Chicago Laryngological & Otological Society

2021 Lederer-Pierce Research Forum

The 2021 Lederer-Pierce competition is scheduled for Thursday, May 6th at 5:30 p.m.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be presenting papers in an online format via Zoom.  All participants -- competitors, judges and attendees -- will be able to view all of the presentations.  Otolaryngology residents from each of the five Chicago-area training programs are encouraged to submit a research paper.

First prize is $750; second prize is $500; and third prize is $250.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the overview fact sheet for the 2021 competition.  We strongly encourage competitors to review this information.

2021 Lederer-Pierce Research Forum -- Program and Abstract Compendium (PDF document)


Please make note of the following key dates. 

  • List of contestants submitted by each training program by April 22
  • Abstract due date:  Monday, May 3, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
  • PowerPoint files of presentations due:  Wednesday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Presentations begin via Zoom:  Thursday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Items to be turned in may be emailed to the CL&O office at: or you may upload large files to:


  • Abstracts 
    • Each participating resident may submit only one abstract.
    • Abstracts are limited to one page following the standard format:  Author's name; Title; Introduction/background summary; Methods; Results; Conclusions.
    • Topics may be on a clinical subject or a basic science topic.
    • Submit in Word format to the CL&O office by email: 
    • The cover email must include the author's name & degree, residency program, email address, mailing address, and preferred phone number.
  • Presentations
    • Time for each presentation is 5 minutes.  Be sure to practice so you adhere to the time limit!
    • Each presentation must include a disclosure slide immediately following the title slide.  Click on these links to download a template in PowerPoint format.
      • Wide - 16:9 aspect ratio
      • Normal - 4:3 aspect ratio


  • Winners will be announced the day after the competition by email and on the CL&O website
  • Scoring will be based on both content and presentation.
  • Judges will complete their evaluations immediately following the presentations.  In fairness to contestants, judges will not score residents from their own program.


Contact the CL&O Society administrative office . . .

Phone:  847-680-1666

Read about the history of the Lederer-Pierce Awards HERE

VIEW the previous winners.

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