ANZSBT Awards

ANZSBT Presidential Symposium Award

This prestigious award is to recognise the best oral presentation delivered during the Presidential Symposium held at the Blood 2020 Meeting as decided by the ANZSBT Council. The Council will initially select abstracts for the Presidential Symposium. The award (with a prize of $750) will be judged on quality and originality of the work and presentation. This award is open to ANZSBT members and non-ANZSBT members.


ANZSBT Transfusion Professionals Award in Patient Blood Management

This award (kindly sponsored by Vifor Pharma) is open to ANZSBT member nurses, midwives or scientists  who work as either Transfusion Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Consultants/Clinical Nurse Specialists/Transfusion Co-ordinators. The prize (offered as an unrestricted educational grant) is on offer with a focus on quality improvement within patient blood management. The prize of $250 will be awarded at the Blood 2020 Meeting as judged by the ANZSBT Council and the ANZSBT Transfusion Professionals Special Interest Group as the best quality improvement abstract (presented as a poster or free communication). 


ANZSBT Transfusion Professionals Award in Clinical Transfusion Practice

This award (kindly sponsored by CSL Behring) is open to ANZSBT member nurses, midwives or scientists  who work as either Transfusion Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Consultants/Clinical Nurse Specialists/Transfusion Co-ordinators. The prize (offered as an unrestricted educational grant) is on offer with a focus on quality improvement within clinical transfusion practice. The prize of $250 will be awarded at the Blood 2020 Meeting as judged by the ANZSBT Council and the ANZSBT Transfusion Professionals Special Interest Group as the best quality improvement abstract (presented as a poster or free communication). 


ANZSBT Young Investigator Award

This award (kindly sponsored by the National Blood Authority) is to recognise the best oral or poster presentation presented during the Blood 2020 Meeting in the ANZSBT stream. The award (with a prize of $500) will be judged by the ANZSBT Council on the quality and originality of the work and presentation. 

To be eligible you must be 35 years or less on the last day of the meeting (18/11/2020). For abstracts submitted by more than one author/group, you have to have been the primary researcher/author and the Young Investigator must attend the Meeting to present the abstract. This award is open to ANZSBT members and non-ANZSBT members.


ANZSBT Best Poster Prize

The ANZSBT Council will award a prize of $250 for the best ANZSBT poster judged on quality and orginality of the work and presentation. This award is open to ANZSBT members and non-ANZSBT members.


Best Poster or Oral Presentation on Haemovigilance Award

This award (kindly sponsored by the National Blood Authority) is to recognise the best abstract selected for oral or poster presentation on Haemovigilance as decided by ANZSBT Council. The award (with a prize of $500) will be judged on the quality and originality of the work and presentation. This award is open to ANZSBT members and non-ANZSBT members.


Immulab Blood Bank Laboratory Award

This award (kindly sponsored by Immulab) is for the best poster or oral presentation that demonstrates improvements within a Blood Bank laboratory setting with respect to:

  • Best practice/quality/improved standards
  • Development of protocols in pre-transfusion and/or antenatal testing
  • Collaboration with the Clinicians/Physicians to the benefit of patient outcomes and/or provision of safe and appropriate blood and blood products
  • Haemovigilance practices

The prize of $500 will be awarded to a Blood Service laboratory scientist, hospital transfusion laboratory scientist or private pathology blood bank laboratory scientist in a Blood Bank Pathology laboratory. This award is open to ANZSBT members and non-ANZSBT members.