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2018 IADR-SEA Meeting Awards
 

Each abstract submitter can only enter in ONE award competition

1. IADR-SEA Unilever Hatton Divisional Award      
Unilever Oral Care is kindly supporting this prestigious award. The divisional winner is funded to participate in the IADR/Unilever Hatton Competition to be held in the next year at the annual IADR General Session. This award supports the winner’s airfare, hotel accommodations and IADR meeting registration fees. The award is open to dental researchers who are members of IADR-SEA Division. A researcher can choose to enter into one of the following categories in the competition during the online abstract submission:       
                       
Categories of Competition: 
Junior (undergraduate level): Currently enrolled in a BDS/DDS (Bachelor’s and/or dental degree). This competition will be limited to those candidates who have carried out their research as part of undergraduate/professional training (research undertaken as an undergraduate science student, as a dental student, or at a time of pursuing an intercalated science degree while in training as a dental student). 
                         
Senior (postgraduate level): Entrants must be enrolled in a post-dental, post-graduate, or PhD program or have performed the research submitted to the competition within three (3) years of their earning the award of PhD. Entrants for this category would have carried out research as part of a higher degree, either a Master, PhD, or MD or as part of specialty training, and post-doctorals. The Senior Category is divided into two sections:           
•    Clinical/Pre-clinical Research: Involving research on human subjects and/or epidemiologic studies.           
•         Basic Science Research: Involving laboratory or animal research.    
                         
Procedure:    
Only active IADR-SEA Division members are eligible to enter this competition during the online abstract submission for poster presentations by May 2018. Acceptance of abstracts for presentation at the IADR SEA Meeting at Da Nang in 2018 qualifies the presenter for entry into the 2 competition. If there are more than 10 candidates entering the competition, 10 candidates will be shortlisted to make an oral presentation in a closed session. Judging will be done by a panel of judges appointed by the IADR-SEA Division Council.
 
2. IADR-SEA Research Category Awards       
Through the generous sponsorship of some dental companies, the IADR-SEA Division is able to give a cash prize of USD 500 to the presenter who presents the best paper in each of the following research areas at the 2018 Annual Meeting:         
 
1. Behavioural Science and Health Services
2. Cariology and Mineralized Tissues
3. Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine 
4. Periodontology
5. Prosthodontics and Implantology
6. Dental Materials, Clinical Trials, Laboratory Research
7. Microbiology and Pharmacology
8. Tissue Engineering and Craniofacial Biology.
 
Only active IADR-SEA Division members are eligible to enter this competition during the online abstract submission. Both oral and poster presentations will be eligible for the awards. Acceptance of abstracts for presentation at the IADR-SEA Division Meeting qualifies the presenter for entry into the competition. In the event that there are not sufficient entries (less than three) in any of the research areas, the award shall be withheld. Judging will be done by a panel of judges appointed by the IADR-SEA Division Council. The judges will participate as audience during the normal program of the Annual Meeting and will select the winners based on the normal course of presentation. No separate judging session will be organized.   
                         
3. DENTSPLY SIRONA Charles T. Kean Memorial Award       
This award is made in memory of the late Charles T. Kean in recognition of his support for dental education and research, through a donation from our sponsor. The award is to recognize the best abstract submitted for the Annual Meeting of the IADR-SEA Division.
To be eligible for the award, the candidate must be an active IADR-SEA Division member and the primary author of an abstract accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the IADR-SEA Division.
An Award Committee will be appointed by the IADR-SEA Division Council to select the awardee.
                         
4. IADR-SEA Division/Joseph Lister Awards in Oral Disease Prevention (by invitation) 
The IADR-SEA Division/Joseph Lister Awards are designed for junior investigators (undergraduate dental students) who exhibit potential for a productive career in oral disease prevention research. Mentors are strongly urged to support and select a project for the competition that is original, well-planned, and carefully executed.
Two winners will be selected at the Annual Meeting of the IADR-SEA Division to receive the cash prizes and plaques (USD 1,200 for the first place winner and USD 800 for the second place winner).           
 
Eligibility:
Entrants must be citizens of member countries of the IADR-SEA Division (or who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of submission of the abstract—e.g. those with a “green card”) or persons of other nationalities whose research is performed in Asia. Candidates MUST be IADR-SEA members. The countries for entering the competition includes Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.        
The papers must not been published (even as abstracts) or presented at any national or international meetings, excluding state, regional, or institutional meetings prior to submission.       

