The EuroVeRsion Case Contest
Entries must be submitted before midnight of 13th May, 2022 online via WeTransfer; please link to [email protected].
The EuroVeRsion Case Contest is an international competitive Vitreo Retinal case and video symposium. It combines the best elements of high-quality video and case presentations by trainee Vitreoretinal Surgeons in a competitive environment. This contest provides a break from the usual formal programme content at the EURETINA congress and aims to sort out the true leaders in European Retina.
The semi-final qualifier will be held virtually on 17th May 2022. Following this, five finalists will be invited to compete at the European cup final during the 22nd EURETINA Congress in Hamburg from 1-4 September 2022.
The EuroVeRsion Case Competition aims to be a high standard, but enjoyable and entertaining teaching symposium with update on the big data audits which BEAVRS are running. The element of competition is introduced to raise standards and encourage audience participation. It is desirable for there to be one competitor per country, the winner may be competitively nominated at the annual meetings of national societies. The final shortlisting will be made by the competition organisers based on the outline of the presentations. The competitor must have had a role in the management of the case they present. Rare and interesting retinal cases and their management will be discussed by experienced judges in an atmosphere of good humour with a competitive edge.
Two prestigious prizes are competed for:
- The EuroVeRsion Jury Prize, awarded on merit by independent judges
- The EuroVeRsion Audience Prize which, like all referenda, depends entirely on how many of your side you can persuade to attend and vote.
The faculty has no financial interest in the subject matter or receives funds from any mentioned company. The symposium is not focused on a single company or product.
EuroVeRsion Case Competition Rules:
1) The entries may be made by any vitreoretinal fellow, once nominated by a senior vitreoretinal surgeon. Invitation is open to all countries.
2) Competitors should be employed in a training post in the relevant country at the time of the EURETINA Congress in Hamburg, 1-4 September 2022.
3) Presentations will be in English and will have a Vitreoretinal theme discussing any aspect of presentation or management of vitreoretinal case(s).
4) The competitor must have had a role in the management of the case they present or performed at least part of the surgery on that case.
5) Presentations must be prerecorded in MP4 video format, with a maximum length of 3 minutes. Longer cases will be disqualified.
6) The video case entries must be submitted before midnight of 13 May 2022, on-line and via WeTransfer link to [email protected]. The outline of the presentations will be used to select 5 finalists by the judging panel.
7) All presentations will conclude with the statement: The clinically important take home message(s) from this presentation is (are). No more than 2 take home messages per case are allowed.
8) There will be questions/discussion from the panel per each case to clarify aspects of the presentations, draw out educational points from the presentation and put the case in the context of the rest of the knowledge in this field. Whilst a lighthearted approach is desirable the point of each panel question/contribution is to improve the audiences’ understanding of the case.
9) The judging panel will consist of senior vitreoretinal surgeons
10) Scoring will be on based on the following three parameters:
a. Quality of presentation 0-10
b. Scientific/clinical value 0-10
c. Take home messages 0-10
In the event of a draw the candidate with the highest scientific/clinical value score will be the winner.
11) Judges will not enter a score for a competitor from their country or for one representing a national society of which they are a member.
12) An audience prize during the live meeting will also be awarded. Voting for this will be on a show of hands and or an applause noise meter.
13) Competitors and judges will be offered free registration at the EURETINA Congress in Hamburg meeting. No funds are available from either EURETINA or BEAVRS to support the travel or other expenses incurred by competitors or judges. Some societies have however agreed to subsidize the travel costs of their competitor.
May the best case win!