SPINE SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA - AWARDS
Authors may be eligible for one or more of the prize categories below.
1. Spinal Research Award
An award of $10,000 is given for the best spinal research paper submitted to the annual meeting. Applicants must submit their research in the format of a manuscript that is ready for publication. Research can be in any field (clinical or laboratory based) that is related to the spine. Manuscripts must be received by the full paper submission deadline in order to be considered (further details provided after abstract are accepted). Authors should also submit an Abstract of the same work by the abstract submission deadline for oral presentation. It is a requirement that one of the authors present the work from the podium at the Annual Scientific Meeting and the winner will be announced at the end of the meeting.
Congratulations to the winner of the Spine Research Award - Ms Dhara Amin - for her paper entitled "Simulated repetitive lifting causes lumbar disc herniation: A clinically relevant biomechanics cadaveric study"
2. Best Paper Award
An award of $2,000 is given for the best paper presented to the Annual Meeting. Presentations are judged on their scientific merit and usefulness to the research or clinical community.
Congratulations to the winner of the Best Paper Award - Dr Mark Hoggarth - for his paper entitled "Magnetization Transfer Imaging and Whiplash: A new approach to imaging of the cervical spine after a motor vehicle crash"
3. Best Poster Award
An award of $1,000 is given for the best poster presented to the Annual Meeting. Posters are judged on their clarity and scientific merit.
Congratulations to the winner of the Best Poster Award - MD Teruo Kita - for his poster entitled "Is Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition spondylitis one of the differential diagnoses of spinal infections? (2nd report)"
4. Alastair Robson Award
This award of $1,000 is for the most outstanding contribution by a clinician or clinicians in clinical practice. This may take the form of high quality audit, case series or a prospective or retrospective study. This award is intended to recognise the important contribution that clinicians may make to the Society without use of control subjects or randomisation.
Congratulations to the winner of the Alastair Robson Award - Dr Kristopher Lundine - for his paper entitled "Allogenic RBC Transfusion Following Traditional Fusion Versus a Minimally-Invasive Growth-Friendly Technique for the Treatment of Neuromuscular Scoliosis"
5. The Rob Johnston Award
This $1,000 prize is awarded annually to the best paper presented at the Scientific Meeting by a surgical trainee.
Congratulations to the winner of the Rob Johnston Award - Dr Thomas Nottage - for his paper entitled "Magnetic resonance imaging morphology of lumbar paraspinal muscles following successful bilateral facet join denervation"
6. The Clayton Adam Award
This $1,000 prize is awarded annually to the best paper presented at the Scientific Meeting by a junior research scientist.
Congratulations to the winner of the Clayton Adam Award - Dr Kyle Sheldrick - for his paper entitled "Decay Variance: A New Magnetic Resonance Technique for Diagnosing Inter-vertebral Disc Degeneration"