ANZAED offers members two scholarships covering conference registrations; the Peter Beumont ANZAED Young Investigator Prize and the Paul Foulkes ANZAED Clinician Scholarship. The AED/ANZAED Travel Scholarship supports young investigators presenting their research on the international stage at the AED conference.
Paul Foulkes Clinician Scholarship
The annual Paul Foulkes ANZAED Clinician Scholarship is a prize for a clinician who is a member of ANZAED and who can demonstrate that their attendance at the ANZAED conference will be of substantial benefit to the clinician, his/her organization, his/her clients and the community at large. Any clinician working in the eating disorder field who is a member of ANZAED is eligible to apply for this scholarship. The Executive Committee will select the applicant it believes best fulfils these criteria. The prize will be exemption from conference registration and $AU500.
The 2018 award winner is Elesa Crowley from Tamworth Rural Hospital. She is pictured here receiving her award from ANZAED President Gabbi Heruc and ANZAED Patron Kate Carnell.
ANZAED Rural & Regional conference scholarships
Two scholarships are available for clinicians working in rural & regional settings to attend the annual conference. The prize is exemption from conference registration. Applicants must be a clinician working in the eating disorder field who is a member of ANZAED. The ANZAED Executive Committee will select the applicant it believes best fulfils these criteria.
- Expression of Interest: Describe how the clinician, his/her organization, his/her clients and the community at large will benefit from this scholarship;
- Provide a reference in support of the application from the organization in which he/she works or a professional who is aware of the clinicians work.
The 2018 award winners are Melissa Holland from Mildura Base Hospital (pictured below in left photo) and Katie Babbott from Youth Horizons Trust (pictured below in right photo).
Peter Beumont Young Investigator research Award
The Peter Beumont ANZAED Young Investigator Prize is awarded to a young investigator from a germane discipline who is a member of ANZAED and has submitted the abstract to the ANZAED conference which is deemed to be the best by a selection committee.
A young investigator will be eligible if he or she is an honours/fourth year student, a postgraduate student, or within 2 years of a fourth year or postgraduate degree and indicates he or she wishes to be considered for the prize. Evidence of eligibility may be required.
The prize will be the conference registration (applicants must register to the conference but this will be refunded) and a $500 honorarium. His/her paper will be adjudicated at the conference; the winner will then have the conference registration reimbursed and be paid the honorarium.
The 2018 award winner is Mia Pellizzer.
This award is named in the honour of Professor Peter Beumont, the first President of ANZAED
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Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) research prize for the best Dietetic research presentation at the ANZAED conference
Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) research prize for the best Dietetic research presentation encourages and recognises excellence in the area of Dietetics in the field of eating disorders. The award is for the best Dietetic research presentation at the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders Conference. All Accredited Practising Dietitians that are presenters of short oral papers, workshops or have a poster at the ANZAED conference will be eligible for the award. Successful candidates for the Award will be announced at the conference and will receive an award of $300 and a certificate. The winner will be featured on the ANZAED website and in the Dietitians Association of Australia newsletter.
The 2018 winner is: “Medically compromised, extremely underweight adult patients with eating disorders can be safely refed using a higher energy feeding protocol”
Authors: K. Matthews, J. Hill, S. Jeffrey, W. Ward, A. Davis, S. Patterson, M. Palmer, S. Capra
Lead author: Kylie Matthews, University of Queensland
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ANZAED/AED Young Investigator Travel Scholarship
This award is for young investigators who have an Abstract accepted at the annual International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), run by the international Academy of Eating Disorders (AED), are eligible apply for the ANZAED/AED Young Investigator Travel Scholarship. The Scholarship includes registration for the AED Conference and pre-conference research workshop, plus $AU3,000 in travel costs.
Past Winners include:
2016: Deborah Mitchison for The Bidirectional Relationship between Quality of Life and Eating Disorder Symptoms: A 9-Year Community-Based Study of Australian Women
2015: Sian Mclean for Protective and exacerbating influences on body image following exposure to thin-ideal media in adolescent girls: The role of media literacy and appearance comparison
2014: Lisa Dawson for Defining Recovery from Anorexia Nervosa: Can we Reach Consensus?
2013: Siew Soon for Testing of a Metacognitive Control-Related Maintenance Model of Anorexia Nervosa.
2012: Deborah Mitchison for Relationships between Self-Reported Lifetime History of Anorexia Nervosa and Present State Including Health Related Quality of Life
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Applications open February 2018 and close 25 May, 2018. Results notified by 30 June, 2018.