Keith Kirkland and Villis Marshall Session at Trainee Week 2020
Like so many annual events, this year's Keith Kirkland and Villis Marshall Session and Awards were postponed due to the pandemic.
Traditionally held during the USANZ ASM, the session is now a highlight of the annual Trainee Week 2020 program.
This years Keith Kirkland and Villis Marshall Session will take place on Sunday 22 November. The time of the session will depend upon your location across both countries as follows:
- 10:45am - 12:45pm Australian Western Standard Time
- 12:15pm - 1:15pm Australian Central Standard Time
- 12:45pm - 2:45pm Australian Eastern Standard Time
- 1:15pm - 3:15pm Australian Central Daylight Time
- 1:45pm - 3:45pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time
- 3:45pm - 5:45pm New Zealand Daylight Time
USANZ Members who would like to attend the session are encouraged to do so by registering prior to the event.
The Keith Kirkland and Villis Marshall Session is held exclusively for presentations by SET Urology Trainees. All abstracts submitted by SET Urology Trainees for presentation were assessed by the Board of Urology to ensure they met the high standards required for this session.
The session does not have a quota of presentations each year, rather, all abstracts submitted deemed to be of appropriate quality for inclusion are invited to present. This year, 12 abstracts were accepted, 8 for the Keith Kirkland Award and 4 for the Villis Marshall Award.
The Keith Kirkland Award is awarded for the best presentation of a study with research endpoints having a direct clinical impact/related to individual patient care, while the the Villis Marshall Award is awarded for the best presentation of a study undertaken by a full time research trainee or a study in which epidemiological, economic or basic science/translational content are the primary outcomes examined.
The awards are judged on several criteria including the podium presentation at the session, scientific content and discussion.
The recipients of each Awards receive $1000 from USANZ as well as an AUF Travelling Fellowship to the value of $2500 to present their work overseas.
The Society would like to extend our gratitude to the AUF for its generosity in the support of these awards.