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Next Award: 2018
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: February 2, 2018

The IADR Unilever Hatton Competition and Awards is designed to provide an opportunity for the best junior investigators from all IADR Divisions and Sections to present their research at the annual IADR General Session. Of these international competitors, up to six (6) may receive monetary prizes and commemorative plaques in the junior and senior categories.

Each candidate's airfare, hotel accommodations for four nights, and IADR meeting registration fees, as well as monetary prizes awarded to the six (6) winners of the Competition, are supported to participate in the Competition to be held Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition in London, England.

First prize - US$1,600, Second prize - US$800

The awards will be presented during the IADR General Session & Exhibition. Each IADR Division and Section is invited and encouraged to send candidates to participate in this event. Prospective candidates should contact their Division/Section Presidents if they are interested in entering the competition since you must receive Divisional/Section approval to compete. Each Division/Section must hold its own onsite competition to select its candidate(s). The entries will be judged by the IADR Awards Review Committee during the Meeting.


Candidates:

All candidates must be a current member of or, at the time of submission, have made bona fide application to the IADR.

The Competition is open to the Divisions and Sections of the IADR.

The number of competitors a Division may enter is determined by the following formula, based on Divisional Membership:

Number of full IADR members in a Division
(NOT including student, retired or affiliate members)*

IADR Hatton entries per Division

10-50

1

51-500

2

501-1000

3

1001-1500

4

1501-2000

5

2001 and up

6

*Each IADR non-Divisional Section with 10 or more members may select one (1) candidate upon successful completion of a Section Competition.

Candidates may be divided between the three categories of competition as the Division/Section wishes. The IADR Global Headquarters will provide travel and hotel arrangements for the candidates.


Categories of Competition:

Junior:
Currently enrolled in a B.D.S./D.D.S. (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:
Entrants must be enrolled in a post-dental, post-graduate, or Ph.D. program or have performed the research submitted to the competition within three (3) years of their earning the award of Ph.D. Entrants for this category would have carried out research as part of a higher degree, either a Masters, Ph.D., or M.D. with previous laboratory experience, 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.


Requirements:

On the abstract form and presentation, the entrant must be listed first, as primary author and presenter of the abstract entered for the competition. Co-authors, if any, should also be listed on both the abstract and the presentation. In order to be considered for the competition, the contestant’s research may not have been published or presented at any major scientific meeting (with the exception of the Divisional/Section Meeting at which the contestant is selected), prior to submission of the abstract to the IADR.


How to Apply: 

By abstract deadline, Divisions/Sections must submit to the IADR Global Headquarters the name or names of candidates, title(s) of their presentation(s), and the category in which each is entered.  

Please submit information to Sheri S. Herren, Strategic Programs Manager at sherren@iadr.org.

Candidates MUST submit an abstract and biosketch form via the IADR Meeting Abstract Submission site to the IADR Global Headquarters by the abstract deadline date of February 2, 2018if they have been selected by their Division/Section (includes AADR).

Candidates must indicate on the biosketch form that they are IADR Unilever Hatton Competitors and the category in which they are entering (junior, or senior: basic science or senior: clinical research).


Presentation:

Candidates will present their research in an oral presentation format (up to 10 minutes verbal presentation, and a question-and-answer period not to exceed 5 minutes). English language facility should not be a factor when the work is judged; however, the ability to communicate effectively with the reviewers is desirable. The Hatton Awards judging will occur privately on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Competitors will be present during the judging to present their research and answer any questions the judges may have. Hatton competitors will be scheduled a second time to present their science to the general public in a poster presentation. Detailed instructions regarding the oral and poster presentations will be sent to all competitors.  Entries in the three categories will be judged separately.


Judging Criteria:

In judging, the IADR Awards Review Committee will weigh participation as follows: 40% for verbal presentation, 30% for question-and-answer period, and 30% for scientific merit.

The following will be considered:

  1. originality and design of the investigation;
  2. quality of the data produced;
  3. suitability of the methods of analysis used;
  4. scientific value of the work;
  5. quality of the poster presentation;
  6. demonstrated mastery of the subject.


Contact: 

Sheri S. Herren, Strategic Programs Manager at sherren@iadr.org for more details.