CONFERENCE AWARD GUIDELINES

  • Historically, monetary awards have been given to outstanding presentations at the ANZCP scientific meeting. These awards have been given with an expectation that they will be spent on self education by way of attending oversees conferences.New guidelines have now been developed with the understanding that self education can involve other activates beyond travel.The following is a list of items that are allowable for individuals to spend award money on:
      1. Costs related to professional conferences and workshops, including registration fees, reasonable travel and accommodation
      2. Costs associated with enrolment in relevant short course, workshops or post graduate courses
      3. Portable Electronic Devices required ‘primarily for work purposes’.  This includes laptop computers, PDA’s, mobile phones.
      4. Costs for professionally relevant books, CD’s and subscriptions
      5. Costs associated with scientific research.
      6. Humanitarian use, i.e. donation of award to charity

All awards are made at the discretion of the College executive. Applications for use of awards for purposes other than those listed here are invited and should be addressed to the College Secretary in writing.

For all awards, receipts must be presented to the College Treasurer for money to be reimbursed to award recipient. Alternately, the College can make payments directly on recept of a tax invoice

  • In addition to specific requirements pertaining to the listed individual awards, the following general conditions must be met prior to receipt of any award.

Conditions of awards:
It is a condition of eligibility to receive all ASM presentation awards that all presentations must be submitted in a suitable format to be published in the ANZCP gazette
In the circumstance that the presentation has previously been or is scheduled to be published in another scientific journal, a short summary of the presentation or article with details of the journal the work is published in, is required for publication in the Gazette. The award recipient will also be required to submit an additional piece of work for publication in the Gazette. This work can be in the form of a case report, short literature review or introduction to scientific work being pursued.
The ANZCP has agreement with JECT whereby selected abstracts from the ASM are published. Authors of abstracts will be asked to sign a copy write confirmation document prior to the release of abstracts to JECT. There is no obligation upon the author to release their work to JECT
Outcomes:
Award winners will be asked to submit a short summary relating to how the proceeds of the awards were used. In the case of conference attendance, a conference report suitable for publication in the gazette is required. In the case of use for research, an outline of the research project is required.

 

CONDITIONS FOR THE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

  1. The sponsor will donate each year a sum of money known as “The Education Scholarship”.
  2. The money will be made available each year to the Executive Committee of the College who will administer the same according to these conditions.
  3. The Scholarship will be offered (subject to the conditions contained herein) to the person who has gained the highest aggregate score in examinations as judged at the conclusion of the training course conducted by the Australasian Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, provided that score is greater than 75%.
  4. The Award consists of a refund of examination fee by the Board and the cost of purchasing a perfusion related textbook.  The Executive Committee of the College will notify the proposed recipient of the Scholarship, who will then be invited to apply to the Committee for the award of the same.
  5. The Executive Committee will fix a time limit by which such application must be made. The Scholarship will only be awarded to an existing member of the College.
  6. The decision of the Committee in respect of all aspects of the Scholarship shall be final.  No correspondence will be entered into regarding reasons for accepting or rejecting an application.

 

CONDITIONS FOR THE “ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD”.

  1. The sponsor will donate to the ANZCP each year a sum of money to be known as “The Encouragement Award”.
  2. The money will be made available each year to the ANZCP Executive Committee who will administer the same according to these conditions.
  3. The Award is open to life members, financial full members, fellows, foundation members and student members who are practising clinical perfusionists or trainee clinical perfusionists and who have been members of the ANZCP for the preceding 12 months.
  4. The Award will be offered to a member as above who is the author of a paper, presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting, which is considered to be sufficiently meritorious.
  5. In order to be eligible, the recipient must be a named author of the paper and must personally present it at the meeting. The Award is not transferable to another person.
  6. The award will be judged by a panel nominated by and answerable to the Executive Committee. The decision will be made public at the annual dinner after the Scientific Meeting. An application to take up the Award must be made to the Secretary of the ANZCP for consideration by the Executive Committee for use of the funds by the end of the financial year in which the Award is received. This must include full details on the proposed expenditure
  7. Prior to or concurrent with the application, a full article based upon the winning presentation must be submitted for publication to the Editor of the ANZCP Gazette or have been accepted for publication in another Journal. Applications will not be considered until this condition is met.
  8. Failure to lodge an application in the specified time will result in forfeit of the funds.
  9. The decision of the Executive Committee in all aspects of the Award shall be final. No correspondence will be entered into regarding reasons for accepting or rejecting an application.
  10. A Perpetual Shield will be presented to the recipient of this award. It is a condition that the recipient of this Perpetual Shield MUST return it to the Executive Committee at or before the next Annual Scientific Meeting so it may be presented to the next recipient. A smaller shield will then be presented to the recipient.

