Prizes

ETA Jack Robbins Prize

Established 2012

This prize is made possible by the generous support of The Robbins Family.

Professor Jacob (Jack) Robbins, an Honorary Member of our Association, was a pioneer of thyroid research, particularly in the field of thyroid hormone transport.

The Jack Robbins ETA Prize will be assigned each year by the Executive Committee to the best presentation (either oral or poster) in the field of thyroid hormone transport and will be presented at the Annual Meeting.

Prize Winners

2012 Elaine Lima de Souza, The Netherlands
2013 Alfonso Massimiliano Ferrara, USA
2014 Joke Delbaere, Belgium
2016 Pieter Vancamp, Belgium

ETA Max Pierre König Prize

The Max Pierre Koenig Poster Prize was established in 1989 in honour of the memory of the Association's former Secretary-Treasurer. The prize is awarded each year to two authors of the best poster (one clinical and one basic) presented at the Annual Meeting. The jury used to compose of the three members of the Executive Committee retiring that year. However, in July 1993 it was agreed that all Members of the Executive Committee would judge the abstracts. Should one of the abstracts not be covered by the expertise of the Executive Committee, a specialist outside the Executive Committee should give his advice.

Prize Winners

1989 F. Courtin, et al, France
1990 NO ANNUAL MEETING
1991 C Ledent, et al, Belgium
1992 M Baptist, et al, Belgium
1993 A Acebron, et al, Spain
1994 M Dietz, et al, Germany
1997 Nils Knudsen, et al, Denmark
1998 V. Gire, et al, UK
1999 A Cuadrado, et al, Spain (basic scientific presentation)
1999 MN. Gerding, et al, (clinical scientific presentation)
2006 Irina Cosma et al, UK (Basic) and Torquil Watt et al, Denmark (clinical)
2007 Michael Willhauck, Munich (Basic), A. Memon, Brighton (clinical)
2008 Pieter de Lange, Italy (Basic), Aleksandra Krawczyk, Poland
2009 Francesco Frasca, Italy (Basic), J. Silva, Brazil (clinical)
2011 Eleonora Molinaro, Italy (clinical); Theo Plantinga, The Netherlands (basic)
2012 Daniela Navarro, Spain (basic); Marianne Thvilium, Denmark (clinical)
2013 Carla Visciano, Italy (basic); Dixit Kashinath, Germany (clinical)
2014 Pilar Gil, Spain (basic); Fanni Päkkilä, Finland (clinical)
2016 Doreen Braun, Germany (basic); Katerina Saltiki, Greece (clinical)

ETA Thermo Fisher Scientific Young Investigators' Award

Formerly Brahms

This prize will be awarded at the Annual Meeting, one for the best oral and one for the best poster presentation.

Rules

The award winners should not be older than 40 yr. at the time of the meeting and must be both the presenter and the first author of a submitted abstract. Selection of the award winners will be made by a jury nominated by the Executive Committee. Awards will be delivered during the closing ceremony.

Prize Winners

2006 Sergio Ruiz Llorente, Spain, clinical science and Laurent Meeus, Belgium
2007 Jürgen Jansen, The Netherlands (basic) and Serenella Checchi, Italy (clinical)
2008 Monica Dentice, Italy (basic) and Inigo Landa, Spain (clinical)
2009 Katharine Ponto, Germany (clinical) and Anna Wojcicka, Poland (basic)
2010 Soren Fast, Denmark (clinical) and Francesco Antonica, Belgium (basic)
2011 Marco Medici, The Netherlands (clinical); Joana Boguslawska, Poland (basic)
2012 Natalie Burrows, United Kingdom (basic); Alies van Mullem, The Netherlands (clinical)
2013 Sajad Moshkelgosha, United Kingdom (basic); Stine L. Andersen, Denmark (clinical)
2014 Shawn Liang, Sweden (basic); Veronika Mancikova, Spain (clinical)
2016 Jiesi Chen, Germany (basic); Antonio Matrone, Italy (clinical)

ETA Harington-de Visscher Prize

The Harington-de Visscher Prize (formerly the Sir Charles Harington Prize) was established by the generosity of Mme Jacqueline de Visscher. The prize is awarded on alternate years to a member of the Association, less than 42 years of age, who has made a significant contribution to thyroid research (see rules below) The prize winner delivers a lecture at the annual meeting in the year in which the prize is awarded.

Rules

1. The prize will be awarded on alternate years to a scientist working in Europe or any country bordering the Mediterranean Sea who has not reached the age of 42 by midnight on the 31st of December in the year of the ward.

2. The prize will be awarded to a scientist who, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, has made a significant contribution to thyroid research over a period of time.

3. Candidates for the prize may be proposed and seconded by any two Ordinary or Honorary members of the ETA. The proposer should submit the candidate's curriculum vitae and a short citation (of no more than 500 words) indicating the nature of the candidate's personal contribution to thyroid research to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Association by the deadline for the submission of abstracts for the Annual Meeting of the ETA.

4. Candidates must be members of the ETA.

5. Proposals will be considered by the Executive Committee of the Association. The final decision will be reached by secret ballot of the members. The prize will be awarded to the candidate obtaining an absolute majority of the votes cast at the abstract selection meeting.

