> The Benjamin F. Boyd Humanitarian Medal Award for Service to the Americas
The Benjamin F. Boyd Humanitarian Medal for Services to the Americas was established in 1987 to acknowledge individuals who have extended singular and significant service to the people of the Americas through ophthalmological service and blindness prevention activities, public services related to the advancement of ophthalmology or blindness prevention, or such other service activities. Click here for the historical list of recipients.
> Gradle Medal for Good Teaching
The Gradle Medal for Good Teaching was established in 1960 by Mrs. Audry Hayden Gradle in memory of Harry S. Gradle, MD, co-founder of the PAAO. The Gradle Medal for Teaching acknowledges excellence in teaching and education in the field of ophthalmology. This award recognizes a professor ophthalmologist who has demonstrated leadership in developing, implementing, or maintaining an outstanding training program and/or continuing education in the field of Ophthalmology. The awardee exemplifies excellence and promotes best practice in education. The awardee promotes positive relationships between the training program and the community and has been an advocate and leader in the field of Ophthalmology. Click here for the historical list of recipients.
> Paul Kayser / RRF Global Award
Deadline extended to March 1, 2013
Established in 2012, the Paul Kayser/ RRF Global Award was conceived as a vehicle for the recognition of outstanding achievement in visual science with preference given in the specialized field of research on the retina and vitreous. The purpose of the award is to identify and recognize a vision science professional whose work has made a significant new contribution to knowledge about improving vision and prevention of blindness.
One award in the amount of $50,000 (US) will be given in conjunction with the biennial Pan-American Congresses. The first award will be presented at the 30th Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology, scheduled for August 7-10, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The award is funded by the Retina Research Foundation. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines and Application form (PDF format )
Guidelines and Application form (DOC format )
> Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention
Deadline for 2013 nominations: May 20, 2013
Established in 2011, the Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention recognizes an individual ophthalmologist with a record of excellence, innovation, and dedication in the field of blindness prevention. The Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention is granted once a year to a nominee that is a citizen and practicing ophthalmologist in the host country of the Pan-American Regional Course or Congress.
> Troutman-Véronneau Prize
Deadline extended to March 1, 2013
The Troutman Véronneau Prize was established in 1993 to recognize the best work submitted by an ophthalmologist under the age of 45, alternating between cornea and strabismus. The winner receives a $10,000 prize and presents the winning paper at the PAAO congresses. The Troutman-Véeronneau Prize has been established by Richard C. Troutman, MD, and Suzanne Véronneau, MD, of New York City. Click here for the historical list of recipients.
> 2013 Pan-American Glaucoma Society (PAGS) Award
Abstract Submission Deadline extended to March 12, 2013
The Pan-American Glaucoma Society (PAGS) is offering three (3) awards in the amount of US$1,500 each for the three best glaucoma free papers accepted for presentation at the XXX Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 7-10, 2013. Applicants for the PAGS Awards must have had an abstract accepted for presentation at the joint PAAO/Brazilian Congress with the technical/subspecialty area of glaucoma.
Manuscript submission deadline: July 1, 2013