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BCLA 2023 Awards nominations invited

Nominations open for 2023 BCLA Awards


Nominations are now open for the 2023 BCLA Awards, with the nation’s leading eye care practitioners vying for some of the profession’s most coveted crowns.

Held as part of this year’s Clinical Conference and Exhibition at Manchester Central on 9-11 June, the awards will honour those who have a track record for excellence in eye care and a passion for pioneering new techniques that are transforming everyday practice.

BCLA chief executive Luke Stevens-Burt said: “Recognition from your peers is arguably the ultimate accolade and the BCLA Awards are held in incredibly high esteem across the profession.

“We look forward to receiving a high standard of nominations and submissions and the competition is sure to be strong.”

Categories include the BCLA Dry Eye Management Practitioner of the Year Award, to be given to an individual working in practice, with a proven record in managing Dry Eye. It is aimed to honour and recognise the work of an eye care professional who has set up and runs a successful Dry Eye Clinic.

The BCLA Myopia Management Practitioner of the Year Award will be given to an eyecare professional who can demonstrate the integration of a successful Myopia Management Clinic into their practice, set up to deliver ongoing patient care in all elements of managing young myopic patients.

The BCLA Young Contact Lens Practitioner Award will be given to an individual working in UK practice, just starting out in their career. It is aimed to honour and recognise the work of an eye care professional who has been qualified for no more than five years operating within the field of contact lenses.

The BCLA Industry Award will be given to an individual working within industry who has made an outstanding contribution to the contact lens profession either in relation to a product/technology or a concept. It is aimed to honour and recognise the entrepreneurial work being carried out by individuals working in contact lens science, research and technology within the industry.

The deadline for submissions to these categories is 10 April, 2023. Further details on entry criteria and how to make a nomination for either yourself or a fellow professional can be found online.

Entries are also invited for the Diane Gould Photography Competition and the BCLA Poster Competition by 1 May, with winners and runners-up to be announced at the event.

The conference is designed to showcase world class clinically relevant research while nurturing new researchers, clinicians and young academics to present at this level.

Delegates will have the chance to hear from keynote speakers including Frank Schaeffel and Dr Gregory Sawyer while the BCLA Medal Address will be presented by Professor Eric Papas and Dr Sonia Trave-Huarte will deliver the Irving Fatt Memorial Lecture.

Alcon and CooperVision are Platinum Sponsors and Menicon are Gold Sponsors.

For more information on registering for the BCLA’s Clinical Conference and Exhibition, visit www.bcla.org.uk

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