Excellent research: STORZ MEDICAL supports new »Christian Chaussy Award« of the German Society for Shock Wave Lithotripsy


The »Christian Chaussy Award« is a new award launched by the German Society for Shock Wave Lithotripsy (DGSWL) to recognise outstanding scientific work. STORZ MEDICAL supports the award with a research grant, the prize money is €2,500. It was presented for the first time during the 71st Congress of the German Society of Urology (DGU) in Hamburg, Germany, on 18 September 2019.

Christian Chaussy Award

In the picture from left to right: Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Jens J. Rassweiler (SLK Kliniken Heilbronn GmbH, Medical Director at Department of Urology and Paediatric Urology, President of DGSWL), Award winner Dr. med. Ioannis Sokolakis (University of Wuerzburg/Germany, Department of Urology and Paediatric Urology), Dr. Pavel Novak (Business Development, STORZ MEDCIAL AG, Tägerwilen/Switzerland)

The »Christian Chaussy Award 2019« went to Dr Ioannis Sokolakis (University of Wuerzburg/Germany, Department of Urology and Paediatric Urology), who convinced the jury with his scientific paper »Molekulare Auswirkungen der Extrakorporalen Stoßwellentherapie mit niedriger Intensität (LI-ESWT) auf die Harnblase in einem experimentellen diabetischen Rattenmodell« [Translation: »Molecular effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy with low intensity (LI-ESWT) on the urinary bladder in an experimental diabetic rat model]. Dr Pavel Novak, STORZ MEDICAL, presented the award during a session of the DGSWL. In addition, Dr Novak gave a presentation on technical principles of shock wave therapy, in which he focused on new insights in the field of radial shock wave therapy (RSWT).

The »Christian Chaussy Award« is named after Professor Dr Christian Chaussy. On 7 February 1980, he treated the first kidney-stone patient worldwide successfully with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. Shortly after the first treatment, the new method was celebrated as a revolution.


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