AChPM Best Trainee Research Project Award

Applications closed 30 June 2022.

The AChPM Best Trainee Research Project Award is awarded for the best research project submitted for assessment for Advanced Training in Palliative Medicine each year.


Applicants must be either:

  • a registered palliative medicine Advanced Trainee
  • OR
  • palliative medicine new Fellow (in your first year of Fellowship)

(All AChPM members are welcome to apply, including those in PCHD.)


The award recipient will receive a $1000 cash prize and a certificate, which will be formally presented at the Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM) Conference in September 2022.


Read the terms and conditions before you apply.

When applying, you must submit in a single PDF document:

  • a completed application
  • a copy of your Advanced Training Research Project

Note: Your research project must have been submitted between 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.

Submit your application to

Download application form

The College Conflicts Of Interest Policy (PDF) and Privacy Policy apply to the prize nominees and recipient.

Selection process

A judging panel consisting of the ANZSPM President (or their delegate), AChPM President (or their delegate) and Training Committee in Palliative Medicine Chair (or their delegate) will determine the recipient.

The judges will review all entries based on the Advanced Training Research Project marking criteria (DOC).

The AChPM will announce the recipient at the biennial ANZSPM Conference or, in alternate years, the ANZSPM Update.

Dr Ahmed Nagla | 2021 recipient

dr-ahmed-naglaDr Ahmed Nagla has only called Gippsland home for a short time. Dr Nagla began his career as a GP in Melbourne and undertook palliative care training at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Barwon Health, The Alfred and Mercy Palliative Care after identifying a need to upskill in order to respond to the needs in the regional communities.

He is currently working as a palliative care physician at Gippsland and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. His fields of special interest include service development and education as it is the way to provide equitable and timely access to quality palliative care across Victoria.

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