RSM awards

This is a complete list of awards and prizes open to both RSM Members and the public.

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April 2014
Paediatrics & Child Health Section Sam Tucker Fellowship

Submission Deadline: 14 April 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: The Section will finance RSM Trainees membership fees for a period of up to 6 years for individuals with an academic record of achievement.

A maximum of 2 Fellowships will be awarded each year.
Open To: * Individuals for whom less than ten years have elapsed since they obtained their primary medical qualification.
* Doctors who can demonstrate firm evidence of a commitment to a career in Paediatrics and Child Health. Should have MRCPCH be on ST programme and have an academic record (higher degree eg MD, PhD or peer reviewed paper(s)).
* Candidates should be proposed by a section member. Any trainee not having a proposer could approach the RSM Paediatric Council.


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The Section of Paediatrics & Child Health are keen to promote academic paediatrics and so have created this new award for young doctors who are less than 10 years post graduation.

The successful candidate(s) will become Member/s of Council of the Section for 2 years. They will be expected to attend council meetings and submit a paper at 1 meeting (either an RSM meeting or meeting approved by the section) every 2 years.

The winner (s) will also receive £250.

How to apply
Please send your curriculum vitae and a signed covering letter from the proposer to the Section of Paediatrics & Child Health Council, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE no later than Monday 14 April 2014.

Selection process
The Council of Paediatrics & Child Health Section will select the winning candidate(s) from a list of eligible trainees. The selection committee will comprise of the President Elect, Secretary Elect and Treasurer.
The name of successful applicant(s) will be presented to council at the AGM on 17 June 2014 for approval.

For an application form please contact the coordinator

Email: paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk

Paediatrics & Child Health Section Trainees Tim David Prize

Submission Deadline: 14 April 2014
Meeting Date: 17 June 2014
Prize: First prize: £150.00, one year's subscription to the RSM (worth up to around £200.00) and membership of the Council of the Section of Paediatrics & Child Health for one year. There will also be a second prize of £100.00
Open To: Paediatric trainees

A case summary, no longer than two sides of A4 should be submitted by email to Andrea Török on paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk

The application form can be downloaded from http://www.rsm.ac.uk/academ/awards/

A maximum of 4 case reports will be selected for oral presentation. The presentations will take place on 17 June 2014 as part of the Acute paediatrics + Tim David Prize + AGM meeting.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk

Laryngology & Rhinology Section Research Prize

Submission Deadline: 18 April 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: The prize is worth up to £1250 and enables the winner to attend a meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in the USA.
Open To: UK registrars and senior registrars in otolaryngology and consultants within one year of appointment

To enter this prize please submit for assessment your three best publications from the last five years together with a CV.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: laryngology@rsm.ac.uk

Laryngology & Rhinology Section Travel and Equipment Grants

Submission Deadline: 18 April 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: Each award will be up to £1000
Open To: Trainees and consultants

Applicants are asked to provide a current CV and details of the centre to be visited or the equipment required. The travel awards are for short-term visits only and confirmation that the centre you are visiting would be willing to participate is also required.. For both travel and equipment awards the selection committee will be looking for 'originality of purpose'.

Download application form [Word 53k]

Email: laryngology@rsm.ac.uk

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section A C Comfort Essay Prize

Submission Deadline: 24 April 2014
Meeting Date: 24 June 2014
Prize: £300
Open To: Open to: Medical Students (pre-clinical and clinical) and practitioners within 5 years since qualification.

The prize will be awarded to the best essay of 4-5000 words (excluding references) on any aspect of ageing.

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: geriatrics@rsm.ac.uk

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section Trainees' Prize: Clinical governance and audit prize

Submission Deadline: 24 April 2014
Meeting Date: 24 June 2014
Prize: The prizes are £100 for best oral presentation and £50 for best poster.
Open To: Trainees in geriatric medicine, old age psychiatry or social sciences

Abstract submission of no more than 250 words are invited for this meeting which will feature audit, clinical governance, quality improvement and research projects relevant to the care of older people work by trainees.

Entries should feature work relevant to the care of older people. Abstracts will be shortlisted for poster or short oral presentations at the RSM at this meeting.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: geriatrics@rsm.ac.uk

Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section President's Prize

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2014
Meeting Date: 17 June 2014
Prize: 1st: £300, 2nd: two prizes of £100
Open To: Training grade doctors, young scientists and medical students (not above Specialist Registrar, Grade B Clinical Scientist or equivalent grade) with an immunological or allergy component of their clinical research.

The work to be presented must be original and substantially the candidate's own. Abstracts (not exceeding 250 words) should be submitted along with a supporting letter from a supervisor.

