COSA Psycho-Oncology Awards

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Australia has a proud history of excellence in psycho-oncology care and research. The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) and the Psycho-Oncology Cooperative Research Group (PoCoG) have fostered the field and ensured its place as part of multi-disciplinary cancer care. Consequently, our organisations are strong with many dedicated individuals contributing to ongoing development and excellence in the field. The Australian Psycho-Oncology Award and New Investigator in Psycho-oncology Award recognise outstanding contributions to psycho-oncology from among our members.

In 2019 we acknowledged our colleague, peer and good friend Melanie Price and named the Australian Psycho-Oncology Award in her honour.

Melanie Price Psycho-Oncology Award
This Award recognises the highest level of contribution to psycho-oncology from amongst the membership of COSA and PoCoG.

2019 recipient: Ms Kim Hobbs
Clinical Specialist Social Worker, Department of Social Work/Department of Gynaecological Cancer, Westmead Hospital, NSW

New Investigator in Psycho-Oncology Award
This Award recognises research achievements and potential for an ongoing contribution to the discipline of psycho-oncology in Australia

2019 recipient: Dr Ben Smith
Co-Deputy Director (Policy and Practice),
 Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation, Ingham Institute and UNSW

Previous Award Recipients

SELECTION CRITERIA

Melanie Price Psycho-Oncology Award
  • Demonstrated excellence in their field
  • Significant contribution to the discipline of psycho-oncology in Australia
  • An inspirational role model for the psycho-oncology professional community
  • Have worked in Australia in the field of psycho-oncology for a substantial period of time
  • Membership of COSA and PoCoG

The selection panel will also give consideration to the following in assessing and comparing nominations against the above criteria:

  • Personal, academic and professional achievements
  • Contribution in the field (how has the nominee contributed to benefit others)
  • Demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity
  • Community involvement
  • Future goals and likely impact
  • Degree of difficulty of the achievement and sacrifices made
  • Country of residence
  • Previous awards and recognition
  • Voluntary work beyond paid employment in the field of psycho-oncology
  • Nature and length of activity or service
  • Achievements as an individual or as part of a group or organisation
  • Availability and commitment to promote national achievement in the field of psycho-oncology in Australia

New Investigator in Psycho-Oncology Award

  • No more than five years from completion of post-graduate, fellowship or equivalent specialist training (PhD, DCP, MD or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated excellence in their field
  • Contribution to the discipline of psycho-oncology in Australia
  • Have worked in Australia in the field of psycho-oncology
  • Membership of COSA, OZPOS and PoCoG

Note: the award is linked to professional attainment rather than to age

The selection panel will also give consideration to the following in assessing and comparing nominations against the above criteria:

  • Quality of research output in the field of psycho-oncology at early career stage
  • Demonstrated innovation and creativity
  • Community involvement
  • Potential for future contribution and likely impact
  • Country of residence
  • Voluntary work beyond paid employment in the field of psycho-oncology

For further information about this award please contact: Dr Laura Kirsten, Laura.Kirsten@health.nsw.gov.au, Chair, COSA Psycho-Oncology Group

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