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ESCRS Practice Management and Development Innovation Award 2019

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.

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 37th Congress of the ESCRS in Paris, France during the Practice Management and Development Programme.

The winner will be decided by an audience vote, which will take place after the presentations.

The winning entrant will receive a €1,500 bursary to attend the 38th Congress of the ESCRS in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in October 2020.

To Enter
* Send a 300-word description of your project in a Microsoft Word document
* Send a short video clip that will be considered for presentation at the 37th ESCRS Congress in Paris, France.

The closing date for entries is July 29, 2019.

Entries should be sent to