Some of the winners of the awards for best papers, pictured after the congress closing ceremony.
Some of the winners of the awards for best papers, pictured after the congress closing ceremony.

Awards for outstanding abstracts and presentations

Awards for the outstanding abstracts and presentations at the WCPT Congress were presented during the closing ceremony. Judging was based on a combined assessment of abstract and presentation quality.

There were awards for: best papers from each WCPT region, best research report platform, best research report poster discussion, best research report poster, best special interest platform, best special interest poster discussion and best special interest poster. 

A number of WCPT subgroups also presented awards for outstanding abstracts and poster presentations in their clinical areas.

The award recipients were:

Nicole Hilburn (South Africa); Vyvienne M’kumbuzi (Rwanda); Conran Joseph (South Africa); Andrew Hirschhorn (Australia); Martin Mackey (Australia); Victoria Manning (United Kingdom); Marese Cooney (Ireland); George Fulk (United States of America); Kelly Brewer (Canada); Jefferson Cardoso (Brazil); Aline Scianni (Brazil); Deirdre Hurley (Ireland); Leanne Hassett (Australia); Michael McCaskey (Switzerland); Karen Koldewijn (Netherlands); Victoria Hood (United Kingdom); Karen Dodd (Australia); Lisbeth Eriksson (Sweden); Sophie Coleman (Australia); Isabel Lane (United Kingdom); Margaret Grant (Australia); Diana Jones (United Kingdom); Natalie Morris (Canada); Roger Allen (United States of America); Victoria Hood (United Kingdom); Sune Dandanell (Denmark); Victoria Moerchen (United States of America); Wan-Ju Chao (Taiwan).

A full listing of the awards can be found at: www.wcpt.org/congress/awards