Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to a member who has demonstrated outstanding service to ILTS and is a recognized leader in the area of liver transplantation.

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is presented yearly at the annual congress to honor one or two individuals who have made outstanding career contributions to ILTS and/or liver transplantation. ILTS Council members are invited to submit nominations for discussion at their winter meeting.


The key principles shown below are proposed to clarify eligibility. They are listed in decreasing order of importance:


  1. A candidate should be close to retirement (within two years) or already retired from full-time clinical practice and/or research.
  2. He/she should have made significant academic contributions both to ILTS meetings and to the progress of liver transplantation as a whole.
  3. Consideration should also be given to non-academic contributions in support of the society’s educational mission, including society management and development.
  4. Consideration may be given to selecting candidates connected to the region hosting the congress – this enhances peer recognition for the awardee and promotes ILTS to the local community.

See list of awardees