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17 March 2024

Calling on perio researchers: submit to the Jaccard - EFP Research Prize

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Jaccard EFP Prize

The Jaccard-EFP Research Prize, a prestigious award in periodontal research, presents a unique opportunity for oral health professionals. Established in 1995 by the European Federation of Periodontology and the Jaccard Foundation (University of Geneva), it promotes ground-breaking research in Europe. The triennial prize will next be awarded at EuroPerio11 in Vienna.

The competition involves a three-step process. Initially, researchers submit a manuscript to the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Entries accepted for publication are then shortlisted by a committee for oral presentation at EuroPerio. Finally, the top three presentations receive a prize, based on the merits of their research and presentation skills.

Open exclusively to adherents of full EFP member societies, the competition specifically encourages junior and mid-career investigators to participate.

As for submissions, originality is key. The research must be unpublished and prepared according to the Journal’s guidelines. Candidates should submit their manuscripts online by 1 September 2024, highlighting in the cover letter their intention to compete in the Jaccard-EFP Research Prize. Proof of successful completion of the editorial screening process must be sent by email to the EFP European Coordinator (monica@efp.org).

The assessment of submissions is rigorous and impartial, conducted by a panel of five adjudicators, including the Journal’s editor in chief and members of the EFP and EuroPerio11 organising committee. Finalists will be invited to present their work at EuroPerio11 in Vienna (14-17 May 2025), with expenses covered up to 500 Euros.

The prizes are substantial, with CHF 10,000, CHF 6,000, and CHF 4,000 for the first, second, and third places, respectively. Prizes will be awarded on the merits of the submitted manuscript, the oral presentation, and the subsequent discussion. Evaluation focuses on the research's significance, innovation, scientific quality, and the clarity and effectiveness of the oral presentation.

Participation in the Jaccard-EFP Research Prize represents more than competition; it's a chance to shape the future of periodontology. As the submission deadline approaches, we encourage oral health professionals to seize this opportunity. Your research could make a significant impact in the field and earn international recognition.

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