup (1994); Eric Ravussin (1990); Michael Lean (1986); Paul
Population Science & Public Health Award
– established in 2006, this award recognises outstanding contribution
to the field of epidemiology and public health issue relating to
obesity. The inaugural award was awarded to Philip James in 2006.
New Investigator Award
IASO New Investigator Award was established in 2002 to promote interest
in obesity research amongst investigators who are still in
training. The Award is held every four years during the
International Congress on Obesity where a separate session is devoted to
oral presentations of the 5 papers judged to be the best among those
submitted. This competition is simultaneous with the general abstract
review for the ICO and requires no additional fee. Five finalists
will be invited to present their papers at a special session at the ICO
and submit a brief manuscript for judging. These finalists will
have travel, accommodation and registration expenses covered to attend
the ICO and the overall winner will receive a commemorative plaque and
cash prize of $500.
Please note that the New Investigator Awards will be offered subject to sufficient funds being available.