Eligibility Rules

Abel-Rowntree-Turner Young Investigator’s Award

The Abel-Rowntree-Turner award is designed to recognize investigators under the age of 35 who are contributing quality scientific research to the field of apheresis. The awardee will present the research at the Congress. The award is presented at the Congress and consists of a plaque, free registration to the Congress, and a financial contribution.


Individuals under the age of 35 are selected from the abstract submissions to the Congress. Candidates must be the originator of the intellectual property and responsible for the majority of the practical work. They must also be the first author on the paper and must present it at the Congress.

Candidates may register their abstract by checking the box on the abstract form to indicate they are eligible for the Young Investigator’s Award. The abstract form will include the criteria information and no entries will be considered for the award after the abstract deadline.

Candidates’ abstracts will be judged by the International Organizing Committee of the Congress. All abstracts are blinded for anonymous review and are graded by a point system before the meeting. In the event of ties, the WAA Board of Directors will make the final determination.