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WCI 2009

TOKYO JAPAN

WORLD CONGRESS ON INFLAMMATION

Tokyo 2009

Applications for Congress Awards and Travel Grants have been closed. Thank you for many applications.
The Award Ceremonies will be held during the Banquet on July 9.


CONGRESS AWARDS AND TRAVEL GRANTS


[IAIS YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD]
This award is open to research students still in Ph.D studies, doing Post Doctoral Research or someone who has completed his/her Ph.D studies in the past 5 years. Medical, veterinary and dentistry students are also eligible, as are those in residencies.

[IAIS WOMEN IN INFLAMMATION SCIENCE AWARD]
The purpose of this award is to recognise and honour an individual female scientist who has demonstrated scientific excellence in the field of inflammation research and who has, either through leadership or by example, promoted the advancement and development of women in this field.

[THE BEST POSTER AWARD]
All posters will be entered, with certificates for the 10 posters at the meeting which are judged to have the most therapeutic potential or breakthrough study on basic research for inflammation and regenerative medicine. The judging panel will recognise the works which have not been previously published.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

[IAIS YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD]

Entry Qualifications:
The award is open to research students still in Ph.D studies, doing post doctoral research or someone who has completed his/her Ph.D studies in the past 5 years. Medical, veterinary and dentistry students are also eligible as are those in residencies.

What is required:
Applicants for the IAIS Young Investigators Award will be expected to submit an abstract with regular registration, mini-paper, CV and a two page summary of research history. A short list of six contributions will be selected from the applications and asked to present their work at the meeting. Registration, accommodation and basic travel expenses will be refunded for those selected for the short list.

Prizes(Cash Award):
1st prize 1,500 USD
2nd prize 1,000 USD
3rd prize 500 USD

Honorable mention will be given to the remaining 3 presenters.

Abstract:
Abstracts should be entered on-line by the Noon (JST), Jan. 15th, 2009, with an indication(*) that this should be considered for the Young Investigator Award. Maximum length for the text and title of the abstract will be 200 words including spaces (excluding authors and institu-tions). This abstract will be published as part of the supplement to Inflammation Research which will act as the abstract book for the Congress.
(*) Please select gI apply for YIA.h when you submit an abstract through this congress web site. As your submission is processed, you will be given the abstract registration number. Please make sure to send your Mini paper, CV and Summary of Research history with this registration number to WCI2009 Secretariat by e-mail.
wci2009@convention.jp

Mini paper:
The mini paper should report on novel experimental findings on inflammation research and regenerative medicine and should include the following:

  • A short 150 word (905 characters with spaces) abstract at the beginning of the paper.
  • A short introduction.
  • An abbreviated method section.
  • Results.
  • A short discussion followed by 6-8 references.
  • 4 tables or 4 figures or 2 of each.

The total number of words in text, from introduction to discussion should not be more than 1500 (5656 characters with spaces). This would be equivalent to 4 pages in Inflammation Research. The mini papers of the six finalists will be published in Inflammation Research supplement which contains the abstracts for the meeting.

The judging committee for the scoring of the mini papers is international and anonymous.

Ethical considerations:
Papers involving human subjects should receive local Ethical Committee approval and the informed consent of all subjects. Experiments involving animals should be conducted in accordance with the relevant local legislation.

CV and Summary of Research history:
You are also required to submit a CV and a two page summary of research history.


[IAIS WOMEN IN INFLAMMATION SCIENCE AWARD]

The purpose of this award is to recognise and honour an individual female scientist who has demonstrated scientific excellence in the field of inflammation research and who has, either through leadership or by example, promoted the advancement and development of women in this field.

The Award
The winner of the "IAIS Women in Inflammation Science Award" will receive a financial award and a commemorative plaque. Complimentary conference registration will also be provided.

The winner is requested to present a 30-minute lecture on the inflammation related topic of their choice, during the 9th World Congress on Inflammation, and participate in the Young Investigator Award Reception.

Nomination and Award Process
Nominations will be accepted from all scientists. However, institutions or organisations are not eligible for this award, and candidates may not nominate themselves. A panel of distinguished judges representing both academia and industry will the select the winner. The decision will be based solely on the candidate's scientific accomplishments and her impact on the advancement of women in inflammation research without regard to race, nationality, geographic location, or religious or political views.

Nominators are asked to maintain the confidentiality of the nomination process and to refrain from informing the candidate about the nomination.

Nominators are required to submit the following material in order to qualify:

A letter of recommendation in English (1,000 words maximum) describing: (a) the candidate's major scientific achievements and their relevance and impact in the field of inflammation research (b) the candidate's contribution to the promotion and advancement of women in inflammation science.

The candidate's curriculum vitae in English.

A complete list of the candidate's publications and an indication of his or her most important original articles in scientific literature.

Two additional references and the candidates contact information

Nomination Submissions
Please forward the material required for entry to Lisa Marshall as an e-mail attachment marked Woman in Science Award (e-mail: LMarsha8@its.jnj.com)

Nomination Deadline
The deadline for nominations is the Noon (JST), Jan. 15th, 2009 date.


[IAIS POSTER AWARD]

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the IAIS Poster Award you must meet the following criteria:

Submit and have accepted a scientific abstract for Poster presentation
Original research with predominant contribution by the author
Register for the Congress and attend and present at the Poster session

Application Process
  1. Submit an Abstract via the Congress Website.
  2. Register for the Congress and attend and present at the Poster session.
Application Deadline
The deadline for applications is the Noon (JST), Jan. 15th, 2009.

Award Process
A panel of distinguished judges representing both academia and industry will select the winner from the presented Posters. The decision will be based on the candidate's scientific achievement, communication quality (clarity, presentation), and the impact on the advancement of inflammation research and regenerative medicine in either from the point of basic science or clinical application.







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