The Felicity Hawker Medal was established in 2004 to honour Dr Felicity Hawker, the inaugural Dean of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (in the pre-CICM era) and one of the first pioneering ladies to get to the top in what was and is a male dominated speciality.
Here are the rules:
9.1 The Felicity Hawker Medal will be awarded to the Trainee, or Fellow within 1 year of award of the Diploma of Fellowship, who is judged to make the best contribution at the Formal Project Session held as part of the CICM or ANZICS Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).
9.2 Eligibility for the Prize will be limited to current or past College registered trainees presenting material related directly to their Formal Project report.
9.3 Application to present at the Formal Project Session must be accompanied by an abstract of the material to be presented. The Formal Project Report must be submitted for evaluation at least one month prior to the scheduled date of presentation. Whilst all criteria for submission of the Report apart from the presentation must be met, it is not essential that the Project Report has been fully assessed and accepted prior to application.
9.4 The Board shall, from time to time, appoint three adjudicators for the Prize in addition to the Chair of the Education Committee who will Chair the Adjudication Panel. This task may be delegated to the Chair of the CICM or ANZICS ASM Committee. Adjudicators may co-opt additional adjudicators at the ASM should one or more of the appointed adjudicators be unable to attend.
9.5 If, in the opinion of the adjudicators, no presentation attains a sufficiently high standard, the Medal will not be awarded.
9.6 If necessary, the ASM Scientific Convenors will pre-select presentations for the Formal Project Session on the basis of the submitted abstracts. A ten minute presentation, followed by five minutes of questions, will form the basis on which each entry for the Medal is considered by the adjudicating panel. The presentation must
be based on the material submitted in the trainee’s Formal Project Report.
Michael Putt, not being content with the Don Harrison Medal for the CICM exam submitted his project for the Felicity Hawker Medal at this year’s ASM…and won.
He’s kindly provided his slides so you can get an idea of what wins this prize…