 

CONDITIONS FOR THE SID YARROW AWARD SPONSORED BY CELLPLEX PTY LTD

  1. The purpose of the Sid Yarrow Award, sponsored by Cellplex Pty. Ltd, is to encourage high standards of professional activity in students registered as trainees with the Australasian Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. The Award is open to Perfusion students registered with the Australasian Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, full members of the ANZCP, and sustaining members of the ANZCP who are employed as clinical perfusionists, and who are current financial members of the ANZCP.
  2. The Award will be offered to a full or sustaining member, as outlined in condition 2, who is a first time presenter OR a student member who makes the best presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ANZCP, provided the presentation is of sufficient merit. In order to be eligible, the member must be a named author of the paper and must personally present the paper. The maximum value of the award is $3500. The Award is not transferable to another person. The recipient may use the Award for any purpose as listed in the above “Conference Award Guidelines”. A panel nominated by the Executive Committee and which is answerable to the Executive Committee will judge the Award. The panel shall report the name of the recipient to the Executive Committee.
  3. An application to take up the Award must be made to the Secretary of the ANZCP for consideration by the Executive Committee for use of the funds by the end of the financial year in which the Award is received. This must include full details on the proposed expenditure.
  4. Prior to or concurrent with the application, a full article based upon the winning presentation must be submitted for publication to the Editor of the ANZCP Gazette or have been accepted for publication in another journal. Applications will not be considered until this condition is met. Failure to lodge an application in the specified time will result in forfeit of the funds. The decision of the Executive Committee in all aspects of the Award shall be final. No correspondence will be entered into regarding reasons for accepting or rejecting an application.
  5. A Perpetual Shield will be presented to the recipient of this award. It is a condition that the recipient of this Perpetual Shield MUST return it to the Executive Committee at or before the next Annual Scientific Meeting so it may be presented to the next recipient. A smaller shield will then be presented to the recipient.

 

CONDITIONS FOR THE TERUMO AWARD

      1. The Terumo Award will be presented to the individual delivering the most outstanding presentation at the ANZCP Annual Scientific Meeting.
      2.  The Award, which will be financed by the Terumo Corporation Australia, The recipient may use the Award for any purpose as listed in the above “Conference Award Guidelines” to a value of $5000.00 AUD. Terumo will also provide a shield on which the name of the recipient will be recorded each year and which will be held by the College, together with a small personal shield to be presented to each recipient.
      3.  The Award is open to life members, financial full members, fellows and foundation members who are practising clinical perfusionists and who have had membership in the ANZCP for the preceding 12 months.
      4.  The Award will be judged on the basis of the best paper delivered at the ANZCP Annual Scientific Meeting, by a panel nominated by the Executive Committee. It will be judged on:
        1. Original content
        2. Scientific accuracy, strength and conclusions
        3. Presentation skills.
      5. The name of the Award recipient will be announced following the Scientific Meeting.
      6. The Award will be made to the person presenting the paper only if he or she is the named principal author of the paper. A paper delivered on behalf of the author(s) by another person (not named as the principal author of that paper) will render the paper ineligible for consideration for the Award.
      7.  For consideration for the Award, a paper must not be financed or sponsored by a commercial undertaking.
      8. The Award is not transferable to another person.
      9. An application to take up the Award must be made to the Secretary of the ANZCP for consideration by the Executive Committee for use of the funds by the end of the financial year in which the Award is received.
      10. Prior to or concurrent with the application, a full article based upon the winning presentation must be submitted for publication to the Editor of the ANZCP Gazette. Applications will not be considered until this condition is met. Failure to lodge an application in the specified time will result in forfeit of the funds.
      11. A recipient of the Award must take up the same within 12 months of its receipt. If special reasons exist for deferment, then application must be made to the Executive Committee. Decisions of the Executive Committee in respect of the Award shall be final. No correspondence shall be entered into regarding reasons for accepting or rejecting a particular paper for the Award.
      12. A Perpetual Shield is awarded to the recipient of this award. It is a condition that the recipient of this Perpetual Shield MUST return it to the Executive Committee at or before the next Annual Scientific Meeting so it may be presented to the next recipient. A smaller shield will then be presented to the recipient.

