Thursday, March 6, 2008

EuroTimes Announces Judging Panel for John Henahan Prize for Young Ophthalmologists

A distinguished panel of ophthalmologists and medical writers including Emanuel Rosen,FRCS, Jose Guell, MD, Sean Henahan, editor, EuroTimes and Paul McGinn,editor, EuroTimes will judge the entries for the John Henahan Prize.

John Henahan was the visionary editor and guiding light of EuroTimes from 1996 to 2001 and his work has inspired a generation of young doctors and journalists, many of whom continue to work for EuroTimes.

Ophthalmologists who are members of the ESCRS and who are under 40 years of age are eligible to apply for the prize.

Entrants are invited to write a 1,000-word article on “Why I became an ophthalmologist”.

The article should give a brief introduction into why the individual ophthalmologist decided on his or her career path and should include reference to his early education,including mentors and role models. The article should also look at issues and controversies in ophthalmology, including changing demographics and evidence based medicine. The closing date for entries is Friday,August 1,2008.

The winning entrant will receive a prize of €1000 that will be awarded at the XXVI ESCRS Congress in Berlin,2008 in September. We will publish the winning entry in the October edition of EuroTimes.

To apply, please e-mail your article, to Colin Kerr, executive editor, EuroTimes at Your e-mail should include your full name,home address and phone number,your date of birth and ESCRS membership number.

•Entries received after August 1 will not be considered. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be considered once they have announced their decision.