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Der Fanconipreis wird von pädiatrie schweiz jährlich anlässlich der Jahrestagung verliehen. Mit dem Preis werden bedeutende Arbeiten zugunsten der Pädiatrie ausgezeichnet. Dabei kann es sich um hervorragende wissenschaftliche Beiträge, bedeutende gesellschaftliche Leistungen zugunsten der Gesundheit von Kindern und Jugendlichen oder um ausserordentliche Verdienste im Rahmen der SGP handeln.

Der Fanconipreis ist mit CHF 10’000 dotiert. Einsendeschluss ist jeweils Ende Januar.


Der Preis kann sowohl für eine herausragende Einzelleistung wie für ein Lebenswerk verliehen werden. Preisträger können eine Person oder mehrere Personen derselben Arbeitsgruppe sein. Sie müssen mit der Schweizerischen Pädiatrie in enger Beziehung stehen. Die Verleihung erfolgt durch den Vorstand der Gesellschaft. Kandidaturen mit ausführlichem Lebenslauf und Begründung der preiswürdigen Leistung können von jedem ordentlichen Mitglied, einschliesslich der Kandidatin oder dem Kandidaten selbst via Sekretariat eingereicht werden.

Liste der Fanconipreisträger

  • 1981 Renata Huch, Zürich
  • 1982 H. P. Wagner, Bern mit Schweizer Onkologie-Gruppe
  • 1983 J.-P. Guignard, Lausanne
  • 1984 A. Niederwieser, Zürich
  • 1985 K. Schopfer, St. Gallen
  • 1986 M. Zachmann, Zürich
  • 1987 R. Largo, Zürich
  • 1988 R. Kraemer, Bern
  • 1989 C. Bachmann, Lausanne
  • 1990 M. Lentze, Bern
  • 1991 Esther Meili-Gerber, Zürich
  • 1992 B. Steinmann, Zürich
  • 1993 B. Richner, Cambodge
  • 1994 G. Theintz, Lausanne
  • 1995 E. Martin, Zürich
  • 1996 U. Lips, Zürich
  • 1997 P. Mullis, Bern
  • 1998 D. Belli, Genf
  • 1999 Sabina Liechti-Gallati, Bern
  • 2000 U. Zumsteg, Basel
  • 2001 Claire-Anne Siegrist, Genève; Daniel Desgrandchamps, Baar; Ulrich Heininger, Basel; Bernard Vaudaux, Lausanne
  • 2002 René Tabin, Sierre
  • 2003 Maurice Beghetti, Genève
  • 2004 Marco Belvedere, Zürich
  • 2005 Roger Lauener, Zürich; Philippe Eigenmann, Genève
  • 2006 Eva Bergsträsser, Zürich
  • 2007 Jürg Hammer, Basel
  • 2008 Christoph Aebi, Bern
  • 2009 Georg A. Holländer, Basel
  • 2010 Mario Bianchetti, Bellinzona
  • 2011 Michel Roulet, Lausanne
  • 2012 Thomas Baumann, Solothurn
  • 2013 Marianne Caflisch, Genève
  • 2014 Josef Laimbacher, St. Gallen; Dagmar L’Allemand, St. Gallen; Nathalie Farpour, Genf
  • 2015 Paul Imbach, Uettligen
  • 2016 Eugen Boltshauser, Zürich
  • 2017 Sepp Holtz, Zürich
  • 2018 Walter Bär, Chur
  • 2019 Christoph Berger, Zürich
  • 2020 Urs Frey, Basel
  • 2021 Bea Latal, Zürich; Oskar Jenni, Zürich
  • 2022 Gregor Schubiger, Ebikon
  • 2023 Claudia Kühni, Bern



An annual prize for the best scientific article prepared by a trainee has been authorized by the SGP membership at its 2008 meeting in Lugano. The Society thought to constrict the contest to physicians in training. The focus of the trainee’s work should be on some aspect of pediatrics, be it in basic science, translational science, or clinical medicine. The trainee’s work should be performed entirely or at least partly in Switzerland. Judgment will be based on a written article describing work done by the trainee him/herself and will consider originality, completeness, scientific accuracy, and contribution to science. Contestants must have been in training when the work reflected in the article was performed, and must still be in the training period or not more than one year thereafter at the time of submission. The applicant’s mentor must certify both these points and comment the contribution of the trainee.

