Nominate a VOSH Colleague for these Prestigious Awards!

Nominate a VOSH Colleague for these Prestigious Awards!


Please consider nominating a worthy recipient for VOSH/International’s highest honors, to be presented at the VOSH Annual Meeting October 13, 2018 in Montreal, Canada.


HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD: Honors an individual who has distinguished him or herself during the year by bringing eye care to underserved populations. The award recognizes a VOSH member who, during the year, has improved visual welfare through leadership, invention, public health, the development of sustainable eye care and the further understanding and correction of refractive error. The nominee must be a current member of a VOSH chapter or of VOSH/International.


HARRY I. ZELTZER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Presented to a person recognized as an exemplary humanitarian by providing a lifetime of service to humanity through improving visual welfare through leadership, dedication, invention, public health, developing sustainable eye care and furthering the understanding and correction of refractive error. The recipient of this award is recognized as one who meets the highest criteria that exemplifies the spirit of VOSH/International.


To nominate an individual for either award, please fill out the nomination form on the V/I website at:  by June 1, 2018. Past award recipients are also listed on that web page. The nominations will be tallied by July 1, 2018, a vote will be taken by the Board and V/I Past Presidents and the winning recipients will be notified.


We hope that you will join us at your VOSH Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada October 12 and 13, 2018. For details, see


Please contact Executive Director Natalie Venezia or Meeting Planner Deborah Wright DeMaderios at if you have questions. Thank you.