|Prizes and Awards|
Boyce Worthley Young Achiever Award
This prize honours one of the founding members of the College, Boyce Worthley, who was a senior physicist with the Anti Cancer Foundation, Adelaide. He became the College's first Life Member. This prize is awarded to a younger member of the College for a significant contribution to the profession of physical and engineering sciences in medicine, generally with several publications in refereed journals as a primary author.
Richard Bates Travel Scholarship
This scholarship honours the College's third President, Richard Bates, who was Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch. His particular expertise was in the field of signal and image processing, and he supervised more than 50 masters and doctoral students, many of whom are current College members. The scholarship is awarded to assist a physical scientist or engineer to undertake a period of study or carry out a research project overseas. The scholarship is awarded to members whose projects are perceived to be of broad benefit to the College or the profession of physical and engineering sciences in medicine. The intent of this award is to advance research in medical physics or biomedical engineering. The maximum value of the Scholarship is $5000. Past recipients of the scholarship have investigated high doserate brachytherapy, pharyngeal pressure-flow data, PACS, and microbeam radiation therapy. In 2008 Dale Bailey, from the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney,received this scholarship to assist his visit to the memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre to study radiation doses from CT and SPECT. In 2009 Benjamin Khoo, was awarded the Scholarship to further his studies into bone mineral density as derived from dual energy x-ray absorptiometry scanners. In 2011 Tomas Kron was awarded tha scholarship to study volumetric arc therapy at the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland.
ACPSEM Distinguished Service Award
This award acknowledges a member who has made an outstanding contibution to the the College, generally over many years. The award was established in 2001. Recipients have been; John Coles, Lee Collins, John Heggie, John Drew, Robert Fitchew, Lyn Oliver, Ian Smith and Howell Round.
Branch Travel Grants
The purpose of these grants is to encourage young members or affiliates of the College who might otherwise have difficulty attending the annual conference.