As you prepare your abstract for the Teratology Society 59th Annual Meeting (due by February 15), please note that the finalists for the Teratology Society Innovator Award will be selected from the pool of abstracts submitted. For your reference, here are the description, criteria and process for this award.
Teratology Society Innovator Award
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 platform presentations related to their research. It is intended that the presentations will serve as a demonstration of cutting edge developmental/birth defects research.
Eligibility, Submission and Judging Process: To be considered for this award, one must submit an abstract to the Teratology Society Annual Meeting by the regular deadline (February 15). The research to be presented should have a translational focus (see above description). Individuals working in academia, government, and industry will be equally eligible to compete for this award.
During the regular abstract review process, abstracts meeting the basic criteria for this award will be identified by the Program Committee and sent to the Awards Committee. Selection of three finalists for the award will be made by the Awards Committee. Finalists 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.
Awardee Benefits: A cash prize of $500 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.
Restriction: Previous Innovator Award recipients are not eligible for three years post-award.