Ramazzini Prize

Abstract submissions are due 31 January, every year.

The Ramazzini Prize is awarded annually to the best scientific paper related to Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) presented by an Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) trainee.

The Prize is named after the late Bernardino Ramazzini, an Italian physician considered to be the founder of occupational and industrial medicine. In 1700, Ramazzini wrote the first important book on occupational diseases and industrial hygiene called ‘De Morbis Artificum Diatriba’ (Diseases of Workers). His studies of occupational diseases and his advocacy of workers’ protection measures encouraged the eventual passage of factory safety and workmen's compensation laws.


You must be a registered OEM trainee and have submitted your Research Project by 31 January in the same year that you plan to make a presentation.

Your submitted Research Project must be satisfactorily completed and signed off by your Supervisor and the Advanced Training Committee.

View the OEM 2019-20 Handbook for more information on research, presentation and prize requirements.


The successful prize recipient is awarded AUD$750 and a certificate presented at RACP Congress.

The prize recipient will also be invited to present at the Kevin Sleigh Memorial Presentation at the ANZSOM Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), including return economy airfares and one night’s accommodation to attend the ASM.

Selection process

The abstract is reviewed by one or more Fellows of the AFOEM against the requisite standard and guidelines.

Authors of abstracts that meet the criteria will be invited to present as part of the AFOEM Stream at RACP Congress.

Presentations are to be 15 minutes maximum in length, including question time.

A Judging Panel will adjudicate presenters on their:

  • 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

For more information about the Ramazzini Prize, contact us.

Related content

Advanced Training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine program handbook
Past prize recipients
Division, Faculty and Chapter Awards and Prizes

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