Optometry Student Challenge
ABB OPTICAL GROUP and Paragon Vision Sciences announce the 2017 3rd & 4th Year Optometry Student Challenge
GREAT NEWS... the registration date has been extended to June 30Th and there will now be 5 Grand Prize Winners!
DETAILS & DATES TO REMEMBER:
- 3rd & 4th year Optometry Students are challenged to submit an abstract on a student based case history or study project regarding contact lenses. Topic is restricted to Contact Lenses and may include (but not limited to) contact lens applications for presbyopia, keratoconus, corneal topography, post penetrating keratoplasty or related irregular corneal surface, myopia control, lens care/solutions and ortho-k welcome.
- Participants must register no later than June 30, 2017.
- All abstracts must be submitted no later than October 31, 2017.
- Competition will be judged in 2 categories: Case Study (Report) and Research.
- Based on the judge's decision, 8 abstracts will be selected and all will be notified of results.
- Authors of the top 8 abstracts selected will be asked to convert each of their submissions into the required poster; PDF format.
- Of the 8 abstracts, the top 5 will be recognized at the 2018 Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) held January 25-28, 2018 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
- A travel grant to GSLS of $1500 will be provided for each of top 5 authors to attend the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) to cover travel and accommodations. Registration to the conference will also be supplied.
- 2 authors and their work will be recognized as honorable mention and authors will receive $250 each.
CONDITIONS: Challenge runs from May 1st through through October 31, 2017 and is available to Schools and Colleges of Optometry in North America. Participants must register no later than June 30th, 2017. Abstracts for Optometry Student Challenge will be accepted until October 31st, 2017. Final abstract submissions are electronic only-PDF document. Submitted abstracts for the 2017 3rd or 4th Year Optometry Student Challenge will be accepted only through this website. Printed forms or faxed forms will not be accepted. Abstracts are limited to 4,000 characters total (including spaces, punctuation, etc). Submissions that exceed this limit will not be accepted by the website, but the submitter will immediately be given the opportunity to modify the submission so that it fits within this size limit. Authors are encouraged to keep abstracts succinct. Primary authors will receive immediate confirmation that their abstract was received via an e-mail confirmation sent to the address listed for the communicating author. The submitting author is responsible for assuring that all co-authors have read the final submitted version of the abstract and confirm that they have consented explicitly to including their names in the list of authors. Judging to take place between of November 1-10, 2017. Results of this competition will be sent to each of the authors and all of the schools and colleges of optometry by November 17, 2017.