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The Health Research Society of Canterbury (HRSC) was formed in 1971 (as the Christchurch Medical Research Society, CMRS). Its role is to provide a forum for the presentation of health research and to promote such research generally. Membership is open to all people either involved in or simply interested in health research.

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HRSC Emerging Researcher Awards 2022

Thursday 20th October 2022, 5.00 pm - 7.30 pm
Manawa Foyer, Te Papa Hauora, 276 Antigua St Christchurch

Abstracts for the Health Research Society of Canterbury (HRSC) Emerging Researcher Awards 2022 are now open. This is a great opportunity for postgraduate students and early-career postdoctoral fellows to present their work to an interested and friendly audience - and there are prizes!

  • CMRF Prize for Best Postgraduate Talk - $500
  • CMRF Prize for Best Postdoctoral Talk - $500
  • HRSC People’s Choice Award - $200
(Postgraduate = Honours, Masters or PhD students; Postdoctoral = within 5 years post-PhD; People's choice cannot be awarded to the Postgrad or Postdoc winners)

Presentations will be in a short 10-min talk format. Entry is free for HRSC members. The selected presenter's abstracts will be published in the NZ Medical Journal. Register your attendance here.

Abstract due: 3rd October 2022.
Abstracts should be formatted with headings - Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusions. They should not exceed 200 words. Title, Authors & Affiliations are NOT included in the 200 word limit (Times New Roman font, 12pt). To register an abstract,  email A/Prof Steven Gieseg (steven.gieseg@canterbury.ac.nz), include ‘HRSC Abstract Registration 2022’ in the subject line.

Download the flyer for all the details! (PDF, 477 KB) 

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