ISSLS Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award
Call For Nominations
The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine sponsors a yearly award for exceptional achievement in the spinal field.
The nominee should be an outstanding individual scientist, clinician or basic science researcher who has made a major contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field of spinal disorders.
The nominations for this award may be proposed by officers of universities, hospitals and/or spine research institutions. The award is to honor anyone who has made great contributions to the medical field, either members or non members of ISSLS. Please note that there is currently no award money granted to the recipient because of lack of funding.
The nomination must be accompanied by
- curriculum vitae
- biographical summary (maximum 2 pages),
- list of publications
- an outline of the nominee’s contribution to the field of spinal research (maximum 3 pages).
- 2 sponsoring letters, one from the individual making the nomination and one other from an individual outside the nominating institution.
The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the ISSLS Annual meeting in Banff, Canada in May 14 – May 18, 2018. The nomination can be carried forward for the following two years and be updated if necessary.
- Dr Robert Fraser, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia (Athens, May 29 – June 1, 2017)
- Dr. Max Aebi, Salem-Hirslanden Hospital, Bern, Switzerland (Singapore Spineweek May 16-20, 2016)
- Dr. Richard Deyo, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA (San Francisco, CA, USA June 8-12, 2015)
- Dr. Edward Hanley, Carolinas Medical Center, North Carolina, USA (Seoul, Korea June 3-7, 2014)
- Dr. Steven Garfin, University of California, San Diego, California, USA (Scottsdale, AZ, USA May 13-17, 2013)
- Not awarded 2012
- Dr. Tapio Videman, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (Gothenburg, Sweden, June 14-18, 2011)
- Dr. Vijay Goel, University of Toledo, USA
(Auckland, New Zealand, April 13-17, 2010)
- Not awarded 2009
- Dr. Vert Mooney of San Diego, CA, USA
(Geneva, Switzerland May 26-31, 2008)
- Dr. Jill Urban, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
(Hong Kong, China, June 10-14, 2007)
- Dr. James Weinstein of Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH, USA (Bergen, Norway, June 13 17, 2006)
- Dr. Manohar Panjabi of New Haven, CT, USA,
(New York, NY, May 10-14, 2005)
- Dr. Kiyoshi Kaneda of Sapporo, Japan (Porto, Portugal, June 1-5, 2004)
- Dr. Malcolm Pope of Aberdeen, Scotland
(Vancouver, Canada, May 13-17, 2003)
- Dr. Gunnar Andersson of Chicago, IL, USA
(Cleveland, OH, USA, May 14-18, 2002)
- Dr. John Frymoyer of Burlington, VT, USA
(Edinburgh, Scotland, June 19-23, 2001)
- Professor Alf Nachemson of Sweden
(Adelaide, Australia April 19-23, 2000)