IPEG Award Opportunities
Research Grant Award
The purpose of the Research Grant is to stimulate and support high quality original research from IPEG members in basic and clinical science.
Eligibility: This grant is open to IPEG members in good standing. The applicant should have the necessary research facilities and infrastructure available to them to complete their research. The proposal should place an emphasis on basic science research.
Award prize: $5,000 USD grant (funded by the Long Term Research Fund) and a certificate. One winner will be selected by the Research Committee and awarded on site at the annual meeting.
To apply: visit our Research Grant page.
As a result of a generous grant provided by Karl Storz Endoscopy, one fellow will be selected by the IPEG Research Committee each year to travel to Strasbourg, France to participate in a course in pediatric minimally invasive surgery at the world famous European Institute of Telesurgery. This center, on the campus of the University of Strasbourg, is a state-of-the-art institute for instruction in all aspects of endoscopic surgery. It is now providing a series of courses in pediatric surgery under the direction of Dr. Jacques Marescaux and Dr. Francois Becmeur.
Eligibility: This award is for either a trainee or junior faculty who not only presents the best abstract (judged on combination of written submission and live presentation), but also submits the manuscript for publication by the deadline set for meeting edition of JLAST. During abstract submission, applicants will be considered for the IRCAD award. All submissions are reviewed and scored by the Program Committee. The top 15 highest scored abstracts are then eligible for review and the winner (judged on combination of written submission and live presentation) is selected by the Research Committee.
Award Prize: The award covers the IRCAD course fee and travel expenses up to a total of $3500. The winner is announced on site at the annual meeting during the awards ceremony.
To apply: Submit an abstract to the annual congress
Coolest Tricks Award
Submit your “coolest tricks” abstract to be considered for this award. Abstracts selected and presented at the Coolest Tricks Session during the annual meeting are eligible for this fun award. The voting is done by your peers, so be ready to present your best stuff.
Award Prize: Bragging rights, certificate and local gift
Innovation abstracts selected and presented at the Innovations Session are all eligible for this award. Voting is done by the IPEG New Innovative Spaces Committee members. Winner will receive complimentary IPEG membership and congress registration fees.
Long Term Research Fund
All of our awards wouldn’t be possible without generous support from members like you. IPEG’s Long Term Research Fund primary goal is to award grants to IPEG members for research. Learn more and/or contribute today here!
IPEG’s 2021 Winners
IRCAD Award: Maria C Mora, MD: S0028 – Robotic-Assisted Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in Adolescents: Do BMI Limits Apply?
Innovation Award: Caressa Chen, MD: IS011- NoLapse – The Stomal Prolapse Prevention Device
- Emre Divarci, Assoc. Prof (Turkey): V017- Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA): A novel surgical technique for scarless thyroidectomy in pediatric surgery
- Hazem Mosa, Mr (U.K.): S071- Pediatric Nephrectomy: comparison of perioperative outcomes of 3 different minimally invasive and open approaches
- Igor Poddoubnyi, MD, PhD (Russia): S011- LAPAROSCOPY-ASSISTED ENDORECTAL PULL-THROUGH FOR PEDIATRIC HIRSHPRUNG’S DISEASE; 16-YEAR EXPERIENCE WITH 724 PATIENTS
- Georgina Falcioni, MD (Argentina): S056- Effectiveness of Telesimulation for Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) Essentials Skills Training. Initial Experience in a Pediatric Surgical Simulation Center.
IPEG’s 2020 Awards
Due to 2020 world COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, the 2020 annual meeting highlights took place virtually and all awards have been postponed.
IPEG’s 2019 Winners
IRCAD Award: Dr. Jordan Taylor, Stanford, CA
Innovation Award: Dr. Daniel von Allmen, Cincinnati, OH
Coolest Tricks: Dr. Jordan Taylor, Stanford, CA
Research Grant: Dr. Beth Rymeski, Cincinatti, OH
2019 Top Abstracts
These awards were made possible thanks to a generous donation from IPEG’s immediate past president, Dr. Aayed Al-Qahtani.
Dr. Hsien Yang, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Jorge Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Yury Kozlov, Irkutsk, Russia – Special thank you to Dr. Kozlov for donating his award to IPEG’s Long Term Research Fund!