Candidates will be expected to present their work at a meeting on Tuesday 17 June 2014 to be held in Cambridge.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: immunology@rsm.ac.uk

Orthopaedics Section President's Prize Papers

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2014
Meeting Date: 19 June 2014
Prize: Clinical paper prize: 1st £600.00, 2nd £400.00, 3rd £200
Open To: Orthopaedic Students and Trainees

Papers describing original (not previously published) work will be judged by a small panel including the President. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted.

Shortlisted papers will be picked based on the 300 abstract, the top selection of these will be asked to give a presentation at the event on the 19 June 2014. The winner and runner up of the prize will be judged on their presentation.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: orthopaedics@rsm.ac.uk

May 2014
Ophthalmology Section students and trainees prize

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2014
Meeting Date: 12 June 2014
Prize: Best Poster: £150, Best Paper: £150
plus the Dermot Pierse prize of one years subscription to the British Journal of Ophthalmology to the overall winner
Open To: Medical students and doctors in training

Opportunity to present research work and case reports to a knowledgeable and critical audience at a Section meeting. Papers accepted would be considered for publication in the JRSM. Abstracts should be sent of a maximum 300 words.

1 submission per person only. The judges will then select 8 oral finalists and 30 poster finalists.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: ophthalmology@rsm.ac.uk

Ophthalmology Section travelling fellowship bursary

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2014
Meeting Date: 12 June 2014
Prize: Total fund available £1000, prizes can be between £500 and £1000
Open To: British based Ophthalmologists travelling abroad and foreign Ophthalmologists travelling to the UK

Travelling fellowships are offered for British-based ophthalmologists travelling abroad to further the study or advancement of ophthalmology or for foreign ophthalmologists visiting the UK for the same purpose. Applications are considered twice a year, in December and in May.

Travelling Fellows may be required by the Council of the Section to lecture at a meeting of the Section on their experiences during the period of the award.

Download application form [Word 53k]

Email: ophthalmology@rsm.ac.uk

Oncology Section Sylvia Lawler Prize

Submission Deadline: 2 May 2014
Meeting Date: 18 June 2014
Prize: Two prizes of £500 to oral presenters and one prize of £50 voucher to poster presenter
Open To: All scientists and clinicians in training

Abstracts (200 word limit) are invited from scientists and clinicians in training, themed on a clinical or basic scientific research project. Two prizes will be awarded for the best scientific paper and the best clinical paper, in addition, one poster presenter will be awarded with a £50 voucher.

The top six abstracts will be selected for oral presentations; a panel of judges will determine the best oral presentation and two applicants will be awarded the Sylvia Lawler Prize at the end of the meeting. Additionally, high quality abstracts not selected for oral presentation will be invited for poster presentations during the meeting.

A panel of judges will determine the best oral presentation and Sylvia Lawler Prizes will be awarded at the end of the meeting.

High quality abstracts will also be selected for poster presentations and one winner will be nominated to enter the Wesleyan Young Trainee of the Year Award 2012-2013, to have the opportunity to win up to £3000.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: oncology@rsm.ac.uk

SMG Research Presentation Prize

Submission Deadline: 2 May 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: Oral: 1st: £300, 2nd: £150, 3rd: £100.
Open To: RSM Student Members only, and those within six months of qualifying.

Abstracts of original research undertaken during undergraduate studies will be considered. The research studies may be basic science or clinical projects. The prize is not intended for research undertaken as part of a PhD degree.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words, underlining the main author who must be the person presenting the paper. Only one presenter will be accepted for each paper. Only one submission per main author.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: students@rsm.ac.uk

The SMG Sidney Linton Prize

Submission Deadline: 2 May 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: 1st: £250, 2nd : A year's free RSM membership
Open To: RSM student members only

**TOPIC: "Electrophysiology principles behind the ECG" A basic approach. **

The Sidney Linton Prize is an opportunity for medical students to explore novel ways to teach cardiology through peer produced resources. For this prize we ask participants to take a pre-determined theme and identify different ways to convey the information in the form of an e-resource for a medical student audience. It is designed to test the understanding of participants of core material as well as their ability to convey the information they decide to include.

The form this e-resource can take is open and possible formats include (but not exclusively):
- Poster (A3)
- A4 Leaflet (Front and back)
- Video (5 min)
- Podcast/audio recording (10min)

SUBMISSION REGULATIONS
1. Full names of all authors must be given
2. Individuals making submissions must sign a liability/copyright form to allow for publication of the resource online if the submission is successfully shortlisted and also ensure that the Royal Society of Medicine is absolved from any charges made against the video /leaflet/poster.
3. The accuracy/validity of the information used in the resource must be signed off by a cardiologist/consultant and is the responsibility of the participant to ensure this is completed alongside the submission as the resource will not be marked otherwise. The form to do this is enclosed with the entry form.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: students@rsm.ac.uk

Helal and Harries prize

Submission Deadline: 9 May 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: TBC
Open To: Doctors in training, allied health professionals, medical students and intercalated students

Abstracts should describe the applicant's own work on a subject relevant to Sport and Exercise Medicine. The prize is open to doctors in training, allied health professionals, medical students and intercalated students and will be awarded for presentations of original work. The work must not have been previously published. Short-listed candidates will be required to present their work at the Royal Society of Medicine, the date to be confirmed.

