Awards

The awards presented at the 56th ANZSN Online ASM will acknowledge the outstanding research contributions and achievements of ANZSN Members across both clinical and basic sciences, varying career stages and craft groups. 

Abstracts are now invited for the ASM.

Only ANZSN members and, in the case of the ANZSN and Dietitians Australia (DAA) Nutrition Research Award, DAA members, may be eligible for an Award.  

Details of the individual Awards offered are found below, together with any additional or variation on eligibility criteria.  

Those Awards that are specific to a career stage are listed as such. 

AWARDS FOR ALL CAREER STAGES

Kidney Health Australia (KHA) Clinical Science Award

The Kidney Health Australia (KHA) Clinical Science Award recognises the outstanding contribution to research by ANZSN Members in clinical science.

This Award is open to all ANZSN Members, regardless of the stage of their career.

To be considered for this Award applicants must be a financial member of the ANZSN at the date of abstract closing.

Please note that only one abstract per applicant can be selected for presentation. In the case of more than one abstract per applicant being ranked highly, the top ranked abstract will be selected for presentation.

The highest ranked clinical science abstracts will be delivered as an oral presentation for adjudication at the ANZSN ASM.

Shortlisted Award applicants must attend the ASM and make an oral presentation of the abstract at the dedicated Clinical Science Award session to be considered eligible for the Award.

In respect of a fully virtual format for the ASM, pre-recording of the presentation by the short-listed candidates will be allowed. Candidates will need to participate ‘live’ in the virtual Q & A component of the session in order to meet the full eligibility criteria for the prize.

Award winners (and runners up as relevant) will be required to submit a photograph of themselves and a short precis (one paragraph) on their award winning research.

To apply select the relevant award category during the abstract submission process.

ANZSN Basic Science Award

The ANZSN Basic Science Award recognises the outstanding contribution to research by ANZSN Members in basic science.

This Award is open to all ANZSN Members, regardless of the stage of their career.

To be considered for this Award applicants must be a financial member of the ANZSN at the date of abstract closing.

Please note that only one abstract per applicant can be selected for presentation. In the case of more than one abstract per applicant being ranked highly, the top ranked abstract will be selected for presentation.

The highest ranked basic science abstracts will be delivered as an oral presentation for adjudication at the ANZSN ASM.

Shortlisted Award applicants must attend the ASM and make an oral presentation of the abstract at the dedicated Basic Science Award session to be considered eligible for the Award.

In respect of a fully virtual format for the ASM, pre-recording of the presentation by the short-listed candidates will be allowed. Candidates will need to participate ‘live’ in the virtual Q & A component of the session in order to meet the full eligibility criteria for the prize.

To apply select the relevant award category during the abstract submission process.

MID-CAREER AWARDS – NEW in 2021

Mid-career is defined as 5 years and up to 12 years (FTE) from confirmation of RACP Fellowship or date of PhD acceptance.

Mid-Career Clinical Science Award

The Mid-Career Clinical Science Award recognises the best abstract and research track record by a mid-career researcher in clinical science.  This Award is for renal research involving interactions with patients, diagnostic clinical materials and data, or populations (Clinical Science).

To be considered for this Award applicants must be a financial member of the ANZSN of at least 12 months standing at the date of abstract closing.

Applicants must be within 5 years and up to 12 years (FTE) from confirmation of RACP Fellowship or date of PhD acceptance.  The applicant must be the first or last author of the abstract and must be the presenting author, if invited to deliver an oral presentation.

Applicants for the Mid-Career Clinical Science Award must submit, in addition to their abstract, a summary (maximum 1 page) outlining their career progression to date, significant career achievements and evidence of an independent research program that is clearly separate from their PhD (where relevant).

The Award can be received only once by a candidate.

To apply select the relevant award category during the abstract submission process.

Mid-Career Basic Science Award

The Mid-Career Basic Science Award recognises the best research abstract and research track record by a mid-career researcher in basic science. This Award is for laboratory-based in vitro and in vivo scientific research conducted to increase fundamental knowledge of the kidney and understand mechanisms of kidney related disease (Basic Science).

To be considered for this Award applicants must be a financial member of the ANZSN of at least 12 months standing at the date of abstract closing.

Applicants must be within 5 years and up to 12 years (FTE) from confirmation of RACP Fellowship or date of PhD acceptance.  The applicant must be first or last author of the abstract and must be the presenting author, if invited to deliver an oral presentation.

Applicants for the Mid-Career Basic Science Award must submit, in addition to their abstract, a summary (maximum 1 page) outlining their career progression to date, significant career achievements and evidence of an independent research program that is clearly separate from their PhD (where relevant).

The Award can be received only once by a candidate.

To apply select the relevant award category during the abstract submission process.

PRELIMINARY CAREER AWARDS

Preliminary Career stage includes Basic or Advanced Trainees or Fellows less than 2 years post-date of confirmation of RACP Fellowship or those who are pre-PhD or less than 2 years since PhD acceptance.

Young Investigator Awards

The Young Investigator Awards (YIA) recognise the outstanding contribution to research by individual ANZSN Members who are in the early stage of their Nephrology careers.

Awards are presented in each of Clinical Science and Basic Science:

  • YIA Clinical Science
  • YIA Basic Science

Please note that each presenting author can nominate only one abstract in the Young Investigator Award category.

To be considered for this Award applicants must be a financial member of the ANZSN at the date of abstract closing.

Applicants must be in the preliminary stage of their career and preferably be enrolled in a higher degree (or just submitted). The research supervisor must be listed. The presenting author should be the first author and should be the primary driver of the research presented.

