Research Grants

2017 Grant

The SPANZA 2017 Grant is now open. 

Before you submit your grant, please refer to the GUIDELINES and FORMAT for APPLICATION.

The SPANZA research grant is given by SPANZA to support research in Australia/New Zealand in paediatric anaesthesia, paediatric ICU and/or paediatric pain management.

The closing date for applications for 2017 is 5pm Australian Eastern Standard time on Monday 21st AUGUST 2017.

2016 Grant Winner

The winner of the 2016 grant was to the project entitled:

  • Isoelectric EEG events during infant anesthesia: A Multi-Center, Prospective, Observational Study
    Justin Skowno, Department of Anaesthesia, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney

2015 Grant Winner

The winner of the 2015 grant was to the project entitled:

  • Apnoeic oxygenation time post induction of anaesthesia in children comparing high flow nasal cannula oxygen delivery with standard bag and mask technique – a PARIS pilot trial
    Susan Humphreys, Paediatr
    ic Anaesthetist, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, South Brisbane

         

2014 Grant Winner

The winner of the 2014 grant was to the project entitled:

  • Cerebral Near Infrared Spectroscopy monitoring in infants during the peri-operative period
    Justin Skowno, Department of Anaesthesia, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW

 

2013 Grant Winner

The winner of the 2013 Grant, of $10,000 was to the project entitled: 

  • The “Can’t Intubate Can’t Oxygenate Situation” (CICO) in Paediatric Anaesthesia: A comparison of different devices for needle and surgical cricothyroidotomy in a neonatal cadaveric animal model.
    Prof Britta Regli-von Ungern and Mary Hegarty, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Western Australia

 

Winner 2012

 The winner of the $10,000 research grant was awarded for the following submission:

  • Pain at home following shortstay surgery in children
    Dr George Chalkiadis, Royal Children's Hospital, Victoria

 

Winner 2011

The winner of the $10,000 research grant was awarded for the following submission:

  • Safer anaesthesia for children with asthma: can exhaled NO levels predict children at risk for respiratory complications?
    Prof Britta Regli-von Ungern and Mary Hegarty, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Western Australia

 

Winner 2010

The winner of the $10,000 research grant was awarded for the following submission:

  • Transition to Propofol Anaesthesia for the Final Three Minutes as a Strategy to Reduce Sevoflurance Emergence Delirium: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Dr David Costi, Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide

 

Winners 2009

Once again in 2009 the quality of the submissions was extremely high, and a decision could not be made between 2 applications, and therefore the grant was split into 2 x $5,000 grants, between the following 2 submissions:

  • Does gabapentin reduce itch in children with acute severe burns? - Aprospective randomised double blinded controlled study
    Dr Andrew Weatherall BMed, Children's Hospital at Westmead
  • The pharmacokinetics of oral ketamine in children with significant burns:Determining the optimal oral dosing for ketamine in children withsignificant burn injury.
    Dr. Katharine Brunette, Red Cross War Memorial Hospital, Cape Town

 

Winners 2008

This year, for the first time, SPANZA have made available a research grant of $10,000.

The quality of the submissions were extremely high, and a decision could not be made between 2 applications, and therefore the grant was split into 2 x $5,000 grants, between the following 2 submissions:

  • Pediatric Emergency Transtracheal Ventilation
    Dr Paul Baker, Starship Childrens Health, New Zealand
  • Effects of Repeated Exposure to Nitrous Oxide in Children - A Prospective Cohort Study
    Dr Jonathon de Lima, Children's Hospital at Westmead