the patronage of the Authorities of the Sicilian Region
law No. 57 of June 14th,
1983, the Sicilian Regional Assembly authorized the President of the
Region to grant the “Giuseppe Whitaker Foundation”,
a non-profit-making organisation under the patronage of the
Accademia dei Lincei with seat in Palermo, a contribution for the
establishment of the annual G. Whitaker International Burns Prize
aimed at recognising the activity of the most qualified experts from
all countries in the field of burns pathology and treatment.
No. 23 of December 2002 establishes that the prize becomes biannual.
The next prize will be awarded in 2009 in Palermo at the seat of G.
amount of the prize is fixed at EUR 20660.
Adjudicating Committee is composed of the President of the
Foundation, the President of the Sicilian Region, the Representative
of the National Lincei Academy within the G. Whitaker Foundation,
the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of Palermo University
or his nominee, a Representative of the Italian Society of Plastic
Surgery, three experts in the field of prevention, pathology, therapy
and functional recovery of burns, the winner of the prize awarded in
the previous year and a legal expert nominated in agreement with the
President of the Region as a guarantee of the respect for the
scientific purpose which the legislators intended to achieve when
establishing the prize.
who considers himself to be qualified to compete for the award may
send by January 31st,
2009, his detailed curriculum vitae to:
Michele Masellis M.D.,
Secretary-Member of the Scientific Committee G. Whitaker
Foundation, Via Dante 167, 90141 Palermo, Italy