Nominee Criteria

The nominee should be selected based on these criteria:

  • someone who has demonstrated principals of SIOP’s mission and vision
  • someone who has worked with SIOP
  • someone who has made a scientific achievement
  • someone who is retired from regular practice and academics
NB: awards can be given posthumously


SIOP will cover the following for you as part of the award:

  • Free registration to the annual meeting
  • Economy class round trip flight
  • Taxi fare between the airport and the hotel
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Honorary SIOP membership

The winner is also invited to the SIOP Presidential Dinner and we will host the offical award ceremony during the opening ceremony of the SIOP Annual Congress that year.

Nomination Form

Nominations for 2024 are open. Please submit your nominations via the button below.

Deadline ends April 3, 2024 (same as abstract submission deadline).

Would you like to nominate a nurse?

Please use our dedicated Nursing Leadership Award nomination form – click here

Congratulations to our 2024 Winner!

Professor Riehm was the creator and intellectual leader of the BFM group in the late 80s and 90s. He simply designed the way we treat (and cure) acute lymphoblastic leukemia even now. He displayed a very active outreach activity back in the day when these cooperations were not as common as they are now, working with partners in middle income countries who followed his strategies which now are part of the strongest network for clinical trials in ALL (thr iBFM). He was an influencial leader for many years in the beginning of the cure time for ALL in many countries in the world. I personally met him at a SIOP meeting where he always attended and presented discussions that are still remembered by many of us and always brought thought-provoking controversies. Our younger colleagues would probably not know that the combination of drugs (eg Protocol I for ALL, prednisone pre-phase, day 8th evaluation in ALL) were based on his research and we use them until now.

He has been given the SIOP’s Lifetime Achievement Award based on his seminal contributions to the cure of children with ALL and for his participation at SIOP related activities through the BFM group.

Past Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

  • 2017 Washington D.C.: Hans-Peter Wagner (Switzerland), Audrey Evans (USA), Giulio “Dan” D’Angio (USA)
  • 2018 Kyoto: Giuseppe Masera (Italy)
  • 2019 Lyon: Peter Hesseling (South Africa), Maud Brunat-Mentigny (France)
  • 2020 Virtual: Tim Eden (UK)
  • 2021 Virtual: Kate Matthay (USA)
  • 2022 Barcelona: Ronnie Barr (Canada) & Paul Rogers (Canada)
  • 2023 Ottawa: Gregory Reaman (USA)
  • 2024 Honolulu: Hansjörg Riehm (Germany)