The European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society Travel Grant for Young Scientists is awarded to participants of the annual meeting showing a dedication in their research. The award shall be assigned to clinicians and scientists not older than 35 years who will contribute outstanding presentations to the annual meeting. Any registered member participating in the annual meeting aged 35 years or less my apply for this award which will be decided upon by the Board of the Society.
To apply for the travel grant a personal CV has to be send to firstname.lastname@example.org including name, address, date of birth, training, current appointment, presentations and publications. Clinical interest and/or scientific work of the applicant as well as the co-workers.
Note that the Travel grant can only be awarded to those with an oral presentation or a poster with rapid fire presentation.
Awardees have been so far
- 2014 Assaf Hilely, Israel (Traumatic cataract in children: a long term follow up)
- 2013 Judith Kortvelyes, Hungary (Laser flare photometry in healthy preschool children)
- 2013 Anna Mourgela, Greece (Frequency of spontaneous pulsations of the central retinal vein in the paediatric population)
- 2013 James Neffendorf, UK (Efficacy and safety of a combination of 0.5% Cyclopentolate with 2.5% Phenylephrine used for ROP screening in 623 consecutive examinations spanning a 30 month period)
- Stephan Smith, USA (Evaluating the risk of extraocular tumor spread following intravitreal injection therapy for retinoblastoma: a systematic review)
- 2012 Sarah Chamney: Review of treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Northern Ireland from 2000 – 2011 (presentation) Ksenya Belousova: The development of visual functions in very preterm children of triplets (poster) Marta Suwala: Connective tissue disorders as a possible cause of optic neuropathy (poster)
- 2011 Irina Balikova: High frequency of copy number alterations in patients with congenital eye malformations (presentation) Hon Shing Ong: Spontaneous dislocation of Artisan iris claw aphakic intraocular lens causing complications in two children (poster).
- 2010 Dr. Ramiro Maldonado, USA (Evaluation of the Neonatal Macula Using Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD OCT))
- 2010 Dr. Panthipa Wongwai, Thailand (Outcome of Adjunctive Intravitreal Bevacizumab Combined with Laser Indirect Ophthalmolscopy for Treatment of ROP)
- 2009 Dr. Nadezhda Gvozdyuk, Moscow, Russia (Optic Neuropathy In Children With The Secondary Glaucoma)
- 2008 Francesca Manzotti, Parma, Italy (Immunosuppressive drug combination therapy in paediatric autoimmune ocular diseases: follow-up from 1991)
- 2008 Caitriona Kirwan, Dublin, Ireland (Glaucoma in aphakic and pseudophakic eyes following surgery for congenital cataract in the 1st year of life)