Reg 13 Gilbert Brown Prize


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Australian and New Zealand
College of Anaesthetists
ABN  82 055 042 852


Note: Dates in italics flag the dates of recent changes to the regulation, e.g., 10/04 indicates a change made to the following paragraph in October 2004.


The Gilbert Brown Prize was established by the Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, in 1961.


  • 13.1 The Prize shall be awarded to the Fellow judged to make the best contribution to the free research paper session named the Gilbert Brown Prize Session at each Annual Scientific Meeting.



  • 13.2 The Prize shall take the form of a medal and will be accompanied by a grant of up to $1,000 for educational purposes upon presentation of receipts. The Gilbert Brown Prize winner will also receive a certificate recognising the award.


  • 13.3  Eligibility for the Prize shall be limited to Fellows of the College and the Faculty of Pain Medicine within eight years of admission to Fellowship of ANZCA allowing for career disruption.  In the case of Fellows who also hold a specialist qualification from other college or equivalent, eligibility for the Prize shall be limited to Fellows within eight years of obtaining their original specialist qualification in anaesthesia or pain medicine.
  • 13.3.1   A career disruption involves a prolonged interruption to an applicant's capacity to work, due to:   pregnancy;   major illness/injury; or   carer responsibilities.

      Interruption must involve a continuous absence from work for periods of 28 calendar days or more.
  • Any problems related to eligibility for the Prize shall be referred to the President for delegation to the most appropriate Committee.
  • 13.4  Applicants may submit only one abstract for consideration for presentation in the Gilbert Brown Prize session.
  • 13.5     To be eligible for consideration for the prize, the presentation must be delivered at the Gilbert Brown session by the lead author of the abstract that is submitted.
    13.6 The Council shall, from time to time, appoint three adjudicators for the Prize in addition to the Chair of the Research Committee who will Chair the Adjudication Panel.  This task may be delegated to the Chair of the ASM Committee.  Adjudicators shall have the power to co-opt at the Annual Scientific Meeting should one or more of the adjudicators be unable to attend.


  • 13.7 If in the opinion of the adjudicators no paper reaches a sufficiently high standard, the Prize will not be awarded.
  • 13.8 If necessary, the Scientific Convenors will pre-select papers for the Gilbert Brown Prize Session on the basis of the submitted abstracts.




1963 Bruce Warren Gunner
New South Wales
Particulate matter in intravenous solutions


1964 Trevor Talbot Currie
The Cardiac and peripheral vascular effects of methoxyflurane

1965 John Francis Mainland
Electromyography of the respiratory muscles in the postoperative surgical patient

1966 M R Milne
Western Australia
Effects of modern gas anaesthesia on the middle ear

1967 Teresa Rita Brophy
Blood gas studies during cerebral angiography

1968 Trevor Talbot Currie
Penicillin epilepsy

1969 Not awarded
1970 Alexander Waddell Squire
New Zealand
Oxygen consumption in cardio-pulmonary bypass perfusion and hypothermia in man

1971 Not awarded
1972 John Michael Gibbs
New Zealand
The effect of ketamine on cerebro-spinal fluid pressure

1973 Frank David Pilditch
The effects of modified electro-convulsive and different induction

Anthony John Newson
New Zealand
The clinical significance of elevated CPK levels

1974 Neville James Davis
Western Australia
Experience with the fibreoptic laryngoscope

1975  Thomas Andrew Gabriel Torda
New South Wales
Effects of intravenous anaesthesia on synaptic currents

1976 Malcolm McDougal Fisher
New Zealand
Histamine medicated reactions to reactions to intravenous drugs used in anaesthesia

1977 Thomas Christopher Kenneth Brown
Management of cardiovascular complications of tricyclic anti-depressant overdosage

1978 Karl Douglas Alexander
Anaesthesia and immunity

William Ben Runciman
South Australia
An evaluation of cardiac output measurement using the Swan-Ganz Catheter

1979 Robert Oliver Edeson
Western Australia
Enhancement by gentamycin of non-depolarising neuromuscular blockade in the cat

1980 Walter John Russell
South Australia
Cardiac responses to different autonomic stimuli

1981 Richard Woodleigh Davis
South Australia
The rational use of blood for surgery

1982 Session not held
1983 Peter Edgeworth Lillie
South Australia
Site of action of intravenous regional anaesthesia

1984 Charles Marcel Domaingue
Comparison of muscle relaxant drugs in anaesthesia for coronary artery surgery

1985 Navaratnam Sivaneswaran
New South Wales
A new portable resuscitation system

1986 Michael Martyn
Computerisation – implementation and benefits

Craig Nancarrow
South Australia
Duration depression of renal drug clearance after general anaesthesia in sheep

