A Young Investigator’s Award will again be presented in 2017. A shortlist will be chosen by the Scientific Committee on the basis of the quality of the abstracts submitted. The winner will receive an honorarium of Euro 1000. To be considered for the award the person applying must fulfil the following criteria:
- Young investigators are defined as <40 years of age on the last day of the Congress (Friday 19 May 2017). This will be confirmed prior to the prize being awarded by passport check.
- The young investigator must be the principal investigator of the research being presented. This means that they have taken the lead in performing the research and are the most appropriate person to present the research at the Congress. It is acceptable for the young investigator to have research collaborators over the age of 40 and these can be listed on the abstract. This might include a research supervisor.
- The research submitted must be original and must not have been published or presented at another conference.
- Applicants do not need to be members of the EAPCCT but they must attend the Congress to present the research.
- Previous winners are not eligible.
Judging the winner
Those on the final shortlist will be invited to make an oral presentation of their work at the Young Investigator session at the Congress. Oral presentations for the award will take place in one session. The quality of presentations will be judged by at least 3 senior judges who are invited to do this by the Scientific Committee. These judges will not have relevant conflicts of interest. The judges will score each presentation and at the end of the session will come to a consensus on which presentation should receive the award. The decision of the judges is final.