Mechanism for the Young Investigator Awards

There will be TEN “Young Investigator Awards” and THREE “My Favorite Young Investigator Awards“ to be announced on the 4 November 2021. The purpose is to encourage young researchers to participate in the competition. 




Judging panel


Comprising representatives from the academia, professionals and experts in relevant fields and sectors is formed to appraise the posters based on a set of agreed criteria. 

The TEN candidates with the highest total score will receive “Young Investigator Awards”.


Participants' Online Voting


Opinions from participants will be collected by means of online voting from 3rd November 2021 at 8:00 (HKT) to 4 November 2021 at 18:00 (HKT) to identify the THREE winners of the “My Favorite Young Investigator Awards” out of the TEN Young Investigator Awards. The three posters with the highest numbers of the vote will be the winner of the “My Favourite Poster Award”. The three awardees will then be invited to present their winning posters in Symposium IV scheduled on Friday 5th November 2021 at 14:30 to 15:00 Hong Kong local time. 

For 'My Favourite Young Investigator Award' details, please click here.

*Award Certificates and masks will be sent to your registered address shortly after the conference.


1. Judging criteria of judging panel 

Assessment criteria



Programme design


Whether it is well-planned and well-structured with good parameters to evaluate the outcomes.


Creativity and innovation


Whether the project is an innovative approach rather than a conventional approach with a high degree of creativity.


Impact of project


Whether the project has led to changes of public policies and/or service delivery models and/or health status of the population.


Layout of the poster


Is the format easy to read and interpret, and also the design not only would attract the attention of the audience easily but easy to interpret.


2. Mechanism of voting by conference participants

    The submitted posters and then the posters of the TEN Young Investigator Award winners will be displayed online during the conference and all conference participants can vote for their THREE favourite posters on 5 November 2021. Each participant can vote for not more than THREE posters through an online platform.