The Paul Wilson Brand Repetitive Stress Award (PWB-RSA)

To commemorate the pioneering work of the late Dr. Paul Wilson Brand (1914-2003) and to stimulate further research in this field, the PWB-RSA was donated by a private anonymous.

The prize is awarded to applicants submitting an abstract to a regular DFSG meeting, presenting new clinical or experimental data on the effects of repetitive mechanical stress on soft tissues, joints or bones.

The PWB-RSA comprises the sum of 3000 € and the privilege to lecture on the topic during that meeting. The winner is nominated by the programme committee of the Diabetic Foot Study Group from 2014 (Meeting in Bratislava) onwards.

Next award will be granted at the DFSG 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

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Kenneth A. Johnson Memorial Lecture
presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Meeting in 2000


Oral and poster Prizes

The 3 best oral abstracts will be presented in a late afternoon session on Saturday 29 September 2018. Audience will have the opportunity to vote for the best of the 3.

The top 10 posters will be presented in a separate poster session. Among these a first and 2nd price will be chosen by members of the executive committee.
The 1st  prize for the best oral and 1st and 2nd price for the best poster will be announced and presented at the Gala Dinner that evening.

First time presenter travel grant

Applies to nurses, podiatrists, research fellows, doctors in training or students aged 40 or under on 1 September 2018
2 weeks after acceptance of abstract a letter must be sent to explaining the reason for applying for a grant, together with a confirmation email from the consultant or supervisor at university. Only limited grants are available and the Chairman reserves the right to refuse without giving any reasons.


A list of award winners from previous years can be viewed Opens internal link in current windowhere.