The ANZICS Honour Roll provides an opportunity for colleagues to recognise a member’s outstanding contribution to the specialty of Intensive Care Medicine, well above and beyond being a dedicated clinician.
ANZICS Honorary Membership provides an opportunity for colleagues to recognise a member’s outstanding contribution to the Society. Members are awarded a certificate and complimentary ongoing membership in acknowledgement of their contributions.
In 2002, the ANZICS Board agreed to award an ‘Oration Medal’. The Oration is presented on the final day of the Annual Scientific Meeting. Previous presenters include the following medical specialists.
|Perth 2002||Malcolm Fisher||New South Wales|
|Cairns 2003||Lindsay Worthley||South Australia|
|Melbourne 2004||Jack Cade||Victoria|
|Adelaide 2005||Bob Wright||New South Wales|
|Hobart 2006||Stephen Streat||New Zealand|
|Rotorua 2007||Geoffrey Parkin||Victoria|
|Sydney 2008||Frank Shann||Victoria|
|Perth 2009||David Tuxen||Victoria|
|Melbourne 2010||Anthony Bell||Tasmania|
|Brisbane 2011||Brad Power||Western Australia|
|Adelaide 2012||Neil Matthews||South Australia|
|Hobart 2013||Felicity Hawker||Victoria|
|Melbourne 2014||Simon Finfer||New South Wales|
|Auckland 2015||George Skowronski||New South Wales|
|Perth 2016||Geoff Dobb||Western Australia|
|Gold Coast 2017||John Santamaria||Queensland|
|Adelaide 2018||Mary White||South Australia|
Ramesh Nagappan was a respected critical care leader, mentor and educator over a period of many years. He was engaged in advocacy for medical education across both Australia and New Zealand and also made an impact at a global level through his various endeavours. In recognition of his contribution to the training and education of Australasian intensivists, ANZICS established this award in 2014 to recognise the contribution of ANZICS Members to the educational development of Intensive Care Medicine,
|Melbourne 2014||Gerard Fennessy||Victoria|
|Auckland 2015||Cameron Knott||Victoria|
|Perth 2016||Adam Deane||South Australia|
|Gold Coast 2017||Chris Nickson||Victoria|
|Adelaide 2018||Mary Pinder||Western Australia|
The Matt Spence Award is a highly sought after prize by Researchers interested in intensive care. The Matt Spence prize is named after the Society’s first President (1975) and co-founder of the organisation, Dr Matthew Spence. The primary author must be the presenter and must be a financial trainee ANZICS member. Authors may only submit one paper for consideration of the Matt Spence Medal. Authors who have previously received this award are not eligible for this award.
|1981||Dr S Streat||Auckland|
|1982||Dr S Gatt||Sydney|
|1983||Dr R Raper||Sydney|
|1984||Dr N Gibbs||Perth|
|1985||Dr W Griggs||Adelaide|
|1986||Dr A Bersten||Adelaide|
|1987||Dr M Oliver||Auckland|
|1988||Dr P McQuillan||Perth|
|1989||Dr T Buckley||Hong Kong|
|1990||Dr C McAllister||Sydney|
|1991||Dr R Bellomo||Melbourne|
|1992||Dr S Parkes||Adelaide|
|1993||Dr R Totaro||Sydney|
|1994||No award presented|
|1995||Dr A Davies||Melbourne|
|1996||Dr B Venkatesh||Brisbane|
|1997||Dr D Blythe||Perth|
|1998||Dr N Edwards||Adelaide|
|1999||Dr V Pellegrino||Melbourne|
|2000||Dr I Seppelt||Canberra|
|2001||Dr R Fregley||Waikato|
|2001||Dr B Mullan (special)||Sydney|
|2002||Dr D Collins||Perth|
|2003||Dr N Blackwell||Cairns|
|2004||Dr V Campbell||Adelaide|
|2005||Dr P John Victor||Adelaide|
|2006||Dr M Zib||Newcastle|
|2007||Dr A Nichol||Melbourne|
|2008||Dr B Tang||Penrith|
|2009||Dr M Brain||Launceston|
|2010||Dr R Fischer||Adelaide|
|2011||Dr J Raj||Adelaide|
|2012||Dr S Kelly||Gosford|
|2013||Dr Y Abdelhamid||Adelaide|
|2014||Dr M Plummer||Adelaide|
|2015||Dr P Kar||Adelaide|
|2016||Dr T Beckingham||Adelaide|
|2017||Dr N Glassford||Melbourne|
|2018||Dr G Wigmore||Melbourne|
|2019||Dr M Chakraborty||Sydney|
|Best Medical Free Paper
The primary author must be the presenter and must be medical
|Dr Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid
Survivors of intensive care with type 2 diabetes and the effect of shared care follow-up clinics: The sweet-as feasibility study
|Best Paediatric Medical Paper
The primary author must be the presenter and must be medical
|Dr Ben Gelbart
Haemodynamic response to fluid boluses in children in intensive care occurs and dissipates rapidly
|Safety & Quality Best Paper
Awarded for the best free paper on safety and quality; may be medical, nursing or other author. Only awarded when suitable papers are submitted. The ANZICS Abstract Review Committee should recommend that the paper is suitable for this award
Development and validation of an electronic algorithm to detect clinically significant gastronintestinal bleeding events (Alberta, Canada)
|Best Medical Poster
The primary author must be medical
|Dr Yuto Matsuoka
The Incidence of catheter-related venous thromboembolism in synthetic polymer-coated vs. conventional non-coated peripherally inserted central catheters
|Best Allied Health Paper
The primary author must be allied health
The Impact of frailty in critically ill trauma patients: A prospective observational study
We wish to encourage and support innovative and productive early to mid-career Clinician/Scientists to disseminate their findings to an international audience by the awarding of a number of fellowships. In previous years, a fellowship was awarded to a Clinician/Scientist from each of the following regions: America (Canada, USA and South America), Europe (including United Kingdom and Ireland) and Asia. In 2019, we amended this process to allow for selection to be based on academic merit and consistent with our commitment to inclusion and diversity.
