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A number of prizes will be awarded during Cleft 2021.  Bursaries will also be available, further information on bursaries will follow shortly.


The Arnold Huddart Medal
The award (medal and £100) was established in 1990 for the encouragement of original and promising research papers at the Annual Scientific Conference. Click here for Background information and regulations relating to the Arnold Huddart medal. This award is provided by the the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland (CFSGBI). The Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary – click here to find out more.

The Scar Free Foundation Poster Prize
This award is for £100 for the best poster. This prize is awarded by the Scar Free Foundation.  Click here to find out more information on the Scar Free Foundation.

The President’s Prize
The President’s Prize (medal and £100) is awarded to an active member of the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland (CFSGBI) for an oral presentation at the congress, which is considered to have made a significant clinical contribution to cleft lip and palate care.

The Audit and Quality Improvement Prize
The Audit and Quality Improvement Prize (£100) is an award for the best example of a clinical audit or quality improvement project which enhances our understanding of a particular aspect of cleft care and will help shape future clinical practice.

The Owen Cole Scholarship Award
Dr. Owen Cole was a much loved and admired Plastic Surgeon who chaired the scientific committee of the 7th International Congress in Broadbeach, Australia, in 1993. His tragic death shortly before the Congress touched many in the international community and at the 8th International Congress in Singapore, the Owen Cole Memorial Scholarship was established and first awarded in his honour.
Now awarded at each International Congress, and funded by the Australasian Cleft Lip and Palate Association’s Education Fund, the Scholarship is an important award for young professionals involved in the management of cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies. This award represents an opportunity to remember our friends and colleagues who have given so much to cleft and craniofacial care in the past, but also allows us to look to the future and reward one of the international community’s promising young investigators.
The Owen Cole Memorial Scholarship is presented to the best Junior Investigator presentation at the Congress, as judged by the Junior Investigator committee. The award consists of a return economy class airfare, from the winner’s country of origin, to attend the meeting plus a grant of US$2500 and a commemorative engraved plate.

To find out more about the Australasian Cleft Lip and Palate Association Inc. (ACLPA) click here.