MASCC/ISOO 2018 - Awards

AWARDS and scholarships

The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer recognizes outstanding professionals in supportive care in oncology and provides eligible individuals the opportunity to further their professional goals while supporting the mission of MASCC. 

Young Investigator Awards

The application deadline for Young Investigator Awards is the same as the deadline for regular abstracts: February 9, 2018. Abstracts submitted for the early abstract deadline of December 31, 2017 are also eligible.

Award winners will be notified no later than March 9, 2018

I. Purpose 

The Young Investigator Awards recognize outstanding young investigators' research accomplishments.

II. Scope 

The award is open to all junior investigators who have submitted an abstract to the MASCC Annual Meeting. Young Investigator Awards are presented to the first authors of the 10 abstracts with the highest scores. These abstracts are chosen from the top 20 percent of all abstracts submitted to the Annual Meeting. In addition, the Outstanding Young Investigator Award will go to the Young Investigator with the highest-ranked abstract. The awards are presented at the MASCC Annual Meeting.

III. Award 

The award consists of (1) complimentary conference registration and (2) reimbursement of travel expenses up to an amount determined annually by the MASCC Executive Committee. 

IV. Eligibility 

  • Candidates must be in training or out of training for no more than seven (7) years. Candidates who have career disruptions are still eligible provided they are no more than 7 years full time equivalent out of training. Training is defined as any clinical or post-graduate training. 
  • Candidates can be from any country. 
  • Candidates may be from any profession.
  • Candidates must submit an abstract as first author to the MASCC Annual Meeting. 
  • Candidates must have primarily conducted the research presented in the abstract.
  • Candidates do not have to be a member of MASCC but must register for the Annual Meeting and present their abstract at the Meeting. If a candidate is unable to be present at the Meeting, the award is forfeited. 
  • Candidates who have previously been awarded a Young Investigator Award are not eligible to reapply. 
  • Applicants may be asked to write a brief report after the Meeting and also to complete a short post-meeting evaluation.

V. Application Process

  • Candidates must apply for the award at the time of abstract submission.
  • Abstract submission and award application must be completed prior to the abstract submission deadline for the Annual Meeting. 
  • Application for the Young Investigator Award is to be made via the online application form. A link to the form will be sent with confirmation email of abstract submission.

VI. Selection Process 

  • Abstracts will be reviewed and scored by the MASCC Annual Meeting Scientific Committee. 
  • All abstracts will be ranked in descending order by mean score. 
  • Up to 10 of the highest-ranked abstracts submitted by eligible Young Investigators will be chosen from among the top 20 percent of all abstracts submitted. 
  • These abstracts will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and ad hoc reviewers (if appropriate). From among these, the first author of the highest-ranked abstract will be named Outstanding Young Investigator.
  • Reimbursement will be made on-site in cash or check or after the meeting by bank transfer.

 

Travel Scholarship

Application is closed.

Award Application DeadlineDecember 31, 2017

Award winners will be notified no later than January 29, 2018

I. Purpose

The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer offers a limited number of Travel Scholarships to attend the MASCC Annual Meeting. 

II. Scope 

MASCC will pay travel expenses for qualified scholarship recipients so that they may attend its Annual Meeting. This scholarship is given to oncology healthcare professionals whose practice and/or research focuses on supportive care in cancer, such as physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, dental hygienists, and psychologists. Qualified applicants must affirm their inability to attend the meeting without scholarship funds.  

III. Award 

The award consists of (1) complimentary conference registration and (2) reimbursement of travel expenses up to an amount determined annually by the MASCC Executive Committee. Scholarships are presented to the awardees at the Annual Meeting.

IV. Eligibility

  • Applicants must work and live in a country of limited resources (see Eligible Countries List). 
  • Applicants must be oncology healthcare professionals, such as a physician, nurse, social worker, pharmacist, dentist, dental hygienist, or psychologist. 
  • Applicants must have a professional focus on supportive cancer care. 
  • Applicants must submit an abstract to the Annual Meeting by the Early Abstract Deadline.
  • Candidates who have previously been awarded a Travel Scholarship are not eligible to reapply.

V. Application Process

  • Applicants must submit a completed application, along with meeting abstract, by the early abstract deadline.
  • Applicants must attest to an inability to attend the Meeting without a Travel Scholarship.
  • To apply for Travel Scholarship please click here

VI. Selection Process 

  • Awards Committee members and ad hoc reviewers (if needed) will review and score all potential applications and make a decision based on the following criteria:
    • Stated need to attend the Meeting 
    • Potential benefits from attending the Meeting 
  • Recipients will be determined by the highest scores. 
  • A limited number of travel scholarships will be awarded each year, the specific number depending on availability of funds. 
  • Applicants will be notified of the Committee's decision via email. 
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses, up to an amount determined annually and based on the distance traveled, will be made on-site in cash or check or after the Meeting by bank transfer. Applicants must be present at the MASCC Annual Meeting to receive a travel reimbursement. 
  • Applicants may be asked to write a brief report after the Meeting and also to complete a short post-meeting evaluation.

