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Hugo Obwegeser prize

The Swiss Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery awards an annual prize named after its founding member Hugo Obwegeser.

The prize is awarded for outstanding scientific work in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery that has not yet been awarded a prize. 


The evaluation of the papers will be done according to general reviewer guidelines by a committee consisting of 3 elected members of the Society who will act as judges. They will select from the submitted papers the one that they deem worthy of the award judged by originality, clinical and scientific relevance. The submitted work must be unpublished. 

All members of the Swiss Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and all physicians and dentists working in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as their co-authors may apply for the prize.


Further details can be found in the enclosed regulations.


Regulations Hugo Obwegeser Prize, German version (PDF-Document)

Regulations Hugo Obwegeser Prize, French version (PDF-Document)

List of the Hugo Obwegeser Prize winners 2013-2019 (PDF-Document)

List of Hugo Obwegeser Prize winners 2013-2022:

23.11.2013 in Basel

Metzler Philipp, Zürich: "3D Characterization of condylar hyperactivity growth anomalies and condylar hyperplasia"

21.11.2014 in Lausanne

Müller Andreas, Basel: "Osteoblastic differentiation of Wharton's jelly biopsies and it's mesenchymal stromal cells after xeno-free culture"

27.11.2015 in Solothurn

Schoumann Thomas, Paris: " Accuracy evaluation of CAD/CAM generated splints in orthognathic surgery, a cadaveric study"

26.11.2016 in Solothurn

Thieringer Florian, Basel: "Computer-assisted virtual planning and surgical template fabrication for frontoorbital advancement"

25.11.2017 in Solothurn

Kreutz Matthias, Basel: "Fat-Derived Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells Enhance the Bone-Forming Capacity of Devitalized Engineered Hypertrophic Cartilage Matrix"

24.11.2018 in Solothurn

No Candidate

22.11.2019 in Aarau

Gander Thomas, Zürich: "Qualitätssicherung bei Frakturversorgung der Orbita"

19.11.2021 in Luzern

Burkhard John-Patrik, Bern: " Postoperative systemic complications in patients undergoing free flap head and neck reconstruction: A retrospective observational series with a proposed prediction model and nomogram"

17.11.2022 in Lausanne

Ludwig Nils, Regensburg (D): "TGFβ+ exosomes from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells reprogram macrophages towards a pro-angiogenic phenotype"

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