The prize will be awarded for the best presentation at the 'Exercise Medicine' meeting on Friday 20 June 2014 - Saturday 21 June 2014 and will be accompanied by a certificate.

Abstracts (not exceeding 250 words) should describe the background to the work, methods, results and conclusions. They should be accompanied by a supporting letter from a consultant or supervisor and sent to sport@rsm.ac.uk

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: sports@rsm.ac.uk

Cardiothoracic case presentation - June

Submission Deadline: 12 May 2014
Meeting Date: 27 June 2014
Prize: This prize has been divided into 2 categories:
Oral prize- Sponsorship to attend the SCTS Annual Meeting and Cardiothoracic Forum (sponsored by Sorin Group)
Poster prize- A bottle of Champagne
Open To: All Pre-clinical, clinical cardiothoracic students and trainees.

This prize will be awarded to the best oral and poster presentations with preference (but not essential) to topics related to the theme of trauma within the cardiothoracic field. Focus can range from emergency departments to war zones and cases which identify key players or an overview medical/paramedical services are particularly encouraged. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present at the forthcoming academic meeting on Friday 27 June 2014.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and submitted by Monday 12 May 2014. Abstracts will be judged by an expert panel including the President of the Cardiothoracic Section.

Entries that do not follow these instructions will not be considered.
All applicants must complete a submission form in MS Word format and send their completed abstract via email to the co-ordinator by the deadline stated.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: cardiothoracic@rsm.ac.uk

General Practice with Primary Health Care Section and CAIPE John Horder Award

Submission Deadline: 15 May 2014
Meeting Date: 18 September 2014
Prize: Prize: £1500 (awarded to the winning team)
Open To: Open to: An interprofessional team working within the primary health care community

Word count: 4000 words (per submission and not per document)

The award is being offered jointly by the Section of General Practice with Primary Health Care and the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE)

Submission:

Applicants are asked to produce two documents:

1. Factual and descriptive report on all or part of their professional team working being presented for consideration

2. Evidence demonstrating how the work presented fulfils the principles of interprofessional team working

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The preparation and presentation of each submission should anticipate further collaborative working with definite outcomes and designed to improve patient care.

The winning team will be asked to present their paper during the 34th GP update forum, taking place between Monday 15 and Friday 19 September 2014

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: gp@rsm.ac.uk

Cardiology Section President's Medal

Submission Deadline: 20 May 2014
Meeting Date: 3 July 2014
Prize: 1st: Commemoration Medal and £1000, 2nd: £500
Open To: Cardiology trainees who have received all or part of their training at recognised centres in the UK are eligible.

The Cardiology Section would like to invite specialist registrars in cardiology to submit abstracts for the forthcoming prize meeting on the afternoon of Thursday 3 July 2014.

The President's Medal will be given for original research from specialist registrars in cardiology, with those shortlisted invited to orally present their abstracts during the meeting, chaired by Dr Andrew Deaner, President of the Cardiology Section at the Royal Society of Medicine.
If you would like to apply please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words, based on a subject which represents original work.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: cardiology@rsm.ac.uk

June 2014
Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section Eric Bywaters Prize

Submission Deadline: 4 June 2014
Meeting Date: 7 May 2014
Prize: £200
Open To: Rheumatology Specialist Registrars and Research Fellows

Up to four of the best abstracts will be selected for a ten-minute oral presentation with an additional five minutes for discussion.

The abstract should be no more than 300 words relating to the subject of clinical or laboratory research.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: rheumatology@rsm.ac.uk

Dermatology Section Travel Grant for Trainees

Submission Deadline: 19 June 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: £250 maximum per grant
Open To: Dermatology Trainees

On-going application.

Travel and registration to attend a dermatology section meeting at RSM. Trainees must be based at least a hospital 100 miles from RSM.

To request an application form, please email dermatology@rsm.ac.uk

For an application form please contact the coordinator

Email: dermatology@rsm.ac.uk

Dermatology Section Hugh Wallace Registrars Prize

Submission Deadline: 27 June 2014
Meeting Date: N/A
Prize: £150
Open To: Dermatology Registrars who present at the meetings

Two prizes are awarded to dermatologists of registrar/senior registrar grade (or equivalent academic status) considered to have made the most outstanding contributions at the Section's meetings during the session preceding the year of award.