Short listed Award applicants must attend the ASM and make an oral presentation of the abstract at the dedicated Young Investigator Award session to be considered eligible for the Award.

In respect of a fully virtual format for the ASM, pre-recording of the presentation by the short-listed candidates will be allowed. Candidates will need to participate ‘live’ in the virtual Q & A component of the session in order to meet the full eligibility criteria for the prize.

To apply select the relevant award category, complete the declaration form (right) and submit it online during the abstract submission process.  Your abstract will not be considered for the award unless the form accompanies the submission.

Shaun Summers Clinical Trainee Award

This Award is made in honour of the late Dr Shaun Summers for his outstanding contribution as a researcher, a clinician, and a teacher in the fields of Nephrology and General Medicine

The Shaun Summers Clinical Trainee Award recognises an outstanding research contribution by an ANZSN Member who is working full time as either a Basic (clinical) trainee or a Nephrology Advanced Trainee, and who is not enrolled in any higher research degree.

To be considered for this Award applicants must be a financial member of the ANZSN at the date of abstract closing.

Applicants must be working full-time as either a Basic (clinical) Trainee or a nephrology Advanced Trainee and not be enrolled in any higher research degree.

The applicant should be the first author and have undertaken the research whilst working exclusively in a training position (usually full-time and not a research position).

Submissions may be any clinical or basic science research, including but not limited to clinical audits, cohort and case series studies, guideline implementation projects, and morbidity mortality reviews.

Each applicant can nominate only one abstract in the Shaun Summers Clinical Trainee Award.

If the abstract nominated for this Award wins either a Young Investigator Award or another Award, it will not be considered further for the Shaun Summers Clinical Trainee Award.

The highest ranked abstracts will be delivered as an oral presentation for adjudication at the ANZSN ASM.

In respect of a fully virtual format for the ASM, pre-recording of the presentation by the short-listed candidates will be allowed. Candidates will need to participate ‘live’ in the virtual Q & A component of the session in order to meet the full eligibility criteria for the prize.

To apply select the relevant award category, complete the declaration form (right) and submit it online during the abstract submission process.  Your abstract will not be considered for the award unless the form accompanies the submission.

CRAFT GROUP AWARDS

Advancing Equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Māori Award – NEW in 2021

The Advancing Equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Māori Award recognises an individual or team who has/have presented the best research aimed at improving kidney disease outcomes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Māori.

This Award enables the ANZSN to celebrate important equity work by Society members and collaborators, and financially support equity related research by the awarded individual or team.

This Award is open to all ANZSN Members, regardless of the stage of their career.

To be considered for this Award the applicant must be a financial member of the ANZSN at the date of abstract closing. For team applications, the Lead Applicant must be a financial member of the ANZSN at the date of abstract closing.

It must be clear within the abstract that the purpose of the research is to advance equitable outcomes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Australia and/or Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand.

A previous winner of the award will not be eligible to reapply for a period of 5 years.

To apply select the relevant award category during the abstract submission process.

ANZSN and Kidney Health Australia (KHA) Environmental Research Award

The ANZSN and Kidney Health Australia (KHA) Environmental Research Award recognises research into mechanisms for transforming current practice into a more environmentally sustainable practice and care.

This Award is open to all ANZSN Members, regardless of the stage of their career.

To be considered for this Award the applicant must be a financial member of the ANZSN at the date of abstract closing.

The abstract submitted must be environmentally themed.

If an oral (rather than poster or alternative form of presentation) is approved, the oral presentation must be delivered at the ASM.

Award winners (and runners up as relevant) will be required to submit a photograph of themselves and a short precis (one paragraph) on their award winning research.

To apply select the relevant award category during the abstract submission process.

ANZSN and Dietitians Australia (DAA) Nutrition Research Award – NEW in 2021

The ANZSN and DAA Nutrition Research Award recognises excellence in nutrition related research within the renal workforce.

The Award is open to all Members of the ANZSN and/or the DAA irrespective of their career stage.

Applicants for the Award may be allied health professionals, nursing, medical and research students, and professionals, who are a financial member of the ANZSN and/or the DAA at the date of abstract closing.

To apply select the relevant award category during the abstract submission process.

Interventional Nephrology Research Award

The Interventional Nephrology Science Award recognises an outstanding contribution to the field of Interventional Nephrology Science.

To be considered for this Award the applicant must be a financial member of the ANZSN at the date of abstract closing.

To apply select the relevant award category during the abstract submission process.

Rural Science Award

The Rural Science Award recognises an outstanding contribution to research that is directly relevant to populations in rural and remote areas.

To be considered for this Award the applicant must be a financial member of the ANZSN at the date of abstract closing.

Selected poster or oral must be presented at the ASM.

The research must be work that is directly relevant to populations in rural and remote* areas as defined for the purposes of the Award by the criteria below.

To apply select the relevant award category during the abstract submission process.

*The definition of rurality is based on but not restricted to both the RRMA (Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas Classification; RRMA population size) and ARIA (Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia; 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 Aotearoa 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.

If the applicant is unclear whether their scientific work is directly relevant to rural and remote populations, contact should be made with ANZSN at anzsn@nephrology.edu.au. 

ANZSN and ANZPNA Tonya Kara Paediatric Research Award

The ANZSN and ANZPNA Tonya Kara Paediatric Research Award is made in honour of the late Dr Tonya Kara in recognition of her outstanding contribution to research in the field of Paediatric Nephrology.

The Award is open to all Members of both ANZSN and ANZPNA irrespective of their career stage, with a focus on the research in the field of Paediatric Nephrology.

To be considered for this Award the applicant must be a financial member of both the ANZSN and ANZPNA at the time of abstract submission.

To apply select the relevant award category during the abstract submission process.

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