BOFAS Conference Prizes
Prizes are awarded to outstanding presentations at the Annual Meeting. Podium and poster presentations are scored by elected members of the Scientific Committee, according to methodology, relevance, delivery and answering of questions.
We encourage presentations from all and any group. Trainees presenting papers are eligible for additional monetary awards*.
Mr S Chang Chen Award
Chang Chen MB BS, FRCS was a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Enfield District Hospitals following a period as a senior registrar at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and Barts. He was a founding member of BOFSS (now BOFAS), becoming president in 1979.
The Chang Chen award is given in recognition of the best overall paper presented at Annual Meeting. The recipient receives a certificate and commemorative gift.
Professor Leslie Klenerman Award
Leslie Klenerman MB BS, FRCS, ChM was an eminent orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in foot and ankle surgery. He was initially appointed at Northwick Park Hospital but moved to become Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in Liverpool where he was instrumental in starting the MCh (Orth) qualification. Widely published, writing six books and many papers, Leslie was a past president of BORS and a founding editor of the journal Foot & Ankle Surgery. He was hugely active in BOFSS (now BOFAS) and EFAS and was president of our Society in both 1978 and 1990.
The Klenerman award is given in recognition of the best basic science paper presented at Annual Meeting. The recipient receives a certificate and commemorative gift.
Best Trainee presentations
Given to the best trainee presentation at conference.
1st Prize: £750
2nd Prize: £500
3rd Prize: £250
Best poster prize: £100
- *Trainees are defined as any presenting author who holds a training grade post at the time of BOFAS Conference. This would include LAS posts, non-medical training posts, full time Masters, MD or PhD student.
- Committee members who present or co-author presentations are excluded from scoring their own work.