SOMANZ ASM AWARDS & TRAVEL GRANTS

The Society makes available a number of awards at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Applications are called for as part of the abstract submission process, and are judged at the ASM.


SOMANZ PRESIDENT'S AWARD

The SOMANZ President’s Award will be given to the best oral clinical presentation by a junior SOMANZ member at the Annual Scientific Meeting.  The award is for A$1000 and will be judged by an expert panel throughout the meeting and awarded on the final day.


SOMANZ ANDREW PHIPPARD MEMORIAL AWARD

The SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award will be given to the best oral scientific presentation by a junior SOMANZ member during the meeting.  This award is for A$1000 and will be judged by an expert panel throughout the meeting and awarded on the final day.


SOMANZ BEST POSTER AWARD

The SOMANZ Best Poster Award will be available during the Annual Scientific Meeting. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for the Poster Award during the abstract submission process. You must be a SOMANZ member to apply and must be standing by your poster at the time of the poster session. The SOMANZ Poster Award is to the value of A$750.


SOMANZ TRAVEL GRANTS 

Applications are invited from junior SOMANZ members to apply for a Travel Grant to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting.  The travel grants will be up to the value of A$500 each. Applicants must be a financial member of SOMANZ at the time of application and be presenting at the meeting. Applications (in the form of a brief letter from a supervisor or department head) should be sent to the SOMANZ Secretariat via email to: sneylon@somanz.org  Please use “SOMANZ Travel Grant Application” in the subject line of your email.

 

SOMANZ International Travel Grant

The Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ) would like to offer a travel grant to a medical practitioner from a low or middle income country to attend our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). The meeting is designed as a collaboration between Obstetricians and Physicians to foster learning and research in the areas of Obstetric Medicine.  The meeting in 2019 will be held in Melbourne from 12-14 October.

We welcome applications for this grant of up to $5,000 which is intended to cover airfares, accommodation and registration to our conference.

Applicants need to describe, in less than 500 words, their current area of practice, how attendance at our conference might benefit the hospital or community they work in and will need to provide feedback post conference to their colleagues as well as a brief report on their experience at our meeting for SOMANZ.

Applications in the form of a brief letter (no more than 2 pages) should be sent to the SOMANZ Secretariat, on email admin@somanz.org.  A budget must be provided with your application quoting anticipated costs associated with your attendance at the meeting. Please note that funds will not be provided in advance.

Applications close on Monday 3rd June 2019.

 

2018 SOMANZ ASM GRANTS & AWARDS RECIPIENTS

  • SOMANZ President's Award - Catherine Brumby
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award -Renuka Shanmugalingam
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Award (Scientific) - Madeline Duke (Spooner), Katherine Poulsen
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants - Emily Aldridge, Jarrad Hopkins, Stella Ho, Natalie Cromer, Jessica Gehlert, Angela Teh, Charissa Joy

2017 SOMANZ ASM GRANTS & AWARDS RECIPIENTS

  • SOMANZ President's Award - Renee Eslick
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award - Katrina Chau
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Award - Amanda Beech
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants - Annie Cox, Monica Zen, Katie Powell, Megan Jensen, Melinda Lam, Kewei Zhang, Catherine Brumby.

2016 SOMANZ ASM GRANTS & AWARDS RECIPIENTS

  • SOMANZ President's Award - Julie Chemmanam
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award - Marloes Dekker Nitert
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Award - Chih-Ching Hu
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants - Madeline Spooner, Jade Ecles-SMith, Annie Lu, Jessica Gehlert, Emily Hartman, Amanda Yao, Lucy McBride.

2015 SOMANZ ASM GRANTS & AWARDS RECIPIENTS

  • SOMANZ President's Award - Ben Stephens
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award - May Ching Soh
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Award - Marloes Dekker, Shilpa Jesudason
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants - Krupali Bulsari, May Ching Soh, Ben Stephens, Sigrid Theordore

2014 SOMANZ ASM GRANTS & AWARDS RECIPIENTS

  • SOMANZ President's Award - Ruth Hughes
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award - Luke Grzeskowiak
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Award - Narelle Kennedy
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants - Selina Boughton, Luke Grzeskowiak, Kristine Matusiak

2013 SOMANZ ASM GRANTS & AWARDS RECIPIENTS

  • SOMANZ President's Award - Franziska Pettit
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award - Lauren De Luca
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Award - Jessica Phillips-Yelland
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants - Fiona Britten, Flavian Grace Joseph, Heather McKay, Harish Venugopal

2012 SOMANZ ASM GRANTS & AWARDS RECIPIENTS

  • SOMANZ President's Award - Ruth Hughes
  • SOMANZ Andrew Phippard Memorial Award - Natalie Davidson
  • SOMANZ Best Poster Award - Rahmah Saaid
  • SOMANZ Travel Grants - Natalie Davidson, Madeline Denham, Claire Parker, Tristan Hardy, Ruth Hughes