Cerebral Palsy Alliance Award

This award is sponsored by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and will be awarded to the best presentation (oral or poster) reporting research with the potential to prevent or cure cerebral palsy, or into the prevention or treatment of neonatal brain injury.

There may be up to two awards per annum.

Self-nomination for consideration for the PSANZ Cerebral Palsy Alliance Award must be made at the time of abstract submission.

The total amount of the award for 2018 is $3000. This will be awarded as a first and a second prize (e.g. $2000 and $1000)There are no conditions attached to the awards which will take the form of a cheque made out to the awardee by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

The award will be judged by Professor Nadia Badawi or other Cerebral Palsy Alliance delegate and two members of the congress awards judging panel. 

PSANZ and the Cerebral Palsy Alliance will appreciate a brief summary of the research for the post congress newsletter and media purposes.

Eligibility:

The award is open to any abstract, regardless of status of the investigator or whether the investigator has won the award previously. To be eligible for a PSANZ Cerebral Palsy Alliance Award, the applicant must:

• be a PSANZ member at the time of presentation

• be the presenter and first author of the abstract

Note:  abstract reviewers will be asked to confirm that the abstract meets the relevant theme of this award. If not deemed relevant to the theme the abstract will be ineligible and not judged.

Awards will be announced on the final day of Annual PSANZ Congress

  • The award is sponsored by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • There may be up to two awards per annum (see point 5)
  • This award will be open to any abstract, regardless of status of the investigator or whether the investigator has won the award previously
  • The award will be judged on the merit of anonymised abstracts by two members of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance nominated by Professor Nadia Badawi or delegate and two members of PSANZ nominated by the Local Organising Committee of the Annual Congress
  • The total amount of the award as of 2015 will be $2,500. This may be awarded as a first and second prize (e.g. $1,500 and $1,000) or as equal prizes according to the recommendation of the judging panel.
  • There are no conditions attached to the awards which will take the form of a cheque made out to the awardee by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • The awards will be announced at the Annual Congress along with other PSANZ awards
  • The awardee will undertake to provide a brief summary for (a) the PSANZ newsletter and (b) media purposes