Young Educators Award

SLS Young Educators Award
sponsored by the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center

We are proud to announce the annual SLS Young Educators Award. This award will be presented to a physician (general surgeon, gynecologist or urologist); that has completed their Residency/Fellowship training and has been in practice for less than 10 years. The purpose of this award is to facilitate their passion for educating others in the field of minimally invasive surgery. The award will consist of Florida Hospital Nicholson Center providing the educational venue and needed materials to supply and execute a course of the award recipients choosing*. Applications for this award will be facilitated through the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons website. The application will consist of a 250 word or less summary of what the surgeon would like to teach; why he/she feels this is a necessary objective to teach; and a qualitative and/or quantitative way of measuring the skills transmitted to the recipient (student) during this educational event. The current board of trustees for the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons will judge the applicants for the curricula and ability to execute this educational event. The award will be announced at the annual meeting, and the recipient must be present to receive the award.

*The recipient of the SLS Young Educators Award will have access to the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center for one educational event; details as follows:

  • Use of an education center or board room with seating up to 100 for up to 2-eight hour days
  • General audio visual support
  • Up to eight hours in the wet laboratory with 1 cadaver or up to 3 porcine
  • FHNC laboratory staff support
  • FHNC on-site equipment
  • All basic surgical supplies
  • Skills laboratory preparation & setup
  • Skills laboratory cleaning & disinfecting
  • Utilization & disposals of biohazards
  • Tissue Transportation
  • Tissue Cremation
  • Tissue Processing

Reservations must be made no less than 60 days prior to the event. This complimentary service is subject to availability on Sunday – Thursday. Awarded services and offering are subject to change. Additional restrictions and limitations apply. For more information about the award, please email

*Restrictions and Limitations Apply. Contact Florida Hospital Nicholson Center for details.