APICS 2022 Abstract Awards

The top 10 best abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during the main conference. Oral presentation can be conducted in-person or virtually.* The following awards** will be handed out at this year’s APICS.

Oral Presentation Prizes

1st Prize The Eugene Goh Award for Best Abstract and Oral Presentation = SGD500

2nd Prize = SGD300

3rd Prize = SGD200

Other Abstract Prizes

Best Abstract by Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) = SGD300

Young Investigator Award (under 35-year-old) = SGD100

Allied Health Award (Non-physician) = SGD100

*In-person oral presentation is encouraged, and a prize-giving ceremony will be held at the end of the main conference. Virtual oral presenters are required to be present throughout the oral presentation session and prize-giving ceremony.

**For award recipients who cannot be present in-person to receive the cash prize, the total awarded cash sum amount will be less any administrative, banking, and overseas conversion fees incurred.

The Eugene Goh Award

The Eugene Goh Award is awarded to the top abstract at APICS. The Eugene Goh Award was founded and sponsored by Dr Eugene Goh’s friends and colleagues since 2017.

Dr Goh graduated from the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine (Class of 1997).  He qualified as an anesthesiologist and further completed sub-specialty training in intensive care medicine at Mayo Clinic, United States of America. He was deeply committed to improving care of patients in the National University Hospital of Singapore where he served as Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

Dr Goh was an affable person, and well known for his extensive knowledge, strategic thinking, technical skills, and willingness to help others. He was in the top 1% of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and consistently received the highest praise by his patients, supervisors, and peers. He lived life to the fullest – he was a sportsman, loved traveling, motorsport, and gastronomy. He passed away on 8 September 2012.

In memory of his passion for intensive care medicine, the Eugene Goh Award for best abstract was set up to stimulate research and advancement in this field.