Blood 2019

HSANZ Awards and Travel Grants

HSANZ Albert Baikie Memorial Medal

The Albert Baikie Memorial Medal is given to recognise the best oral presentation, by a new investigator who is a financial member of the Society. The winner receives a $5,000 prize and is presented with the Baikie Memorial Medal. This prestigious award is open to new investigators who were awarded their postgraduate qualification in Australia or overseas (MSc, FRACP, FRCPA or PhD, or overseas equivalent) within the past 5 years. Special consideration may be made by Council for those people who wish to apply for but who, for other reasons, completed their postgraduate qualification more than 5 years ago.

Conditions:

  • Applicants must be financial and either full, trainee or associate members of HSANZ by the time of the Annual Scientific Meeting. You may apply for membership at the same time as you submit your application for this award. Membership forms are available at www.hsanz.org.au Membership applications must be received by the HSANZ Secretariat by 21 June 2019.
  • Previous winners of the award are ineligible.

All applications will be assessed by a sub-committee of the HSANZ and will be judged on the quality and originality of the work and presentation. The closing date for applications is the same as for abstract submission (21 June 2019), finalists will present as part of the Young Investigator Symposium and the winner will be announced in the close of the Meeting on Wednesday. 


HSANZ Myeloma Foundation of Australia Awards

The MFA is pleased to announce the association will provide awards of $1500 each for two prizes for myeloma research to presenters at the Blood 2019 Meeting.

  • One prize of $1500 is available for basic research in myeloma
  • One prize of $1500 is available for clinical research in myeloma

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Early-mid career researchers are eligible (< 45 years old or < 15 years post-doctoral)
  • Recipients must have been selected for an oral presentation
  • The highest ranking abstract (assessed by the HSANZ reviewers) in each category of basic and clinical myeloma research will be awarded*
  • The funds are to be used towards meeting attendance and/or further training towards myeloma-related research
  • Recipients to be available to be profiled in the Myeloma Foundation of Australia newsletter

*MFA reserves the right not to make an award if no abstract of sufficient standing in the relevant field is identified. 


HSANZ Nurses Group Presentation Prize

The Councils will award a prize for the best Nurses Free Communications presentation. Judging will take place during the Meeting and the winner announced on the final Nurses session.


HSANZ Nurses Group Poster Prize

The Councils will award a prize for the best Nurses poster based on evaluation of the content and artwork. Judging will take place during the Meeting and the winner announced on the final Nurses session.

 

HSANZ Travel Awards

The Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) provides a number of travel grants to support members to attend the Blood Meeting.

General Criteria: To be eligible to apply for these trave grants, all applicants must:

  • be current, financial members of the Society (you may apply for membership when you submit your application for the award). Membership forms are available at www.hsanz.org.au. Applications must be received by the HSANZ Secretariat by 21 June 2019).
  • submit an abstract to the Blood 2019 Meeting and apply for the appropriate travel grant online when submitting your abstract.
  • register for the Meeting by the close of abstract submission date (21 June 2019).
  • not receive funding from other sources.
  • be proposed and the proposer’s contact details provided.

Applications will be assessed by the HSANZ Council and applicants will be advised of the outcome four weeks before the meeting. Applicants may also apply for the Albert Baikie Award. 

 

HSANZ New Investigators Travel Award

Travel grants available to members who have attained their post graduate qualification in Australia or overseas (MSc, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD or overseas equivalent) within the past 5 years. Trainee members are eligible but members in positions where funding for travel is normally provided (eg hospital staff specialists) will not be considered for travel awards. Applicants must be proposed

General criteria as outlined above apply to these awards. 

 

HSANZ Medical Laboratory Scientists Travel Grants

Travel grants will be available to members who are medical laboratory scientists working in hospital or private service haematology laboratories. General criteria as outlined above apply to these awards.


HSANZ Nurses Group Travel Grants

Travel grants will be available to HSANZ members who are nurses.  General criteria as outlined above apply to these awards.