Winners of the case of the week for 2018 - Winners' list
This is the 18th year that we are posting the list of winners. Overall 390 participants found at least one correct answer for our cases of the week this year. Many more people just looked and tried to solve our cases from time to time. Congratulations to all successful solvers! I would also like to thank all of those who had the generosity of their time to share their cases; TheFetus.net would not be able to continue without those.
Particular thanks, as always goes to Moshe Bronshtein, Fabrice Cuillier, Emmanuel Julien, Lilit Hovsepyan, Lusine Karapetyan, Sameh Abdel Latif Abdel Salam, Islam Badr and all those who send us their difficult cases used as cases of the week. Also a great thanks to all those who are contributing their expertise to TheFetus.net Community in Google. That community, started as an experiment to try to foster two-way communications that I felt was missing in TheFetus.net has grown to become a great learning and support experience. Moshe, Azer, Koroush, Lilit, Peter, Lusine and many others have really done a great job there too!
Another area that makes me happy, is the communications with countries that were not very much represented in previous years on the site. Many new participants from Azerbejian, Armenia, Iran, Russia and other countries. I hope that one day, we will finally see more from Africa, still an area that we do not reach very much. Exchanges of ideas always benefit everyone and it is very heart warming for an old dinosaur like me, to hear the enthusiasm of the young generation! Many are my "successful little metastasis of knowledge"!
I am also thankful to my two great coworkers: Federico and Franti. Federico is almost unbeatable in his speed to answer the emails (the only time I get before him is when I am traveling in Asia and he is sleeping. He also has such a great personality that I am fortunate to work with him. Franti, although now more busy, still volunteer his time and expertise which is so appreciated. Together we will run a Outreach course in Myanmar in a few weeks!
We thank all our solvers for their answers, funny comments (you know who you are :) ) and their brilliant deductions.
P.S. In case we forgot to include your winning entry, please do remind us (send the E-mail). You will not offend us at all!
Philippe, Franti & Federico
Top first time winners - physicians
25 solved cases, Azerbaijan