 

Cynthia N. Rittenberg Travel Scholarship

From among the Travel Scholarship recipients, the Cynthia N. Rittenberg Travel Scholarship may be awarded if the Awards Committee agrees that the nurse applicant with the highest score is a worthy recipient.

 

MASCC Distinguished Service Award

Award Nomination Deadline: April 1, 2018

The Award winner will be notified no later than May 10, 2018

I. Purpose 

The MASCC Distinguished Service Award recognizes meritorious achievement and outstanding contributions to MASCC and its mission. 

II. Scope

Distinguished Service Award candidates are nominated by their peers and should demonstrate exemplary leadership and accomplishments in support of MASCC's mission. The Distinguished Service Award is reserved for those with the highest levels of support to MASCC and unparalleled contributions. This award is presented at the MASCC Annual Meeting. 

III. Eligibility 

  • Nominees must be current members of MASCC and in good standing with the society. 
  • Nominees must have made a significant contribution in the following:
    • Research 
    • Education
    • and/or Clinical supportive care in cancer 
  • Nominees must exemplify the mission and goals of the society and must have made major contributions to the society. 

IV. Nomination Procedures

  • Any current MASCC member may nominate an individual for the Distinguished Service Award. 
  • A nomination packet should be submitted that includes the following: 
    • Cover letter 
    • Nominee information 
    • Nominator information
    • Nominee's current CV 
    • No less than three (3) but no more than six (6) letters of support 
  • The nomination cover letter should address the following items: 
    • Specific contributions to MASCC 
    • Description of the nominee's accomplishments within MASCC and support of MASCC's mission 
    • Persuasive rationale and reasoning for why the nominee should be considered for this award 
  • The full award policy, nomination form, and submission instructions can be found at MASCC Awards and Scholarships.
  • Nomination letters and packets must be received by the designated due date, as determined by the Executive Committee.

V. Selection Process

  • A call for nominations will be published on the MASCC website and via email to all members. 
  • All nominations will be reviewed by the MASCC Awards Committee. Its recommendations will be forwarded to the Executive Committee for confirmation.
  • Selection will be based on the following: 
    • Nominee's contributions to MASCC 
    • Nominee's involvement and support of MASCC and its mission 
  • There will be only one Distinguished Service Award per year. Awards will be based on the merits of each individual nominee. 
  • Awardees may only receive the DSA once in a lifetime. 
  • Award recipients will be notified by the Chair of the Awards Committee prior to the MASCC Annual Meeting. 

VI. Award 

The recipient will be recognized at the MASCC Annual Meeting and in MASCC publications, as deemed appropriate. The recipient will receive a small gift (to be determined by the Awards Committee).


MASCC Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award  

The Award winner will be notified no later than March 9, 2018

I. Purpose 

The Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award recognizes excellent scientific achievement in supportive care in cancer by an individual MASCC Member. 

II. Scope 

The Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award is made in recognition of excellence in any area of supportive cancer care. It is reserved for the author of the highest-ranking abstract submitted to the Annual Meeting.

III. Eligibility 

  • The recipient must be a current member of MASCC and in good standing with the society. 
  • All abstracts submitted for the Annual Meeting are eligible. 
  • The abstract must demonstrate excellent scientific achievement in one of the following: 
    • Research 
    • Education 
    • and/or Clinical supportive care in cancer 

IV. Selection Process

  • Abstracts will be reviewed and scored by the MASCC Annual Meeting Scientific Committee. 
  • All abstracts will be ranked in descending order by mean score. 
  • The 10 highest-ranked abstracts submitted will be selected. 
  • These abstracts will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and ad hoc reviewers (if appropriate). From among these, the first author of the highest-ranked abstract will be named the recipient of the Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award. If the first author is unable to be present at the Annual Meeting, the award is forfeited and the first author of the next ranked abstract will receive the award.
  • Award recipients will be notified by the Chair of the Awards Committee prior to the MASCC Annual Meeting. 
  • Candidates who have previously won the Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award are ineligible.

V. Award 

The recipient will be recognized at the MASCC Annual Meeting and in MASCC publications, as deemed appropriate. The recipient will deliver the Annual Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Lecture.

To view the MASCC Awards Committee Policies, Information and Forms, please click here.


      

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