Academic Awards

Young Investigator

A Young Investigator’s Award will again be presented in 2024.
This award is designed to encourage young investigators to perform original research on a subject related to clinical toxicology or poison control, submit the research to the EAPCCT annual congress and to come to the congress to present their research.

The winner will receive an honorarium of Euro 1000.
Those who fulfil the criteria can indicate interest for consideration when submitting their abstract(s).

Application criteria

Young investigators are defined as <40 years of age on the last day of the Congress (Friday 31st  May 2024). This will be confirmed prior to the prize being awarded by passport check.

The young investigator must be the principal investigator of the research being presented. This means that they have taken the lead in performing the research and are the most appropriate person to present the research at the Congress. It is acceptable for the young investigator to have research collaborators over the age of 40 and these can be listed on the abstract. This might include a research supervisor.

The research submitted must be original and must not have been published or presented at another conference.

Applicants do not need to be members of the EAPCCT, but they must attend the Congress to present the research in person.

Previous winners are not eligible.

Judging the winner

A shortlist will be chosen by the Scientific Committee on the basis of the quality of the abstracts submitted. Conflict of interest of Scientific and Meetings Committee members and abstract reviewers are taken into account during abstract scoring.

The process of the final awards is as follows -

Those on the final shortlist will be invited to make an oral presentation of their work at the Young Investigator session at the congress.

The quality of presentations will be judged by at least 3 senior judges who are invited to do this by the Scientific Committee.

The judges will have proven they have no relevant conflicts of interest.

The judges will score each presentation and at the end of the session will come to a consensus on which presentation should receive the award.

The decision of the judges is final.

The Taylor & Francis Clinical Toxicology Prize for Best oral presentation / Best poster Presentations

Since 2008 Taylor & Francis has provided funds for congress presentations.

There are awards per annum for the two best oral presentations and the two best poster presentation.

Any original submission to the meeting of a) a scientific presentation of b) a single case report or a small number of cases, via the usual abstract submission process can be considered for these awards, except for invited keynotes or plenary lectures and those that have already been short-listed for the Young Investigator's Award. There are no restrictions on age and authors do not have to be EAPCCT members.

All original submitted abstracts are subject to a blinded reviewing process involving at least eight separate reviewers. Accepted abstracts are short-listed on the basis of the eligibility criteria and overall mean quality scores provided by the reviewers. Short listed authors are informed in advance of the meeting. The winners are chosen by a panel of at least three judges with no conflicts of interest. Their decision will be final.

Winners will be awarded a certificate, expedited publication of a paper based on their presentation if submitted to Clinical Toxicology (subject to acceptance via the usual manuscript review process) and a prize of 500 US Dollars.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission - opens
    September 22nd, 2023

  • Abstract submission - deadline
    October 16th, 2023
  • Registration opens
    November 15th, 2023
  • Abstracts notification
    Early January 2024
  • EAPCCT Awards application deadline
    February 4th, 2024
  • Presenter registration deadlines
    February 16th, 2024
  • Early Bird registrations deadlines
    March 25th, 2024


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