Awards and Prizes 2011

Student Member

Prizes

Several student prizes are on offer each year at the Annual Scientific Meeting of ASCEPT. Prizes are open to all Honours and Higher Degree (i.e. PhD and Masters) students and clinicians in an accredited training program or who have worked for less than seven years full-time since completing their undergraduate degree and are financial members of ASCEPT by the abstract submission deadline.

ASCEPT Oral Communication Prize

ASCEPT Garth McQueen Prize

The ASCEPT Garth McQueen Prize was established in memory of Professor Garth McQueen, a member of the original steering committee which established ASCEPT and is awarded annually for the best oral communication by a Higher Degree student member of ASCEPT. A Higher Degree student constitutes anyone undertaking a Masters Degree or PhD in a relevant biomedical discipline. Clinicians in an accredited training program, or who have worked for less than seven years full-time since completing their undergraduate degree, are also eligible.

To apply for this prize students must:
• Tick the appropriate box on the abstract submission page
• In addition to a standard abstract, submit online an 800 word project description (in PDF format) at the time of abstract submission View 800 word project description guidelines

Students will be shortlisted on the basis of the scientific quality, innovation and significance of their study by an ASCEPT judging panel. Students who are shortlisted for the ASCEPT Garth McQueen Prize may still present their abstract in poster format so that they remain in contention for the poster prizes. Students who are not shortlisted, will automatically be included in the poster program and thus eligible for the poster prizes.

Poster Prizes

All financial student members who submit their abstract prior to the submission closing date will automatically be included in the poster program and hence in the running for the ASCEPT Neville Percy or ASCEPT Robert Whelan Prizes and any relevant Special Interest Group prizes.

ASCEPT Neville Percy Prize
The ASCEPT Neville Percy Prize was established in memory of Dr Neville Percy, one of the founding members of the Society and is awarded annually to a Higher Degree student for the best poster communication at the Annual Scientific Meeting.

ASCEPT Robert Whelan Prize
The ASCEPT Robert Whelan Prize was established in memory of Professor Robert Whelan, a co-founder of the Society and is awarded annually to a BSc Honours, BMedSci or equivalent degree student for the best poster communication at the Annual Scientific Meeting.

ASCEPT Integrative Pharmacology/Toxicology Prize
The ASCEPT Integrative Pharmacology/Toxicology Prize was established in 2010 and is awarded at the Annual Scientific Meeting to a Higher Degree student for the best poster communication in this category. Eligibility criteria can be viewed by visiting the ASCEPT website homepage and logging into the members’ area.

View details about submitting a poster and download the Poster Prize Instruction PDF

Special Interest Group Prizes

Students whose research falls under an area of interest of one of ASCEPT’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will automatically be considered for the relevant SIG Prize. Note SIGs covering clinical research areas (i.e. the Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology SIGs) may also consider registrants in an accredited training program and non-students who have worked for less than seven years full-time since completing their first undergraduate degree, for their prizes.

The following Special Interest Groups award a prize annually to the student who gives the best overall presentation in their specific research field.
• Cardiovascular Prize
• Clinical Prize for Trainees
• Clinical Prize
• Drug Disposition Prize
• Drug Discovery Prize
• Gastro Urogenital Prize
• Pharmacogenomics Prize
• Toxicology Prize