1987 Stevenson Philip Petito
South Australia
Does cricoid pressure prevent gastric inflation?

1988 Edward John McArdle
Anaesthesia for maxillo-facial surgery

1989 Mark Robert Upton
South Australia
Intravesical lignocaine – a new anaesthetic technique for transurethral surgery

1990 David Bruce Frederick Cottee
New South Wales
The effects of isoflurane and coronary vascular tone are venticular rate dependant and territory specific


1991 Tony Gin
Hong Kong
Postpartum gastric emptying

1992 Neil Raymond Warwick

New South Wales
Atracurium Kinetics Using A Dynamic-Kinetic Modelling Technique


1993 Suen Ka Lok
Hong Kong
Ondansetron 4 mg IV for the Prophylaxis of Nausea and Vomiting After Gynaecological Laparoscopic Surgery


1994 Alexander Leslie Garden
New Zealand
Anaesthesia Information - What Patients Want to Know: A Pilot Study


1995 Katherine Leslie
The Effect of Spinal Block Heights on the Core Tempreature Triggering Shivering


1996 Paul Stewart Myles
Haemodynamics and Timing of Extubation with Propofol Analgesia for CABG Surgery


1997 Warwick Dean Ngan Kee
Hong Kong
Addition of Adrenaline to Epidural Pethidine

1998 John Thomas Moloney
Outcome After Tonsillectomy: LA Filtration vs IV Opioid – A Randomised Controlled Trial


1999 Philip Bruce Cornish
New Zealand
Supraclavicular Regional Anaesthesia Revisited
2000 Adam Paul Tucker
The Antinociceptive Effect of Ketamine in Acute Pain Models in Humans
2001 Winifred Jeannette Burnett
The effects of rilmenidine on cerebral blood flow and autoregulation in rabbits
2002 Richard Anthony French
New Zealand
Work of breathing with paediatric anaesthetic circuits
2003 Kwok Ming Ho
Hong Kong
Clinical predictors of acute renal replacement therapy in patients with acute renal injury
2004 Timothy McCulloch
New South Wales
Cerebral autoregulation and isoflurane: effect of hyperventilation
2005 Paul John Wrigley
New South Wales
Spinal mechanism of thermal nociceptive processing
2006 Ashley R Webb
The addition of a ketamine infusion to tramadol for postoperative analgesia: a double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomised trial after abdominal surgery
2007 Sui Cheung Yu
Hong Kong
Cost effectiveness of intrathecal morphine for postoperative analgesia after caesarean section: a randomised controlled trial


2008 David McIlroy
The impact of intraoperative and anaesthetic factors on early post lung transplant outcomes


2009 David Belavy
Ultrasound guided transversus addominis plan (TAP) block for analgesia after caesarean surgery


2010 Forbes McGain
Financial and Environmental Costs of Drug Trays


2011 Paul Sadleir
Western Australia

Sugammadex unlikely to attenuate rocuronium-induced anaphylaxis - evidence from an in-vivo model


2012 Mary Katherina Hegarty
Western Australia
Does take-home analgesia improve post-operative pain after elective day case surgery? A comparison of hospital versus patient-supplied analgesia


2013 Laurence Weinberg 

A multicentre randomised double-blind controlled non-inferiority multicentre study of Plasmalyte vs. Compound Lactate Solution (Hartmann’s solution) in patients receiving liver resection


2014  Jonathan Hiller


Neuraxial anaesthesia reduces lymphatic flow: proof-of-concept in first in-human study providing a plausible mechanism for impact on cancer recurrence


2015  Dean Bunbury

New Zealand

Epigenetic changes induced by morphine can affect opiate choice for cancer pain therapy

2016  Adrian Chin
A randomised controlled trial comparing ultrasound and palpation assisted combined spinal epidural anaesthesia for elective caesarean section

2017  Jai Darvall
Chewing gum for the treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting: a pilot randomised controlled trial

2018  Rani Chahal
Surgical Thrombo-Embolism Prevention Protocol: Post-Implementation Re-audit – Impact of a newly developed risk stratification model and a smartphone APP on venous thromboembolism prevention

2019  Verna Ayknat
Western Australia
An emerging deception: Limitations of non-invasive measurement and a reliable alternative for postoperative patient temperature assessment



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