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North of England Ophthalmological Society

Paper Prize

North of England Ophthalmological Society

Prizes for the best oral free paper presentation of the year

The Prize(s) will be known as the North of England Ophthalmological Society Paper Prize

There shall be two prizes of equal value (250) awarded at the Spring meeting of the Society for the best free papers

The value of the prize(s) may be altered from time to time by quorum of the Council of the North of England Ophthalmological Society

The Prize Committee for the year shall be agreed at the Autumn Council meeting

The Prize Committee shall comprise the President (or nominated representative in his/her absence), three members of the Council and one other person agreed by the Council to be appropriate

The Prize Committee shall have equal votes in the judgement of the prize(s)

Entrants may submit a maximum of one free paper and / or one poster / and or one video in any given year

The prize(s) will have a monetary value (currently 250) and will be awarded to the lead author of the winning free paper, who must present the paper at the Spring meeting

The Prize Committee has the right to withhold award of a prize if in their opinion no free paper merits award of a prize

Where a member of the Prize committee is a joint author or has any other personal involvement in a paper, he/she will declare an interest to the Chairman of the Prize committee and will refrain from taking part in the judging of that paper or poster.  The Chairman will average the marks awarded by the remaining members of the Prize Committee and apply this average to the aggregate marks

All grades except Consultant are eligible to be considered for a prize

Research work presented must have been undertaken in a department of ophthalmology affiliated to the North of England Ophthalmological Society or in a university or research institute directly affiliated to that department

All submissions must follow the guidance laid down on the abstract form – submitted typewritten and electronically via e-mail, and be submitted before the deadline.  Submissions received after the deadline and not typewritten will not be considered

The papers must be submitted and presented at the author’s own expense

The Council of the North of England Ophthalmological Society may amend these rules at any time

Application form is available here.