Young Investigator
Award (YIA)

The Award that Brings You onto an International Stage
One key feature of IDDF is the Young Investigator Award, which provides a platform specifically for young investigators to share their research and thus gain recognition. Authors of the abstracts with the highest scores in both gastroenterology and hepatology present their work at the Young Investigator Award session. A panel of adjudicators composed of eminent international experts provides critical feedback to the participants.

The presentations are assessed according to the importance of the research question, the strength of the research methodology, the quality of the results, the clarity of the presentation, and the scientific impact of the research. Over the past five years, abstract submission numbers have risen from 68 in 2014 to 425 in 2019, an increase of 625 per cent. The continuous growth of the entry submissions in the past years is significant and fast-paced and responds to one of the most critical missions of IDDF: to nurture young investigators by providing them international exchange opportunities.

Message from
our past Winners

‘Wow! It's already been 10 years! I still remember vividly how excited I was when I made my debut presentation at the very first IDDF in 2011. At that time, I was a young man (come on, it’s 10 years ago) who just picked up his career and previously had few chances to present at an international stage. That experience proved to be inspirational and has nurtured me a lot. So I learned and grew along the way with IDDF and then found myself luckily awarded as a young investigator in 2014. Thank you very much, IDDF! Happy 10th anniversary!’

Yao-Chun HSU (Taiwan),
IDDF 2014

‘Was fortunate to have IDDF as a platform to present my work and fully loved the experience the platform brings to the young investigators like me especially with the master class program. Had good interactions with fellow young investigators. Also found it a good opportunity for networking and interacting with pioneers in field. Found it more interactive and content rich. Made many good friends. Looking forward to being part of it again.’

Ritesh PRAJAPATI (India),
IDDF 2016

‘I am very grateful to IDDF for having the opportunity to present my research findings to such an esteemed audience, and to receive a Young Investigators Award. It served as great motivation to continue to embark on different research ventures in the field of gastroenterology. IDDF is one of the highlights of gastroenterology conferences, and provides a great meeting of minds and ideas.’

Yanna KO (Australia),
IDDF 2013

List of
Past Winners

Winner
Runners-up
2020
Nurulamin NOOR (United Kingdom)
Ken LIU (Australia)
Tsz Tung KWONG (Hong Kong)
2019
Chieh-chang CHEN (Taiwan)
Jeanine ARKENBOSCH (The Netherlands)
Vinay SASTRY (Australia)
2018
Lixia XU (China)
Jing LIU (China)
Jonathan SEGAL (United Kingdom)
2017
Po-yuen CHEN (Taiwan)
Seung-hwa LEE (Korea)
Yanna LIU (China)
2016
Ritesh PRAJAPATI (India)
Mohsin ASLAM (India)
Po-yueh CHEN (Taiwan)
2015
Nir SALOMON (Israel)
Jyh-ming LIOU (Taiwan)
Tung-hung SU (Taiwan)
2014
Wonseok KANG (Korea)
Yao-Chun HSU (Taiwan)
Nir SALOMON (Israel)
2013
Xiaolong QI (China)
Seung Up KIM (Korea)
Yanna KO (Australia)
2012
Chung-feng HUANG (Taiwan)
Lucy LIM (Australia)
Chieh-chang CHEN (Taiwan)
2019
Winner
Chieh-chang CHEN (Taiwan)
Runners-up
Jeanine ARKENBOSCH (The Netherlands)
Vinay SASTRY (Australia)
2018
Winner
Lixia XU (China)
Runners-up
Jing LIU (China)
Jonathan SEGAL (United Kingdom)
2017
Winner
Po-yuen CHEN (Taiwan)
Runners-up
Seung-hwa LEE (Korea)
Yanna LIU (China)
2016
Winner
Ritesh PRAJAPATI (India)
Runners-up
Mohsin ASLAM (India)
Po-yueh CHEN (Taiwan)
2015
Winner
Nir SALOMON (Israel)
Runners-up
Jyh-ming LIOU (Taiwan)
Tung-hung SU (Taiwan)
2014
Winner
Wonseok KANG (Korea)
Runners-up
Yao-Chun HSU (Taiwan)
Nir SALOMON (Israel)
2013
Winner
Xiaolong QI (China)
Runners-up
Seung Up KIM (Korea)
Yanna KO (Australia)
2012
Winner
Chung-feng HUANG (Taiwan)
Runners-up
Lucy LIM (Australia)
Chieh-chang CHEN (Taiwan)