General Information

The article has to be prepared as such for official publication, and should be composed in English. The prize will consist of complementary registration fees for the SGP meeting, and 5000 CHF. It is expected that the winner will present his/her work at the time of the SGP meeting.  It is further understood that the winning article may have co-authors, but that the first author must be the trainee who is awarded by the SGP Prize. The manuscript should be accompanied by a letter stating the specific contribution of the trainee and a statement concerning previous achievements, promotional development and curricular concept. It is further understood that all entries must be sponsored by the trainee’s head of department certifying that the work reported is by the trainee him/herself and that the entrant is a trainee in good standing. The head of department does not have to be a member of SGP.

The SGP will provide time during the annual meeting for the presentation of the winning paper. The time allowed will be decided by the Local Program Committee. The winning article will be printed and distributed to all participants during the conference.

Instructions for Authors

Articles must adequately describe the objectives and results of the research so that the quality, originality and completeness of the work can be evaluated by the panel of judges. The article should contain: an introduction indicating the purpose of the study; a description of pertinent experimental procedures, including statistical evaluation where appropriate; a summary of the results; and a statement of the conclusions.

Authors must accept sole responsibility for the statements in their articles. Authors must submit, together with their article, their curriculum vitae. Authors should also provide the names and complete addresses of one or two suitable persons in the field of their submission who could act as independent reviewers. Authors should also indicate to whom they do not wish to have their manuscripts sent for review.

The article should be sent, together with a covering letter from the author’s mentor, to the office.

Email sekretariat@paediatrieschweiz.ch

Articles have to be received no later than February 28! No submissions are accepted after this date.

Aleksandrowicz Award


In the late 1950s, a young Israeli child was provided with life-saving care by Professor Guido Fanconi (1892-1979) at the Kinderspital in Zurich. Buoyed by the professionalism and humanism of Prof. Fanconi, the parents were able to make the brave decision to embark on experimental corticosteroid therapy for their moribund child and the family has kept a deep gratitude to Prof. Fanconi, the Kinderspital Zurich and Swiss pediatrics in general. As a sign of this gratitude, the Aleksandrowicz family has endowed an Award to support young pediatricians in Switzerland.

This annual award and a sum of CHF 5’000.- , will be bestowed every year, starting in 2022, to a young pediatrician (35 years or younger) in the final stages of training or just after their specialty ISFM board exam, for the purpose of either:

  • the support of a research project in pediatrics based in Switzerland
  • the attendance of an educational event (incl. masterclasses, summer/winter-schools, specific courses; excluding congresses/society meetings).

General Information

It is expected that the winner will present his/her educational or research activity at the time of the SGP meeting. It is further understood that the winning project may have co-authors, but that the first author must be the trainee who is awarded by the SGP Prize. The SGP will provide time during the annual meeting for the presentation of the winning project. The time allowed will be decided by the local Program Committee. The winning project will be distributed to all participants during the conference.

Instructions for Authors

Applications will be received by Dr. Renella via email (raffaele.renella@chuv.ch) during the entire calendar year with a deadline of the 31st of March and evaluated by the Award Committee. The application file (a single PDF document) shall include:

  • a letter of intent describing the educational or research activity in need of support (max. 2 A4 pages)
  • a letter of reference by a senior staff pediatrician of one of the Children’s Hospitals in Switzerland
  • a curriculum vitae of the candidate, including a publication list if available

Modalities of attribution

The Award shall be attributed for the first time at the SSP Annual Meeting 2022.
Within 1 year of the attribution of the Award, the awardee will provide the Award Committee with a summary (one A4 page) about the research or educational goals achieved with the award sum.

Evaluation and continuation

After five years, the Donor family and the Award Committee will evaluate the success of the Award and decide on its continuation.

Posterpreis / Beste freie Mitteilung

Das beste Poster und die beste freie Mitteilung werden mit je CHF 1’000.- honoriert. Die Preise werden am Kongressende übergeben. Preisrichter sind Mitglieder des wissenschaftlichen Komitees des Kongresses.