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The Alison Holloway Award

The Alison Holloway Award is a perpetual award for those who work within the field of Anaesthesia and are a member of AAAHP. It is awarded to the best case study or research paper relating to the area of Anaesthesia or Intensive Care.

The most outstanding paper as judged by the Education Officer, Anaesthetist and Executive Panel is accepted for presentation at the AAAHP Educational Conference and Scientific Exhibition every year. In 2024 the winning paper will be presented at the Conference of Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners at the Mantra On View, Qld from the 19th-20th October 2024 All applicants receive Free Full Conference Registration subject to the following conditions (Conditions apply: airfare and accommodation not included. All applicants must attend Full Conference. All applicants must be prepared to present their submission).

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The prize for the accepted paper is AU$3500 plus a personal gift.

History

This award was generated in 1995 and bore the name of Dr Alison Holloway, a tireless supporter of trained anaesthetic assistants. It was established to encourage their involvement in research, so that we may all learn of any of their special “tricks of the trade”.

Judging Panel

Must consist of

  • a prominent anaesthetist
  • a registrar of AAAHP
  • an education officer of AAAHP

The judges’ decision shall be final and no correspondence shall be entered into.

Eligibility

The following is a directive provided by Dr Alison Holloway and indicates the way in which she has established the criteria for a suitable winner.
Entries are limited to any member  of the Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners.

Entries are not limited to those who work in Australia, but may come from any Australasian country where there are anaesthesia paramedical officers trained to the standard determined by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and this Society.

Work performed outside Australasia is not considered.

The project should have educational value and be useful to other anaesthesia paramedical officers, to your Anaesthetist colleagues, or to the suppliers or manufacturers of equipment.

The winning paper must be read at the annual conference and will be published entirely or in abstract form on the Society’s website.

One person or a group of people can make the presentation. All authors should be members of AAAHP. Any help from other professional colleagues such as Anaesthetists or theatre nursing staff should be acknowledged.

Projects may be undertaken in the operating theatre, intensive care unit, pain management clinic, CSSD or technicians’ workshop.

Judging Criteria

Evidence of:

  • a well researched background and references to background reading;
  • knowledge of published articles related to the subject;
  • extensive preparation;
  • work of a high calibre, showing considerable amount of time and effort was needed;
  • an end result proving to be interesting and educational.

Leading to:

  • a greater understanding of the work of an anaesthesia paramedical officer;
  • a possible change in our current way of working which will benefit our patients.

Closing Date

1 September 2024
Applications are to be
emailed to: registrar@aaahp.org.au

 

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