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ESCRS Innovation Award: Call for Entries

Award highlights innovations from ophthalmologists and their practice staff

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Kris Morrill

Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020


Julien Buratto, winner of the 2019
ESCRS Practice Management and
Development Innovation Competition

It’s time to get your entries ready for the second annual ESCRS Practice Management and Development Innovation Award. Intended to highlight innovations from ophthalmologists and their practice staff, entries for 2020 must focus on a recent innovation that’s been introduced into the practice, including activities to help your practice and patients cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.

From the addition of plexiglass barriers, masks for patients and re-arranging waiting rooms, what are the ways that you have adapted to deal with the pandemic, while making patients and staff feel safe and welcome? This year’s Innovation Award is an opportunity to share the creative ways that ophthalmologists in Europe have risen to the challenge of Covid-19.

The ESCRS Practice Management and Development Committee created the Innovation Award in order to provide a platform for ophthalmologists to demonstrate to colleagues their entrepreneurial and marketing skills used in their clinics and practices.

The entry can focus on any aspect of clinic operations or community outreach, but it must be proven and measurable — both in qualitative and quantitative terms.

For this year, the Practice Management and Development Committee will select a shortlist of entries, who will be invited to present their projects at the 38th annual meeting of the ESCRS in October in Amsterdam. The winner will be chosen by audience vote and will receive a €1,500 bursary to be used to attend the 39th ESCRS, scheduled for Barcelona in 2021.

You can find more details on the competition, as well as how to enter, by clicking on the link here.