Scientific Research Awards


Scientific Research Awards are presented annually for abstracts presented at the Society’s annual meeting.  The abstract submission site for the Society's 2017 annual meeting will open August 1, 2017. Researchers who want their abstracts considered for presentation must submit them no later than 3:00 pm ET November 8, 2016. Click here for submission guidelines.
Oral and Quick Shot presentations by a breast fellow will be considered for the following:

  • The George Peters Award for the best abstract presented by a breast fellow. (Fellows eligible for this award are required to submit a manuscript to Annals of Surgical Oncology by April 12, 2017.) The award was established by the Society to honor Dr. George N. Peters, who was instrumental in bringing together the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Disease, and the Society of Surgical Oncology to develop educational objectives for breast fellowships. The educational objectives were first used to award Komen Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowships. Subsequently the curriculum was used for the breast fellowship credentialing process that has led to the development of a nationwide matching program for breast fellowships. 

Oral and Quick Shot presentations by a trainee will be considered for the following:

  • The Outstanding Scientific Presentation Award for the best paper presented by a medical student, resident, or fellow. (Medical students, residents, or fellows eligible for this award are required to submit a manuscript to Annals of Surgical Oncology by April 12, 2017.)

A prize of $1,000 will be granted to the winner of the George Peters Award and $500 to the winner of the Outstanding Scientific Presentation Award—both of which are supported by The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation.
All Oral presentations will be considered for the following:

  • The Scientific Impact Award for the best paper as voted on by the audience. The winner of the Scientific Impact Award receives a plaque.

To read more about the awards presented at the 17th Annual Meeting click here.