Awards


Best Paper by a Fellow

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The Best Paper by a Fellow Award is only open to ACEM Fellows. The successful recipient will receive a certificate and monetary prize of $1,000, and the winner will be announced at the ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). ACEM Fellows will be required to submit an abstract, whereby this will be reviewed and shortlisted. You will then be notified and given an allocated session within the program to present your paper, where you will be adjudicated during the session.

The criteria for submission are as follows:

  • Methodology (study design, bias, confounders, sample size, stats) – 20
  • Importance to Medical Science/Emergency Medicine – 10
  • Originality – 10
  • Presentation (clarity, visual aids, audience interest) – 10

Total max score 50


Best Paper by a Trainee

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The Best Paper by a Trainee is sponsored by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Foundation and is awarded annually for a research study to a trainee. The winning trainee will receive a prize of $500.  Their paper is published in the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Bulletin and posted on the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine website.

This prize is presented at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

The Best Paper by a Trainee is scored based on the criteria with the award being presented to the winner at the conclusion of the ASM.

Trainees must indicate if they wish to be considered for Best Paper by a Trainee when submitting the abstract.

Judging Criteria:

The Best Pater by a Trainee utilises the 4.10 Trainee Research adjudicators to score the Trainee papers at the ASM with the same criteria used for the Best Fellows’ Paper:

  • Methodology (study design, bias, confounders, sample size, stats) – 20
  • Importance to Medical Science/ Emergency Medicine – 15
  • Originality – 10
  • Presentation (clarity, visual aids, audience interest) – 5
  • Total maximum score – 50

Best Poster Award

This is a peer reviewed award, whereby posters will be reviewed and voted on during the ASM. The successful recipient will receive a $500 Visa card. To be eligible of this award, the presenting author must be registered for, and attend the ASM.


PREDICT Award in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

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The PREDICT (Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative) network now provides a research platform for achieving multicentre acute care paediatric research in Australia and New Zealand. The successful recipient of the PREDICT Award will receive a monetary prize of $500.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be trainee, medical student, or from allied health professions at the time of the presentation
  • Research involves children < 17 years and performed primarily in an emergency department setting in Australia and or New Zealand

Criteria

  • Importance of topic to Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) (20%)
  • Study objectives, research questions and/or hypotheses are clearly stated (10%)
  • Methodology (study design, sampling, data collection, measurement and analysis) is clearly specified and appropriate for objectives/questions (30%)
  • Results are reported for each study objective / research question in a clear and credible manner (10%)
  • Conclusions and implications are appropriately stated based on results (10%)
  • Presentation style is clear and engages the audience (20%)

Evidence into Practice Award – ECI Award

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Awarded to the paper that best demonstrates closing an important gap between the best available evidence and current clinical practice. The successful recipient will receive a monetary prize of $1,000. This award is open to FACEMS and Trainees provided their abstract fits the above criteria.

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Is the paper related to closing an important gap between the best available evidence and current clinical practice?
  • Does the paper mention results of the practice change and how these were achieved or not?
  • Does the paper mention barriers or enablers in implementing the practice change?
  • Was implementation theory applied in the change process?

Important Dates

Sponsorship & exhibition prospectus released
19 November 2017

Call for plenary & interactive submissions
Closed

Early bird registration opens Now open

Call for abstracts Now open

Call for abstracts close 31 July 2018

Early bird registration closes 15 August 2018