Under the patronage of the
Authorities of the Sicilian Region for 2011
By 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.
Law No. 23 of December 2002 establishes that
the prize becomes biannual.
The next prize will be awarded in 2011 in Palermo at the seat of G. Whitaker Foundation.
The amount of the prize is fixed at Euro
The 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.
Anyone who considers himself to be qualified
to compete for the award may send by January 31st 2011 his detailed
curriculum vitae to: Michele Masellis M.D., Secretary-Member of the Scientific
Committee G. Whitaker Foundation, Via Dante 167, 90141 Palermo, Italy.