The following Awards are available for the ASPO 2019 Annual Meeting, May 3-5, 2019 in Austin, TX.

Eligibility: Applicants must be the primary/presenting author on an accepted abstract (oral or poster).

Application Process & Deadline: Submit a completed manuscript by March 1. 2019. Submission link will be provided with abstract acceptance.

Award Categories:

Fellow Award: Any current fellow in a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship program (both ACGME and non-ACGME programs) is eligible for this award if they are the first author on the accepted abstract. Any fellow manuscript that does not win this award will be considered for the Potsic and Ferguson Awards.

Potsic and Ferguson Awards: The William Potsic Awards are given to the top three basic science papers and the Charles Ferguson awards are given to the top three clinical papers. The primary author must be a learner or trainee (i.e. resident, fellow, medical student or graduate student), and the author’s current position must be listed on the title page of the manuscript. If the manuscript was previously submitted for the Fellow Award, it will automatically be considered for the Potsic and Ferguson awards.

Judging: Award judging is based solely on scientific merit by the Program Committee. In the event of a conflict of interest, individuals on the committee will recuse themselves from voting. All applicants will receive notification by April 1, 2019.

Award and Acknowledgement: Award recipients will receive a monetary award and certificate, and will be formally acknowledged at the ASPO Awards Ceremony.