PESI-IAPS Karl Storz Awards


Past Awardees

2022 - Dr Subhash Subuddhi (First prize)    

      Dr Prabhu Karunakar (Second prize)

2018 - Nephron sparing surgery for syndromic Wilms’ tumor: robotic approach  - Priyank Yadav (First prize)

Thoracoscopic & Laparoscopic excision of synchronous pulmonary and hepatic hydatids in single stage: Challenge accepted - Vineet Binu (2nd Prize)

2017 - Laparoscopic reimplant with nephrectomy: a new combo in pediatric MAS Dr Rajkumar PGIMER Chandigarh

2014 - Thoracoscopic Repair of Esophageal Atresia-Tracheoesophageal fistula, Dr.Ravi Kanojia, PGIMER, Chandigarh 

2013 - Laparoscopic Cystogastrostomy for pseudocyst pancreas

PESI Awards

CEMAST Scholarship

Best paper for Pediatric Surgery trainees 

Dr Rameshwar Nath Minocha PESI - BAPS Travelling Fellowship 2024         

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Dr Rameshwar Nath Minocha PESI - BAPS Travelling Fellowship 2024


We proudly announce the PESI- Dr Rameshwar Nath Minocha Travelling Fellowship award in conjunction with PESI-IAPS, Minocha family and BAPS. The award has been initiated and sustained by Minocha family in the memory of Dr Rameshwar Nath Minocha. The fellowship is opened to members of PESI-IAPS and is aimed at providing skill improving opportunities by attending a higher center in UK. The field of interest can be laparoscopic or endoscopic paediatric surgery.

 This document outlines the guidelines and other details for the program. 

Who is eligible? 

Selection committee for the award

The award selection panel will comprise of 4 members 

PESI Chairman and PESI secretary (as ex-officio members), one member from Minocha Family and 4th member co-opted by the above 3 persons with mutual agreement.

What does the award cover? 

The total amount of grant is capped at 1500 GBP*. Any additional expenses above this amount will be candidate’s responsibility. The funding will be on reimbursement basis. Advance partial support can be considered when the candidate reaches host institution. Financial process will be managed by BAPS through IAC

Timeline for the application process

The awards will be announced in Sept every year. 

Application for award closes on 15th January 2024

Announcement of successful candidate – First week of Feb

Candidate should attend PESICON to be held 8-10th March 2024 and will receive a citation for the award in the GBM

The fellowship duration will be minimum 2 weeks -1 month around the dates of BAPS annual congress (July). He/ She will have the opportunity of attending BAPS and will also be encouraged to submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation in Global Surgery Session or International Forum of BAPS.

The selection process: 

The applicant will be selected in an unbiased manner By the Award committee. The application process will be completely online through PESI website. Please look for the application tab on PESI website under the section awards.

Program coordinators: 

PESI secretary (ex officio) and Dr Ashish Minocha from UK will be the coordinators for the program. We will help you to get required documents for VISA and other support to search for a host. Time between Nov to May will be available to the successful applicant to do all the paper work in this regard.

PESI-IAPS orations

2016 - Dr. Rasik Shah 2019 - Dr. Amulya Saxena, UK 2022 - Dr Meera Luthra

2017 - Dr. Ravi Ramadwar   2020 - Dr. Rajamani 2023 - Dr Selvarajan K

2018 - Dr. Ketan Parikh 2021 - Dr Annette J, Singapore

PESI mentorship program