Mendelson Research Prize
ARGANZ is delighted to offer a prize open to registrars and fellows to encourage research in abdominal imaging. You are invited to submit your research, with up to 6 submissions accepted for oral presentation at the ARGANZ meeting. In 2018 we will also be offering the opportunity for paper poster presentations. First prize is a trip to ESGAR and second prize is complimentary registration at the following ARGANZ meeting.
In 2017 the prize was named after the founding Chairman of ARGANZ, Professor Richard Mendelson, Royal Perth Hospital, WA. Richard was the driving force behind the creation of ARGANZ and we all owe him a huge debt of gratitude.
In 2015 ARGANZ established the ARGANZ research prize to encourage abdominal imaging research by creating a prize available to senior registrars and fellows for their research project and presentation at the annual ARGANZ meeting.
Mendelson Research Prize 2018
The winner of the 2018 Mendelson Research prize was Dr Danielle Richmond from Austin Health in Melbourne, for her presentation on, "Incidental hepatic steatosis on unenhanced computed tomography performed for renal colic in the emergency department: prevalence and reporting trends”. Dr Richmond receives an ARGANZ sponsored trip to ESGAR 2018 (Dublin) or ESGAR 2019 (Rome) to further her interest in abdominal imaging and research.
The runner up was Dr Jonathan Hall whose research presentation was entitled, "Renal abscess: Clinical factors and associated radiological features”, and will be entitled to free registration at ARGANZ 2019 in Auckland. Many thanks also to Dr Alastair Eason and Dr Julia Williams whose entries were also shortlisted for oral presentation at the meeting.
Mendelson Research Prize 2017
The winner of this years Mendelson Research prize was Dr Rajeev Deva from Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane on his presentation of "Radiogenomics in clear cell renal cell carcinoma: Initial evidence for associations between CT heterogeneity , gene mutation count and survival"
Follow up was Dr Nicholas Kiu Cheung from The Royal Hobart Hospital for his presentaiton on "Role of Diffusion weighted imaging sequence for diagnosis of adult and paediatric Crohn's disease"
Thank you also to the other fantastic presentations from Drs Mason, Bestawros and Kutaiba who were short-listed from the total of 14 entries.