Mr. Jerry French and Mr. Walter Ryan of Cook Urological, Inc. designed the “Arthur Award” in honor of Dr. Arthur Smith. The illuminated and beautifully illustrated glass block award is presented to a urologist who is within 10 years of completing residency or fellowship and who has already achieved distinction through myriad contributions to the field of Endourology in research and teaching. The only exception to this rule was the presentation of the first award to Dr. Smith in recognition of his establishment of the Endourology Society, his clinical contributions to the field, his training of numerous fellows, and his ongoing support of the society and its Journal throughout the past two decades. The award is given annually.
Ralph Clayman Mentor Award honors surgeons in minimally invasive urology who have contributed their knowledge and experience to their field in training and research. The criteria of the award winner includes: their number of papers submitted for the past 3 years, their total publications in endourology and lap/robotics, their number of certified fellows trained, their total citations in endourology and lap/robotics, their number of grants in endourology and lap/robotics, the Essay Contest track record of the mentor and their fellows, and their track record academically.
Recipients must be a member of the Society and must currently be or have been a Program Director of an Endourology Society Recognized fellowship.
This award is presented by the Endourology Society to individuals in industry and the company they represent who have promoted Endourology worldwide through product development, support of the society’s foreign fellows program, aided the international distribution of the Journal of Endourology, and/or provided grants in aid for the annual World Congress meeting. The Endourology Society is ever cognizant that the strong partnership of industry and the society is very much responsible for the growth and dissemination of Endourology. The award may be given annually.
The Olympus Best Paper Award is an industry sponsored award by the Olympus medical technology company. It recognizes outstanding research that advances the field of minimally invasive urology and is awarded to the three best selected works presented at each year's World Congress of Endourology.