Call for Papers – Research Prize Descriptions

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ASA National Scientific Congress Research Prize Descriptions

GILBERT TROUP ASA PRIZE

Please note: Submission for a prize category is open to ASA members only

Background
The Gilbert Troup ASA Prize commemorates the contribution to Australian anaesthesia by Dr Gilbert Troup of Perth, Western Australia. Dr Troup was the second President of the ASA from 1939–1946. Established in 1956 and first awarded in 1957, the Registrar’s Essay Prize (later renamed the Gilbert Troup Award) is the ASA’s oldest award – only Honorary Membership existed as an honour before it. The name was changed to the ‘Gilbert Troup ASA Prize’ in 1963, due to the pre-existence of a Gilbert Troup Prize in Western Australia. The Prize was subsequently incorporated into the NSC presentations in 2012 as a formal oral presentation.

Form of the Prize
The prize includes a medal, known as the Gilbert Troup Medal and cash prize of $7,500.
It will be announced and awarded by the President or Past President at an appropriate time during the NSC.

The author(s) will be invited to submit the prize-winning paper to Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, the journal of the ASA, for assessment for publication.

Terms of Reference
In October 2002, the ASA Council changed the requirements for the prize such that it is to be awarded annually to the paper adjudged as the ‘Best Paper’ presented during the Gilbert Troup ASA Prize session at the national Congress. Applicants submitting papers for acceptance at the NSC may elect to deliver an oral presentation for consideration for the Gilbert Troup ASA Prize.

The ‘Call for Papers’ for each NSC will describe the process to apply for the Gilbert Troup ASA Prize. A maximum of six free papers will be accepted for consideration for the Gilbert Troup ASA Prize at each Congress.

Important: Once an abstract has been accepted for inclusion in the Gilbert Troup ASA Prize session, it will no longer be eligible for other NSC research prizes.

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • Application is open to ASA members only.
  • The presenter must be one of the authors of the paper and an ASA member
  • The paper must be based on original research, the majority of which has been performed in Australia.
  • The principal content of the paper must not have previously been presented at a national meeting in Australia or New Zealand.
  • An individual may only submit one paper for this prize category.
  • A research group is eligible to submit more than one paper for consideration for the Gilbert Troup ASA Prize, but both the first author and the presenter for each accepted paper must be different.

Presentation Format
Those accepted for presentation at the Congress will deliver a detailed ten (10) minute oral presentation with slides discussing their aims, methods, results and conclusions. This will be followed by a five (5) minute question period led by the adjudicators and moderated by the session Chair.
Applicants whose papers are accepted for inclusion in the Gilbert Troup ASA Prize session will be required to bring a poster to display and to supply a pdf version of the poster to enable viewing electronically, in order to maximize exposure of their work.

The precise presentation requirements for each NSC will be sent out prior to each Congress.

Adjudicating Panel
The NSC Scientific Program Convenor and the Chair of the APRG Committee will appoint a panel of three members to adjudicate the Gilbert Troup ASA Prize session at the NSC. The Chair of the APRG committee or their nominee will chair these sessions and may serve on the adjudicating panel if suitable.

ASA BEST POSTER PRIZES

Please note: Submission for a prize category is open to ASA members only

Background
These prizes were originally known as the Boots/ASA Young Investigator Awards and were first awarded in 1984. They were initiated through sponsorship by Boots Healthcare Australia, subsequently Boots/Portex and then Smiths Medical Australia. In 2005, the title of the award was changed to reflect the latest change in business name to ‘Smiths Medical/ASA Young Investigator Awards’. In 2012 a rearrangement of the NSC research prizes saw the combination of the ‘Smiths Medical/ASA Young Investigator Awards’ and the ‘ASA Best Poster Presentation’ to form the Smiths Medical/ASA Best Poster Prizes. Smiths Medical Australasia ceased their sponsorship in 2014.

The awards were originally judged on the submission of the text of a full oral presentation prior to the annual National Scientific Congress (NSC). In 2009 this process was changed, such that applicants only submit an paper of their paper and nominate for consideration of the prize. The awards were then judged at the NSC by an adjudication panel and up to three awards presented during the Congress.

