IOA Research Award

The IOA Research Award is presented at every IOA Congress for the most outstanding research paper and presentation given by an orthoptist. The objective of this award is to promote the science of orthoptics internationally by furthering the study of orthoptics and its associated disciplines. The winner of the award must be an orthoptist who is a Full, Associate or Individual member of the IOA and who is the presenter as well as the principal investigator of the research undertaken and presented. Papers to be considered for the award are selected by the Congress Scientific Programme Committee (CSPC) from among full papers submitted for presentation at each IOA congress. Papers are judged not only on their scientific content but also on their presentation at the congress. The panel of judges is comprised of the CSPC and the IOA Scientific Committee. In the event that on presentation none of the selected papers is considered to be of an appropriate standard, no award will be made. A certificate of merit is presented to the Awardee prior to the closing of the congress and the Awardees congress registration fee is waived in recognition of his/her achievement.

IOA Research Award winners:

1991   Nuremberg, Germany:
Visual disturbances associated with whiplash injury
Shayne Browne, Australia

1995   Kyoto, Japan:
Visual information processing in normal and amblyopic subjects
Tomoe Hayakawa, Japan

1999   Stockholm Sweden:
The effect of orthoptic treatment on the proximal compnent of the near response
Elaine Cornell, Australia

2004   Melbourne, Australia:
The Varied Understandings and Experiences of
Congenital Nystagmus
Adrienne Hall, Australia

2008   Antwerp, Belgium:
A novel experimental method for measuring vergence and accommodation responses to the main near visual cues in typical and atypical groups
Anna M Horwood, U.K.

2012   Toronto, Canada:
Gaining the best information about vision to assist the recovery of a patient with stroke
Neryla Jolly, Australia

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