JGHF Young Investigator Award (YIA)


The purpose of the Young Investigator Award (YIA) is to stimulate interest in research training by rewarding outstanding examples of excellence amongst those involved in research training in the early stages of their career (up to five (5) years following the completion of training in gastroenterology/hepatology.)

The award will be made at Asia Pacific Digestive Week (APDW).

Selection Committee

An Abstract Selection Committee of six (6) to eight (8) people from a range of countries within the region needs to be established. This committee should include at least one (1) member of the Board of Trustees of the JGHF.

The committee requires a copy of the guidelines for abstract selection established by the organising committee.

In assessing the applicants for the YIA the selection committee should take into account the following criteria:

  • Quality and scientific merit of the abstract     50%
  • Quality of presentation                                   25%
  • Ability to defend the work                               25%


Applicants for the YIA should be short-listed according to the score assigned by the Abstract Selection Committee.

All short-listed papers should be granted an oral presentation.


Presentation of the award could be made at the conference dinner. An appropriate person will describe the study and announce the winner.

The Chair of the JGHF Board or their representative should be invited to present the award.

In order to ensure all applicants are at the presentation.

In order to ensure all applicants are at the presentation. All short-listed applicants should be invited to attend at no personal cost.


JGHF will provide a trophy and a cheque for US$1,500 (reimbursed to the conference organisers on presentation of an invoice).