TFOS welcomes the submission of abstracts to the 9th International TFOS Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance, which will occur from 9-12 September 2020, in Cernobbio, Italy (https://tfos2020.tearfilm.org).
The abstract submission is open on February 3, 2020 (https://tfos2020.tearfilm.org/abstract-abstracts_normal/128_127/eng/). All abstracts, except those from Travel Award applicants, must be submitted no later than June 26, 2020. We will let first authors know if their abstract was accepted within two weeks after abstract submission. All submitted abstracts, except those from invited speakers, will be assigned as poster presentations.
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR TRAVEL AWARD PROGRAM
Young investigators applying for a Travel Award (https://tfos2020.tearfilm.org/pagine-travel_awards/83_83/eng/) should submit their Conference abstract no later than Friday, May 1, 2020. Individuals may apply for this Award without first registering for the Conference. Winners will be notified by Friday, June 5, 2020.
The purpose of this TFOS Award Program is to provide travel support to up to 15 young investigators (under the age of 40 years), who demonstrate significant achievements in the field of tear film and ocular surface research. The amount of the Award will be $1,500 (USD; European applicants) or $2,000 (USD; non-European applicants). A waiver of the registration and banquet fees will accompany the Award. The Award winner will also serve as a Co-Chair in one of the Conference oral platform sessions.