Als Preisträger wurden Prof. Tore Solheim, Norwegen und Prof. Cyril J. Thomas, Australien ausgezeichnet.

The award was given to Prof. Cyril J. Thomas and Prof. Tore Solheim at the IOFOS meeting in Montpellier 2002 by Dr. Klaus Rötzscher.

The award was given to Prof Cyril J. Thomas, Australia, for his conscientious and faithful service as editor of Journal of Forensic Odontology. Cyril J. Thomas was born and educated in South-Africa and is a specialist in prostodontics.

After moving to Australia he was appointed editor of what was from then on to be the official journal for IOFOS.

The journal is now refereed, fully indexed and found in many of the large databases. It is thanks to Professor Thomas that it has been established as a quality international scientific journal which is published regularly twice a year.

After 15 years as editor he has announced that he wants to retire.

Dear Klaus, it was a great pleasure to meet up with you and so many dear and old friends and colleagues at the IAFS/IOFOS meeting in Montpellier. The highlight would of course be the awarding of the first Gustafson award of AKFOS to Tore Solheim and me. I am personally very touched and humbled by this recognition from such a substantial group of peers and am gratified that what one does for the love of one´s profession can be acknowledged in such an appropriate and tangible way. I thank you and AKFOS most warmly for the award and will treasure the handsome presentation always. Please convey my sentiments to your members. CJ Thomas, BDS Hdip dent PhD, Associate professor and Pro-Dean, Westmead Centre for Oral Health, Darcy Road, Westmead NSW 2145, Australia, 10 th September 2002.

The award was given two Prof. Dr. odont. Tore Solheim for his many scientific publications in the field of forensic odontology. He was born and educated in Norway. Tore Solheim is professor of pathology at the Department of Pathology and Forensic Odontology, University of Oslo, Norway. He was responsible for the dental identification in several mass accidents. His main interest has been age changes in teeth, which was also the topic for his doctoral thesis in odontology. He has been chairman of the Norwegian Society for Forensic Odontology (NSFO) for several terms and he is the present president of IOFOS (2002-2005).

The first Award of the German Association of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology (AKFOS) as an appreciation and acknowledgment for his work in the area of forensic dentistry is given in 2002 to Professor Dr. odont. Tore Solheim, Oslo, Norway, a scientist and ambassador with great merits with respect to the international success of forensic odonto-stomatology and as an appreciation and acknowledgment for the best journalistic work in the area of forensic dentistry to Prof. Dr. Cyril J. Thomas, Sydney, Australia, editor of the Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, with respect to the international success of forensic odonto-stomatology.

v.l.n.r.: Cyril J. Thomas, Klaus Rötzscher, Tore Solheim, mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Guy Willems