Politzer Prize


  1. The Candidates should not have reached the age of Forty Years by the opening date of The Politzer Meeting at which they are competing.
  2. Entry is open to both members and non-members of The Politzer Society
  3. Entry is restricted to one Prize only.
  4. The Candidates have to be registered for The Politzer Society meeting at which they are competing.
  5. The Politzer Prize Committee, consists of The President, The Past President and two other assessors appointed by The Board. If at any time there becomes a conflict of interests for any Prize Committee member, the President shall appoint a replacement/s from members of the The Politzer Society Board.
  6. Abstracts of 600 words, to include the objectives, materials, methods, results and conclusions should be sent to the President of the Politzer Society (*) and to the conference organisers (*), no later than 3 months before start of the meeting (November 18th, 2017).
  7. The Presentation should be substantially of their own work and represent an oral exposition of publishable work.
  8. The Presentation should not have been presented previously or published nationally or internationally.
  9. A manuscript should be prepared as for publication in Otology & Neurotology.
  10. The winners of The Politzer Prizes must agree to forward the manuscript to Otology & Neurotology within six months of the date awarded for consideration of publication.
  11. The Politzer Prize Committee will require evidence of the pursuit to publication.
  12. A signed declaration to confirm that the candidates have and will comply with all the regulations of The Politzer Prize should be appended.
  13. The President shall make a preliminary assessment and then send blinded abstracts to the other assessors, asking them to rank 1,2,3 the three best clinical and three best basic science papers. The cumulative 6 highest ranked abstracts will be invited to present.
  14. The President will inform the Organiser of those presentations not selected; they will be included in the general programme and the candidates informed.
  15. If the Presentation is not shortlisted for the Prize it will be automatically considered for a Short paper or Poster presentation.
  16. The Organiser shall reserve a 90 minutes plenary session at the The Politzer Society Meeting and publish it on all announcements and on the final programme as “Politzer Prize Session”.
  17. The session is chaired by the President of the Politzer Society. The presentation time is 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for the general discussion of each paper.
  18. The Politzer Prizes shall consist of The Politzer Prize Gold Medals, insignias, and €2000.
  19. The winners receive free registration and accommodation at the next Politzer Society meeting, if the above conditions have been met.
  20. The Politzer Prize Medals remain the property of The Politzer Society.
  21. The candidates accept that the decisions of The Politzer Prize Committee are final.
  22. The decision of The Politzer Society Prize Committee will be announced at The Gala Dinner and The President of The Politzer Society will present the Prizes.
  23. The finalist presentations will be welcome for publication within the Journal of International Advanced Otology.

(*)   The candidates of Politzer Prize 2017 should send their abstracts by online abstract submission system instead of by e-mail. Please note that the online abstract system will be closed by February , 2017 to the regular abstract submission.




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*all fields are mandatory

History of Politzer Prizes

1992 N. Kraus “Cortical evoked potentials to speech stimuli in cochlear implant patients”
1994 Anne, G.M. Schilder “The effect of otitis media with effusion at pre-school age on some aspects of auditory perception at school”
1998 Justin Weir “Differentiation of Cochlear Hair Cells in Vitro”
2002 Mark Winter “Reverse Transfer Function (Rtf) Measurement: An Objective Tool To Determine The Performance Of The Active Middle Ear Implant Transducer”
Ray J, D’Souza “Subarachnoid – CSF fat microemboli – a common non-specific finding following translabyrinthine acoustic neuroma excision”
Holger Sudhoff “Molecular mechanisms of bone resorption in cholesteatoma”
Z. Farkas “Voice spectral analysis in children with acute otitis media”
Karosi T, Konya J, Petko M, Szabo LZ, Pytel J, Jori J, Sziklai “AntimeaslesIgG for serologic diagnosis of otosclerotic hearing loss”
Kanzaki S, Ito M, Ogawa K, Matsuo K “Hearing loss and osteoporosis of auditory ossicles in mice.”
Pascal Senn “Robust post-mortem survival of murine vestibular and cochlear stem cells”
Felipe Santos “Chemical genetics approach yields a novel class of compounds that protect mammalian hair cells”
SertacYetiser “Analysis of time-dependent changes of neurotrophic factors (BDNF, CNTF) in traumatic facial nerve injury of a nerve-cut and nerve-crush model in rats”
Tadashi Kitahara “Effects of intra-endolymphatic sac application of large doses of steroids for intractable Meniere’s disease: a randomized controlled trial”
Stephane Tringali, “Otologics Middle EarTransducer with Contralateral Conventional HearingAid in Severe Sensorineural Hearing Loss”
Massimo Ralli, “Comparison of Salicylate, Quinine andNoise-inducedTinnitus DevelopmentandTime Course in Rats andEvaluation of Audiological Correlates”
David D. Pothier “Digital Image Stabilizaton in the Treatment of Oscillopsia”
Hyo‐Jeong Lee “Auditory, Visual, and Audiovisual Speech Percepton in CI Users Measured by H152O‐PET”
Abraham Jacob “AR42: A Novel Histone Deacelylase Inhibitor with High Clinical‐Translational Potential as Treatment for NF2‐Associated Tumors”
2013 Notch inhibition induces cochlear hair cell regeneration and recovery of hearing after acoustic trauma
Kunio Mizutari, Masato Fujioka, Makoto Hosoya, Naomi Bramhall, Hirotaka James Okano, Hideyuki Okano, Albert S Edge
The effectiveness of different neuroprotective agents in facial nerve injury: An experimental study
Gökçe Tanyeri, Onur Çelik, Oytun Erbaş, Fatih Oltulu, Özlem Yılmaz Dilsiz
Dysfunction of the cochlea contributing to hearing loss in vestibular schwannoma
Christof Röösli, Fred H Lithicum, Sebahattin Cureoglu, Saumil N Merchant
Intracochlear electrically evoked auditory brainstem responses in cochlear implantation of children with inner ear malformations during surgery
Shujiro B Minami, Nobuko Yamamoto, Hideki Takegoshi, Yukiko Shinjo, Chieko Enomoto, Kimitaka Kaga