CSSANZ Nurses Award


Details and Application Form available now. Closing date is Monday 2nd August.



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 CME Meeting being held in Adelaide, SA on 10th & 11th September 2021.

Award value   

The scholarship will cover registration to the 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.

Nurses Award Flyer

Nurses Award Application Form

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. 

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:

  • 2020 Award withheld
  • 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