- The award is designated for a person in industry, or a physician/surgeon. The award will be given to an individual, not to a company.
- The award will be granted for a significant, long-term scientific or technological contribution to the field of surgical endoscopy. One person may not receive the award twice, as it is for a body of work as opposed to an individual achievement.
- The award will not be given every year but bestowed when the Board determines a worthy nominee. It is intended for those whose efforts have substantively changed and improved the field of endoscopy.
- Past winners include:Karl Storz (1995); Bob Quint (1997); Robert Anderson (1999); William Chang and Richard Newman (2001); Kurt Semm, MD (2002); Basil Hirshowitz (2003); George Berci, MD (2004); Jeffrey Ponsky, MD (2005); Gregory Stiegmann, MD (2006); John Abele (2007); Gerald Marks, MD (2008); Robert Croce (2009); Haruhiro Inoue, MD (2011); Leon Hirsch and Turi Josefsen (2012); Joel Leroy, MD (2013); David Utley, MD (2014); Steven Rothenberg, MD (2015); Dr. h.c. mult. Sybill Storz (2016); Michel Gagner, MD (2017); Philip Schauer, MD (2018); Chuck Kennedy (2020)
The Award is designated for a person in industry or a physician/surgeon. The deadline to submit for 2021 awards is October 30, 2020.
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