Sanofi Pasteur Awards for Communicable
Disease Epidemiology were created to stimulate research on and
emphasize the importance of applied epidemiology in the field of
communicable diseases for the overall improvement of health.
Appropriate research may be based on laboratory investigation (e.g.,
serotypes of pneumococcus found in invasive disease in children
or adults; seroprevalence of hepatitis A according to age), clinical
investigation (e.g., risk factors for dengue fever), epidemiologic
field work (e.g., morbidity and mortality from influenza, incidence
of Lyme disease), health economics (e.g., medical and social costs
of influenza, cost-benefit of vaccination program), or a combination
of these topics.
Two awards sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur will be presented for the
best abstracts accepted for presentation at the Congress. Each
award consists of US$ 2,000 in addition to reimbursement of travel,
accommodation, and registration expenses for the 14th ICID.
Eligibility and Application Procedure.
There are no age or professional requirements for the awards.
The sole requirement is the acceptance of an abstract indicating
outstanding accomplishment in the field of epidemiology of communicable
diseases. All abstracts addressing communicable diseases will be
considered for the award. Members of the ISID Executive Committee
and Council, staff and employees of Sanofi Pasteur or their affiliates
are not eligible. Final selection of the candidates will be based
on the recommendation of the ISID Program Committee with the agreement
of the Medical and Scientific Directors of Sanofi Pasteur.
The awards will be presented by a member of the ISID Executive
Committee and a representative of the Medical Affairs Department
of Sanofi Pasteur during the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, March
9, 2010. The recipients' names
as well as brief descriptions of their work will be published
in ISID News, an official publication of the International Society
for Infectious Diseases. Awardees will also be honored at a dinner
hosted by the sponsors.