11. Dr. Bares Award

Publication 2011

Opened for

CZ, SK, PL, RU, LT, LV, EE, AZ, UZ, KG, UA, BY, BA, GE, KZ, MD, SI, SR

Financial reward

19 000 EUR

National committee

Nataliya Nikolayevna Silivochnik (BLR), Petr Dítě (CZE), Limas Kupčinskas (EST, LTU, LVA), Ion Vasile Tibirna (MDA), Leszek Paradowski (POL), Vladimir Trofimovich Ivashkin (RUS), Miodrag Krstić, Tomica Milosavljević, Aleksandar Nagorni (SRB), Peter Mlkvý (SVK), Yuriy Mironovich Stepanov (UKR), Yelena Borisovna Zueva (UZB).

International committee

Jan Kotrlík (CZE), Limas Kupčinskas (LVA), Leszek Paradowski (POL), Aleksandar Nagorni (SRB), Ľubomír Jurgoš (SVK), Yuriy Mironovich Stepanov (UKR), Yelena Borisovna Zueva (UZB).

Winning works

1st place

Kaminski MF, Regula J, Kraszewska E, Polkowski M, Wojciechowska U, Didkowska J, Zwierko M, Rupinski M, Nowacki MP, Butruk E. Quality indicators for colonoscopy and the risk of interval cancer. N Engl J Med 2010; 362 (19): 1795–1803.

2nd place

Hucl T, Benes M, Kocik M, Krak M, Maluskova J, Kieslichova E, Oliverius M, Spicak J. A novel double-endoloop technique for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery gastric access site closure. Gastrointest Endosc 2010; 71 (4): 806–811.

3rd place

Szuster-Ciesielska A, Plewka K, Daniluk J, Kandefer-Szerszen M. Zinc supplementation attenuates ethanol- and acetaldehyde-induced liver stellate cell activation by inhibiting reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and by influencing intracellular signaling. Biochem Pharmacol 2009; 78 (3): 301–314.

325 gastroenterologists were present at the ceremonial presentation of awards to winners of the eleventh annual Dr. Bares Award competition

The ceremonial presentation of awards to winners of the Dr. Bares Award competition was held on the evening of 2 June 2012 in Tashkent. 

Specialists from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan participated in the eleventh annual Dr. Bares Award competition. The participants presented their scientific work under conditions of great competition and had to undergo a three-level evaluation. The seven-member international committee of experts selected the best work based on strict competition criteria. Diplomas and the Dr. Bares Award from PRO.MED.CS Praha a. s. were personally presented to the winners by the chairman of the international committee Dr. Jan Kotrlík, and the managing director of the company Dkfm. Thomas Bares.

Third place went to Prof. Jadwiga Daniluk of Lublin in Poland (Szuster-Ciesielska A, Plewka K, Daniluk J, Kandefer-Szerszen M. Zinc supplementation attenuates ethanol- and acetaldehyde-induced liver stellate cell activation by inhibiting reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and by influencing intracellular signalling. Biochem Pharmacol 2009; 78 (3): 301–314). The award was presented to the main author of the awarded work, Dr. Agnieszka Szuster-Ciesielska. The results of this work showed that zinc supplementation inhibits ethanol and acetaldehyde-induced hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation, acts as an antioxidant and intervenes in the processes of signal transduction. Thanks to the ability to inhibit several markers of HSC activation, the zinc is shown to be a prospective substance for antifibrotic combination therapy.

Second place went to a participant from the Czech Republic, Dr. Tomáš Hucl (Benes M, Kocik M, Krak M, Maluskova J, Kieslichova E, Oliverius M, Spicak J. A novel double-endoloop technique for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery gastric access site closure. Gastrointest Endosc 2010; 71 (4): 806–811). During NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery) transgastric entry is very often used but whose safe closure had not been resolved. The authors of this work showed that the closure of the cut to the stomach wall by their selected so-called double endoloop technique is simple, safe and effective, and can contribute to the general acceptance and spread of NOTES in clinical practice.

First place went to the youngest participant Dr. Michal F. Kaminski of Poland (Kaminski MF, Regula J, Kraszewska E, Polkowski M, Wojciechowska U, Didkowska J, Zwierko M, Rupinski M, Nowacki MP, Butruk E. Quality indicators for colonoscopy and the risk of interval cancer. N Engl J Med 2010; 362 (19): 1795–1803). The work deals with the testing of the level of the validity of selected indicators of the quality of screening colonoscopy and monitors its connection with interval cancer. It was shown that the frequency of colonoscopic detection of adenomatous lesions is an indicator of a well performed colonoscopy and can be regarded as an independent factor of the risk of interval cancer. The results of the evaluated work are a further significant step in the continuous perfection of the screening programme for colorectal cancer.

Gulnara Nussipakynova, Medical Coordinator