Elsevier wins six first prizes and three BMA Special Prizes, including BMA Medical Book of the Year, at 2019 BMA Medical Book Awards

Elsevier congratulates its medical authors and editors for this industry recognition and for consistently producing high-quality medical content

London, September 18, 2019

Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, and its authors had another strong showing at the British Medical Association’s (BMA) annual BMA Medical Book Awards ceremony, winning six of the 20 categories and three BMA Special Prizes.

A panel of 400 judges reviewed the 600 titles submitted to the BMA from publishers around the globe. A total of 41 Elsevier professional and scholarly products were honored. The three BMA Special Prizes are:

”We are truly honored to be amongst the esteemed groups of editors who have been recipients of this award in the past,” said Dr. Phyllis E. Kozarsky, co-editor for Elsevier’s Travel Medicine and Professor Emerita, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. “Travel medicine is a relatively new specialty, encompassing all of internal medicine, and has reached its goal of moving from merely practice guided by expert opinion, to one with a strong scientific foundation, which is well documented by this text.”

“We are thankful to the Elsevier team as well as to our senior editor, Dr. Jay Keystone, who recently passed away and worked tirelessly with us through this 4th edition,” said co-editor Dr. Bradley A. Connor, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Medical Director, The New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine; and President, International Society of Travel Medicine. “We celebrate this award, as well as celebrate Dr. Keystone's life as a superb editor, mentor, clinician and friend.”

Elsevier titles received six first prizes in the following categories:

Dr. Charles J. Yeo, 8th Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, whose book won First Place in the Surgical Specialties category, said, “Our aim was to publish a book that can serve as the ‘encyclopedia’ of gastroenterology (GI) surgery. This win is a testimony to the hard work and expertise provided by the four section editors and hundreds of authors. We are delighted that the BMA recognized our work with this most gracious honor.”

Alastair Innes, BSc PhD FRCP Ed, Consultant Physician, Respiratory Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; Honorary Reader in Respiratory Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK, and lead editor of MacLeod’s Clinical Examination, 14e, said, On behalf of the contributors and the editors we are delighted that the BMA have chosen MacLeod's for this award. The newly revised edition follows and builds on the book’s tradition of giving clear, understandable guidance to students on the core clinical skills, and it is excellent to see the BMA endorsing the continued value of such a text for today's students."

Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director for Elsevier’s Global Education, Reference and Continuity group, thanked the many authors and Elsevier staff who contributed to this recognition.

“The BMA awards are an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of our authors and Elsevier staff to publish the highest quality written content for our professional readers,” BeDell said. “Consistent themes in the BMA reviews are that our content exemplifies high quality production, illustrations, and images and includes the added value of the e-book and multimedia components – all significant points that raise us above our competitors.”

Brain Coley, Professor, Departments of Radiology and Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Radiologist-in-Chief, Department of Radiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, said he was honored to win such a prestigious award from the British Medical Association for Caffey Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging.

“My congratulations to the many international authors who shared their expertise and wisdom to help educate all that are interested in the imaging care of children,” Coley said.

Elsevier also received Highly Commended honors in the following categories:


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