Young Scientist Awards

Presented for best young scientist oral and best young scientist poster presentations.

  • One award will be presented for the best young scientist oral presentation.
  • One award will be presented for the best young scientist poster presentation.

 

Terms of reference

  • The Young Scientist (YS) awards will be presented by the President at the Closing Ceremony of each Congress.
  • The two winners will be awarded the sum of $ 750 each.
  • These prizes are reserved, according to the regulations of the Young Scientists Committee (YSC), to IATDMCT members aged 40 years or younger.
  • The YS member must be the first author of the oral / poster presentation abstract.
  • The YS member will have to be registered and present at the Congress.
  • The YS member will have to apply for the awards when submitting the abstract.
  • Members of the YSC are not eligible to be considered for the awards.
  • The jury will be made up of at least three members of the YSC.
  • If a member of the YSC is a co-author of the abstract, it will be considered for the award, however, the YSC co-author will be excluded from assessing this entry.
  • In case of equal top marks for a given award, the jury will deliberate and then a vote will be held to select the recipient of the award by “simple majority”.
  • The same person should not receive both of these awards, unless duly justified by exceptional achievements in the jury’s opinion.
  • If, in the opinion of the Young Scientist Committee, no suitable candidate is available the Awards shall not be presented.

 

Pre-Congress abstract evaluation guidelines

Prior to the Congress the YSC will select, from the submitted abstracts, a minimum of 20 oral abstracts and a minimum of 20 poster abstracts to be assessed for the awards at the Congress.

Each abstract will be evaluated by 3 members of the YSC. The abstracts will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity
    (Mark 1 to 2, with 1 being the highest)
  • Significance / impact in TDM or CT
    (Mark 1 to 3, with 1 being the highest)
  • Scientific content / Technical challenge
    (Mark 1 to 5, with 1 being the highest)
  • Scientific novelty
    (Mark 1 to 2, with 1 being the highest)

 

Congress awards evaluation guidelines

Following the pre-Congress evaluation the selected oral and poster presentations will be assessed by 3 members of the YSC jury independently during the Congress. The oral and poster presentation will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Originality, scientific or clinical importance
    (Mark 1 to 5, with 1 being the highest)
  • Degree of scientific/technical content and challenge
    (Mark 1 to 5, with 1 being the highest)
  • Knowledge of subject area and ability to respond to questions
    (Mark 1 to 5, with 1 being the highest)
  • Quality of the poster, its structure and visual presentation
    or
    Quality of slides, its structure and delivery of oral presentation
    (Mark 1 to 5, with 1 being the highest)

For more information on IATDMCT awards, please visit the IATDMCT website.