Applications for Awards have officially closed. Award winners will be determined in advance of the meeting, with the exception of all Poster Awards.
Please note that Award submissions will also be treated as abstracts submitted for presentation at ISTA 2013.
In total, ISTA will honor Award winners in the following categories. Awards will be presented to winners at the Gala Dinner.
1. Life-time Achievement Award
This award recognizes a life-long contribution to advancing the state of the art in joint reconstruction that has changed the landscape of arthroplasty. Each year, the ISTA Board decides who is the recipient of this most prestigious award. This year, The Life-time Achievement Award will be given to Dr. Thomas P. Andriacchi.
Dr. Andriacchi is a Professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University and a Research Career Scientist at The Bone and Joint Center of Excellence at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration. Before coming to Stanford in 1998 he was a Professor and the first Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. His early research on the application of the principles of ambulatory mechanics to the evaluation of patient function led to establishing objective design criteria for joint replacements. His research has evolved in recent years to the development and application of a multidisciplinary research framework for the study of osteoarthritis with a focus on ambulatory mechanics. This research is fundamental in establishing the importance of analyzing human movement as a means of understanding musculoskeletal pathology and specifically the initiation and progression of osteoarthritis at the knee joint. His work has provided insight into the importance of ambulatory load modifying interventions for the treatment of knee OA as well as the association between ACL injury and premature knee OA. Dr. Andriacchi’s research has been recognized by a number of prestigious awards including twice receiving the Kappa Delta Award, the highest research award of the Orthopedic Research Society. He received the Borelli Award, the highest award of the American Society of Biomechanics and the H.R. Lissner Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for outstanding achievements in the field of bioengineering. In 2012, Dr. Andriacchi received the Award by the Arthritis Foundation for outstanding contributions to the field of osteoarthritis research.
2. “HAP” Paul Award: US $3,000
Howard A. Paul, DVM, was a tireless researcher advancing the science and technology of arthroplasty. He was one of the charter members of ISTA and an award has been established to honor his outstanding contribution. A special 20-minute presentation will be presented in a plenary session for the best paper on new developments in the field of arthroplasty.
3. Student Biomechanics Paper Award: US $1,000 cash
This award will be presented to a student who submits the best paper on biomechanics in the field of arthroplasty.
The six best e-posters will be awarded with a US dollar prize.
First professional e-poster. Prize US $500.
Second professional e-poster. Prize US $250.
Third professional e-poster. Prize US $250.
First student e-poster. Prize US $500.
Second student e-poster. Prize US $250.
Third student e-poster. Prize US $250.
All poster award winners will be decided at the meeting. Winners of these awards will be invited as VIP guests of ISTA to the Gala Dinner, where Award presentations will be made.