Global contact lens manufacturer CooperVision has launched the sixth cycle of the European FORCE Student of the Year competition. The Future Ocular Research Creativity Event (FORCE) is an annual competition in the field of contact lenses, pitching the very best students from colleges and universities all over Europe against each other to become the CooperVision…read more View more blog posts
You can take part alone or together with a partner. In other words, you are free to do the work yourself or choose a colleague as your partner. The theme of the project is determined by each country, but it must be in the field of contact lenses. Each university then selects the team that will represent it at the FORCE National Final. This team will win a scholarship.
It is envisaged that the majority of students will enter FORCE in this category. Careful thought and planning should be given to the trial, as it is difficult to change once committed. Read more about the criteria that will be used to judge the clinical trial.
The option to review a clinical paper for those participants that do not have direct access to patients in order actively to conduct a clinical trial is available. The student will have to justify the reason he/she has opted for the review paper route. A 3,000-word document will be expected to be submitted.
There is an opportunity for those students working in a hospital background to submit a case report. The case report should relate to a patient being treated by the student or his/her supervisor. The judging criteria are similar to those in the other two categories.