The International Dupuytren Award
The International Dupuytren Award recognizes exceptional scientific publications on research or clinical treatment of Dupuytren and/or Ledderhose disease. Research can be about treatment, epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomics, or other areas, like anatomy, improving the understanding and treatment of these diseases.
The Award carries a monetary prize of 1,000 EUR.
Who can participate?
The publication must be an original research paper that has been published in a peer reviewed journal or book and that has not yet been awarded elsewhere. The Award will normally be given to the leading (first) author but, upon request, the prize money can be split. Applicants can be physicians or scientists. Please submit only one paper per leading author, not several. We recommend to submit the paper that you consider presenting the most outstanding new research or clinical aspects.
Who will elect the winner?
The winner will be selected by the Scientific Advisory Board and the Management Board of the International Dupuytren Society. The winner will be announced at the annual members' assembly of the Dupuytren Society or at another event selected by the Scientific Advisory Board. The International Dupuytren Award will be awarded annually but the Scientific Advisory Board may decide to waive the Award if the submitted publications for that year do not meet the criteria.
Deadline for submission
The award in a specific year is given for a paper that was published in the previous year. For example the Dupuytren Award 2010 was given for a publication of 2009.
Please submit applications for the 2018 Award (i.e. your paper published in 2017) latest by 28 February 2018, including
the submitted paper or at least its abstract should be in English. For submission in other languages please provide us with a translation.
- curriculum vitae of the author(s). Usually the CV of the first author is sufficient but if you intend to split the award, please submit CVs of all related authors.
Where to submit your application?
Please email your application to
dupuytren_award /at / dupuytren-online . info (please adjust this email address).
And the winners are ...
International Dupuytren Award 2017
For Basic Research:
of the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute, Wellington, New Zealand
Sabrina Koh et al.
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 4 (2016): e1064 full_paper
For Clinical Research (two papers jointly):
Jeremy Rodrigues, PhD
of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Jeremy Rodrigues et al.
J Hand Surg Eur (2016). pii: 1753193416660045 abstract
Joakim Strömberg, MD
of the Department of Hand Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
Joakim Strömberg et al.
J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Sep;41(9):873-80. abstract
International Dupuytren Award 2016
For Basic Research:
Latha Satish, PhD
of the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
Latha Satish et al.
"Developing an animal model of Dupuytren’s disease by orthotopic transplantation of human fibroblasts into athymic rat"
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2015) 16:138 full_paper
For Clinical Research:
|Peter Scherman1||Per Jenmalm2||Lars Dahlin1|
1 Department of Translational Medicine – Hand Surgery, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
2 Department of Hand & Plastic Surgery, Norrlands University Hospital, Umeå, Sweden
Peter Scherman, Per Jenmalm, Lars Dahlin
"One-year results of needle fasciotomy and collagenase injection in treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture: A two-centre prospective randomized clinical trial"
JHS (E) 2015 Dec 1. pii: 1753193415617385 abstract
International Dupuytren Award 2014
Clayton A Peimer, MD
of the College of Human Medicine,
Michigan State University, Marquette, USA,
Clayton A Peimer et al.
"Dupuytren Contracture Recurrence Following Treatment with Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum (CORDLESS Study):
J Hand Surg Am 38 (2013) 12-22 abstract
International Dupuytren Award 2013
The Award was presented on 15 March 2013 at the Dupuytren's Summit in Vienna. The winners of the 2013 International Dupuytren Award are
For Clinical Research: Annet van Rijssen, PhD
of the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands, for
Annet van Rijssen et al.
"Five-Year Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial on Treatment in Dupuytren’s Disease: Percutaneous Needle Fasciotomy versus Limited Fasciectomy"
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Feb;129(2):469-77
Annet van Rijssen, MD PhD, winner
of the 2013 Int. Dupuytren Award
|Prof. Paul Werker, co-author, receiving the International Dupuytren Award for Clinical Research at the Vienna Dupuytren's Summit.|
For Basic Research: Syed A Iqbal and Christopher Manning (together)
of the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, for
SA Iqbal and Ch. Manning et al.
"Identification of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Perinodular Fat and Skin in Dupuytren’s Disease: A Potential Source of Myofibroblasts with Implications for Pathogenesis and Therapy"
Stem Cells Dev. 2012 Mar 1;21(4):609-22
Christopher Manning, MD PhD, with his 2013 Dupuytren Award
|Prof. Ardeshir Bayat, co-author, receiving the International Dupuytren Award for Basic Research at the Vienna Dupuytren's Summit.|
International Dupuytren Award 2012
The Award 2012 was presented at the Symposium "New Frontiers in Dupuytren Disease" (Leuven University, Belgium, 31 March 2012). The winner is
Dr. Guido Dolmans
of the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands, for his paper Guido Dolmans et al.
"Wnt Signaling and Dupuytren’s Disease"
N Engl J Med 365 (2011) 307-317
Guido Dolmans (center) receiving the Dupuytren award 2012. The award is presented by Dr. Wolfgang Wach (left) and Dr. Charles Eaton (right), both chairmen of the International Dupuytren Society.
International Dupuytren Award 2011
In 2011 the the Award was given in two categories, for Clinical Research and for Basic Research. It was presented to the winners on 5 November 2011 at the Dupuytren's Summit in London. The winners of the 2011 International Dupuytren award are
For Clinical Research: Oliver Donaldson
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK
for O.W. Donaldson et al. “The association between intraoperative correction of Dupuytren's disease and residual postoperative contracture“ The Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume, 2010) 35E: 3: 220–223
Oliver Donaldson (center) receives the Dupuytren Award 2011 for Clinical Research. The award is presented
by Prof. Heinrich Seegenschmiedt (left) and Prof. Bert Reichert (right).
For Basic Research: Neda Mosakhani and Mohamed Guled (together)
University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
for Neda Mosakhani et al. “Unique microRNA profile in Dupuytren’s contracture supports deregulation of b-catenin pathway”Modern Pathology (2010) 23, 1544–1552
On behalf of the two winners two members of the research team, Dr. Minna Forsman and Prof. Jorma Ryhänen, are receiving the International Dupuytren Award for Basic Research
from Prof. Heinrich Seegenschmiedt (left) and Prof. Bert Reichert (right)
International Dupuytren Award 2010
The Award 2010 was presented at the Annual Conference of German Hand Surgeons (DGH_2010). The winner is
Prof. Ilse Degreef
of the Katholicke Universiteit Leuven for her doctoral thesis
"Therapy-resisting Dupuytren's disease - new perspectives in adjuvant treatment"
The International Dupuytren Award is presented to Prof. Ilse Degreef by Wolfgang Wach of the
Dupuytren Society at the 2010 annual meeting of the German hand surgeons (DGH 2010)
The 2010 International Dupuytren Award
Prof. Degreef speaking at DGH 2010 on treatment of Dupuytren's disease
A video of Prof. Degreef's presentation at DGH 2010, summarizing results of her thesis, is on http://www.techcast.com/events/dgh-kongress/do03/
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