CSSANZ Nurses Award 2020


We are pleased to advise that Rebecca Howson has won the CSSANZ Nurses Award for 2019.



To promote the collegiate relationship between nursing and medical professionals involved in the specialty of colorectal surgery, the CSSANZ will award a scholarship for a nurse to attend The Colorectal Spring Meeting.  The 2020 meeting will be held in Auckland, NZ 9-12 November.

Award value   

The scholarship will cover registration to the annual CSSANZ Spring Meeting, an economy class airfare to the venue, accommodation and A$500.  The winner is presented with the certificate & cheque at the meeting, but is not required to make a presentation as part of the Award.   

Eligibility Criteria   

Applicants must be:

  • Currently registered by their relevant professional body in either Australia or NZ
  • Currently working in the field of colorectal surgery in Australia or NZ
  • Able to attend the CSSANZ Spring Meeting within or outside Australia.   


Submit an article suitable for publication in a Nursing Journal. The article should cover a colorectal topic and may be in the form of, but not limited to:

  • A clinical case study.
  • Research project.
  • Book review not previously published. 
  • Educational poster or teaching tool. 
  • Professional issue pertinent to Colorectal Surgery. 

CSSANZ Nurses Award Flyer 2020

CSSANZ Nurses Award Application Form 2020

Selection Criteria   

The judges’ decision will be final and based on the following criteria: 

  • Presentation 
  • Originality 
  • Appropriateness to nursing and colorectal surgery 
  • Demonstrated integration of theory and practice 
  • Suitability for publication 

Previous years winners:

  • 2019 Rebecca Howson
  • 2018 Naomi Houston
  • 2017 Diana Hayes
  • 2016 Diana Hayes
  • 2015 Amanda Richardson
  • 2014 Esther Menzi & Deborah Perry
  • 2013 Anne Tottle
  • 2012 Ian Whiteley
  • 2011 Deborah Perry & Esther Menzi
  • 2010 Kara Torney (Aust) &Judith Warren (NZ)
  • 2009 Lawrence Mutale (NZ) & Sandra Hyde-Smith (Aust)
  • 2008 Helen Kennedy
  • 2007 Carolynne Partridge