ESCRS Practice Management and Development Innovation Award 2020

This award will focus on innovations from ophthalmologists and their practice staff that enhance patient services. The competition enables ophthalmologists to demonstrate what they have achieved with their entrepreneurial skills and show colleagues what they may be able to do in their own businesses.

Entries should be based on a recent innovation introduced into a practice, clinic or hospital by an ophthalmologist. The innovation may be business and/or customer and/or society focused, and its impact should be proven and measurable in qualitative and quantitative terms. There is no fee to enter and the competition is open to all ophthalmologists.

Entrants are invited to submit a 200-word summary of their project along with a Powerpoint presentation with ten slides, including the title and concluding slides. Entries should be sent to The closing date for entries is Friday July 24, 2020.

A shortlist of entries will be selected by of the Practice Management and Development Committee with the shortlisted entrants invited to give a presentation on their projects at the 38th Congress of the ESCRS in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, during the Practice Management and Development Programme. The winner will be announced after the presentation of the shortlisted entries.

The winning entrant will receive a €1,500 bursary to attend the 39th Congress of the ESCRS in Barcelona, Spain in September 2021.