Reg 22 The Trainee Academic Prize


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


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)




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