EMIL THEODER KOCHER MEMORIAL AWARD
Emil Theodor Kocher (25 August 1841 – 27 July 1917) was a Swiss physician and medical researcher who received the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid. Among his many accomplishments are the introduction and promotion of aseptic surgery and scientific methods in surgery, specifically reducing the mortality of thyroidectomies below 1% in his operations.
He was the first Swiss citizen and first surgeon to ever receive a Nobel Prize. He was considered a pioneer and leader in the field of surgery in his time. He started his studies after obtaining the Swiss Matura in 1858 at the University of Bern where Anton Biermer and Hermann Askan Demme were teaching, two professors that impressed him most. He was a studious and dedicated student but still became a member of the Schweizerischer Zofingerverein, a Swiss fraternity. He obtained his doctorate in Bern in 1865 (March 1865) or 1866 [note 1] with his dissertation about Behandlung der croupösen Pneumonie mit Veratrum-Präparaten (literal English translation: The treatment of croupous pneumonia with Veratrum preparations.) under professor Biermer with the predicate summa cum laude unamimiter.
Three main factors contributed to Kocher's success as a surgeon, according to Bonjour (1981). The first factor was his consequent implementation of antiseptic wound treatment which prevented infection and later death of the patients. The second factor, according to Erich Hintzsche, was his monitoring of the anesthesia where he used special masks and later used local anesthesia for goitre surgery which decreased or removed the dangers of anesthesia. As a third factor, Hintzsche mentions the minimal blood loss which Kocher achieved. Even the smallest source of blood during surgery was precisely controlled and inhibited by Kocher, initially because he thought that decomposing blood would constitute an infection risk for the patient.
We would like to dedicate this summit after his name.
- Senior Scientists or Researcher e.g. HOD, Professor. etc. are the focus of this event.
- The topic must fit into scientific sessions of the conference.
- Each individual participant is allowed to submit only one paper (as first author or co-author).
- All authors should have senior position or faculty position.
- Participants should be above the age of 50 years.
- All submissions must be in English.
- Actively distribute information and promote the benefits of education and career matters.
Criteria for Selection
- Showcase your research through oral presentations and its impact to the Panel Member.
- Impact of the Research Work.
- Importance of the Research work to the socity.
- New Innovation in the Research Work
Awards & Rewards
- The Best 2 Researchers will be awarded with Emil Theodor Kocher Memorial Award at the end of the conference
For Nomination Kindly write a mail to the Conference Secretariat at [email protected]
and kindly attached the below mentioned documents.
- Brief CV(Kindly mention atleast 2 reference)
- Abstact for his/her speeh during the summit.
- Last 2 Publication Research Work
- 1 Copy of HD Photograph