For the tenth consecutive time, doctors and pharmacists who also conduct research in addition to their regular clinical work can compete for the prestigious International Medis Awards for Medical Research. Researchers from nine countries of Central and South-Eastern Europe have until 2 November 2023 to apply for the contest. Outstanding scientific research achievements in nine fields are awarded by an independent international committee of eminent professors.

The aim of the Awards is to highlight these doctors and pharmacists among the public in order to increase recognition of their work and encourage them and others to continue their research. Their work contributes to important innovations in medicine and pharmacy, enabling more effective disease management.

"The International Medis Awards are an important recognition for doctors and pharmacists, ensuring that their invaluable work receives the attention it deserves,” emphasises the President of the International Scientific Committee, Prof. Borut Štrukelj, MSc Pharm, PhD, from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Ljubljana, urging “all researchers to submit your work, as this will increase the visibility of your research and clinical work in the scientific community. In addition, your research has the potential to attract a wider audience and raise the profile of scientific achievements from this region of Europe among the lay public."

Prof. Borut Štrukelj, MSc Pharm, PhD, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana

High Criteria and Intense International Competition

Doctors and pharmacists from the fields of gastroenterology, gynecology, intensive care medicine and anesthesiology, neurology, ophthalmology, pediatrics, pharmacy, pulmonology and allergology, and rheumatology are invited to participate. Researchers from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia can apply.

The submitted research must be published between 1 October 2022 and 31 October 2023 in an international scientific journal with an Impact Factor of more than 1.500.

Applications can be submitted until 2 November 2023 in English via the online form at

The International Medis Awards were founded in 2014 at the initiative of Medis, d. o. o., which continues to be the main sponsor of the contest. Read more at:

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Foto 1: The winners are presented with a bronze sculpture called Bodočnost (The Future) by renowned sculptor Jakov Brdar.
Foto 2: Prof. Borut Štrukelj, MSc Pharm, PhD, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana