John J. Joyce Award
Sponsored by Smith & Nephew Inc.
In 1981, Dr. John J. Joyce III offered a monetary prize for the best arthroscopy paper read by an orthopaedic surgery resident during the Scientific Program of the 4th Congress of the International Arthroscopy Association in Rio de Janeiro. With characteristic generosity, he endowed a prize to be awarded at every IAA Congress thereafter. After the merging of the International Arthroscopy Association into ISAKOS, the competition for the prestigious John Joyce Award has continued under the judgeship of the ISAKOS Arthroscopy Committee which has expanded this award to also include fellows.
John Joyce created the award with the intention to stimulate and reward younger researchers who contribute high-quality data and presentations. Thus, orthopaedic residents and fellows, with a study related to arthroscopic treatment are encouraged to apply for this award.
To be considered for the John J. Joyce Award, applicants must first submit an abstract related to arthroscopic treatment for the ISAKOS Congress followed by the online award application. Applicants are required to provide proof of residency or fellowship from the program director (i.e. PDF of signed letter), their curriculum vitae, and agree to provide a manuscript following Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery criteria if selected as a finalist.
Abstracts and award applications must be submitted before September 01, 2012.
All applications submitted for the John J. Joyce Award will be reviewed by members of the ISAKOS Arthroscopy Committee. Five finalists will be chosen based upon the quality of the abstract and the data presented. The five finalists will be invited to present at the ISAKOS Congress and must submit a manuscript following Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery criteria by the deadline given. The finalists’ presentations at the ISAKOS Congress will be judged using a 40 point scoring system based on the quality of the abstract (10 points), the concept originality and importance (10 points), experimental design and execution (10 points) and clarity of the presentation (10 points).
Registration to the ISAKOS Congress will be waived for the five finalists. The first and second place winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the ISAKOS Congress, and presented with a framed certificate and an honorarium. The first place presentation will receive US $2,000 with the second place presentation receiving US $1,000. Both first and second place manuscripts will be submitted for possible publication in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.