Awards

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Each year the ANZSNM works to recognise and support excellence within the Australian Nuclear Medicine profession by offering an awards for the best presentations accepted to the Annual Scientific Meeting. Five awards are on offer for the 2013 meeting:

 

Awards in Brief

Mallinckrodt Award for Nuclear Medicine Technologist

This Award will be made on investigational or other work presented orally at the ASM by the entrant.  The Mallinckrodt Award is sponsored by Mallinckrodt. The award will consist of $1500 to assist you in attending a CPD activity of your choice. This could be attendance at a scientific meeting which could be local or international, or any other approved CPD activity. In the case of multiple author entries, the Award will be shared. Entries will be considered on their value in improving knowledge in any aspect of nuclear medicine. While the study need not be totally original, considerable attention will be paid to the basic idea, to the individual effort and to the lack of dependence on non-technical aspects such as scan interpretation or clinical assessment. The fundamental requirements of any scientific paper, such as clarity of description of the studied problem in the context of published data, critical evaluation of results, utilisation of statistical or other relevant methodologies, as well as the presentation itself, will be taken into account. Acknowledgment of people or agencies that have contributed substantially to the work must the included.

A candidate for the Award must submit an abstract for the ASM as with any other paper. Submission of abstracts must be in accordance with the requirements of the ASM.

All papers submitted for the award will be considered on their merits as to eligibly and final acceptance.

An accredited technologist entering for the Award shall provide a personally signed statement countersigned by the department head, indicating the extent of assistance given by others so that the judges can make an assessment of the proportion of the work done by the author(s) of the paper. This statement, plus an electronic copy and one hard copy of a 2 x A4 page summary of results to date in scientific format, shall be in the hands of the Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the Meeting.

The recipient(s) of the Award must undertake to submit a copy of the manuscript to the Editor of the Society’s Journal for publication within two months of winning the Award. All manuscripts of non-winning entrants submitted to the PCO will be destroyed.

Full rules are available here

GMS Poster Award

This Award will be made on investigational, case study or other work presented as a poster at the ANZSNM ASM. The award will consist of a $A500 cash prize presented by a GMS representative at the award ceremony during the gala dinner.

Entries will be considered on their value in improving knowledge in any aspect of nuclear medicine. Consideration will be paid to the individual effort and to the relevance to nuclear medicine.

A candidate for the Award must submit an abstract for the ASM as with any other paper. Submission of abstracts must be in accordance with the requirements of the ASM.

The award entrant must submit a JPG of the poster as well as 2-4 PowerPoint slides giving a summary of the poster. These shall be in the hands of the Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) at least two (2) weeks prior to the beginning of the Meeting, to be given to the poster judges.

The winners of the Award may have their slides used by the nominated presenter of the “highlights of the meeting presentation” at the conclusion of the meeting.

Full rules are available here

RADPHARM Technologist Case Presentation Award

PART l – Sponsorship

Entries for the Award are to present an oral case study in their Home State or in New Zealand (NZ) or at a pre-arranged Rural site. The Home State/NZ/Rural site shall be the region in which:

a) the entrant is employed/studying in the field of Nuclear Medicine and,

b) where the case study was obtained. The Home States in Australia shall be deemed one of the following:

a) NSW

b) QLD

c) SA (including NT)

d) ACT

e) VIC (including Tasmania)

f) WA

The Rural entrant must fulfill one (1) of the following eligibility criteria:

a) be employed in a department in an RRMA (Rural Remote Metropolitan Area) classified rural or  remote area (see Appendix A), or 

b) a department more than 200km from their state capital, or 

c) a department more than 100km from any other Nuclear Medicine Department, or 

 d) a department more than 200km from their relevant branch meeting. 

Entrants to the Award are to present to the State/NZ Branch representative of the ANZSNM Technologist Group (ANZSNMT) a signed statement, countersigned by the department head indicating the extent of assistance received during the course of the case study work.  In the case of a video presentation this statement should also confirm that the presentation was performed in accordance with the Rules and that the video has not been edited. 

Entrants to the Award {Part l and 2}, are to present their case study in a maximum of ten (10) minutes. The total presentation time will be divided as: a) oral case presentation -7 minutes (maximum) b) question time -3 minutes (maximum)

PART 2 – The Award

National and NZ finalists must submit an abstract of their winning case presentation for the Technologist Symposium as with any paper. Submission of abstract must be in accordance with the requirements of the ASM.

The audience will be informed that the presentation is an entry for the RADPHARM Technologist Case Presentation Award. The RADPHARM Technologist Case Presentation Award will be presented at the conclusion of the meeting. The recipient of the Award should provide to the ANZSNMT Honorary Secretary, an appropriate summary of the case study presentation for publication in the ANZSNM Journal.

Full rules are available here

AANMS Registrar Research Award

This Award supports travel to attend at an approved national or international nuclear medicine meeting. The Award is for work that provides new data of clinical and scientific merit and involves the use of nuclear medicine techniques. The data will be presented as an oral paper at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM). The Award is open to advanced trainees in nuclear medicine or to full-time research registrars in nuclear medicine.  Recently qualified trainees may enter, provided that the work for the presentation was carried out during the period of training, and is presented at the first Annual Scientific Meeting of the ANZSNM after completion of training.  Value: Up to $A3,000

Full rules are available here

Gammasonics Award

1. The Award will be made for the abstract submitted for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting scoring the highest overall grading in the area of instrumentation, radiation protection, NM physics and/or radionuclide therapy research. The objective of the award is to encourage scientific communications in the general field of radiation measurement and dosimetry.

2. Entrants for the Award may be from any discipline within the field of Nuclear Medicine. The entrant must be a financial member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM) of at least six months standing.

3. The Award is not open to employees of Gammasonics, or for work or research carried out whilst an employee of Gammasonics.

4. The paper must be presented by the author at the Annual Meeting of the ANZSNM for which it was submitted in the format requested (withdrawn abstracts forfeit the award). The Award, provided by Gammasonics Pty Ltd, will be for $A1000 to be used towards a continuing education related activity.

 Full rules are available here