Serono Symposia International Foundation in Collaboration With ESHRE Announces Public Competition in Reproductive Medicine

By Serono Symposia International Foundation, PRNE
Monday, June 28, 2010

ROME, June 29, 2010 - Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF), has announced
today a public competition for an award to recognise an expert in bioscience
who has made a significant contribution to medical education activities in
recent years. The ideal candidate has the potential to play a major role in
spreading science and has made outstanding contributions to medical education
in reproductive medicine. The winner, besides receiving a 10,000 euro value
award, will become a Member of the SSIF Advisory Committee.


The award was announced during the annual international
congress of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embriology
(ESHRE), taking place in Rome June 27 - 30, 2010. The winner of the SSIF
Award, in collaboration with ESHRE, will be announced at ESHRE 2011.

The rules and eligibility criteria are published on The SSIF Award Committee will assess the
applications and draw up the shortlist of candidates.

Through this award, SSIF intends to acknowledge the great
capacity and commitment of those who are capable of transferring medical and
scientific knowledge to their peers, which will, in turn, translate into the
best healthcare for patients. More than 70 million couples around the world
experience fertility problems and, although effective treatments are
available, only one in five couples receive any kind of medical care.
Communication skills and an open attitude are fundamental for physicians
involved in continual medical education.

'Medical education has never been more important than today,'
said Jean Daniel Baki, Secretary of the Board of Directors, 'and the
Foundation's Board of Directors feels relevant and important to focus on the
true core of medical education: those people who are delivering an excellent
work in teaching and making sure the medical profession receives the best
continuing education.'

Serono Symposia International Foundation is a non-profit
organization based in Geneva (Switzerland). It was founded with the intention
of disseminating the most innovative achievements and potential developments
of medical and scientific research through conferences, training courses,
online courses and publications. In particular, it provides Continuing
Medical Education for doctors and healthcare professionals by organizing
high-level scientific programs. Over the past four decades Serono Symposia
International Foundation has organized more than 1500 international
scientific congresses and published more than 500 proceedings with the most
important international publishers.

Contact: GAS Communication, Chiara Ippoliti, Tel. +39-06-68134260 - fax +39-06-68134876, c.ippoliti at

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