Awards and Travel Grants
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Criteria for Awards
HSANZ Albert Baikie Memorial Medal
The Albert Baikie Memorial Medal is given to recognise the best oral presentation, by a new investigator who is a financial member of the Society. The winner receives a $3,000 prize and is presented with the Baikie Memorial Medal. This prestigious award is open to new investigators who were awarded their postgraduate qualification in Australia or overseas (MSc, FRACP, FRCPA or PhD, or overseas equivalent) within the past 5 years. Special consideration may be made by Council for those people who wish to apply for but who, for other reasons, completed their postgraduate qualification more than 5 years ago.
- Applicants must be financial and either full, trainee or associate members of HSANZ by the time of the Annual Scientific Meeting. You may apply for membership at the same time as you submit your application for this award. Membership forms are available at www.hsanz.org.au Membership applications must be received by the HSANZ Secretariat by the end of July 2017.
- Only ONE abstract is to be nominated by each applicant.
- Previous winners of the award are ineligible.
All applications will be assessed by a sub-committee of the HSANZ and will be judged on the quality and originality of the work and presentation. The closing date for applications is the same as for abstract submission (6 July 2017) and the award is announced during the Meeting. Recipients of travel grants are eligible for the Albert Baikie Award but must complete the relevant section of the abstract submission form.
ANZSBT Presidential Symposium Award
ANZSBT council will select abstracts, submitted by members, for the Presidential Symposium. The award will be given to a member for the best oral presentation judged on quality and originality as decided by the council. Judging will take place during the Meeting and the winner announced on the last day of the meeting.
ANZSBT Young Investigator Award
The ANZSBT Council will award an inaugural prize for the best oral or poster abstract with a transfusion focus presented at the meeting by a young investigator. To be eligible you must be 35 years or less on the last day of the meeting (1/11/17). For abstracts submitted by more than one author/group, you have to have been the primary researcher/author to be eligible. You do not have to be a member of ANZSBT to be eligible.
ANZSBT Poster Prize
The ANZSBT Council will award a prize for the best ANZSBT poster based on evaluation of the content and artwork. Judging will take place during the Meeting and the winner announced during the Meeting awards.
Nurses Presentation Prize
The Councils will award a prize for the best Nurses Free Communications presentation. Judging will take place during the Meeting and the winner announced on the final Nurses session.
Nurses Poster Prize
The Councils will award a prize for the best Nurses poster based on evaluation of the content and artwork. Judging will take place during the Meeting and the winner announced on the final Nurses session.
THANZ Scientific Medal
The THANZ Scientific Medal is awarded to a new investigator working actively in clinical or laboratory research in the field of thrombosis and haemostasis and who is a financial member of the Society. Applicants will be judged on the quality of their submitted abstract and an oral presentation. The award winner receives the THANZ Medal, a solid silver medallion, and a prize of A$2,000. In addition, there are two runner up awards of A$500 each.
Conditions of Entry:
- Entrants for the award must be aged 45 years or less on the closing date for submission of abstracts to the annual HAA meeting and be financial members of THANZ.
- The main author and entrant must be a clinician, nurse, scientist or technologist working actively in the field of thrombosis and haemostasis.
- Only one abstract can be submitted for the competition by each entrant and invited speakers are not eligible to enter.
The award will be judged on the basis of
- the abstract submitted for the annual meeting and
- an oral presentation.
For those entrants submitting posters, there will be an opportunity to present their work to the judging panel. The award will be judged by a panel of experts drawn from the THANZ membership. The judging and the award of prizes will take place at the HAA Meeting.
To apply for this award, complete the relevant section of the online abstract submission form on the website and submit with your abstract before the abstract submission closes.
THANZ Poster Awards
The THANZ Council will award a prize for the best clinical and the best laboratory poster in the THANZ stream based on evaluation of the content and artwork. Judging will take place during the Meeting and the winner announced during the Meeting Awards presentations.
Myeloma Foundation of Australia Awards
The MFA is pleased to announce the association will provide awards of $1500 each for two prizes for myeloma research to presenters at the HAA Annual Scientific Meeting 2017.
One prize of $1500 is available for basic research in myeloma
One prize of $1500 is available for clinical research in myeloma
The eligibility criteria are as follows:
- Early-mid career researchers are eligible (< 45 years old or < 15 years post-doctoral)
- Recipients must have been selected for an oral presentation
- The highest ranking abstract (assessed by the HSANZ reviewers) in each category of basic and clinical myeloma research will be awarded*
- The funds are to be used towards conference and/or further training towards myeloma-related research
- Recipients to be available to be profiled in the Myeloma Foundation of Australia newsletter
*MFA reserves the right not to make an award if no abstract of sufficient standing in the relevant field is identified.
Criteria for Travel Grants
Grants are provided by HSANZ, ANZSBT and THANZ and members may apply for all but may receive a grant from one, but not all three Societies.
HSANZ New Investigators Travel Award
The Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) provides a number of travel grants.
To be eligible all applicants must
- be current, financial members of the Society (you may apply for membership when you submit your application for the award). Membership forms are available at www.hsanz.org.au . Applications must be received by the HSANZ Secretariat by the end of July 2017.
- submit an abstract to the HAA meeting (apply for the travel grant online when submitting your abstract)
- register for the Meeting by the close of abstract submission date (6 July 2017)
- have attained their post graduate qualification in Australia or overseas (MSc, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD or overseas equivalent) within the past 5 years. Trainee members are eligible but members in positions where funding for travel is normally provided (eg hospital staff specialists) will not be considered for travel awards, and
- not receive funding from other sources.
- be proposed and the proposer’s contact details provided.
Applications will be assessed by the HSANZ Council and applicants will be advised of the outcome four weeks before the meeting. Applicants may also apply for the Albert Baikie Award, by completing the appropriate part of the online application.
HSANZ Medical Laboratory Scientists and Nurses Travel Grants
Travel grants will be available to members who are medical laboratory scientists working in hospital or private service haematology laboratories, and nurses. General criteria as outlined above apply to these awards.
ANZSBT Travel Grants
Applicants must be current financial members of the Society, must submit an abstract and register for the Meeting by 6 July 2017. The ANZSBT Council will decide on travel grants. Applicants will be informed of the outcome by the ANZSBT Secretariat.
THANZ Werfen Travel Grant
This grant is open to financial members of THANZ who are laboratory scientists and will be awarded to the author of the best abstract submitted to either HAA or the THANZ Scientific Workshop. The award of AU$3,000 will be made to assist with registration to both events, travel and accommodation.
THANZ AHCDO Conference Grant
This grant is open to financial members of THANZ and will be awarded to the author of the best abstract in the bleeding disorders field submitted to either HAA or the THANZ Scientific Workshop. The award of AU$2,000 will be made to assist with registration, travel and accommodation.
THANZ Travel Grant
There are 6 THANZ travel grants valued at $1,000 each, one in memory of John Lloyd.
Applicants must be current financial members of the Society, must submit an abstract and register for the meeting. The THANZ Council will decide on travel grants and applicants will be informed of the outcome by the THANZ Secretariat.
HAA 2017 Travel Assistance for Non Members
THESE AWARDS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR DELEGATES WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP.
At the discretion of the Meeting Organising Committee, a small number of travel grants may be awarded to non-members to help cover part but not all of the annual meeting travel expenses. These awards are open to registrants from Australia and New Zealand and from abroad. The awards are co-funded by HSANZ, ANZSBT and THANZ. Awards are intended for those who demonstrate a need for financial assistance with preference for those who submit an abstract. A covering letter should be provided including how the travel grant will be of assistance to you.