6. If the Committee decides that no suitable candidate has been proposed, the prize will be awarded the following year.

7. The recipient will be asked to deliver a lecture at the Annual Meeting of the ETA.

Prize Winners

1974 Giovanni B. Salabe, Italy
1976 A. Melander, Sweden
1978 Gilbert Vassart, Belgium
1980 Juan Bernal, Spain
1982 Lars E. Ericson, Sweden
1984 Bernard Rees Smith, UK
1986 Francesco-Sauerio Ambesi-Impiombato, Italy
1988 Gian F. Bottazzo, Italy
1991 Theo J. Visser, The Netherlands
1992 Luigi Bartalena, Italy
1994 Marc Parmentier, Belgium
1996 joint award Pierre Roger, Belgium
1997 Alberto Munoz, Spain
1998 Massimo Santoro, Italy
2003 Onno Bakker, The Netherlands
2006 Mariastella Zannini, Italy
2008 Carine Maenhaut, Belgium
2011 Francesca Carlomagno, Italy
2013 Robin Peeters, The Netherlands
2016 Monica Dentice, Italy

ETA Lissitzky Career Award

The award is given on alternate years to a distinguished member of the Association who has made a life-long contribution to thyroid research.

1. The prize will be awarded preferably for work carried out in Europe.

2. The prize will be awarded to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to thyroid research over his/her whole career.

3. The prize will be announced at least 8 months before the award to all members of the association who will be asked to submit suggestions to the Executive Committee.

4. Candidates for the prize should be proposed and seconded by any two Ordinary or Honorary members of the ETA. The proposers should submit a short citation (of no more than 500 words) indicating the nature of the candidate's personal contribution to thyroid research and to the ETA to the Secretary of the Association by the deadline for the submission of abstracts for the Annual Meeting of the ETA.

5. The award will be made by the Executive Committee after secret ballot of the members of the Committee. The prize will be awarded to the candidate with an absolute majority of the votes cast. In the event of a tied vote the President will have the deciding vote.

6. The prize covers economy travel, accommodation, a gold medal and a fee.

Prize Winners

1997 A.M. Ermans
1999 B. Rees Smith
2002 A.G. Burger
2004 D. Koutras
2007 J. Dumont, Brussels
2009 G. Morreale de Escobar, Spain
2011 Janusz Nauman, Poland
2012 Aldo Pinchera †, Italy
2014 Gilbert Vassart, Belgium
2016 Peter Laurberg †, Denmark (awarded posthumously)

ETA Pinchera prize (exclusively sponsored by Merck)

The Aldo Pinchera Lecture Prize was first established in 2012 in honour of the late Aldo Pinchera and was awarded for the first time in 2013 at the Annual Meeting in Leiden and thereafter annually at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Thyroid Association. In 2016 this award has been renamed “ETA Pinchera prize (exclusively sponsored by Merck)”. The award winner is required to deliver a lecture in his/her field of research at the meeting.

1. Candidates should be distinguished scientists who have brought thyroidology forward with their basic, translational, or clinical studies, but do not require to be a member of the ETA;

2. The award will be announced at least 8 months before the award to all members of the association who will be asked to submit suggestions to the Executive Committee;

3. Candidates for the award may be proposed and seconded by any two Ordinary or Honorary members of the ETA. The proposers should submit the candidate's curriculum vitae and a short citation (of no more than 500 words) indicating the nature of the candidate's personal contribution to thyroid research to the Secretary of the Association by the deadline indicated each year by the Secretary;

4. The award will be made by the Executive Committee after secret ballot of the members of the Committee. The prize will be awarded to the candidate with an absolute majority of the votes cast. In the event of a tied vote the President will have a deciding vote.

5. Candidates will be expected to have made a major contribution to European thyroidology.

6. Merck-Serono will be informed about the decision as soon as possible.

Prize Winners

2016 Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen, Denmark

European Thyroid Journal Lecture Award

This prize, is supported by the ETA to draw attention to the work of its journal, the ETJ. The prize winner is required to deliver a lecture in his/her field of research at the meeting.

1. Candidates should be scientists or clinicians who have made a very significant advance in thyroidology in the previous 2 years.

2. The award will be announced at least 8 months before the award to all members of the association who will be asked to submit suggestions to the Executive Committee.

3. Candidates for the award may be proposed and seconded by any two Ordinary or Honorary members of the ETA. The proposers should submit the candidate's curriculum vitae and a short citation (of no more than 500 words) indicating the nature of the candidate's significant contribution to thyroid research to the Secretary of the Association by the deadline indicated each year by the Secretary.

4. The award will be made by the Executive Committee after secret ballot of the members of the Committee. The prize will be awarded to the candidate with an absolute majority of the votes cast. In the event of a tied vote the President will have a deciding vote.

Prize Winners

2012 P. Reed Larsen, USA
2013 Krishna Chatterjee, United Kingdom
2014 E. Dillwyn Williams, United Kingdom
2016 Theo Visser, The Netherlands

 

The following prizes have been merged in 2016. See ETA Pinchera prize, exclusively sponsored by Merck.

