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Research Excellence Awards

Abstract submission now closed.

With a record number of abstracts submitted in recent years, the prestigious Research Excellence Awards will return to the 59th PAH Health Symposium.

The Research Excellence Awards showcase a multidisciplinary program of oral and poster presentations—awarding the best allied health, nursing, medical, surgical and laboratory/basic science research undertaken by student and early career researchers.

This year, for the first time, a third ‘health innovations*’ category will be introduced to recognise innovative health research projects outside of direct clinical care and basic science. Open to all Metro South Health (MSH) staff, examples include: community garden, operational systems, planetree initiatives, recycling and sustainability etc.

The Research Excellence Awards are designed to promote all forms of health research on campus – and throughout Metro South Health (MSH) – and are open to fulltime researchers, health professionals engaged in research in addition to their clinical practice (clinician-researchers) and all MSH staff.

MSH, TRI and other Queensland health research institutes / universities are encouraged to submit an abstract.

*Health innovations submissions will be considered for a poster presentation only.

Categories

There are three submission categories:

  1. Clinical science
  2. Basic/laboratory science
  3. Other health innovations*

There are three submission levels:

  1. Student researcher—any student undertaking Honours, Masters or PhD.
  2. Early career researcher—anyone who is within five years of their PhD or Fellowship.
  3. Metro South Health innovator—any current staff member of Metro South Health.

*Health innovations submissions will be considered for a poster presentation only.

Awards

The five oral award categories are:

  • Researcher of the Year—Student researcher, Clinical Science
  • Researcher of the Year—Student researcher, Basic/Laboratory Science
  • Researcher of the Year—Early career researcher, Clinical Science
  • Researcher of the Year—Early career researcher, Basic/Laboratory Science
  • Researcher of the Year—People’s Choice

Winners of the oral award categories will each receive $1,000, sponsored by the PA Research Foundation.

The six poster award categories are:

  • Best Poster—Student researcher, Clinical Science
  • Best Poster—Student researcher, Basic/Laboratory Science
  • Best Poster—Early career researcher, Clinical Science
  • Best Poster—Early career researcher, Basic/Laboratory Science
  • Best Poster—Health innovator
  • Best Poster—People’s Choice

Winners of the poster award categories will each receive $500, sponsored by the PA Research Foundation.

Key dates

  • 1 April - Abstract submission opens
  • 24 May - Abstract submission deadline—now closed
  • 17 June - Authors notified
  • 1 July - Guidelines provided
  • 31 July - Research Excellence Awards 2019

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Last updated 25 June 2019
Last reviewed 25 March 2019