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APDWF / JGHF Young Investigator's Awards (APDWF/JGHF YIA)

Purpose
The purpose of the Young Investigator's Award (APDW/JGHF YIA) is to stimulate interest in research training by rewarding outstanding examples of excellence amongst those involved in research training in the early stages of their career (up to 5 years following the completion of training in gastroenterology/hepatology). Authors / Applicants must be from nationalities of Asian Pacific countries. This Young Investigator's Award is jointly sponsored by the APDW Federation and the JGH Foundation.

Selection Process

  1. Abstract Selection
    Applicants for the APDW/JGHF YIA should submit their abstracts for oral presentation. Applicants shall be shortlisted according to the score assigned by the Abstract Selection Committee. Up to 9 best abstracts will be selected and announced in June 2017 for competing 3 awards.

  2. Oral Presentation
    • The authors shortlisted for the awards must present their papers orally to be qualified for the awards.
    • The presentation time and date will be scheduled between 13:30 and 17:00 on 24 September 2017 (Sunday).
    • Each presenter will be given 10 minutes for presentation to the panel of judges and 2 minutes to defend their work.

Assessment
In assessing the presenters for the awards, the panel of judges will take into account the following criteria:

  • Quality and scientific merit of the abstract - 50%
  • Quality of the presentation - 25%
  • Ability to defend the work - 25%

Award Presentation
Presentation of the awards will be made at the faculty dinner to be held in the evening of 24 September 2017 (Sunday). All 9 shortlisted presenters will be invited to attend the dinner without fee. Three awards shall be given to the best 3 papers presented:

  • 1st Prize: US$2,000
  • 2nd Prize: US$1,500
  • 3rd Prize: US$1,000


International Digestive Disease Forum Young Investigator's Awards (IDDF YIA)

Purpose
This year, International Digestive Disease Forum (IDDF) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is incorporated into APDW. As a tradition, IDDF Young Investigator's Awards (IDDF YIA) will be granted to young investigators aged below 45 (at the time of APDW 2017) who has submitted excellent abstracts in the area of gastroenterology or hepatology. Authors / Applicants must be from nationalities of Asian Pacific countries.

Selection Process

  1. Abstract Selection
    Applicants for the IDDF YIA should submit their abstracts for oral presentation. Applicants for the IDDF YIA shall be selected according to the score assigned by the IDDF Abstract Selection Committee. The best 3 abstracts will be awarded IDDF YIA and announced in June 2017.

  2. Presentation
    • The authors selected for the awards must present their papers orally to be qualified for the awards.
    • The presentation time and date will be scheduled between 08:30 and 12:00 on 25 September 2017 (Monday).
    • Each presenter will be given 10 minutes for presentation followed by 5 minutes of discussion.

Assessment
The quality of abstracts will be determined by the following criteria:

  • Originality - 20%
  • Methodology and design - 20%
  • Appropriateness of data analysis - 20%
  • Significance of results - 20%
  • Clinical relevance and utility - 20%

Award Presentation
Presentation of the awards will be made at the faculty dinner to be held in the evening of 24 September 2017 (Sunday). All awardees will be invited to attend the dinner without fee.

  • One Winner: US$1,500
  • Two Runners-up: US$1,000 each


APDWF Posters of Distinction Award

Purpose
The purpose of the Posters of Distinction Award is to stimulate interest in research training by rewarding outstanding examples of excellence amongst those involved in research training in the early stages of their career (up to 5 years following the completion of training in gastroenterology/hepatology) and who prefer to present their papers in poster mode. Applicants / Authors must be from nationalities of Asian Pacific countries. Posters of Distinction Award is sponsored by the APDW Federation.

Selection Process

  1. Abstract Selection
    Applicants for the Posters of Distinction Award will be shortlisted according to the score assigned by the Abstract Selection Committee. Up to 24 best abstracts will be selected as moderated posters and announced in June 2017 for competing 5 awards.

  2. Presentation
    • Authors of 24 moderated posters must present their papers orally in person to be qualified for the awards. Each presenter will be given 4 minutes for presentation to the panel of judges and 2 minutes to defend their work. The presentation time and date will be scheduled between 13:30 and 17:00 on 24 September 2017 (Sunday).

Assessment
In assessing the applicants for the awards, the panel of judges will take into account the following criteria:

  • Quality and scientific merit of the abstract - 50%
  • Quality of the poster and presentation - 25%
  • Ability to defend the work - 25%

Award Presentation
Presentation of the awards will be made at the faculty dinner to be held in the evening of 24 September 2017 (Sunday). All 24 authors of moderated posters will be invited to attend the dinner without fee. A maximum of 5 Posters of Distinction shall be awarded at US$1,500 each.


APDWF/JGHF Travel Grants

Objective
The APDWF / JGHF Travel Grants are to provide the opportunity for clinicians and scientists in the early stages of their career (up to 5 years following the completion of training in gastroenterology/hepatology) to broaden their education and experience in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. APDW Federation and JGH Foundation Offer up to 50 and 20 Travel Grants each.

Description

  • A maximum of 70 grants of US$1,500 each will be available.
  • 1-night hotel accommodation allowance will be offered to awardees for attending the APDWF / JGHF Young Clinician/Investigator Program on 26 September 2017 (Tuesday).
  • The Grant can only be used to fund attendance at APDW 2017 in the relevant year and is not transferable.
  • Priority will be given to applicants from countries with limited opportunities to attend education and training activities.

Application Requirement

  • Applicants must be in the early stages of their career (up to 5 years following the completion of training in gastroenterology/hepatology).
  • Applicants must be from nationalities of Asian Pacific countries.
  • Applicants must be able to converse in English.
  • Curriculum Vitae together with list of papers presented and published must be submitted with the abstract(s) at the time of application.
  • Applicants must submit abstract, be selected, and attend the APDW 2017 to be qualified for the award.
  • Travel Grant recipients must attend the APDWF / JGHF Young Clinician/Investigator Program which will be held on 26 September 2017 (Tuesday) to be qualified for the award.

Selected Notification
The successful applicants shall be notified in June 2017 and have 2 weeks to accept the Grant.






 
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