ASOPRS Awards


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ASOPRS Outstanding Contribution Award
This award is given to an individual or individuals who make a legendary single, or longstanding multiple, contributions to the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

ASOPRS Research Award
The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research Award is given annually to a member or candidate for membership who submits the most outstanding paper describing original research conducted in the field. Only papers submitted to Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the Society, will be considered.

The Bartley R. Frueh Award for Best YASOPRS Presentation
Named in memory of ASOPRS Past President, Dr. Bartley Frueh, the ASOPRS Foundation awards the Bartley Frueh Award for Best YASOPRS Presentation to two presenters (one from each morning's Scientific Session) given during the YASOPRS Eye Openers - Rapid Fire Cases and Presentations.

Henry Baylis Cosmetic Surgery Award
This award is given to an individual for longstanding contributions in the field of cosmetic surgery. The recipient of this award will provide the Henry Baylis Lecture at the Fall Scientific Symposium.

Lester T. Jones Surgical Anatomy Award
The Lester T. Jones Surgical Anatomy Award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. The first award in 1974 was made to Marvin H. Quickert, MD, for his application of anatomy to surgical approaches.

Marvin Quickert Thesis Award
The Marvin H. Quickert Award (Best Thesis Award) is an honorary award given annually for the most outstanding thesis chosen from those submitted by candidates seeking membership in ASOPRS during the current year.

Merrill Reeh Pathology Award
The Reeh Pathology Award is a means of honoring an outstanding contribution to the study of pathology pertinent to the field of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Papers may be submitted for consideration for this honorary award by members of ASOPRS, or anyone interested in the field of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Theses from candidates are also considered eligible. The Reeh Pathology Award is reserved for a paper considered to represent a truly significant contribution to the field of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Orkan G. Stasior Leadership Award
This award shall be given to an individual who has demonstrated distinguished service in the field of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery through education, research, humanitarian activities or service to the Society. This award is presented in recognition of the leadership of ASOPRS charter member, Orkan G. Stasior, MD.

Robert H. Kennedy Presidential Award
Named in memory of ASOPRS 2007 President, Robert Kennedy, MD, PhD, this award is presented to the Society’s Immediate Past President in recognition of their devotion, leadership, and ongoing service to the Society.

Robert K. Dortzbach, MD Teaching Award
The Dortzbach Teaching Award is given to an individual with significant contribution to the field of oculoplaastics through outstanding teaching, academic, scientific, and scholarly achievement and for dedication throughout his or her profession.

James A. Katowitz Pediatric Award
The award shall be given to an individual for longstanding contributions in pediatric oculofacial plastic surgery.

Wendell Hughes Lecture Award
The Wendell Hughes Lecture Award is given to an individual, selected by the Wendell Hughes Committee, who delivers the prestigious named lecture in honor of Dr. Hughes, ASOPRS Inaugural President. An annual tradition since 1970, the lecture is delivered at the joint ASOPRS-AAO symposium during the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting each Fall.

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2016 Fall
Scientific Symposium

October 13-14, 2016
Chicago, IL