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Prizes & Awards


> 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.

 

> Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention

Deadline for nominations: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The 2017  Award will be presented to a Peruvian ophthalmologist at the XXXIII Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology in Lima, Peru, August 9-12. 

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.

Click here for the historical list of recipients.

Guidelines and nomination forms:
DOC form: English  DOC form: Spanish 
PDF form: English  PDF form: Spanish  

 

> Paul Kayser / RRFGlobal Award 

Deadline: March 1, 2017

The next Paul Kayser/RRF Global Award will be presented at the 33st Pan-American Congress in Lima, Peru, August 2017. 

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 was presented at the 30th Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The award is funded by the Retina Research Foundation. For more information contact info@paao.org.

Guidelines and Application form (PDF format  )
Guidelines and Application form (DOC format  )

Click here for the historical list of recipients.

 

> Troutman-Véronneau Prize

Deadline: March 1, 2017

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-Véronneau 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.

Guidelines and nomination forms:
DOC: English DOC: Español 
PDF: English PDF: Español 

 

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