ETA Aldo Pinchera Lecture Prize

This new award established in 2012 in honour of the late Aldo Pinchera will be awarded for the first time in 2013 and thereafter annually at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Thyroid Association. The award winner is required to deliver a lecture in his/her field of research at the meeting.

1. Candidates should be distinguished scientists who brought thyroidology forward with their basic, translational, or clinical studies, and must be a member of the ETA;

2. The award will be announced at least 8 months before the award to all members of the association who will be asked to submit suggestions to the Executive Committee;

3. Candidates for the award may be proposed and seconded by any two Ordinary or Honorary members of the ETA. The proposers should submit the candidate's curriculum vitae and a short citation (of no more than 500 words) indicating the nature of the candidate's personal contribution to thyroid research to the Secretary of the Association by the deadline indicated each year by the Secretary;

4. The award will be made by the Executive Committee after secret ballot of the members of the Committee. The prize will be awarded to the candidate with an absolute majority of the votes cast. In the event of a tied vote the President will have a deciding vote.

5. Candidates will be expected to have made a major contribution to European thyroidology.

Prize Winners

2013 Luigi Bartalena, Italy
2014 John Lazarus, United Kingdom

ETA Merck-Serono Prize

This prize, kindly and generously sponsored by Merck-Serono is awarded at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Thyroid Association. The prize winner is required to deliver a lecture in his/her field of research at the meeting.

1. Candidates should be distinguished scientists but do not require to be members of the ETA.

2. The prize will be announced at least 8 months before the award to all members of the association who will be asked to submit suggestions to the Executive Committee.

3. Candidates for the prize may be proposed and seconded by any two Ordinary or Honorary members of the ETA. The proposers should submit the candidate's curriculum vitae and a short citation (of no more than 500 words) indicating the nature of the candidate's personal contribution to thyroid research to the Secretary of the Association by the deadline for the submission of abstracts for the Annual Meeting of the ETA.

4. The award will be made by the Executive Committee after secret ballot of the members of the Committee. The prize will be awarded to the candidate with an absolute majority of the votes cast. In the event of a tied vote the President will have a deciding vote.

5. Merck-Serono will be informed about the decision as soon as possible.

Prize Winners

1992 P. Reed Larsen, USA
1993 Jacques Nunez, France
1994 B Vennstrom, Sweden
1995 Gilbert Vassart, Belgium
1996 Bruce Ponder, UK
1997 Francois Delange, Belgium
1998 Samuel Refetoff, USA
1999 D Forrest, USA
2000 Roberto Di Lauro, Italy
2001 N. Carrasco, USA
2002 Anthony P. Weetman, UK
2003 Alfredo Fusco, Italy
2004 Juan Bernal, Spain
2005 Jacques E. Dumont, Belgium
2006 Paolo Beck-Peccoz, Italy
2007 James A. Fagin, USA
2008 Furio Pacini, Italy
2009 Theo Visser, The Netherlands
2010 Massimo Santoro, Italy
2011 Wilmar Wiersinga, The Netherlands
2012 Graham Williams, United Kingdom
2013 Sabine Costagliola, Belgium
2014 Paolo Vitti, Italy
2015 Krishna Chatterjee, UK

 

Discontinued prizes:

ETA Genzyme Award for Excellence in Thyroid Cancer Research (discontinued)

Replaces the former Henning Prize

This prize, kindly and generously sponsored by Genzyme is awarded on alternate years at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Thyroid Association to a distinguished member of the ETA. The recipient will be asked to deliver a lecture at the Annual Meeting of the ETA.

1. The prize will be awarded to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to thyroid research over a considerable period of time.

2. Members of the association will be asked to submit suggestions to the Executive Committee.

3. Candidates for the prize should be proposed and seconded by any two Ordinary or Honorary members of the ETA. The proposers should submit the candidate's curriculum vitae and a short citation (of no more than 500 words) indicating the nature of the candidate's personal contribution to thyroid research to the Secretary of the Association by the deadline for the submission of abstracts for the Annual Meeting of the ETA or as otherwise indicated.

4. The award will be made by the Executive Committee after secret ballot of the members of the Committee. The prize will be awarded to the candidate with an absolute majority of the votes cast. In the event of a tied vote the President will have the deciding vote.

5. Genzyme will be informed about the decision as soon as possible.

Prize Winners

2009 Daniel Glinoer, Belgium
2010 Martin Schlumberger, France

Former Henning Prize (discontinued)

Prize Winners

1977 Jack Gross, Israel
1979 Guiliana Salvatore, Italy
1981 Hugo Studer, Switzerland
1983 Serge Lissitzky, France
1985 Gabriela Morreale de Escobar, Spain
1987 Reginald Hall, UK
1989 Jacques Dumont, Belgium
1991 E. Dillwyn Williams, UK
1993 Aldo Pinchera, Italy
1997 Georg Hennemann, The Netherlands
1999 Giancarlo Vecchio, Italy
2002 Jan J.M. De Vijlder, The Netherlands
2004 Peter Laurberg, Denmark