Penelope Lowe Prize
Applications are now open
Closing date extended to Monday, 11 December 2017 at 5 pm AEDT
The RACP will award the Penelope Lowe Prize to the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine (AChSHM) trainee with the best case presentation at the AChSHM Annual Scientific Meeting held in March 2018.
The Penelope Lowe Prize is named in memory of Dr Penelope Lowe, FAChSHM and former Chapter Trainee Representative, who passed away in 2010.
Who is eligible?
To apply for the Penelope Lowe Prize, you must:
- be a registered AChSHM trainee
Note: You cannot apply if you are a previous recipient of the Penelope Lowe Prize.
What is the prize?
The Penelope Lowe Prize recipient will receive:
How do I apply?
- Read the RACP College Awards & Prizes Terms & Conditions (PDF 0.7MB)
- Email your completed Penelope Lowe Case Study Abstract Template (PDF 0.4MB) to the RACP Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org You must indicate that your abstract is for the Penelope Lowe Prize in your email.
What is the selection process?
- Members of the RACP Award Review Panel will assess all abstract submissions and select those of the highest standard for oral presentation at the AChSHM Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) to be held in March 2018. Selection criteria are:
If selected to make a presentation, you should prepare your case in consultation with your Supervisor. Supervisors are encouraged to attend the session to support their trainee and provide expert comment.
A Judging Panel with three judges (including President or President-Elect, Education Chair and one other Fellow who is not the supervisor of any candidates) will assess all presentations at the ASM.
Selected participants give a 10 minute case presentation at the ASM.
Following the presentation, the session chair will request the panellists or the audience to ask any questions regarding the facts of the case, which the presenter will answer.
The judges will assess each presentation on the following criteria:
- An important or interesting clinical issue (necessary)
- Emerging or ground-breaking treatments or a recently ‘discovered’ facet of an established area of medicine (encouraged)
- Educational value of the case (taken into account)
The AChSHM will announce the prize recipient at the ASM.
- Quality of presentation
- Educational value of the case
- Discussion of the literature and knowledge displayed
- Response to questions
If there are no presentations of sufficiently high standard, the AChSHM will not award a prize.
For more information on the Penelope Lowe Prize, please contact the RACP Foundation at email@example.com