Merit Award

NANOS Merit Award: Celebrating Excellence in Neuro-Ophthalmology

The NANOS Merit Award recognizes the exceptional dedication of NANOS members who have contributed their time, energy, and resources to advance the organization's mission and goals.

About the Merit Award:

This prestigious award recognizes NANOS members who have made extraordinary contributions of time, energy, and resources to NANOS. Examples of exemplary service could be streamlining processes within committees, creating/implementing new initiatives/programs, creating/editing educational materials, advocating for NANOS and Neuro-Ophthalmology to government and non-governmental organizations such as the AAO and the AAN, etc.

Who Can Be Nominated?

The Merit Award is open to all members and aims to honor the tireless effort and dedication that many members have shown for the betterment of the organization over this past year. Please note that those who are Past Presidents and those currently serving on the Executive Committee or Board are not eligible for this recognition. The final list of award recipients will be proposed by the Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee with final approval by the Board of Directors.

Know Someone Deserving?

Nominations for the 2024 Merit Award are now OPEN! We encourage you to take this opportunity to nominate someone who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment to NANOS.


The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2024 Merit Award is November 6, 2023.

Announcement and Recognition Date

 Individuals chosen for the Merit Awards will be notified by the Executive Office in January. The honorees will be formally recognized during the Welcome Reception on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, at the NANOS Annual Meeting in Hawaii. NANOS deeply values every member who contributes to the Society's development and growth. Thank you for helping us acknowledge those who have made outstanding contributions in the past year.

2023 Merit Award Recipients: Drs. Meagan Seay and Billi Wallace

We extend our heartfelt CONGRADULATIONS to Drs. Meagan Seay and Billi Wallace, the deserving recipients of the 2023 Merit Award. We deeply appreciate your nominations and for recognizing the remarkable talents within the NANOS community.


2024 Recipients:

  • Steven R. Hamilton, M.D.
  • Devin D. Mackay, M.D.
  • Clare L. Fraser, M.D.
  • Courtney E. Francis, M.D.

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Thank you for being part of the NANOS community and helping us recognize excellence within our organization.

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