HGSA2017 - Awards

HGSA2017 - Awards


If you wish to be considered for an award, please indicate this when submitting your abstract.

HGSA New Investigator Award (NIA)

The HGSA offers a new investigator ward (the award prize is $500) to students or individuals who have been a researcher for <10 years. The award is announced at the conclusion of the ASM.

All eligible applicants must:

  1. Have been a member of the HGSA for at least one year.
  2. Have had their abstract selected for an oral presentation
  3. Present original work carried out during or within 5 years or completion of, the applicants research training (up to and including PhD studies or equivalent). The applicant’s eligibility should be verified by their Supervisor or Head of Department (a letter must be provided and emailed to sharon@conlog.com.au and received by 14 April 2017).
  4. Nominate that they wish to be considered for the award when submitting their abstract/s and provide supporting documentation (as in 3).

Previous winners are ineligible. The age of the applicant will not determine eligibility.

Karen Snow-Bailey Award - Australasian Society of Diagnostic Genomics (ASDG)

This award is named in honour of Karen Snow Bailey (1961 – 2006) in recognition of her significant and lasting contribution to diagnostic genetic services in Australasia.

The Karen Snow Bailey Award is for the best oral presentation within the diagnostic genomics programme at the annual HGSA scientific meeting.

Candidates for this award must have performed a major component of the work presented which can have a diagnostic and/or research focus. In addition candidates must also be current members of the ASDG and the HGSA. In fairness to the membership who fund this award, the applicant MUST be a member of the SIG for at least one year PRIOR to application and remain a member for at least one year AFTER application for the award.

The value of this award is currently $500AUD that is to be used for continuing education. Approval must be obtained from the ASDG executive for the intended use of the award and all receipts submitted for reimbursement.

The SIG reserves the right to not present this award if the candidates do not meet the expected minimum standard.

The award must be used within ONE calendar year of it being awarded.

The successful candidate will be expected to give a short presentation at the next SIG meeting detailing how the money was spent and what was gained in doing so. This would usually be in the form of a short conference report.

Successful recipients of the award will not be eligible to reapply for this award within 5 years of receipt.

Australasian Association of Clinical Geneticists (AACG) Trainee Awards

The AACG are awarding cash prizes for oral and poster presentations to trainees in clinical genetics who are current AACG members. The executive reserve the right not to award prizes should there be insufficient quality presentations. Candidates must be current financial HGSA and AACG members.

Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors (ASGC) Award

The ASGC are awarding three prizes for oral and poster presentations as well as travel grants to the 2016 ASM. These are open to ASGC members only. Prizes will be awarded for the Best Oral Presentation, the Best Poster Presentation and Best Student Presentation (oral or poster). Please see ASGC website for further details.