|Ann. Medit. Burns Club - voL VIII - n. 2 - June
AWARD OF THE G.
In the course of a
meeting held on March 25th 1995 at the scat of the G. Whitaker Foundation, Palermo, after
examining the scientific activity in the field of research, teaching, clinical
organization, prevention and co-operation among the nations presented by the 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 1995
Equally outstanding has been his activity in the field of medical and paramedical training and of health educatiop for the general public, as testified by the many courses he has organized and his numerous publications.
He was the first in his country to approach the subject of the management of burn patients in fire disasters.
The official prize-giving ceremony of the prestigious award will be held on June 7th 1995 in Palermo at the seat of the G. Whitaker Foundation in the presence of the authorities and of representatives of the academic, scientific and cultural world.
G. WHITAKER INTERNATIONAL BURNS PRIZE
PALERMO, ITALY FOR 1996
under the patronage of the authorities of the Sicilian Region
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 the "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 in Palermo at the seat of the G. Whitaker Foundation.
The Adjudicating Commitee is composed of the President of the Foundation, the Prcsideia ()f the Sicilian Region, the Representative of the Accaden,.~ d,: T ;ncei within the G. Whitaker Foundation, the Dean
Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of Palermo Univers]L), the President of the Italian Society of Plastic Surgery and three experts in the field of prevention, pathology, therapy and functional recovery of burns, and a legal expert 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 prize.
Anyone who considers himself/herself to be qualified to compete for the award may send by January 3 1 st 1996 a detailed curriculum vitae to: Michele Masellis M.D., Secretary-Member of the Scientific Committee, G. Whitaker Foundation, Via Dante 167, 90141 Palermo, Italy.
THE BIENNIAL BURN CONFERENCEOF THE POLISH BURN ASSOCIATION
will be held from 22 to 24 June 1995
in Kotovice - Slemianowice, Poland
in association with WADEM, MBC, Euroskin Bank
will be held from 18 to 20 September 1995
in Kosice, Slovakia
VI ARGENTINE BURNS CONGRESS - LIBERO - LATIN - AMERICAN
will be held from 22 to 26 October 1995
in Posada Misiones, Argentina
THE THIRD PAN ARAB CONGRESS
OF PILASbC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND BURNS
In adsociation with the Mediterranean Burns Club
Winbe held from 21 to 24 March 1996
in Beirut, Lebanon
Pot fmlW information contact: B.. Adyeh, M.D. Pl"C
The purpose of the Association is: The improvement of the welfare of victims of bums and fire disasters (life saving, emergency medicine, medical rehabilitation treatment, recovery of health, social adaptation).
The President of BABFD is Prof 0.
The MBC expresses its keen appreciation of