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Academic Awards

Young Investigator
This award is designed to encourage young investigators to perform original research on a subject related to clinical toxicology or poison control, submit the research to the EAPCCT annual congress and to come to the congress to present their research.

Application criteria
A Young Investigator’s Award will again be presented in 2023.

The winner will receive an honorarium of Euro 1000.

Those who fulfil the criteria can indicate interest for consideration when submitting their abstract(s).
  • Young investigators are defined as <40 years of age on the last day of the Congress (Friday 26 May 2023). This will be confirmed prior to the prize being awarded by passport check.
  • The young investigator must be the principal investigator of the research being presented. This means that they have taken the lead in performing the research and are the most appropriate person to present the research at the Congress. It is acceptable for the young investigator to have research collaborators over the age of 40 and these can be listed on the abstract. This might include a research supervisor.
  • The research submitted must be original and must not have been published or presented at another conference.
  • Applicants do not need to be members of the EAPCCT but they must attend the Congress to present the research.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.
Judging the winner
A shortlist will be chosen by the Scientific Committee on the basis of the quality of the abstracts submitted. Conflict of interest of Scientific and Meetings Committee members and abstract reviewers are taken into account during abstract scoring.

The process of the final awards is as follows -

  • Those on the final shortlist will be invited to make an oral presentation of their work at the Young Investigator session at the congress.
  • Oral presentations for the award will take place in one session.
  • The quality of presentations will be judged by at least 3 senior judges who are invited to do this by the Scientific Committee.
  • The judges will have proven they have no relevant conflicts of interest.
  • The judges will score each presentation and at the end of the session will come to a consensus on which presentation should receive the award.
The decision of the judges is final.

Best oral presentation / Best poster Presentations

Since 2008 Taylor & Francis has provided funds for congress presentations.

There are awards per annum for the two Best oral presentations and the two Best poster presentation.

Any original submission to the meeting of a) a scientific presentation of b) a single case report or a small number of cases, via the usual abstract submission process can be considered for these awards, except for invited keynote or plenary lectures and those that have already been short-listed for the Young Investigator's Award. There are no restrictions on age and authors do not have to be EAPCCT members.

All original submitted abstracts are subject to a blinded reviewing process involving at least eight separate reviewers. Accepted abstracts are short-listed on the basis of the eligibility criteria and overall mean quality scores provided by the reviewers. Short listed authors are informed in advance of the meeting. The winners are chosen by a panel of at least three judges. Their decision will be final.

Winners will be awarded a certificate, expedited publication of a paper based on their presentation if submitted to Clinical Toxicology (subject to acceptance via the usual manuscript review process) and 500 USD.

Important Dates

  • Congress website opens
    August 2022
  • Abstract submission opens
    7 September 2022
  • Abstract submission closes
    10 October 2022
  • Congress registration opens
    4 January 2023
  • Attendance Awards application deadline
    10 February 2023
  • Presenter registration deadline
    17 February 2023
  • Early bird registration deadline
    27 March 2023
  • Welcome reception
    24 May 2023
  • General Assembly
    25 May 2023
  • Congress dinner
    26 May 2023