Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

AWARDS

Poona Psychiatrists Association Oration Award

This award will be given to an eminent professional for his/her overall contribution to the care and treatment of children and
adolescent with mental health problems. Nominations should be made by a Fellow of the Association. Nominations should provide the bio-data and other particulars of the candidate. Five copies of each of the following documents should be sent to the Chairperson Awards Committee.

i) Name of the Nominee, Age, Academic qualifications, and posts held and address for correspondence.
ii) A note giving full details of the outstanding contribution of the nominee in the area of child and adolescent mental health, which makes him/her worthy of the Award.
iii) A short biographical sketch of the candidate.
iv) A list of publications.
Five reprints/photocopies of either recent significant papers, or reprints of papers of ‘outstanding’ contribution in the subject.
v) Awards won earlier, in same or different areas
vi) A list of 4 or 5 referees who are familiar with the nominee’s work.
vii) A letter of consent from the nominee for being considered for the Award.

The J. C. Marfatia Award (Best Paper)

This award is for the best unpublished paper presented at the conference of the IACAM.
The study should have been carried out within two years of the time of presentation i.e. it should be based on a recent research.
An applicant can submit a maximum of two papers for the award.

1) The author should submit 5 copies to the chairperson, Award committee.
2) The principal (first) author and at least 50% of all authors should be members/fellows of the IACAM (in good standing)
3) The contesting papers will be adjudged according to the rules, by the awards subcommittee.
To be eligible for presentation, papers should secure at least 50% marks. The paper will be presented at the biennial
conference and again evaluated by a panel of judges.
4) 50% of the marks would be for written paper, 30% for the presentation (audio visual aids etc) and 20% for answering the
queries following presentation. If no question are asked then the presenter will get at least 10 marks in this area. The paper
should secure at least 50% marks in the presentation and question - answer session (including audience participation), for
consideration for the award. The paper securing highest marks would be adjudged the winner. The judges decision will be final.
5) Names of the refrees should be given who are familiar with nominee’s work, to whom award committee may refer to.
6) The award and award money would be given to the presenting (main) author. However, award scroll would be given to all
authors. The submission for the award should have written concurrence of all the co-authors.
7) The results of the awards competition will be declared by the President at the Annual General Body meeting and the
scroll and the prize money will be awarded at the valedictory function of the same conference.

The Luke Clack Award (Young Scientist)

The Award is for the best unpublished paper presented at the conference of the IACAM on
original research in infant, child and adolescent psychiatry done in India. Only members less than
35years of age on 30th September of the year of submission of the paper are eligible. The award can
only be won once by any member of the society as principal author.

1) The author should submit 5 copies of the full paper to the Chairperson, Award Committee.
2) The principal (First) author and at least 50% of all authors should be Members/Fellows of the IACAM (in good standing)
3) The contesting papers will be adjudged according to the rules, by a panel on judges selected by the awards subcommittee.
To be eligible for presentation papers should secure at least 50%marks. The paper will be presented at the
Biennial Conference and again evaluated by a panel of judges.
4) Written text and presentation will have a weightage of 60% and 40% respectively. The winning paper must secure at least 60%
marks in total. The judges decision will be final.
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6) All the authors of the paper are considered to have won the award and so each member will get a
scroll and a share of the prize money equally with the principal author.
7) The results of the Awards competition will be declared by the President at the Annual General Body meeting and the
scroll and the prize money will be awarded at the valedictory Function of the same conference.

The Niloufer Award (Best paper on therapeutic interventions)

This Award is for the best unpublished paper on therapeutic interventions presented at the
Conference of the IACAM. The contesting paper should be based on the work done in India during the five years
preceding the year of the conference.

1) The author should submit 5 copies of the full paper to the Chairperson, Award Committee.
2) The principal (First) author the presenting author and at least 50% of all authors should be Members/ Fellows of the IACAM (in good standing)
3) The contesting papers will be adjudged according to the rules, by a panel of judges selected by
the awards subcommittee. To be eligible for presentation papers should secure at least 50% marks.The paper will
be presented at the Biennial Conference and again evaluated by a panel of judges.
4) Written text and presentation will have a weightage of 60% and 40% respectively. The winning paper must secure at least 60%
marks in total. The judges decision will be final.
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6) All the authors of the paper are considered to have won the award and so each member will get a scroll and a share of the
prize money equally with the principal author.
7) The results of the Awards competition will be declared by the President at the Annual General Body meeting and the
scroll and the prize money will be awarded at the valedictory Function of the same conference.