Form of the Awards
The ASA fund awards three prizes at each NSC to the value of $4,000, $2,500 and $1,500 respectively for recipients judged first, second and third by the adjudicating panel together with a certificate.

They will be announced and awarded by the President or Past President at an appropriate time during the NSC.

Terms of Reference
The ASA Best Poster Prizes aim to encourage research by investigators working in the fields of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine. This research must be displayed as a poster and presented as a short oral presentation at the annual National Scientific Congress.

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • The investigator must be working in the fields of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine.
  • The principal content of the paper must not have previously been presented at a national meeting in Australia or New Zealand.
  • The presenter must be one of the authors and an ASA member.
  • An individual will only have one paper accepted for this prize category.
  • A research group is eligible to submit more than one paper for consideration for the ASA Best Poster Prize, but both the first author and presenter for each accepted paper must be different.

The total number of papers accepted for consideration for the ASA Best Poster Prize is not restricted and will be determined by the NSC Scientific Committee according to the quality of the applications.

Presentation Format
Applicants whose research is accepted for inclusion in the ASA Best Poster Prize session(s) must bring a poster to display and must also supply a pdf version of the poster to enable viewing electronically, in order to maximize exposure of their work. The presenter will be allocated a place during the Best Poster Prize sessions at the Congress and will deliver a short three (3) minute oral presentation, with limited slides, discussing the aims, methods, results and conclusions of their research. This will be followed by a seven (7) minute question period led by the adjudicators.

The precise presentation requirements for each NSC will be sent out prior to each Congress.

Adjudicating Panel
The NSC Scientific Program Convenor and the Chair of the APRG Committee will appoint an adjudicating panel of three members to adjudicate the ASA Best Poster session(s). To allow consistency and comparison across the sessions, at least one member will serve on all the adjudicating panels. The Chair of the APRG committee or their nominee will chair these sessions and may serve on the adjudicating panel if suitable.

ASA TRAINEE POSTER PRIZE

Please note: Submission for a prize category is open to ASA members only

Background
The ASA TRAINEE Poster Prize was introduced in 2011 and is only open to ASA TRAINEE members who present their research as a poster at the National Scientific Congress.

Form of the Awards
The prize consists of a certificate and $500.

The prize recipients will be announced and awarded by either the President or Past President during the NSC.

Terms of Reference
The prize is to be awarded annually. The objective of the prize is to encourage trainees and ASA TRAINEE members to present scientific research in a clear, concise and visually attractive manner.

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • All trainees presenting a poster in this category must be a Group of ASA Clinical Trainees (ASA TRAINEE) member.
  • Posters submitted must be based on original research in the fields of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine.
  • The principal content of the poster must not have previously been presented at a national meeting in Australia or New Zealand.

Inclusion for consideration of the ASA TRAINEE Poster Prize does not preclude the applicant from also being eligible for one of the three ASA Best Poster Prizes.

Application Review Process
The NSC Scientific Program Convenor and the Chair of the APRG Committee will appoint an adjudicating panel of two members prior to the NSC to review the applicants for the ASA TRAINEE Poster Prize. A maximum of ten (10) posters will be short-listed by the panel to be displayed with other posters at the NSC and from this group three (3) will be invited to present their poster to the adjudication panel and ASA TRAINEE members during the ASA TRAINEE program at the NSC. The criteria for short-listing for the ASA TRAINEE Poster Prize will be determined by the Chair of the APRG Committee.

Presentation Format
Applicants whose papers are accepted for inclusion in the ASA TRAINEE Poster Prize session must bring a poster to display and must supply a pdf version of the poster to enable viewing electronically, in order to maximize exposure of their work. The applicant will deliver a short three (3) minute oral presentation with limited slides discussing the aims, methods, results and conclusions of their research. This will be followed by a seven (7) minute question period. The process will be controlled by the session Chair, but questions will be welcome from ASA TRAINEE members and guests attending the presentations. The precise presentation requirements for each NSC will be sent out prior to each Congress.

Please note: The presentation described is in addition to the presentation for the ASA Best Poster Prize. To be eligible for both prizes, the applicant must present the poster in both sessions.