November 2014

Professor Puri Receives Major International Award

Sat, 29 November 14 16:00

Professor Prem Puri (UCD Newman Clinical Research Professor at Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin) was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS) at a special ceremony at the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Brazilian Association of Pediatric Surgeons in Sao Paolo on October 29th, 2014. 

WOFAPS is the World representative body of National Pediatric Surgical Associations with a membership of more than 120 countries.  The WOFAPS’ mission is to improve the surgical care of children throughout the world.

This Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest recognition that WOFAPS can bestow on a paediatric surgeon.  The award to Prof Puri was in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development academic paediatric surgery, and his leadership role in the development and advancement of paediatric surgery internationally.