Awards and Grants

The AGITG offers a number of awards and grants every year at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).


1. John Zalcberg AO Award for Excellence in AGITG Research

This Award recognises a member who has made a significant and outstanding leadership contribution to AGITG research over a sustained period. Nominations may recognise the contributions of investigators, research staff and community members of the AGITG. The recipient will receive a complimentary registration to attend the 2024 AGITG ASM and an opportunity to deliver an address at the Meeting.

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2. Best New Concept Award

This Award will be given to the presentation that receives the most votes for the Best New Concept at the New Concepts Symposium. The winner and runners-up of the New Concepts Symposium will be announced at the 2024 AGITG ASM.

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3. Best of Posters Award

Up to three abstracts may be chosen for oral presentations at the 2024 AGITG ASM with a chance to win the Best of Posters Award. The final decision on abstracts for oral presentations will be made by the ASM Executive Organising Committee.

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4. Excellence in AGITG Site Performance Awards

We recognise clinical trial sites that have shown exceptional enthusiasm, performance and dedication to conducting AGITG trials. There are two categories for the Awards:

  • Metropolitan
  • Regional, Rural and Remote (RRR)

All clinical trial sites actively involved in AGITG Studies are encouraged to apply. Award recipients will receive two complimentary registrations to attend the next AGITG ASM, recognition of achievement on the AGITG website and member newsletter, and kudos from within the AGITG Network.

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5. Christine Aiken Memorial Award for Excellence in AGITG Study Coordination

The Award is named in Christine’s honour to recognise her contributions to the success of AGITG trials over many years, benefiting countless patients across the globe. It will be presented annually to recognise a significant and outstanding contribution by an AGITG study coordinator. The recipient will receive up to $2,000 to cover flights, accommodation, and registration to attend the next AGITG ASM in 2025.

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6. Early Career Researcher Award for Excellence in AGITG Research

The purpose of this Award is to foster career development and recognise an outstanding early-career clinician-researcher or translational scientist in the area of gastro-intestinal cancer. The recipient will receive up to $2,000 to cover flights, accommodation, and registration to attend the next AGITG ASM in 2025.

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7. AGITG Member Fundraiser of the Year Award

The Award is presented at the 2024 AGITG ASM to recognise a member’s outstanding commitment to fundraising for GI cancer research.

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8. Merck-AGITG Clinical Research Fellowship in GI Cancer

This prestigious, career-defining one-year Fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital provides early career researchers with an opportunity to work in the busiest GI cancer clinic in the UK and to assist in the development of collaborative links between the AGITG and UK research groups. More information will be provided once available.

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Travel Grants

Travel grants are available to Members of the AGITG who have limited access to financial support to attend the 2024 ASM.

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