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Allergan Latin American Research Incentive Award in Cornea in conjunction with The Pan-American Cornea Society and Pan-American Research Day May 3, 2014

January 2014 
 

A pioneer initiative by Allergan to create an exclusive award for Latin America, with the objective of recognizing and awarding investigators for their research work aimed at increasing the diagnosis of Cornea and External Diseases, assessing its risk factors, and improving its control in the region.

 

Submission deadline - March 21, 2014

Submit all requested materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Write "Allergan Cornea Award Submission" in the subject line. The winning papers will be presented at the Pan-American Research Day on May 3, 2014.

Award

 As an ophthalmology partner, Allergan aims to foster scientific research in Cornea in Latin America.  Papers will be evaluated by a jury panel composed of recognized specialists in the field from PanCornea.

 

Two papers will be selected for the Award in risk factors, diagnosis or pathophysiology of Cornea and External Diseases.

The two award-winning studies will receive:

    -1st place – US $5,000

    -2nd place – US $3,000

    Timeline

  • Deadline - Submission of Papers.... March 21, 2014
  • Judging .............................March 21 /April 11 2014
  • Award Ceremony .............5:30 pm on May 3, 2014

 

Eligibility

  • Scientific papers or posters accepted for ARVO 2014
  • Candidates shall have earned a Medical degree by the deadline for submitting studies
  • The first author will be the representative of the paper in the event it wins an award
  • The first author should be from Latin America and be affiliated with a Latin American institution. The study, however, may be done in other centers.
  • An additional point will be added to the final score for studies performed in Latin American institutions.

 

Submission Criteria

Papers to be submitted shall comply with all the following requisites:

  • Submission form duly filled out and signed (personal data, address, information about the paper)
  • Digital photo of the author (taken within the past year), in either 3x4 or 5x7 format
  • Letter of acknowledgment issued by each member of the study recognizing the main author of the paper, for purposes of receiving the reward
  • Statement declaring that the paper has not been published
  • Resume/CV of the main author
  • Copy of the main author's diploma
  • Abstract containing: title, authors, descriptive summary and conclusions. Size: 1 page. In English
  • Text containing: title, authors, introduction, methods, results, discussion/comments, conclusions and references (*). In English.
  • Submit all materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with Allergan PANCORNEA Award Submission in the subject line.

 * Standard size complying with the standard defined by the organizing committee (8.5x11, 1 inch margins, double spaced). Follow the publishing instructions of the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

 

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation of papers will follow a specific breakdown that will be reviewed by each member of the jury panel.

  • Evaluation breakdown
    • Clinical contribution ........ 40%
    • Originality ........................ 40%
    • Discussion ........................ 20%
  • Scores for each item in the evaluation breakdown will be attributed according to a 0-10 point scale, where 10 represents the maximum score. An additional point will be added to those studies performed in Latin America institutions.
  • The final score will compromise the simple average of all scores attributed by each member on the jury panel to the paper.

 

Judging

José Álvaro Pereira Gomes r MD (Brazil) - Committee Coordinator and President of the Pan-American Cornea Society (PanCornea) and Victor L. Perez, MD (Miami, USA) – Vice President of PanCornea.

  • All scores will be shared among the jury members prior to divulging the respective winners.
  • The jury panel has absolute power in deciding the award winners.
  • Only the names of the award-winning papers will be divulged. The scores obtained by the papers, whether award-winning or not, will not be divulged.
  • Allergan has no role in the selection or judging of winners.

 

Award Ceremony

The winners will participate in the scientific program of the Pan-American Research Day, presenting their papersThe winners will participate in the Awards Ceremony that will take place at 5:30 pm on Saturday May 3, 2014 at the HILTON ORLANDO Hotel, Orlando, FL USA, one day prior to ARVO 2014.

 


 

Allergan Latin American Research Initiative in Cornea

 

A total of two (2) award will be given to recognize and award Latin American researchers for their research work aimed at increasing the diagnosis of corneal and external disease the region and improving its control.

Click the link below for information on the 2014 Allergan Latin American Research Initiative in Cornea, including the necessary submission form:

Word Document

http://www.paao.org/images/Downloads/english/doc/2014_allerganarvo_cornea.docx

PDF

http://www.paao.org/images/Downloads/english/pdf/2014_allerganarvo_cornea.pdf

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