Nuclear Medicine Undergraduate Student Award

Introduction
The Nuclear Medicine Undergraduate Student Award will be held in conjunction with the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM). The aim is to encourage participation of undergraduate students enrolled in the field of nuclear medicine technology.
 
Eligible entrants
The Award will be presented for either a poster or an oral presentation to:
  1. a current undergraduate nuclear medicine student
or
  1. a fully registered nuclear medicine technologist who has completed their undergraduate studies in the year prior to the ASM. In this case, the content for the entry must have been collated/prepared whilst the entrant was an undergraduate nuclear medicine student.
The entrant must be an Associate Student member of the ANZSNM at the time of the ASM and must be studying (or have studied) at an Australian university with an undergraduate nuclear medicine program.
 
Co-authorship is permitted, however the principle author must fulfil one of the criteria above. In the case where multiple authors are all students, the award will be presented to the main author.
 
Definition of the purpose of this award
An Associate Student member of the ANZSNM who is enrolled as an undergraduate student in the field of nuclear medicine technology.  The student must be a member of the society upon registration to the ASM.  In addition, fully registered delegates, who completed their undergraduate studies in the year prior to the conference are also eligible to enter provided that the content for the entry was collated/prepared whilst the entrant was a student.
 
Entries for the Award
This Award will be made on investigational, case study or other work presented as a poster or oral at the ANZSNM ASM. Any undergraduate nuclear medicine student submitting an abstract for oral or poster presentation will automatically be eligible for the Award. Entries will be judged on their value to the nuclear medicine profession through improving and/or disseminating knowledge. Consideration will be paid to the individual effort and to the relevance to nuclear medicine. A candidate for the award must submit an abstract for the ASM. Submission of abstracts must be in accordance with the requirements of the ASM.
 
Judging
The judging panel shall consist of three Nuclear Medicine Technologists who are society members (nominated by the organising committee). A judge must not be affiliated with the same institution as a candidate for the award.
Selected finalists shall be judged using the following criteria with value specified:
(a) Presentation (40%)
(b) Content (aim, method, results, conclusions, including tables, graphs, etc.) (40%)
(c) Originality / Interest / Value of poster/presentation to the Nuclear Medicine profession (20%)
 
The judges are not required to make an award if the eligible papers do not meet the criteria.
 
Award Prize
The local organising committee will be responsible for securing sponsorship for the Award.  The Award will consist of a certificate and nominated prize $150 cash prize and will be awarded at the closing ceremony.
 

RADPHARM and Nuclear Medicine Undergraduate Student Award Live Presentations: 20 August 2020

  

 

 

2020 Nuclear Medicine Undergraduate Student Award Winner

Laetitia Mai, RMIT
What comes first? The patient or education?
Read the abstract HERE

 

2020 Nuclear Medicine Undergraduate Student Award Additional Presenters
Xinyuan Ren, UniSA
 
Bone scintigraphy: a snapshot analysis of current practice in an adult population
across South Australia Medical Imaging (SAMI) sites

Read the abstract HERE

Wendy Phan, UniSA
Is there antibody out there? 89Zr-mAbs are taking over the world!
Read the abstract HERE

 

Past Award Winners:

2019
Kate Romeo, University of South Australia

Labelled red blood cell liver scan in the investigation of suspected haemangiona: a case study

 
 
Refer to the Society Archive page HERE to read more on past award winners and their abstracts