 

CONDITIONS FOR THE ANZCP PERFUSION UNIT OF THE YEAR

      1. The ANZCP will provide a sum of money to be known as “The Perfusion Unit of the Year Award”.
      2. The Executive Committee of the ANZCP will administer the Award according to these conditions
      3. The purpose of the Award is to acknowledge and reward the perfusion units that continually contribute to the ANZCP and the perfusion community.
      4. Points are awarded for contribution as outlined in the application. The total number of points accumulated in the various categories in the year between ANZCP scientific meetings (by financial ANZCP members only) is divided by the total number of Perfusionists (non-members and students included) to give an overall score. The highest scoring unit is the winner. In cases where two units have the same score the Executive Committee will make a decision based upon past contributions to the ANZCP.
      5. Perfusion units that submit applications do so on the condition that any decision of the Executive Committee on the recipient of the award is final.
      6. The winning unit must submit a planned expenditure including the names and signatures of the members of the unit, to the ANZCP Secretary for Executive approval and the issuing of funds. The funds may be used but is not limited to the following:
        1. Text books
        2. Journal Subscription
        3. Research Assistance
        4. Course Attendance
        5. Assistance to present at a conference
        6. Workshop attendance
        7. Computer Software
        8. Equipment
      7. Only units with the majority of its Perfusionists (trainees included) being financial members of the ANZCP at the date of submission of the application will be eligible for the award. The Application Form must be submitted with a postal mark or Fax date of not less than 14 days prior to the AGM.
        Applications must be forwarded to the Secretary ANZCP as per the Application Form.

 

CONDITIONS FOR TRAVEL AWARD

      1. The purpose of the Travel Award/s, “Award/s” is to encourage Members of the ANZCP Inc. present a paper at the Annual Scientific Meeting.
      2. Each Award will consist of a maximum value of an advanced purchase return airfare from the recipient’s city to the city in which the Scientific Meeting, at which the paper was presented, is held.
      3. The Award/s are open to life members, financial full members, fellows and foundation members who are financial and practicing clinical Perfusionists who submit an abstract for the Scientific Meeting.
      4. The Award/s will be judged on the basis of the abstract, paper content and delivery.
      5. The name of the Award recipient/s will be announced following the Scientific Meeting.
      6. Each Award will be made to the person presenting the paper only if he or she is the named principal author of the paper. A paper delivered on behalf of the author(s) by another person (not named as the principal author of that paper) will render the paper ineligible for consideration for the Award/s.
      7. For consideration for the Award/s, a paper must not be financed or sponsored by a commercial undertaking.
      8. Each Award is not transferable to another person
      9. An application to take up the Award must be made to the Secretary of the ANZCP for consideration by the Executive Committee for disbursement of the funds by the end of the financial year in which the Award is received. Failure to lodge an application in the specified time will result in forfeit of the funds.
      10. Prior to or concurrent with the application, a full article based upon the winning presentation must be submitted for publication to the Editor of the ANZCP Gazette or to another Journal. Applications will not be considered until this condition is met.
      11. Decisions of the Executive Committee in respect of the Award/s shall be final. The Executive Committee reserves the right to award all, some, or none of the Travel Awards available in any one year. No correspondence shall be entered into regarding reasons for accepting or rejecting a particular paper for the Award.

 

CONDITIONS FOR  FOREIGN PRESENTATION AWARD

      1. This award will be given to the presentation judged to be the most outstanding as given by a Perfusionist from a country other than Australia and New Zealand.
      2. The ANZCP will provide a sum of money to be known as “The Best presentation by a Foreign Perfusionist”
      3. The Award will be judged on the basis of the abstract, paper content and delivery.
      4. If presentations are deemed not be of sufficient quality or no individual meeting the criteria for the award present a paper, the Executive Committee reserves the right to not make the award .
      5. The name of the Award recipient will be announced following the Scientific Meeting.
      6. Each Award will be made to the person presenting the paper only if he or she is the named principal author of the paper. A paper delivered on behalf of the author(s) by another person (not named as the principal author of that paper) will render the paper ineligible for consideration for the Award/s.
      7. For consideration for the Award, a paper must not be financed or sponsored by a commercial undertaking.
      8. Each Award is not transferable to another person
      9. An application to take up the Award must be made to the Secretary of the ANZCP for consideration by the Executive Committee for disbursement of the funds by the end of the financial year in which the Award is received. Failure to lodge an application in the specified time will result in forfeit of the funds.
      10. Prior to or concurrent with the application, a full article based upon the winning presentation must be submitted for publication to the Editor of the ANZCP Gazette or to another Journal. Applications will not be considered until this condition is met.
      11. Decisions of the Executive Committee in respect of the Award shall be final. No correspondence shall be entered into regarding reasons for accepting or rejecting a particular paper for the Award.

 

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