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The 2013 HKPGA Young Scientist Award 


Congratulations to our two winners for the 2012 HKPGA Young Scientist Award: Prof. Yu-tao Xiang and Mr. Man-tung NG. They will represent HKPGA to make their presentations for the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society in Osaka on 5 Jun 2013.

Call for submission

We are delighted to announce that the annual contest for the captioned award is now open to HKPGA members for submission. We welcome original scientific research work with a theme in old age psychiatry. Submitted articles would be evaluated by an independent panel of experts and up to 2 winners would be selected based on the merits of the scientific project, and the contributions made by the candidate(s) to the HKPGA and the field of Psychogeriatrics in general.

Award

  1. A cash prize of HK$1500 is awarded to each winner for up to TWO winners! If there is ONE winner, the cash prize would be HKD$2000; AND
  2. The winner(s) would also be awarded USD$1,000 for sponsorship to the Japanese Psychogeriatrics Society’s Annual General Meeting in Japan in 2014 to present his/her research study there. Besides, the conference fees for the meeting would be waived.

Eligibility requirement:

  1. The contest is open to all HKPGA members of all professional disciplines;
  2. The candidate should be under 40 years of age prior to the submission of work for this contest; and
  3. The candidate should have a reasonable proficiency in English language to fulfill the aims of this program.

Format of research report

  1. Only electronic copy of the report is required.
  2. An abstract within 500 words and the full manuscript on the submitted research work, along with the completed application form and a brief curriculum vita of the applicant should be emailed to info@hkpga.org on or before 16 August 2013.
  3. The email subject should be stated with ‘Submission for the 2013 HKPGA Young Scientist Award’.
  4. To maintain the quality of this Award, the HKPGA is not under any obligation to appoint any winner if it is advised by the panel of experts that none of the submitted research study is of sufficient scientific merit.

For enquiries, please forward to the email address above. We eagerly look forward to receiving your submissions!


With best wishes,

HKPGA