The recipients will have the opportunity to present an overview of their past and on-going research activities during a dedicated symposium which will be held at the 2020 ANZICS/ACCCN Intensive Care Annual Scientific Meeting, held in Sydney, Australia, from 14-16 October 2020. In 2020, we are anticipating in excess of 1000 delegates at our congress, which will incorporate our Annual Scientific Meeting. During the symposium each recipient will present a lecture (25 minute lecture + 5 minute discussion).
Airfare expenses (to the value of $AU3,000), accommodation and registration costs for the recipients will be covered. Sponsorship for the programme has kindly been funded by Pfizer since inception of the programme in 2013.
Applicants should hold a medical degree and have completed or be in-training for a fellowship in intensive care medicine. Applicants must be aged 42 years or younger on 14 October 2020. Preference will be given to Clinician/Scientists who have pursued a well-defined and innovative research path, leading to several publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals. Preference will also be given to those applicants who have publications in which they are listed as first or last author. While applicants may include work with Australian and New Zealand collaborators, preference will be given to work completed in the region of each applicant.
Applications will be assessed by a panel of Clinician/Scientists that includes members from ANZICS and international experts. Applications are now open and will close at midnight 3rd April 2020 (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time) with the successful applicant notified via email by 4th May 2020.
Applications should include an abstract (form attached) and a CV of no more than 10 pages. Applications should be emailed to Brent Kingston, Executive Assistant, ANZICS (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The applicant must present their lecture in English. It is also anticipated that recipients will contribute to the academic and social programme of the ANZICS/ACCCN Intensive Care ASM.
We at ANZICS are very excited about this programme, but obviously its success depends on attracting high quality candidates to apply for this Fellowship. Each year, high quality candidates attend the conference as part of the programme, past years have seen presentations from the following outstanding Programme Fellowship winners:
2019 World Congress of Intensive Care/ACCCN, ANZICS, WFSICCM – Melbourne, Australia
|Dr Matt Semler||Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA|
|Dr Ewan Goligher||Toronto General Hospital, Canada|
|Dr Sascha David||Hannover Medical School, Germany|
2018 ANZICS/ACCCN ASM – Adelaide, Australia
|Dr. Lauren Ferrante||Yale School of Medicine, USA|
|Dr. Jan Hau Lee||KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Singapore|
|Dr Andrew Conway-Morris||University of Cambridge, UK|
2017 ANZICS/ACCCN ASM – Gold Coast, Australia
|Dr Manu Shankar-Hari||Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom|
|Dr Nathan Brummel||Vanderbilt Medical Centre, Nashville|
|Dr Takeshi Yoshida||Keenan Research Centre, Japan|
2016 ANZICS/ACCCN ASM – Perth, Australia
|A/Prof. Hayley Gershengorn||Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Centre, New York|
|Dr. Alexander Vlaar||Academic Medical Centre, The Netherlands|
|Dr. Rashan Haniffa||National Intensive Care Surveillance, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka|
2015 ANZICS/ACCCN ASM – Auckland, New Zealand
|Dr. W Joost Weirsinga||University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Assistant Prof. Hallie C Prescott||University of Michigan, USA|
2014 ANZICS/ACCCN ASM – Melbourne, Australia
|A/Prof. Gerard F. Curley||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Assistant Prof. Zudin Puthucheary||National University Health Systems, Singapore|
|A/Prof. Sean Bagshaw||University of Alberta, Canada|
2013 ANZICS/ACCCN ASM – Hobart, Australia
|Prof. Daniel F McAuley||Queen’s University of Belfast, Ireland|
|Assistant Prof. Christopher Seymour||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Dr John Kenneth Baillie||University of Edinburgh, Scotland|
|A/Prof. Taka-aki Nakada||Chiba University, Japan|
The Society would like to acknowledge Pfizer as a sponsor for this initiative since its inception in 2013.
Each year the Society calls for expressions of interest from the membership for those interested in representing ANZICS at the international symposium. The successful applicant presents within the Scientific Program as directed by the respective Convenor.
In order to be eligible, you are required to be a financial member of the Society. Preference will be given to Full members that have not previously presented at the event. ANZICS will provide funding towards the cost of a return airfare, with registration and accommodation provided.
Applications for the role must include a current CV and a summary of the member’s contribution to the Society and/or its Committees.
Previous members that have presented at the meeting are:
|2015||Dr Stephen Warrillow||Melbourne|
|2016||Dr Manoj Saxena||Sydney|
|2017||Dr Anthony Holley||Brisbane|
|2018||Dr Carol Hodgson||Melbourne|
|2019||Dr Ed Litton||Perth|
At the 2019 World Congress in Intensive Care, the Peter Hick Fellowship Award was announced.
Dr Peter Hicks was a driving force behind ANZICS CORE for over 15 years, as Chair and leader of the Critical Care Resources Registry. He was a passionate advocate for the power of data to improve the care delivered to the critically ill, and his leadership was instrumental to the ongoing success of the registries. Peter also intimately understood how Intensive Care impacts on families, patients and staff.
The Peter Hicks Fellowship Award is dedicated to his memory. It recognises excellence in junior clinicians working with Intensive Care data and is designed to promote international research collaboration.
The recipient of the 2019 Fellowship Award was Rachel Bailey, a Clinical Nurse Consultant from Caboolture Hospital, Queensland; for her study on ‘Staff perspectives on visiting policies and family involvement in ICUs: Registry Linkage and the Welcome ICU Research Program’.