Annual Meeting Awards
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Best Poster Award

2019 (Melbourne):

  • Lorena Braid, PhD (Canada)

2018 (Montreal):

  • Rebecca Lim, PhD (Australia)

Early Stage Professionals Abstract Award

The Early Stage Professionals Awards are presented to three outstanding scholars at the ISCT Annual Meeting. The merit-based award is given to the primary author of each of three highest scoring abstracts submitted by early stage professionals. Supported by our industry members, the award provides a $1,000 stipend to attend the annual meeting.

Eligibility Requirements 

 An early stage professional is classified as a student, resident, or fellow who are within 10 years of having completed their terminal degree or who are within 10 years of having entered the field of cell therapy.

2019 (Melbourne):

  • Michael Bellio, PhD (USA)
  • David Bishop, BMedSc(Hons), MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA (Australia)
  • Sophia Schreiber, MSc (Germany)

2018 (Montreal):

  • Sabiha Hacibekiroglu, PhD (Canada)
  • Miriel Ho, PhD (Canada)
  • Claudia Raggi, MD, PhD (Canada)

2017 (London):

  • Anke Fuchs, PhD (Germany)
  • Shabnum Patel, BSc (USA)
  • Luca Urbani, PhD (UK)

2016 (Singapore):

  • Patrick Hanley, PhD (USA)
  • Karin Wisskirchen, PhD (Germany)
  • Shipin Zhang, MSc (Singapore)

2015 (Las Vegas):

  • Mona Elmacken, MD (USA)
  • Lisa Holmes, BSc (Hons) (Australia)
  • Sharon Lam, PhD (USA)

2014 (Paris):

  • Karin Krebs, PhD (Germany)
  • Sofia Lourenco, PhD (UK)
  • Chiara Magnani PhD (Italy)
  • Anastasia Papadopoulou, PhD (Greece)

2013 (Auckland):

  • Saar Gill, MD, PhD (USA)
  • Patrick Hanley, PhD (USA)
  • Kai Su, PhD (Australia)
  • Audrey Varin, PhD (France)

2012 (Seattle):

  • Nasser Aghdami, MD (Iran)
  • Jennifer Eileen Adair, PhD (USA)
  • Michelle Kreke, PhD (USA)

2011 (Rotterdam):

  • Anastasia Vasileios Papadopoulou, PhD (Greece)

2010 (Philadelphia): 

  •  Shoba Amarnath, PhD (USA)

Emerging Economy Abstract Award

The Emerging Economy Abstract Award is presented to the top scoring abstract submitted by an author residing in a low, lower-middle or upper-middle income country as defined by the World Bank.

2019 (Melbourne):

  • Ting Zhang, PhD (China)

Technologist Abstract Award

The Technologist Abstract Awards are presented to three technologists at the ISCT annual meetings. The merit-based award is given to the primary author of each of the three highest scoring abstracts submitted by technologists. Supported by our Industry Members, the Award provides a $1000 stipend to attend the annual meeting.

Eligibility Requirements 

Eligibility for the Technologist Abstract Award requires the presenter to hold a technical designation (e.g. MLS(ASCP) or equivalent). Technologist award recipients are employed in technical laboratory settings. The recipient must be an ISCT member.

2019 (Melbourne):

  • Kaori Okada, PharmD (USA)
  • Sharon Ng Wah Suet, MSc (China)
  • Kap-Hyoun Ko, PhD (Australia)

2018 (Montreal):

  • Holly Anderson, BSc (USA)
  • Alexander Johnston, PhD (Canada)
  • Kyung-Phil Kim, BSc (Canada)

2017 (London):

  • Shiva Akbarzadeh, PhD (Australia)
  • Nicholas Gaddum, PhD (UK)
  • Heba Samaha, MS (USA)

2016 (Singapore):

  • Savatey Hak (Malaysia)
  • Pappanaicken Kumar, PhD (USA)
  • Phuc Pham, PhD (Vietnam)

2015 (Las Vegas):

  • Marco Garcia, MS, MLS(ASCP) (USA)
  • Rebekah Knight, BSc (USA)
  • Athena Russell, BSc, MT (AAB) (USA)

2014 (Paris):

  • Edward Samuel, PhD (UK)
  • Karl Stasko, MPH (USA)

2013 (Auckland): 

  • Lisa Kaminskis (Australia)
  • Elizabeth Scheid (Canada)

2012 (Seattle):

  • Heather Daley, BSc (USA)
  • Ilaria Decimo, PhD (Italy)
  • Janice Fogarty, MSc (Australia)

2011 (Rotterdam):

  • Cornelis A.M. van Bergen, PhD (Netherlands)

2010 (Philadelphia):

  • Amy Putnam, BSc (USA)

Top Scoring Abstract Award

The recipient will be selected and awarded a prize of $1,500 USD at each ISCT annual meeting.

2019 (Melbourne):

  • Yohei Sato, MD, PhD (Japan)

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