Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology

 

ANZSN ASM Awards

 

The Society presents a number of awards at its Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) such as:

 

Young Investigator Awards

 

Best Science Awards

 

Best Rural Science Award

Best Interventional Nephrology Science Award

Clinical Trainee Prize

ANZSN Rural Prize

 

The best rural science award is presented annually at the ANZSN scientific meeting. The purpose of the award is to encourage and support research in rural nephrology services. The prize is awarded to the highest ranked rural abstract following peer review for the ANZSN annual scientific meeting. If the scientific work for your abstract has been completed in a rural Nephrology service (see definition below) then you are invited to tick the rural box during the abstract submission process for the ANZSN annual scientific meeting. The eligibility criteria for the best rural science award includes:

 

*Definition of rurality: the definition of rurality for the ANZSN best rural science award is based on but not restricted to both the RRMA (population size) and ARIA (distance from services) classifications, as well as self-selection as per the tick box on the abstract submission process (note that self-selected rural abstracts will be reviewed to ensure they meet the above criteria). Although RRMA and ARIA definitions apply to Australia the same definitions will be used for New Zealand. Rural is defined as ‘Areas excluding capital cities and close surrounds and major cities with a population of > 100,000 unless isolated by distance of > 5 hours by road from a capital city.

*Centres ineligible for rural classification: If the scientific work for your abstract has been completed in one of the following hospitals with a Renal unit you are NOT eligible for the best rural science award. This list is not exhaustive. If you remain unclear whether your scientific work has been completed in a rural hospital or not then please contact ANZSN at anzsn@nephrology.edu.au.

 

ANZSN Environmental Research Award

Nephrology practice (particularly dialysis) is very resource intensive and has high environmental impact. Recognising this, and the need for change, the ANZSN, in partnership with the Renal Society of Australasia and Kidney Health Australia, has convened a working group, the Green Nephrology Action Team (GNAT) to promote and support a transformation to environmentally sustainable care in Australia and New Zealand. A major role of GNAT is to encourage research into green practice in nephrology and dialysis services. To this end, an Environmental Research Award has been developed. The eligibility criteria for the Award include:

 

 

A monetary prize of $1000 will be awarded to the highest ranked environmental abstract following peer review for the annual scientific meeting. Submitted abstracts will be judged on:

 

 

A list of suggested research topics has been developed. See examples from the 2017 GNAT Green Projects. However, any environmentally themed research will be welcomed and considered. If the above criteria are fulfilled, you are invited to tick the environmental box during the abstract submission process for the ANZSN annual scientific meeting.

 

 

Eligibility

To be considerd for an ANZSN prize you must be a financial member of the ANZSN at the time of abstract submission, as prize eligibility is considered within 24 hours of the closing date of the abstract submission. Applications are called for as part of the ASM abstract submission process and are judged at the ASM. the awards are presented at the Annual ASM Dinner. Please note: The responsibility for the administration and judging of these awards lies with the Society’s Scientific Programme and Education Committee.