Christine Aiken Memorial Award for Excellence in AGITG Study Coordination
The Christine Aiken Memorial Award for Excellence in AGITG Study Coordination 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.
This Award 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 pursue further education and an award trophy. The inaugural award was presented in 2021.
Sites will be judged on a number of criteria including but not restricted to:
• Level of Enthusiasm across the whole Team,
• Willingness to participate in a wide range of AGITG studies,
• Quality of the work produced,
• Willingness to participate in substudies,
• Methods used to promote clinical trial participation,
• How participants are kept in follow-up,
• Engagement with the community,
• Consumer feedback.
The successfully applicant will be announced at the AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting in 16th November 2022.
Contact AGITG with any questions regarding the application or assessment criteria. Enquire about the award: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions close 9am AEDT Monday 10 October 2022.
The 2021 recipient of the Christine Aiken Memorial Award for Excellence in AGITG Study Coordination is Joanne Parr from Latrobe Regional Hospital. Since the Cancer services Clinical trials unit was opened in September 2019, Joanne has served as the sole research nurse/ study coordinator for the Unit. Joanne has been critical in developing the multidisciplinary approach to the FORECAST-1 trial coordination needed to open and recruit for this trial. Patients already enrolled have successfully undergone trial specific biopsies and rapid transport to Melbourne of their samples due to Joanne’s efforts.