The Sir Edward Hughes Memorial Clinical Research Prize in Surgery 2010

The Cabrini Monash University Department of Surgery together with the Cabrini Institute - Education and Research and Johnson and Johnson Pty Ltd are pleased to advise that the competition for the prize will be held at Cabrini Hospital, 16th October 2010. The prize is open to application by all surgical residents and registrars who have entered or intend entering an accredited surgical training program.

Successful completion of the Primary examination of the RACS (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for application. The trainee must be the principal author, and have contributed the majority of research work for the project. Papers must relate to a topic of predominantly clinical significance in surgery. The abstract should be arranged as follows: Purpose, Methodology, Results and Conclusions.

An abstract of no more than 250 words will be required to be submitted by 5 pm Friday 27 August, 2010. The ten finalists selected will be contacted and names listed on this web site by 20th September 2010.

Ten finalists will be selected for presentation of a seven-minute paper with three minutes to respond to questions. An objective pre-formatted point system will be employed to determine the winner. Judging will be along the guidelines of the Surgical Research Society, with special emphasis given to the clinical significance of the topic. The panel of invited judges will be selected from clinical surgeons, physicians, academics, basic researchers and ethicists. The prize is sponsored by Johnson and Johnson Medical Pty Ltd and consists of AUD$6000 and a shield.

Abstracts and/or presentations must be submitted by disk or email with a contact phone number and address to:

Clinical Assistant
Cabrini Monash University Department of Surgery
Cabrini Institute Cabrini Medical Centre
183 Wattletree Road
Malvern, Victoria 3144

Phone: +61 3 9508 1651
Fax: +61 3 9508 1657

Previous Winners

2009 Dr Tarik Sammour  Warming and humidification of insufflation gas in laparoscopic colonic surgery - a double-blinded, randomised, controlled trial. 

2008 Dr Michael Wyatt  
TOUGHEN UP – too high a price to pay for the best lamb in the world?

2007 Dr Anubhav Mittal
Proteomic Changes in Mesenteric Lymph Secondary to Haemorrhagic Shock.

2006 Dr Alkis J Psaltis
An animal model for the Study of Biofilms in Rhinosinusitis.

2005 Dr Sebastian King
Colonic Manometry in Paediatric Slow Transit Constipation Shows Consistent Deficiencies in Propagating Contractions: Manometric Evidence of a New Disease.

2004 Dr Mehrdad Nikfarjam
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves survival and reduces severity of acute severe pancreatitis.

Dr Naeem Samnakay
Morphology and apoptosis in the ovine fetal kidney in prenatal bladder outflow obstruction.

2003 Dr Adam Stewart
A pain control infusion pump for post-operative analgesia following inguinal hernia repair: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial.

2002 Dr Shomik Sengupta

Butyrate delivery to the distal colon suppresses colorectal tumorgenesis in rats.

2001 Dr Paul Moroz

Targeting liver tumors with hyperthermiz: arterial embolisation hyperthermia in a small animal model.

2000 Dr Marins Pirpiris
Iatrogenic crouch gait: an avoidable complication of calf lengthening.

1999 Dr Charles Douglas
A randomised trial of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis incorporating the Alvarado score.