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:
2016 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
High-order aberrations in children.
Aya Saito, Kitasato University Hospital Ophthalmogy Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
2012 Toronto, Canada
Gaining the best information about vision to assist the recovery of a patient with stroke.
Neryla Jolly, 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.
2004 Melbourne, Australia
The Varied Understandings and Experiences of Congenital Nystagmus.
Adrienne Hall, Australia
1999 Stockholm Sweden
The effect of orthoptic treatment on the proximal compnent of the near response.
Elaine Cornell, Australia
1995 Kyoto, Japan
Visual information processing in normal and amblyopic subjects.
Tomoe Hayakawa, Japan
1991 Nuremberg, Germany
Visual disturbances associated with whiplash injury.
Shayne Browne, Australia