SOMANZ 2019

Awards

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. Note that in some cases, additional documentation will need to be sent to the SOMANZ office in addition to indicating at abstract submission.

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$1000.00 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 at the Annual Scientific Meeting. The award is for A$1000.00 and will be judged by an expert panel throughout the meeting and awarded on the final day.

SOMANZ BEST POSTER AWARDS

The SOMANZ Best Poster Awards will be available during the Annual Scientific Meeting. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for a Poster Award during the abstract submission process. You must be a junior SOMANZ member to apply. The SOMANZ Poster Awards are to the value of A$500 each.

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. 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 by Tuesday 18 June 2019. Please use “SOMANZ Travel Grant Application” in the subject line of your email.

Please note that only financial members are eligible to apply for awards and grants. If you are not currently a member, why not apply for membership now:

SOMANZ Membership Application 

Applications for 2019 close Tuesday 19 June 2019.

SOMANZ INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GRANTS

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 area of Obstetric Medicine.

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 fewer than 500 words, their current area of practice and how attendance at our conference might benefit the hospital or community in which they work. During the opening plenary session, they will be required to make a brief presentation on maternal health in their country/region of origin, 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.

Visit our website for further information: www.somanz.org/asm-grants-and-awards.asp