Univ.-Prof. Dr. Claus Cursiefen, Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology at University Hospital Cologne has been awarded with the Médaille d’Or Paul Chibret during the 117. Conference of the Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft (German Society of Ophthalmology) in Berlin.
The Médaille d’Or Paul Chibret is given for exceptional engagement in international ophthalmology, research and international cooperation. Mr Jean Frederic Chibret, president of the Laboratoires Thea and descendant of Paul Chibret (which the award has been named after), handed the Médaille to Prof. Cursiefen.
“It is a great honor. Paul Chibret, the founder of the French Society of Ophthalmology encouraged already during the 19th century a good relationship with the Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft. The award encourages me to support and continue the German – French cooperation for example with European research projects in the area of ophthalmology, even more” says Prof. Cursiefen. He is already the third Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Cologne after Dr. Helmut Neubauer (1997) und Prof. Dr. Günter Krieglstein (2011) who is honored with this award.