Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery announces Resident Best Paper Award

JFMS-ribbonEarlier last year, SAGE and The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS) were delighted to launch the JFMS Resident Best Paper Award. This award seeks to recognize quality and excellence for early career authors in veterinary science who submit papers to be published in JFMS.

Retrograde urethrogram - demonstration of extravasation of contrast. Pos...This year’s winner was Elena Addison, for her paper “A Retrospective Analysis of Urethral Rupture in 63 Cats.”


Speaking about their choice, the judges commented:

“Her paper utilized a good number of cases, revealing valuable new findings and insights on the challenging problem of urethral rupture in cats.  Importantly, once aware that accidental trauma is such a significant cause of urethral damage, practitioners can be more vigilant in looking for it; particularly as significant urethral injury can occur despite the absence of pelvic fractures.  Similarly, through knowing that urethral catheterization commonly results in tears and strictures, veterinarians can pay more attention to using a gentler and a more patient technique – hopefully reducing the incidence of urethral rupture as a complication of such medical treatment.”

Part of SAGE’s founding principles is that education creates healthy minds and healthy cultures, and as part of that we are delighted to be able to support awards such as these, which seek to identify the high quality research output of early career researchers and practitioners. In an environment where both the education and research landscapes are rapidly evolving and in a discipline and field of medical practice where research expands at a fast pace, it is increasingly important to support young researchers and practitioners both with access to forums where they join the debate with peers and help to shape the direction of their research fields.

sam_0690_x117As a winner, Elena will be awarded a complimentary registration to either the AAFP Annual Conference or ISFM Annual Congress, award certificates for her and her supervisor, recognition in the journal and further marketing supporting for her research.

Congratulations Elena!

The JFMS Resident Best Paper Award was launched in 2013, and will continue annually. Authors who are a resident in a recognized residency program are encouraged to submit their papers. Eligible papers for the award (lead authors holding Resident status at time of submission) are evaluated for benefit to cats, direct usefulness to practitioners, and quality of science, originality and standard of writing. For further information on the award please visit –

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