ISS-SIC Prizes and Honorary Membership
The following awards are conferred by the Society at the biennial World Congress of Surgeons.
The Prize of the International Society of Surgery / Societe Internationale de Chirurgie (ISS-SIC) is awarded to a surgeon whose published work has made the most notable and useful contribution to surgical science. The prize winner needs not be a member of the ISS-SIC.
The René Leriche Prize is awarded to a surgeon who has made the most significant contribution to surgery of the arteries, veins or heart. It is not necessary for the candidate to be a member of the ISS-SIC.
The Robert Danis Prize is awarded to the surgeon who has made the most important and personal contribution to the fields of trauma (including skeletal fracture), burns or critical care. The awardee must be a national of one of the countries represented at the ISS-SIC. It is not necessary for the candidate to be a member of the ISS-SIC.
ISS-SIC Honorary Membership – Recipients of Honorary Membership shall be members of undoubted international reputation who have rendered distinguished services to the ISS-SIC. They have all of the rights of Active Members, but are not required to pay dues or assessments. They shall receive all of the publications of the ISS-SIC without charge.
ISS-SIC Distinguished Lecturer
The Distinguished Lecture of the International Society of Surgery was established by the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons in June 1990, and the first lecture was delivered at the 1992 Clinical Congress in New Orleans, Louisiana. This Lecture was proposed and endowed by the U. S. Chapter of the International Society of Surgery to recognize the Society’s worthwhile activities by honoring distinguished international 66 surgeons at the annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.