ASHM Early Career Awards

Best Oral presentation for each of the following:
• Discovery and Translational Science, Biology, Resistance and Pathogenesis
• Clinical management and Therapeutics
• Prevention, Epidemiology and Health Promotion
• Social, Political and Cultural Aspects

Winners for the SH early career awards are announced in the SH closing plenary.
Prize: Winner for best oral award receives a complimentary registration for the HIV or SH conference for the following year.

Sexual Health Society of Victoria Best Poster Awards

A total of three awards will be given for the best poster presentations at the Australasian Sexual & Reproductive Health Conference. This includes two Best Poster Awards by all presenters and one Best Student Poster Award by a student presenter. The award winner will receive a certificate and one-year SHSoV free membership.

• All accepted abstracts for poster presentation at the 2023 Australasian Sexual and Reproductive Health Conferences are eligible.
• Abstracts that address sexual health and/or reproductive health issues focusing on people in Victoria, or the primary/presenting author is based in Victoria.
• To be eligible for the Best Student Poster Award, the presenter must be a current undergraduate or postgraduate student and register as “Students” at the conference. Both part-time and full-time students are eligible.

Judging criteria
• The Best Poster Awards will be judged by the SHSOV executive committee. It will be based on the scientific quality and novelty of the abstract and the design of poster (e.g. layout, overall visual).

Sexual Health Journal

Sexual Health publishes contributions on sexual health from the widest perspectives including HIV/AIDS, STIs, issues of sexuality, and reproductive health.

The top three ranked abstracts from each theme for each conference will be included in the Sexual Health Journal to be published in the September edition!

About the Journal

Sexual Health publishes original and significant contributions to the fields of sexual health including HIV/AIDS, Sexually transmissible infections, issues of sexuality and relevant areas of reproductive health. This journal is directed towards those working in sexual health as clinicians, public health practitioners, researchers in behavioural, clinical, laboratory, public health or social, sciences. The journal publishes peer reviewed original research, editorials, review articles, topical debates, case reports and critical correspondence. Authors interested in preparing a feature article, a mini-review or a viewpoint article are invited to discuss the matter with the Editor.

View more information about the Journal here.

Australasian Sexual Health and HIV Nurses Association (ASHHNA) Prizes

ASHHNA awards a prize for best poster by a nurse at the Australasian Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions to sexual and reproductive health nursing, with the aim of encouraging innovation in clinical research and practice. Conference delegates must select ‘nurse’ on registration to be eligible (but do not have to be an ASHHNA member).

Jan Edwards Prize

The Jan Edwards Prize is awarded for the best research based abstract oral presentation by a registered Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine (AChSHM) trainee.

The Prize is named in honour of Dr Jan Edwards, the long-serving Executive Secretary of the former Australasian College of Sexual Health Physicians (ACSHP). She served 19 years with the ACSHP and oversaw its transition into the current AChSHM of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Applicants must be a registered AChSHM trainee. Previous Jan Edwards Prize recipients are ineligible to apply again.

Selection process
Research based abstracts submitted for this award will be reviewed by an Award Review Panel consisting of members of the AChSHM. Submissions that demonstrate are of a high standard will be selected for oral presentation at the 2023 Australasian Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference. Your presentation should be about original and unpublished observations made by you.

Judging criteria of the presentations will take into account:
scientific merit
quality of data
research based abstract
contribution to knowledge
presentation and adherence to time
response to questions