Category:      
Junior: This competition will be limited to those candidates who have carried out their research as part of undergraduate/professional training (research undertaken as an undergraduate science student, as a dental student, or during the first two years of pursuing an intercalated science degree while in training as a dental student). Individuals with a formal research degree (Master’s and/or Ph.D.) are not eligible for this category.         

Procedures:   
Please send your submission to your country representatives for selection. Each Country Awards Committee will select the 1-2 winners and the country winners must submit their abstracts to IADR by 30th April 2018 to present their posters at the IADR SEA Meeting at Da Nang in 2018.         
The abstracts submitted for the Award should be organized under the following headings: Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, References, as well as Figures/Tables (if necessary). The initial abstracts and extended abstracts are blind reviewed by the Committee, so ONLY the title and abstract ID number should be included at the top preceding the Introduction. References should be listed alphabetically. References and their citations should follow the style of the Journal of Dental Research. Please note that the file including all references, footnotes, and diagrams is limited to 6 pages with minimum font size of 10 and double spaced. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the return of the extended abstract to the competitor. The winners from each country will be announced at the Award Ceremonies, IADR-SEA annual meeting.           
                         
5. IADR-SEA Division/DENTSPLY SIRONA Student Clinician Program (SCP) (by invitation)  
The SCP is a research based competition for undergraduate dental students. It is a global Dentsply-Sirona Inc. program and has been conducted for the past 50 years. The objective of the program is to promote and support dental research by giving early exposure of research opportunities to undergraduate dental students. 
      
Procedures:   
Please send your submission to your country representatives for selection. Each Country Award Committee will select one winner to compete at the IADR SEA Meeting at Da Nang in 2018. Candidate will need to prepare a poster and a table presentation on a research topic relating to dental or basic science, and present their findings to a panel of judges. They are judged on the clarity of their research presentation and how well they can defend their research protocol, methods, findings and conclusions. The countries for entering the competition includes Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. Detailed information about the Dentsply SCP and the running of the country level competition can be obtained from Dr. Ivy Lee (Ivy.Lee@dentsplysirona.com) or Ms. Karen Yeh (Karen.yeh@dentsplysirona.com)  
                         
6. IADR-SEA Division Young Investigator Travel Awards (by nomination)
The IADR-SEA Division Young Investigator Travel Award is the award for young researchers who conduct outstanding oral/dental science research. The country representatives of IADR-SEA Division from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, and Vietnam will recommend 2 candidates only from IADR-SEA Division mentor-mentees program from each country. Each award recipient will receive USD 500 cash prize and a certificate.  
   
Eligibility:      
...........Be a citizen of an IADR-SEA Division member country (or lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of submission of the abstract—e.g. those with a "green card") or persons of other nationalities whose research is fully performed in Asia.
...........A current IADR-SEA Division membership required.
...........Candidates must be from Southeast Asian Dental School/Faculty and Faculty Member.
...........Age limited to 40 years. Must be within 10 years of completing his/her last terminal degree (e.g. PhD, DDS, DMD and MD, etc.) at the time of the submission deadline.
...........Be the first and presenting author of the abstract accepted for presentation at the IADR SEA Meeting at Da Nang in 2018.
 
Procedures:
Each country representatives will recommend 2 candidates from each country and submit a letter of recommendation including the candidate names, affiliation, contact information and abstract title to the Secretary of IADR-SEA Division (currently Dr. Evelyn Chen at evelyn.peri@gmail.com) for the approval of the Council no later than 30 June, 2018. The award recipients from each country must submit their abstracts via the online abstract submission by 30th April 2018 for presentation at the IADR SEA Meeting at Da Nang in 2018.   
If an award recipient of the Young Investigator Travel Awards does not present his or her abstract at the meeting, or is found to have not fulfilled eligibility criteria, the IADR-SEA Division Council will forfeit/cancel the award.     
                         
7. IADR-SEA Division Distinguished Service Award (by nomination)  
The IADR-SEA Division Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual member of the Southeast Asian Division of the International Association for Dental Research for outstanding instances of service to the IADR-SEA Division or distinguished service to the Division over a period of time. It is intended to recognize members who have not necessarily served as officers of the IADR.
Each year, the recipient will be nominated by the President of the IADR-SEA Division and approved by the IADR-SEA Council. The Award consists of a plaque, which will be presented to the recipient.
For more information regarding IADR SEA meeting at Da Nang in 2018, please visit http://iadr-seaade2018.com and for abstract submission: https://www.iadr.org/Sign-In