|Annals of the MBC - vol. 2 - n' 2 - June 1989
8th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS
ON BURN INJURIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL
SOCIETY FOR BURN INJURIES
will be held from 11th to 16th November 1990
in DELHI, INDIA
The scientific programme of the Congress will consist
of plenary lectures, symposia and free papers highlighting the recent advances in Burns
care and treatment with special relevance to the needs of third world countries.
For further information contact:
Burn Association. of India
Post Box No: 1901
Bombay 400 001
Phone: 412 7000
THE INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE AT THE
FOR DISASTER MEDICINE
will be held from 30 October to 18 November 1989
in SAN MARINO
The scientific programme includes:
1st Course from 30/X to 4/Xl 1989 Disaster Medicine: crisis management information and
2nd Course from 2/X to 4/Xl 1989 Epidemiology, public health, burns
3rd Course from 6/Xl to 1 1/Xl 1989 Early health measures in major emergencies
4th Course form 13/Xl to 15/Xl 1989 Preparedness for chemical disasters
5th Course from 15/Xl to 18/Xl 1989 Veterinary action in disasters.
For further information contact:
Giancarlo Ghironzi M.D.
Ospedale di Stato
47031 Repubblica di San Marino
Tel.: +39(0) 549 906244 - 994535
Fax: +39(0) 549 903706
G. WHITAKER INTERNATIONAL BURNS PRIZE
PALERMO (ITALY) UNDER THE PATRONAGE
OF THE AUTHORITIES OF THE SICILIAN REGION, FOR 1990
By law n, 57 of June 14th 1983 the
Sicilian Regional Assembly authorized the President of the Region to grant the
"Giuseppe Whitaker Foundation", a non-profit making organization under the
patronage of the Accademia dei Lincei, with seat in Palermo, an annual contribution for
the establishment of a "G. Whitaker International Burns Prize" aimed at
recognizing the activity of the most qualified experts from all countries in the field of
burns pathology and treatment.
The amount of the prize is fixed at twenty million Italian Lire.
The prize will be awarded every year by the month of June at the Palermo seat of the G.
The adjudicating committee is composed of the President of the Foundation, the President
of the Sicilian Region, the representative of the Accademia dei Lincei within the G.
Whitaker Foundation, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of Palermo
University, the President of the Italian Society of Plastic Surgery, a legal expert, the
previous year's prize-winner, and not fewer than three experts in the burns field
nominated in agreement with the President of the Region as a guarantee of the respect for
the scientific purpose which the legislators intended to achieve when establishing the
Anyone who considers himself to be quaified to compete for the award may send by January
31st 1990 his detailed curriculum vitae to: Dr. Michele Masellis M.D., Secretary-Member of
the Scientific Committee, G. Whitaker Foundation, Via Dante 167 -90141 Palermo - Italy.
AWARD OF THE G. WHITAKER INTERNATIONAL
BURNS PRIZE PALERMO, ITALY, FOR 1989
In the course of a meeting held on
March 12th 1989 at the seat of the G. Whitaker Foundation, Palermo, after examining the
scientific activity in the field of research, teaching, clinical organization, prevention
and cooperation among the nations, presented by various candidates, in the light of the
consideration guiding the analysis of the high level of the candidates, the adjudicating
committee unanimously decided to award the prize for 1989 to:
SHI SI-XIANG M.D.
Director of Shanghai Burns Institute
Shanghai Second Medical University
People's Republic of China
The prize is awarded for this motivation: "For having succeeded, in a developing
country, in creating a culture and a science of burns treatment.
With traditional Chinese perseverance and in the face of many difficulties, and with an
intuitive sense of new biological trends, he put forward bold technological innovations in
the surgical treatment of the severely burned patient.
When it was thought that burns covering 50-60 per cent of the body surface area were the
maximum limit for possible survival, his technique led to the recovery of patients with
burns extending to 90 per cent.
He has thus established a new guideline in the surgical treatment of the burn patient, an
indication that today fascinates and interests the entire scientific world.
The official prize-giving of this prestigious award will be held on June 8th 1989 in
Palermo at the seat of the G. Whitaker Foundation in the course of a ceremony in the
presence of authorities and representatives of the academic, scientific and cultural