Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons established the Harrith M Hasson Award for Best Presentation Promoting Education and Training. Dr. Mireille D. Truong, MD, accepted the Award for "The Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery Psychomotor Skills Prototype Development Video" which was selected as the best presentation at the 2013 SLS Annual Meeting in Reston, Virginia.
Presenting the Award: Dr. Paul A Wetter (Chairman of SLS), Dr. Robert Sweet (President of SLS), Dr. Hasson's family in attendance, Sharon Sharrett and Amir Alexander Hasson.
Remarks by Dr Wetter: Dr Hasson was President of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, in 2007 and a recipient of the SLS Excel Award in 2008, The Excel Award is given each year to a surgeon who has made outstanding contributions to laparoscopy, endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. He worked tirelessly over many years in helping to train fellow physicians. Harry was so important to all of us in the SLS Family and we will miss him greatly.
To appreciate the historical contributions of Dr. Hasson, please read his speech, "Challenges and Rewards of a Pioneer" given by him when receiving the Excel Award from SLS in 2008.