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MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting 2018
June 28-30  •  VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award Policy

I. Purpose

The Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award recognizes excellent scientific achievement in the field of supportive care in cancer by an individual MASCC member.

II. Scope

The Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award winner is selected from all submitted abstracts. It is reserved for the author of the highest-ranking abstract submitted to the Annual Meeting and rewards demonstrated excellence in any aspect of supportive care in cancer. This award is presented at the MASCC Annual Meeting and the recipient delivers the annual Steven Grunberg Lecture. 

III. Eligibility

  1. The recipient must be a current member of MASCC and in good standing with the Society.
  2. Authors of all abstracts submitted for the Annual Meeting are eligible.
  3. The abstract must demonstrate excellent scientific achievement in one of the following areas:
    1. Research
    2. Education
    3. and/or Clinical supportive care in cancer

IV. Selection Process

  1. Abstracts will be reviewed and scored by the MASCC Annual Meeting Scientific Committee.
  2. Abstracts will be ranked in descending order by mean score.
  3. The 10 highest-ranked abstracts submitted will be selected.
  4. These abstracts will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and ad hoc reviewers (if appropriate). From among these, the first author of the highest-ranked abstract will be named the recipient of the Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award. If the first author is unable to be present at the meeting, then the award is forfeited and the first author of the next-highest-ranked abstract will be named the award recipient.
  5. Award recipients will be notified by the Chair of the Awards Committee prior to the MASCC Annual Meeting.
  6. Reimbursement will be made on site in cash or check, or after the Annual Meeting by bank transfer.
  7. Candidates who have previously won the Steven M. Grunberg Memorial Award are ineligible.

V. Award

The recipient will be recognized at the MASCC Annual Meeting and in MASCC publications, as deemed appropriate. The recipient will deliver the Annual Steven Grunberg Lecture.


For more information or questions, contact Melissa Chin, MASCC Executive Director at mascc.office@mascc.org