Ramazzini Prize

Now accepting abstract submissions via the RACP Congress website.

Call for abstracts close Thursday 31 January 2019.

The Ramazzini Prize is an annual award presented to an Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) trainee who presents the best scientific paper related to Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) at the AFOEM Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) or at the RACP Congress. The presentation assists trainees to demonstrate their research methods and communication competencies. 

All AFOEM Advanced Trainees must present a paper for the Ramazzini Prize at least once during their OEM training to meet eligibility requirements for Fellowship.

About Bernadino Ramazzini 

The prize is named after the late Bernardino Ramazzini, an Italian physician considered to be the founder of occupational and industrial medicine. His studies of occupational diseases and his advocacy of workers’ protection measures encouraged the eventual passage of factory safety and workmen's compensation laws.  

In 1700, Ramazzini wrote the first important book on occupational diseases and industrial hygiene called De Morbis Artificum Diatriba (Diseases of Workers).

Terms & Conditions (Prizes)
Ramazzini Presentation Abstract guidelines 
Guidelines for Trainees on Ramazzini Presentations


Who is eligible? 

To be eligible to submit a Ramazzini Presentation abstract you must:

  • Be a registered AFOEM trainee
  • Have already submitted your research project report
For a trainee to be eligible to present at the RACP Congress, the research project must be satisfactorily completed and signed off to this effect by the trainee’s Educational Supervisor and the overseeing committee.

What is the prize? 

The recipient of the Ramazzini Prize will receive:

  • $750
  • A certificate 

The Faculty President will present the Ramazzini Prize at the RACP Congress.

How do I apply?

  1. Read the Terms & Conditions (Prizes)
  2. Submit your abstract via the RACP Congress website
  3. To be eligible, the submitted abstract must:

Refer to the AFOEM Training Handbook to ensure you meet all criteria to present at the RACP Congress.

What is the selection process?

The primary purpose of the Ramazzini presentation is for the RACP to assess trainees on their presentation and communication skills in the context of presenting research to a scientific audience.

  1. A member of AFOEM will check that abstracts meet the requisite standard and guidelines. The authors of all abstracts meeting these criteria will be able to present at the AFOEM Stream at the RACP Congress.
  2. The RACP will invite successful applicants to present at the RACP Congress.
  3. Presentations for the Ramazzini Prize will be no longer than 15 minutes, including time for questions.
  4. A Judging Panel will judge trainee presentations at the RACP Congress on:    
    • General presentation skills
    • Ability to communicate OEM ideas and principles to peers
    • Ability to answer questions related to OEM in a public forum of peers 

Please read the Guidance for Trainees on Ramazzini Presentations for further advice.

Contact us 

For more information on the Ramazzini Prize, please email  OccEnvMed@racp.edu.au.

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