As a reminder, we are pleased to announce the Teratology Society Innovator Award, which will be presented for the first time at the 2018 Annual Meeting. As you prepare your abstract for the meeting, please consider if the work you are presenting might qualify for this award. The award description, criteria and nomination process are summarized below.
Description: This award recognizes innovative and translational research at the intersection of at least two of the following areas: basic science, new technologies, clinical research, policy, and outreach. The award is presented during the Annual Meeting of the Teratology Society. The finalists (senior authors or his/her designees) for the award will give presentations related to their research. It is intended that the presentations will serve as a demonstration of cutting-edge developmental/birth defects research. The presentations may be a poster or platform presentation, as assigned by the Program Chair.
Eligibility, Submission and Judging Process: Criteria for the award include submission of an abstract to the Teratology Society Annual Meeting by the regular deadline (February 15). To be considered for the award, the research presented should have a translational focus (see above description). Prospective candidates wishing to be considered for the award must submit a short justification paragraph (less than 200 words) describing why their research is innovative and translational. The justification paragraph must be submitted via email to TSHQ@teratology.org no later than three business days following the abstract submission deadline). Individuals working in academia, government, and industry will be equally eligible to compete for this award.
The Annual Meeting Program Chair will provide the Awards Committee with abstracts that meet the eligibility requirements for the award. The Awards Committee will then further evaluate the eligible candidates based on their submitted abstract and justification, and identify three finalists, which will be noted in the Annual Meeting Program and announced prior to the Annual Meeting. Presentations of the finalists will be attended by the Awards Committee members at the Annual Meeting, and the final awardee will be announced and recognized at the Annual Meeting.
Submission Deadline: The justification paragraph must be submitted via email to TSHQ@teratology.org no later than Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
Awardee Benefits: A cash prize of $500.00 and a recognition certificate will be presented to the awardee at the Annual Meeting. In addition, the awardee will receive one-year complimentary membership in the Teratology Society.