Awards and Scholarships
ASMIRT 2019 Award Winners - ASMIRT is pleased to announce the following Pioneers, Life Membership, Ian Roos Award and Nicholas Outterside Medallion recipients for 2019. The following prizes were awarded at ASMIRT/AACRT 2019 - congratulations to all our winners.
Pioneers - Nick Woznitza and Joycelyn Cottrell
[interviewed by Julie McCrossin - above]
L-R: Julie McCrossin, Bronwyn Hilder (ASMIRT President), Graham Tidswell, Jennie Baxter, Carolyn Astill (2017 Life Member recipient), Rachel Kearvell.
Varian Award – Rachel Kearvell. Awarded to a radiation therapist who has made a significant contribution to the field of radiation therapy. To learn more about the Varian Award, click here. Nominations for the 2020 Varian Award will open August 2020.
Advanced Practitioner Award - Teagan Wilde. This is the first time this award has been given in Australia. Awarded to members of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy who have met the criteria of Advanced Practice as defined by the ASMIRT Board of Directors.
Life Members – Fiona Jeffs (in absentia) and Jennie Baxter. Awarded to those retired members in recognition of the significant contribution that they have made to the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy at a state and national level during their professional working life.
Nicholas Outterside Medallion - Graham Tidswell. Awarded to members of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy who have significantly contributed to the Society over many years.
Ian Roos Award - Julie McCrossin
ASMIRT Pioneers - Nick Woznita and Joycelyn Cottrell. Awarded to the the pioneer who typically is retired and a resident of the State in which the ASMIRT Conference is to be held. Selection is made by the relevant State Branch Committee who notifies the CEO and Convenor.
Papers and ePosters
Harold Anderson Memorial Diagnositc Student Prize (Paper) – Jacky Chen The effect of visual hindsight bias on radiologist perception
Harold Anderson Memorial Radiation Therapy Student Prize (Paper) – Daniel Hughes Literature review on efficacy and toxicity of hypo-fractionated radiotherapy to the prostate compared with conventional fractionation
Diagnostic Prize (ePoster) – Shayne Chau Establishment of facility reference level in computed tomography in selective examinations in a single institution in South Australia
Radiation Therapy (ePoster) – Linda Bell Post-prostatectomy intra-faction motion management: how much do our patients move during treatment and how to decrease the risk of geographic miss
Diagnostic Prize (paper) – Caitlin Steffensen Development of a tailored critical appraisal tool for studies of image quality
Radiation Therapy (paper) – Nigel Anderson Feasibility of a virtual reality intervention for the reduction of parent/patient distress and anaesthesia requirement during paediatric radiotherapy
Please note: Paper and ePoster prizes are only awarded to those who are current financial members of ASMIRT and who fit the category of the prize. These prizes are adjudicated throughout the conference (with no input from the prize sponsors), and the announcements are final with no further discussion entered into. The above awards may be awarded at the conference, though is subject to a nomination and approval process.
For more information on how these awards are nominated and awarded please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year ASMIRT offers a range of scholarships to members as support while they undertake personal and professional development activities. The scholarships available include the International Travel Scholarships, Research Scholarships and the Rural Clinical Placement Grants. Interested ASMIRT members are encouraged to read the information available and consult the application guidelines for each individual scholarship.
2017 International Travel Scholarship Winners - Read more
Jodi Mitchell - Lloyd Smyth - Rebekah Onsley - Nancy Grull
2016 Research Scholarship Winners - Read more
Laura Di Michele - Dr Caroline Wright
International Travel Scholarships
Each year ASMIRT is pleased to offer four International Travel Scholarships to current members of ASMIRT. Two Early Career scholarships are offered for $3500 to Early Career ASMIRT members, one in diagnostic imaging/nuclear medicine and one in radiation therapy. Two $5000 scholarships are offered to Voting Members, one in diagnostic imaging/nuclear medicine and one in radiation therapy.
The aim of the scholarship is to assist ASMIRT members to experience medical radiation science on an international stage such as attendance at an international conference, participation in an international training program or the undertaking of small study tours. Practitioners are encouraged to share their experiences with their colleagues on their return to Australia. Members who are interested in applying should keep an eye out for details in the July, August and September editions of Spectrum and on the website. Guidelines and application information will be posted on the website from July each year.
Download the ASMIRT International Travel Scholarship poster
ASMIRT Rural Clinical Placement Scholarship
The Rural Clinical Placement Scholarship is available one grant per calendar year for each university that offers Approved Undergraduate Medical Radiations Science programs in medical imaging and radiation therapy. Additional grants may be awarded to those States where additional applications have been received. Each scholarship is to the value of $500.00 and can be used by the recipient for the necessary travel and accommodation. The aim of the scholarship is to support and promote rural health initiatives.
The successful applicant is required to write a reflective report on the experience for publication in an ASMIRT journal and be willing to participate in evaluation studies or surveys regarding allied health in the rural setting.
Applications should be made as soon as possible in each academic year.
Download the ASMIRT Rural Clinic Placement Scheme poster
ASMIRT Research Scholarships
The Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT), through the Research Lead Committee, offers research scholarships to enhance the research base within Medical Radiation Science.
ASMIRT will award up to two research scholarships per year in the fields of medical imaging and radiation therapy. Applications from nuclear medicine technologists will be assessed under the medical imaging category. Each of the reimbursement scholarships will be for up to a maximum of $10,000 (including GST). The scholarships are designed to encourage researchers to develop projects which will add to the body of knowledge of the Medical Radiation Science profession. The successful candidate will be required to publish the outcome of their work in the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences or other peer reviewed journal and to present at the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy's National Conference (ASMIRT).