Ethicon Prize 2019

The Ethicon Prize is an award for the best original scientific or clinical paper submitted by young surgeons in Malaysia for presentation at the Annual Scientific Congress of the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia. This award, started in 1989, will hopefully encourage a high standard of research and scientific presentations among young surgeons.

The Prize
Cash of RM2,000 donated by Ethicon.



The competition is open to all young surgeons and surgical trainees currently working in Malaysian hospitals who are below 35 years old as on 1st February 2019.

The work submitted may be from any surgical specialty, and it may take the form of clinical trials, surveys, retrospective studies, laboratory experiments or any other form of unpublished original work.

The bulk of the work which are submitted must be performed by the author himself/ herself even though he may have done the work in conjunction with other doctors or agencies either locally or overseas. However, the work must be carried out in Malaysia.

The author himself / herself should present the paper at the Annual Scientific Congress of the College in April 2019 if the paper is selected for the finals.

The author must submit a signed declaration of his/her age, that his/her paper has not been published or presented elsewhere and the presenter has done most of the work.


Completed papers are to be submitted online via this page by 15th June 2019.

Authors whose papers are shortlisted for presentation shall be accorded the following privileges:

  1 Complimentary registration
  2 Hotel accommodation for the duration of the conference (for those outside Kuala Lumpur)
  3 Travel expenses (for those outside Kuala Lumpur)