2019 Awards

AMS Awards

The following AMS Awards will be announced at the Congress. 

Australasian Menopause Society Award
The Award recognises a distinguished person in the field of menopause and women’s midlife health, who has given much of their life making a significant contribution to this field.

The Award is determined every two years by the AMS Board of Directors and the presentation includes a certificate, an honorarium of AUD$1,000 and a memento acknowledging the occasion.

AMS Scientific Publication Prize
This prize is for the best publication by an AMS member in the preceding financial year. The winner receives AUD$500 and a certificate of honour.

Publications submitted should be published or e-published in the 12 months from 1 July of the preceding year to 30 June of the awarding year. Papers which are accepted but not published, either on line or in print, are not eligible.

The entries for the Award are called for in AMS Newsletters and emails in July of the Award year. Closing date is 31 July. 

Applications are to be provided by post or email:
PO BOX 280
Healesville VIC 3777

Applications must be received by 5pm AEST Friday 31 July 2019. All applicants will be notified by email when applications are received. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email.

  • Applicants should be the first and corresponding author or the senior and corresponding author.
  • Applicants must be financial members of the Australasian Menopause Society.
  • Applicants may submit only one publication for the award and it is their responsibility to choose their best publication for submission.
  • A panel of judges appointed by the Chair of Education Committee will review the publications and draw up a short list of preferably no more than 3 publications.
  • The short list will be sent to an independent senior clinician in the field of menopause for final judging.
  • Author identifiers on the manuscripts will be redacted before being sent to the independent judge in order to maintain impartiality.
  • The Chair of Education Committee will choose a senior judging clinician with no perceived conflict of interests with any of the short-listed publications.

The criteria to be applied are: 

  1. The publication should be in a peer-reviewed journal.
  2. The publication should be of original research. Review articles and opinion pieces are not eligible.
  3. The award applicant should have had major input into the collection of data, research methods and procedures, and writing of the manuscript. f this is not contained withing the information in the publication, applicants may be asked to clarify their role in the research.
  4. Scoring will be based on
    1. Author’s contribution to the research
    2. Novelty of the data and findings
    3. Appropriateness of the methods
    4. Statistical power
    5. Translation into clinical care of patients

The decision of the judges is final and no discussion of grievances will be entered into with the applicants.