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Fran Storrs Poster Award

2020 Fran Storrs Poster Award Winners

  • Gold Award
    Idy Tam, MS – North American Prospective Pediatric Allergic Contact Dermatitis Registry 
  • Silver Poster Award
    Larissa G. Rodriguez-Homs, MBS – Duration of Contact Dermatitis Prior to Patch Test Appointment is Associated with Distance to Clinic and County Poverty Rate 
  • Bronze Poster Award
    Rachit Gupta, BS – Positive Patch Test Reactions to Carba Mix and Thiuram Mix: Retrospective Analysis from the NACDG

2019 Fran Storrs Poster Award Winners

  • Gold Award
    Rebecca Kimyon – “Illegal Itch Relief: Prescription-Strength Topical Corticosteroids (TCs) Sold Over-the-Counter in US Stores”
  • Silver Poster Award
    Carsten Hamann – “Geographical Distribution and Density of US Patch Testers”
  • Bronze Poster Award
    Yujie Linda Liou, DO –Allergic Contact Dermatitis to a Self-Adherent Bandage Wrap in Formaldehyde-Allergic Patient”

2018 Fran Storrs Poster Award Winners

  • Gold Award
    Julien Ringuet, MD – "Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Brimonidine: Clinical and Epicutaneous Testing for Ocular Sensitization

2017 Fran Storrs Poster Award Winners

  • Gold Award
    Megha Trivedi, MD – “Patch Testing in Patients with Vulvar Disease”

Each year, The American Contact Dermatitis Society presents the Fran Storrs Poster Award for the top three research/review posters by a resident or medical student at the Scientific Session of the Annual Meeting. The top three posters presented will receive a certificate and will be recognized during the Annual Meeting. Further, the winner is encouraged to present their findings to the Society's journal Dermatitis. 

The following criteria are used:

Originality: How original or unique is the idea, observation or research? This criterion assumes that the applicant’s sponsor made a contribution, but it evaluates only the originality of the idea or concept, not the originator of the idea.

Design or methods used in the investigation or research: This criterion considers the appropriateness and cleverness of the design or methods used in the investigation or research, which includes such obvious parameters as appropriate patch test concentrations, reading times, controls and the like.

Logicality of conclusions: Do the conclusions reached by the investigator follow logically from the investigative methods used? Did the presentation make sense?

Clinical usefulness: How useful are the observations or conclusions to the clinical practitioner? Although laboratory research is welcome, emphasis is placed on the practicality of the observations or on conclusions that are applicable to clinical practice. This includes such considerations as the probability of seeing patients with a similar problem and the ability to use any new information to the immediate benefit of patients.

Posters are rated by a panel of judges during the meeting.

How to apply: All poster participants are eligible and reviewed for the prize.
Watch for more information coming soon on how to submit your abstracts for the 2021 Fran Storrs Poster Awards.

Note: Residents attending the ACDS Annual Meeting receive free registration.