Abstract submission closed for 2023
2024 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION - dates for 2024 abstract submission available early 2024
MCLOSA welcomes abstracts from trainees, optometrists and consultants working in the area of ocular surface disease.
Only Clinical Research Fellows, Ophthalmology Trainees or Trainee level Research Optometrists working in the area of ocular surface disease will be eligible to be considered for the Bron Award of £500.
Clinical Research Fellows and Ophthalmology or Optometry Trainees
PRIZE = £500
Find out more - ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FOR THE BRON AWARD
Bron Award objective:
To determine the best piece of individually generated UK clinical/basic sciences research by a Clinical Research Fellow or Ophthalmology Trainee (ST4 onwards) working in the area of ocular surface disease. The research must be new and original, i.e. not presented in other meetings or published/submitted for publication in any journal.
Ethos - "Petri dish to patient":
To reward research that focus on the benefits to patients and which seeks to challenge current medical practice.
In addition, the reward will focus on innovative research into areas of unmet medical need or areas where current treatment outcomes are considered sub-optimal or non cost effective.
The Bron Award:
Will be presented at the 2022 MCLOSA Meeting along with an award for £500.
Shortlisting and presentation:
A shortlist of three finalists will be expected to present their respective research as an oral presentation at the meeting. The judges will make the final decision regarding the Bron Award on the day.
The judging panel will consist of an esteemed panel of Ophthalmologists with special interest in Ocular Surface.