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NORA opens up nominations for several awards in neuro-optometric rehabilitation


Award winners will be announced at the NORA 2024 Conference from September 19-22 in Kissimmee, Florida.

Clinician holding award Image Credit: AdobeStock/yta

Image Credit: AdobeStock/yta

The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association International (NORA) is now accepting nominations for a handful of awards to acknowledge practitioners and organizations for contributions in neuro-optometric rehabilitation, according to a news release. These include the Advancement of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, Advancement of Sciences, Founding Father’s, and William and Diana Ludlam Educators awards.1

“The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association acknowledges individuals and organizations for important contributions to the area of neuro-optometric rehabilitation,” said Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD, president of NORA, in a statement. “Recipients of these awards are recognized for their valued contributions and commitment to advancing public and professional knowledge and understanding of neuro-optometric care and its rehabilitative benefits to individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.”

Award qualifications and definitions are as follows:

  • The Advancement of Neuro-Optometric Award is presented to an individual, group, agency, or organization that has committed to treatments or clinical procedures to further the advancement of the art and science of neuro-optometric rehabilitation by way of action. This form of advancement is expected to increase public awareness and enhance function, performance, and rehabilitation outcomes, according to the release.
  • The Advancement of Sciences Award is presented to an individual, group, agency, or organization that provided a unique and valued contribution to the science of neuro-optometric rehabilitation, which may be defined as clinical investigation, scientific discovery, public awareness, publication, or research.
  • The Founding Father’s Award is given to those who have demonstrated in their professional actions a lifelong dedication to the exploration, elucidation, and enhancement of the nature of the human visual process and all it may entail.
  • The William and Diana Ludlam Educators Award is presented to an educator or institution that best exemplifies commitment to serving the students and patients in the neuro-optometric rehabilitation effort.

Additional information and nomination opportunities can be found on NORA’s website, where a form can be downloaded and filled out. All nominations are to be sent to noraconference@gmail.com by July 15, 2024 and will be reviewed by the NORA Award’s Committee. Winners will then be announced at the NORA 2024 Conference, taking place from September 19-22 in Kissimmee, Florida.1

  1. Nominations now being accepted for Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association awards. News release. Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. June 4, 2024. Accessed June 6, 2024.
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