65th Annual Conference of Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association

Guidelines for Awards

The following are the rules / regulations for the TNOA awards

  • All awards are prefixed with the name TNOA.
  • The rules and regulations of the awards may please be communicated and highlighted in brochures and website.
  • TNOA awards participation is limited to only ratified TNOA members & members who have submitted their life membership application and received their membership number on or before 31st May 2017.

TNOA Prof. C.P. Gupta Best Paper Award:

  • Only members of TNOA are eligible to participate.
  • He/she (the presenting author) should have enrolled as a Life Member of the TNOA on (or) before 31st May 2017.
  • He/she (the presenting author) should not have completed 40 years of age before 31st May 2017.
  • Acceptance of the paper and the rights to present in the conference will be confirmed subject to verification of proof of age and membership
  • All abstract submissions should be made online only.
  • Entries in duplicate should reach Chairman, Scientific committee and Secretary TNOA on or before 31 May 2017. (Online abstract submission link / password to be shared between TNOA office & scientific committee)
  • Last date for abstract Submission: May 31, 2017.
  • A declaration that this paper has not been presented in any conference earlier in any form ( as a paper/ poster/ video ) or published in any journal should be given by the participant.
  • Violation of the above rule , if proved will attract disqualification of the entry.
  • The paper may be the work of either one or a group of persons. If it is that of a group, the first (chief presenting author) should be below 40 years & should be a life member of the TNOA.
  • The same person may be considered for the award in the subsequent years too even if he / she has won the award earlier, provided a different paper is presented subsequently.
  • The time allotted is 8 minutes.
  • The Judges shall be
    • The President of TNOA or his / her Nominee.
    • The Immediate Past President of his / her Nominee.
    • One representative from Endowment or nominee managing committee of TNOA.

TNOA Capt. Subramaniam Best Video Award

    • Video duration is 8 minutes only.
    • Only members of TNOA are eligible to participate.
    • He/she should have enrolled as a Life Member of the TNOA on (or) before 31st May 2017.
    • Proof of membership of TNOA should be sent along with the abstract and video film entered for the competition.
    • All abstract submissions should be made online only.
    • Entries in duplicate should reach Chairman, Scientific committee and Secretary TNOA on or before 31 May 2017. (Online abstract submission link / password to be shared between TNOA office & scientific committee)
    • Last date for abstract Submission: May 31, 2017.
    • Last date for receipt of Video CD’s (Three Copies) at the scientific committee office –  June 15, 2017.
    • Send 3 CDs of the video (with voice) in MPEG1/2/3/4 or AVI format with VT code number to

Dr. S G Priya
Chairman, Scientific Committee – Erovision 2017
Arasan Eye Hospital
26, Annamalai Layout
Opp. Royal Theatre
Erode – 638011 on or before June 15, 2017.

  • A declaration that this video has not been presented earlier in any form ( as a paper/ poster/ video ) anywhere should be enclosed.
  • Violation of the above rule, if proved will attract disqualification of the entry.
  • Video should not exceed 8 minutes duration.
  • The Judges shall be
    • The President of TNOA or his/her Nominee
    • The Immediate Past President or his / her Nominee
    • One representative from Endowment committee or nominee managing committee of TNOA

Additional information for TNOA Capt.Subramaniam Best Video Award abstract submission

  • Videos will be judged according to educational value, originality, and expert use of the medium.
  • Videos selected for the award session will be screened during the TNOA Capt. Subramaniam Best Video Award session.
  • Kiosks (touch screens) / Play stations will be arranged, where all the other videos will be loaded and the delegates can come and watch the same at their convenience throughout the duration of the Conference so that this will give maximum exposure of all the selected videos.

No VIDEOS will be returned. Hence keep a copy for your record and send. Don’t send the original

TNOA Coimbatore Ophthalmic Association Best Poster Award:

  • Only members of TNOA are eligible to participate.
  • He/she should have enrolled as a Life Member of the TNOA on (or) before 31st May 2017.
  • Proof of membership of TNOA should be sent along with the abstract of the poster entered for the competition.
  • A declaration that this poster has not been presented in any conference earlier in any form ( As a paper/ poster/ video ) should be given by the participant.
  • Violation of the above rule, if proved will attract disqualification of the entry.
  • The poster may be the work of either one or a group of persons.
  • The same person may be considered for the award in the subsequent years too even if he / she has won the award earlier, provided a different poster is presented subsequently.
  • The Judges shall be
    • The President of TNOA or his / her Nominee
    • Immediate past president of TNOA or his / her nominee
    • One representative from the COA endowment.

TNOA TOPS Award for the Best Free Paper in Retina & TNOA Dr. MN Award for the Best Free Paper in Cataract Session:

  • Only Members of TNOA are eligible to participate.
  • He / She should have enrolled as a Life Member of the TNOA on or before 31st May 2017.
  • Proof of Membership of TNOA should be sent along with the abstract and text of the paper entered for the competition.
  • A declaration that this paper has not been presented in any conference earlier in any form ( As a paper/ poster/ video ) should be given by the participant.
  • Violation of the above rule, if proved will attract disqualification of the entry.
  • The paper may be the work of either one or a group of persons.
  • The same person may be considered for the award in the subsequent years too even if he / she has won the award earlier, provided a different paper is presented subsequently.
  • The time allotted is 6 minutes.
  • The Judges shall be
    • The President of TNOA or his / her Nominee
    • President elect or his / her Nominee
    • One representative from the TOPS or Dr. MN endowment.

NOTE :IN ALL THE AWARDS, In case the donor or any of the Judge’s family or institution is competing, they shall excuse themselves from the responsibilities of being a judge.

TNOA Prof. E.T. Selvam Endowment Quiz Award:

  • Prof. E.T. Selvam Endowment Quiz Award for the best team in Ophthalmic Quiz, to be given annually and conducted during the TNOA conference.
  • Only post graduate students of ophthalmology studying in Institutions in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry are allowed to participate. (one team per institution)
  • Each team will consist of TWO members, representing the Institution and both the team members must be members of TNOA. Both must have enrolled as Life Members on or before 31st May of that year.
  • Candidates should not have appeared for the final year theory exam.
  • The decision of the Chairman Scientific Committee will be final.