EphMRA is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Jack Hayhurst (JH) Award for Best Paper at Conference in June. 

Katy Irving from HRW and Yuuki Ochiai from Janssen have won the award for their outstanding paper at the conference entitled Information overload: how our biases get the best of us and the keys to being better understood, so we wish to congratulate them both on winning this highly prestigious award.

It was a very closely fought contest for 2nd and 3rd place, but EphMRA is also very pleased to announce that the runners up are Viv Farr from Narrative Health and Jonathan Lovatt-Young from Love Experience for their paper entitled Digital Transformation – It’s Persona-L . Congratulations to our runners up, Viv and Jonathan.

The 3rd place was won by Rikke Zeeburg from Coloplast for her paper entitled Uncovering the reasons behind patients not being offered optimal treatment method(s).  Well done Rikke on this achievement.

There were 9 papers eligible for the JH Award in 2018 - that is, papers which were presented by speakers which had gone through a rigorous selection process by the Programme Committee in the Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018. 

As last year, these papers were judged by members of the Programme Committee, who attended all the sessions and used a strict set of criteria to evaluate each paper.  These criteria covered the delivery of the presentation itself; the overall value provided by the paper to delegates and an overall score for the presentation.  In addition, delegates were asked to rate papers they attended and these scores, along with the post conference evaluations and the judges evaluations were all amalgamated to reach the final decision.