SGP talent prize 2022 winner

Carmen de Jong with SGP talent prize 2022

08.06.2022 – Carmen de Jong, graduated PhD student in the paediatric respiratory health group at the institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), won the talent prize 2022 at the Schweizer Gesellschaft für Pädiatrie (SGP) Conference held in Lucerne on 2nd and 3rd June 2022.

The talent prize is offered to the paediatric resident with the best scientific article in the paediatric field. The evaluation was based on the work done by the trainee herself, the originality, completeness, scientific accuracy, and contribution to science.

Carmen’s article named “Diagnosis of Asthma in Children: findings from the Swiss Paediatric Airway Cohort” assessed the accuracy of respiratory symptoms, objective tests and guideline algorithms to diagnose asthma in children. Her work, supervised by Prof. Claudia Kühni and funded by the SNF, contributed to the new guideline of the European Respiratory Society for diagnosing asthma in children aged 5-16 years.