Dear Doctor, The abstract submission for MOSCON 2019 at Nagpur on 18th to 20th October, is now open and shall remain open till 31th May 2019. Enclosed herewith is the list of the awards given annually. As per the decision of the MOS Scientific Committee during its meeting in August 2017, except for the V K Chitnis oration(1), Life time achievement award(2), Best Medical teacher(3), Ahmednagar Academy Award (7), SN Cooper oration(8), SD Athavale award(9) and Prof Ishwarchandra award(12), Prof. T.P.Lahane award (20), the remaining awards shall be competitive. The above mentioned awards shall be decided by the scientific committee and members are requested to contact its chairman for any queries.
  1. V. K. Chitnis Oration: A short summary of the C.V and a 50 line abstract of the presenting paper of nominee to be sent. The nominee must present the paper in person. In extremely unavoidable circumstances, co author of the paper/another member designated by nominee may be allowed to read the paper with the permission of the President of MOS. Those applying for V.K. Chitnis oration must submit the full text of their scientific work before 30th June.
  2. Life time Achievement Award: Awarded to senior members not less than 65 years of age. Should have actively participated in the society for a minimum period of 10 years. Can be recommended only by the societies affiliated to MOS. The affiliated society may recommend any name posthumously. Recommendations should be sent to the Chairman, Scientific Committee along with 3 copies of his detailed bio-data & photograph with information regarding contribution to MOS organization, scientific work, Community work and Health education work.
  3. Best Medical Teacher Award Instituted Given by Solapur Ophthalmic Society: Recommendation should come from the District Ophthalmological Society with detailed bio-data and academic & social and scientific work done. He / She may be full time or honorary teacher in service or retired but should be a recognized post graduate teacher for a minimum period of 15 years, recognized by University or National Board of Examination, Delhi. Final decision by Managing Committee of MOS on the basis of his work and bio-data.
  4. B.G.Kelkar Award: This award is given to the best paper presented by a PG student doing his/her PG in Maharashtra. The post graduate must be associate or life member of MOS. He / She must have participated in the study. Study work must have been carried out in India. Merit will be considered for community work done in patients having poor socio economic background and / or from remote areas having geographic barriers.
  5. Best Video Prize: There will be a separate video session during the conference. The abstract of this presentation should be submitted online before the due date i.e.31th May. The actual video also must be sent to Chairman Scientific Committee by 1st August. A compiled DVD / CD / Pendrive will be made by scientific committee and given to Local organization for actual presentation in video session. (A live presentation or video brought at the time of conference will not be shown).Please refer to the detailed guidelines on the online portal of abstract submissions for MOSCON 2019. Selected videos will be uploaded on the MOS app for benefit of MOS members.
  6. Best Academic Private Practitioner Award Instituted by Nasik Ophthalmic Association: Best paper presented by a MOS member in Annual MOS Conference by a private practitioner in ophthalmology from his own experience in his private practice work (statistics should be from his private practice patients). The MOS member presenting the paper should be a private practitioner currently practicing in the state of Maharashtra.  The work done submitted for the paper should have been done in Maharashtra.
  7. Ahmednagar Academy Award: For non-Ophthalmologist working for the cause of prevention and eradication of blindness and for rehabilitation of the blind.
  8. Dr. S. N. Cooper Oration Awards: Non ophthalmologist/Physician “Medical specialist or research scientist who has worked on ophthalmic aspects in his/her specialty.
  9. Dr. S. D. Athawale Award: Any life member of MOS who has done exemplary work in Community Ophthalmology.
  10. F. D. C. Award:Best paper by MOS member pertaining to Ocular/Ophthalmic Therapeutics
  11. Bell Pharma Award: MOS member below the age of 45 years who has Presented the best paper on surgical aspects of Ophthalmology except for cataract.
  12. Dr. Ishwarchandra Award: Any life member of MOS above 40 years of age, who has done exemplary work in Ophthalmology, can apply.
  13. Y. K. C. Pandit: Best paper by MOS member under the age of 40 years
  14. Bell Pharma Best PG paper Award: Best paper by Post-graduate who should be associate or life member of MOS.
  15. Best Free Paper No. 1 Sponsored by Bombay Ophthalmologist Association : Best paper no.1 and no. 2 by MOS member
  16. Best Free Paper No. 2 Sponsored by Poona Ophthalmologist SocietyBest paper no.1 and no. 2 by MOS member
  17. Best Poster Award by Jalgaon Ophthalmic Association: Best poster presented by MOS member. Please refer to the detailed guidelines for submitting and presenting poster presentation on the online portal of abstract submissions for MOSCON 2019
  18. Innovation in Ophthalmology by Sangli Ophthalmic Association: Best Paper by MOS member pertaining to Innovation in Ophthalmology.
  19. Dr. Suresh Limaye Award by Satara District Ophthalmic Association: Best paper by MOS member in the subject of Vitreoretina
  20. Padmashree Prof. Dr, T. P. Lahane award : For an Ophthalmologist who has made an exceptional contribution in the field of clinical and community Ophthalmology in India and has contributed to academics and research. (This will be a onetime award for any Ophthalmologist).
The detailed guidelines for submission of Instruction courses, free papers, posters and videos can be viewed by clicking here. It is suggested that members acquaint themselves with these guidelines before submitting their work. b
President, MOS Dr. Gopal Arora
Chairman, Scientific Committee MOS Dr. Preetam Samant
Advisor,Scientific Committee MOS Dr. Ragini Parekh
Vice-President Dr. Sunaina Malik
2nd Vice -President Dr. Parikshit Gogate
Editor JCOR Dr. B.K.Nayak
Secretary, MOS Dr. Anand Pangarkar
Treasurer, MOS Dr.Rafat Khan
Secretary, Scientific Committee Dr. Rohit Modi
Organizing Chairperson Dr. Shubangi Bhave
Organizing Secretary Dr. Ashish Thool
LOC, Scientific Chairperson Dr. Prashant Bawankule
Members of the Scientific Committee (2018-20) Dr. Mandar Paranjpe Dr. Vaishali Une Dr. Vardhaman Kankaria Dr. Jagannath Boramani Dr. Santosh Bhide Dr. Jignesh Taswala Dr. Usha Johari Dr. Anagha Heroor Dr. Suhas Sonawane Dr. Anil Singh Dr. Krishna Bhojwani Dr. Rajesh Joshi Dr. Maneesh Bapaye Dr. Vivek Kothawade Dr. Baban Dolas