|ACPSEM Medical Research Foundation|
ACPSEM Medical Research Foundation
In 2006 the ACPSEM Council resolved to establish the ACPSEM Medical Research Foundation for the purpose of promoting and funding research and development into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of diseases; as well as to promote education and training in physical sciences in medicine.
In April 2007, the Foundation was registered as a non-profit company, limited by guarantee, (a subsidiary company of the ACPSEM) and in July 2007 was endorsed, by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient. Donations, gifts and bequests to the ACPSEM Medical Research Foundation are tax deductible.
The Foundation funds awards and travel grants for ACPSEM members to attend conferences and to visit overseas departments to extend their research.
The regular awards funded by the Foundation include the
The Foundation is also responsive to requests to assist in specific projects, in particular the assistance to medical endeavours in developing countries. The PNG radiotherapy project is one example of this.