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ESE Education Prize Regulations



Instructions for Entry

The European Society of Endodontology offers a biennial Prize, to be administered by the ESE Education & Scholarship Committee, that recognises an outstanding piece of educational research or innovation related to Endodontology.

The regulations governing the Prize are:

  1. The Prize shall be known as the
    The value of the Prize is 2,500 EURO and a certificate.
  2. The Prize will be awarded following written submission and an oral presentation delivered in English at the Biennial Congress of the European Society of Endodontology, in accordance with the rules outlined below. More than one author can be associated with the submission but only the first author will be eligible for the Prize.
  3. No limit will be set on the age or experience of applicants. The presenting author must be a member of a national endodontic/dental society that is a Full or Associate member of the ESE. No individual may win the Prize more than once.
  4. An abstract of the work must be submitted through the ESE Abstract submission website selecting the 'Education Prize' track. Candidates are also required to submit a full manuscript, which describes the research or innovation in greater detail. The full manuscript must be divided into a structured Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, References and a final brief statement on the Relevance of the work to endodontic education. Submissions must be received by the ESE no later than 1st March in the year of the Biennial Congress. Submissions must be original, and neither have been published nor be under consideration by a scientific journal. Please submit the full manuscript as an email attachment to: administrator@e-s-e.eu.
  5. The Education & Scholarship Committee of the ESE will select from the submitted abstracts and manuscripts, and no more than five submissions will be presented orally. Oral presentations will not exceed 15 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. Computer projection facilities will be available. Authors selected to make oral presentations for the ESE Education Prize will be exempt from the registration fee to the scientific section of the congress.

Evaluation Criteria for the ESE Education Prize



  • Review of previous research or practice
  • Identification of gaps in knowledge or areas in need of development
  • Justification for the research or innovation and its likely impact
  • Clearly defined objectives

Materials & Methods:

  • Experimental methods or nature of innovation clearly described
  • Methods of analysis/evaluation clearly described


  • Results or outcomes clearly presented


  • Discussion of the work within the context of published literature and/or current practice
  • Discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the materials and methods employed
  • Reflection on the impact of the research or innovation on Endodontic education


  • Uses appropriate audiovisual aids
  • Presents material clearly
  • Is knowledgeable about the material
  • Adheres to the time limit
  • Is able to answer questions with understanding

The Prize will be awarded by the Education & Scholarship Committee of the ESE on the recommendation of a panel of at least three assessors appointed biennially by the Education & Scholarship Committee.

The Education & Scholarship Committee of the ESE reserves the right to withhold the Prize if the entries or presentations are not considered to be within the scope of the Prize or if the quality of the entries or presentations is not consistent with the award of a Prize. The decision of the Education & Scholarship Committee will be final.

In establishing this Prize, the ESE is indebted to the Netherlands Society of Endodontology who for many years have sought to recognise and encourage the work of young endodontic educators and researchers; qualities exemplified by the late Dr Hans Genet.

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