This issue brings a review by the first winner of the Acta Endocrinologica Prize, Professor Bengt Westermark. The prize has been founded by Acta Endocrinologica, owned by the Endocrine Societies of Denmark, Finland, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The prize is presented at the Congress of the European Federation of Endocrine Societies (EFES) to emphasize and further the already significant endocrine research in Europe.
The prize should be awarded to a young European scientist, basic or clinical, for distinction manifested by publications that have contributed to the advancement of knowledge in the field of endocrinology.
The jury is made up of seven members, with the President of EFES as the chairman and the Chief Editor of the journal as Secretary and Vicechairman. The other five members are elected at the discretion of the Editorial Board and the President of EFES upon the advice of