W J B Houston Memorial Research Awards

Applications are now closed. Notification of acceptance/rejection of abstracts will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author by the 1 March 2022.

These awards are given in memory of Professor W J B Houston who was an Honorary Editor, Past President and Secretary of the European Orthodontic Society.
Every year, the interest from a trust, incorporating some of the Society’s reserves, is available to finance two awards, one for the best research paper and the other for the best poster, presenting the results of original, unpublished research, of a topic of orthodontic interest at the annual Congress. The winners will be given a certificate and a prize of £2500 (or the Euro equivalent).

Applications for the W J B Houston Memorial Research Awards should be submitted online.

The deadline for applications is 13 December 2021 at 23:59 CET.
On entering the abstract submission, you will need to create a new account. The selected login name and password can be used to view or amend the draft abstract before it is submitted. Once submitted, the abstract cannot be modified. You will then receive an e-mail acknowledgment confirming receipt. If you do not receive an acknowledgment, please contact: EOSabstracts@tfilodestar.com

1. These awards are open to junior researchers, presenting research undertaken as part of Masters or Doctorate level research.
2. Papers and posters under combined authorship are eligible, provided that the senior author sends written confirmation to the EOS Abstracts office (EOSabstracts@tfilodestar.com) that the work is mainly that of the junior author.
3. Papers and posters must be presented personally, in British English, by the first named junior author, who must have been a member of the Society for a minimum of two consecutive years preceding the Congress, and who must have registered for the Congress and paid the appropriate registration fee in full.
4. The applicants for the research awards shall submit an abstract through the online process, indicating whether it is to be considered for either the lecture or the poster award. Additionally, they shall also submit a paper on the research project. This should be a Word document, double-spaced and not more than 12 pages of A4 including the abstract, main text, references, tables and figures. Both abstract and paper must be submitted by the 13 December 2021 at 23:59 CET.
5. Reports from independent expert referees may be obtained and made available to the Committee who will then indicate to the applicant whether it has been accepted. The decision of the Committee will be final.
6. The prizes will be judged at the congress by two, independent, panels of three judges. One panel consisting of the Immediate Past President, a member of the Executive and another member of the Council will judge the prize for the best oral presentation. The second panel will judge the prize for the best poster and will consist of the Honorary Secretary/Treasurer, the Chair of the Scientific Committee, and one ordinary member involved in orthodontic teaching. The panels of judges will be appointed by the Council and a report will be given to the Council meeting.
7. The prizes shall be judged at the Congress, and the awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony.
8. The Society reserves the right to withdraw or withhold funds from the W J B Houston Award dependent on the resources available and may modify the amount of the award.
9. Each participant may submit only ONE abstract and associated essay for the Houston prizes. Additional abstracts may be submitted for the main conference here, but not for consideration of the Houston prize.