A number of prizes will be awarded during Cleft 2022.  Scholarships will also be available, further information on scholarships will follow shortly.


Junior Investigator Prizes


The Owen Cole Scholarship Award

Dr. Owen Cole was a much loved and admired Plastic Surgeon who chaired the scientific committee of the 7th International Congress in Broadbeach, Australia, in 1993. His tragic death shortly before the Congress touched many in the international community and at the 8th International Congress in Singapore, the Owen Cole Memorial Scholarship was established and first awarded in his honour.

Now awarded at each International Congress and funded by the Australasian Cleft Lip and Palate Association’s Education Fund, the Scholarship is an important award for young professionals involved in the management of cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies. This award represents an opportunity to remember our friends and colleagues who have given so much to cleft and craniofacial care in the past, but also allows us to look to the future and reward one of the international community’s promising young investigators.

Eligibility
The Owen Cole Memorial Scholarship is presented to the best Junior Investigator presentation at the Congress, as judged by the Junior Investigator committee. The award consists of a return economy class airfare, from the winner’s country of origin, to attend the meeting plus a grant of US$2500 and a commemorative engraved plate. 

Judging Process
Presentations will be shortlisted based on the accepted abstracts.

To find out more about the Australasian Cleft Lip and Palate Association Inc. (ACLPA) click here.


The Arnold Huddart Medal

The Arnold Huddart Medal was established in 1990 for the encouragement of original and promising research papers at the Annual Scientific Conference. The adjudication panel consists of one member from each of the Society’s five main membership categories and is chaired by the Vice President of the Society.

Eligibility
The prize (medal and £100) is normally awarded to a presenter under the age of 40 years, at the time of presentation. The rules have been amended in recent times and priority is now given to sole authors over multi-authored papers.

Judging Process
Papers are judged on content, presentation and handling of the discussion following presentation of the paper. The paper should be of general interest and understandable to all disciplines of the Society.  The decision of the adjudication panel is final.


The Circle of Cleft Professionals (CoCP) Award

The Circle of Cleft Professionals (CoCP) is a network of more than 500 multidisciplinary cleft care and cleft NGO leaders across 6 continents who share an interest in promoting Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC) in resource-constrained contexts. CoCP members participate in regular webinars, present research, and collaborate in developing practical solutions for local team-based care in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). The Circle of Cleft Professionals is sponsored by 11 leading international cleft NGOs.

Eligibility
The CoCP Award (US$1500) recognizes research that promises to have a significant positive impact upon the development and enhancement of Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC) in low and middle-income country (LMIC) contexts.

At least one contributing author will reside in a LMIC context. Presentations will be shortlisted based on the submitted abstracts.

Judging Process
The paper, poster or workshop will be judged on content, presentation, the authors’ handling of discussion and will be resonant with a multidisciplinary, team-based and locally-rooted approach to cleft care. The decision of the adjudication panel is final.


The CFSGBI President’s Prize

The CFSGBI are an interspeciality group set up for the study of cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies.  Their main functions are to organise an annual scientific meeting, sponsor research, comment on medico-political issues relating to cleft lip and palate service provision, provide an archive of conference material and provide a membership directory. 

Eligibility
At Cleft2022 this prize will be open to all presenters. Presentations will be shortlisted based on the accepted abstracts.

Judging Process
The President’s Prize (medal and £100) is usually awarded at the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland annual conference for an oral presentation which is considered to have made a significant clinical contribution to cleft lip and palate care. 


The Audit and Quality Improvement Prize

The Audit and Quality Improvement Prize is £100.

Eligibility
Presentations will be shortlisted based on the accepted abstracts.

Judging Process
The prize is awarded to the best example of a clinical audit or quality improvement project which enhances our understanding of a particular aspect of cleft care and will help shape future clinical practice. 


The Scar Free Foundation Poster Prize

The Scar Free Foundation was established in 1999.   Over the last 20 years, they have overseen a £50 million programme of life-changing medical research. The Scar Free Foundation work with leading clinicians and researchers in world-class institutions across the UK to achieve their aim of scar free healing.

Click here to find out more information on the Scar Free Foundation. 

Eligibility
Presentations will be shortlisted based on the accepted abstracts.

Judging Process
The award is for £100 for the best poster.