Reg 22 The Trainee Academic Prize


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Australian and New Zealand
College of Anaesthetists
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22.1    The Trainee Academic Prize shall be awarded to the Trainee or Fellow, within one (1) year of award of the Diploma of Fellowship who is judged to make the best contribution at the Trainee Academic Session held as part of the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).  This Session will only be open to Trainees or Fellows to present material related to their research whilst trainees.


22.2    The Prize will take the form of a medal, and be accompanied by a certificate recognising the achievement.


22.3     Eligibility for the Prize will be limited to current or past ANZCA registered trainees in Anaesthesia who fulfill the criteria set out in Regulation 22.1.


22.4    The Chair of the Scholar Role Subcommittee or nominee shall chair the Trainee Academic Session and appoint three adjudicators for the Prize, one of whom may be the Chair of the Scholar Role Subcommittee. The Adjudication Panel shall be chaired by the Chair of Scholar Role Subcommittee or his/her nominee. When appointing the Adjudication Panel, conflicts of interest must be identified and managed according to ANZCA Policy. 


22.5    The development of adjudication criteria (including content) for the Trainee Academic Prize is the responsibility of the Scholar Role Subcommittee.


22.6    Acceptable submissions by trainees include papers which relate to audits, an original research project or systematic review to which the trainee has made a significant contribution, or descriptions of educational or administrative innovations that might be part of coursework or a major project / minor thesis.


22.7    The ASM Scientific Convenor will select presentations for the Trainee Academic Session on the basis of the submitted abstracts.  Presentations will take the form of a ten minute paper which must be based on the work undertaken while a trainee. Performance during five minutes of discussion will form part of the adjudication criteria.


22.8    Entries from unsuccessful applicants will be considered for inclusion at the ASM as ePoster submissions, and those applicants will be eligible for the Trainee ePoster Prize.


22.9    If, in the opinion of the adjudicators, no presentation attains a sufficiently high standard, the Trainee Academic Prize will not be awarded.


May 2014 (in totto)




(formerly known as the Formal Project Prize winners)


Inaugural Award

  • 1995  Matthew Chan
    Hong Kong Mac of Isoflurane in the Post Partum Period
  • 1996  Deborah Jane Wilson
    Western Australia Analgesia and Plasma Levels After Amethocaine Cream for Venepuncture in Children: Comparison with Emla Cream
  • 1997  Ho Kwok Ming
    Victoria A Comparison of Common Iliac Vein Pressure and Superior Vena Cava Pressure in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
  • 1998  Brian Thomas Spain
    Northern Territory Spinal Epidural Abscess - Case Report Associated with Obstetric Epidural Catheterisation and Review of Literature
  • 1999  Sui-Cheung Yu
    Hong Kong Prolongation of Postoperative Analgesia After Elective Caesarean Section by Addition of Pethidine to Intrathecal Bupivacaine
  • 2000  Michael Lambros
    New South Wales The In-vitro Effect of Sevoflurane on Gravid Human Myometrium
  • 2001  Anna S K Lee
    Hong Kong Multi-regional ropicacaine infiltration during laparoscopic cholecystectomy – experience in Hong Kong
  • 2002  Naresh Ramakrishnan
    New South Wales Intra-abdominal venous pressure accurately reflects central venous pressure in critically ill patients
  • 2003  Kerryn Martin
    New Zealand A study to compare two non-anatomical models as tools to teach fibreoptic bronchoscopy
  • 2004  Lisa Mohanlal
    Queensland The incidence and severity of aortic stenosis in patients undergoing hip fracture surgery: a pilot study
  • 2005  Ian Duncan McKay
    New Zealand Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modelling of the hyponotic effect of sevoflurane using the spectral entropy of the electroencephalogram
  • 2006  Gabriel Snyder
    Victoria Intrathecal pethidine does not decrease shivering during caesarean section when compared to intrathecal fentanyl
  • 2007  Kylie King
    New South Wales 5U bolus oxytocin at caesarean section in women at risk of atony
  • 2008  Remesh Kumar Balasingam
    Malaysia  Prophylactic ephedrine with propofol for 'rapid sequence induction' for laryngeal mask airway insertion
  • 2009  Angela Palumbo
    Western Australia  Controversies in anaesthesia safety: Implications for the teaching and assessment of trainees
  • 2010  Peter Carlin
    South Australia  Midwife Management of Epidural Analgesia in Second Stage Labour - a survey
  • 2011  Dr Sharnie Wu
    New South Wales Anterior sub-Tenon’s anaesthesia for cataract surgery
  • 2012  Dr Rohan David Mahendran
    Western Australia Measuring cardiac output in the setting of different intra-abdominal and positive end-expiratory pressures: Comparison of trans-cardiac and trans-pulmonary thermodilution in a porcine model
  • 2013 Dr Benn Lancman
    Fatigue and workload of anaesthetic trainees on night shift
  • 2014 Dr Dale Currigan
    The effect of interscalene anaesthesia on cerebral oxygen saturation
  • May 2014 - Award renamed to The Trainee Academic Prize
  • 2015  Paul Slocombe
    A safety check prior to regional anaesthesia to prevent wrong sided blocks






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