For an application form please contact the coordinator

Email: dermatology@rsm.ac.uk

Psychiatry Section Student and Trainee Awards

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2014
Meeting Date: tba
Prize: 1 year of membership to the RSM and a cash award for outstanding contributions
Open To: Medical Students and Foundation and Specialist Trainees

Show your potential as an outstanding psychiatrist for the future.

Submissions should consist of an anonymised case history or series, a research report, an essay or elective report of up to 3000 words; reflecting your experience and interests in psychiatry. Your career stage will be taken into consideration when judging. Submissions should also include a summary CV and covering letter.

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: psychiatry@rsm.ac.uk

July 2014
The Harvey prize

Submission Deadline: 16 July 2014
Meeting Date: 10 September 2014
Prize: First prize; £150 plus one year's membership of the RSM: Second prize; £100
Open To: Trainees

Abstracts are invited for The Harvey Prize of The Royal Society of Medicine Vascular Section.
Abstracts from those of a trainee grade only of clinical cases pertaining to vascular medicine, vascular and endovascular surgery should be submitted. Those invited to present must also register to attend the meeting at a subsidised rate.

Only one paper per person can be submitted.

Short listed candidates will be invited to give an oral presentation at the above meeting at 4.00pm on Wednesday 10 September 2014.

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.
All submission forms must be sent electronically in MS Word format.
Abstract submission forms can be downloaded from our website at www.rsm.ac.uk/awards.
Please send abstracts to the Vascular Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine by email only: vascular@rsm.ac.uk

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: vascular@rsm.ac.uk

Trainees' Committee The John Glyn Trainees' Prize

Submission Deadline: 18 July 2014
Meeting Date: 18 September 2014
Prize: £250
Open To: Trainees from any hospital or primary care specialty

Abstracts must be of no more than 200 words including Objective, Method, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. All submissions must be submitted via email in MS Word format. Applicants must be the primary authors of the original project. Successful applicants will present a poster or oral presentation.

Full names must be submitted by all co-authors of the paper

A previous relevant presentation at a recent scientific meeting/ publication of this abstract shall not inevitably preclude the entrant'(s) but must be declared"

SUBMISSION REGULATIONS

I. The John Glyn Prize is awarded for an audit project undertaken during training. Entries are welcomed from trainees from any Medical, Dental, Veterinary, hospital or primary care specialty (under the age of 40). Entries accepted will be from trainees within the tenth anniversary of the date of their primary professional qualification. We welcome entries from non-RSM trainees

II. We reserve the right to extend the submission deadline to a later date should the necessity arise

III. Entrants must indicate a 'principal' author on their initial submission form who must be the presenter of the work if the entry is successful. Principal authors must have done at least 50% of the work.

IV. Abstracts of no more than 200 words including Objective, Method, Results, Discussion and Conclusion must be submitted. More than one abstract per 'principal' author is allowed

V. All submissions must be the original work of the authors. A previous relevant presentation at a recent scientific meeting/ publication of this abstract shall not necessarily preclude the entrant(s) but must be declared

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: trainees@rsm.ac.uk

August 2014
Catastrophes & Conflict Forum medical student essay prize

Submission Deadline: 31 August 2014
Meeting Date: 24 October 2014
Prize: £250.00
Open To: Applicants should be enrolled full-time at a medical school. Entrants from overseas medical schools welcome.

Essays should be no longer than 1,500 words with references in the Vancouver style.

Entries will be judged on style, impact of subject and originality. Candidates may select from the titles below or choose their own:

1. Catastrophes and conflicts: Are they likely to increase due to climate change?
2. Humanitarian intervention is a positive tool and should be used more often in times of armed conflict. Discuss
3. There is clear evidence that rebuilding the health sector of fragile states contributes to stability of those states. Discuss.
4. The effects of natural disasters on civil society are well understood and do not warrant further research. Do you agree?

Electronic submissions only. Deadline is COP on the date specified.

Download application form [Word 54k]

Email: catastrophes@rsm.ac.uk

September 2014
Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine Section postgraduate oral presentation

Submission Deadline: 1 September 2014
Meeting Date: 18 October 2014
Prize: £250
Open To: Postgraduate students who have been working for qualifications in forensic and legal medicine or medical law. Students studying other specialities may submit their work to be considered for presentation purposes but are NOT eligible for the prize.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted for shortlisting.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: forensic@rsm.ac.uk

Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine Section undergraduate poster competition

Submission Deadline: 1 September 2014
Meeting Date: 18 October 2014
Prize: £250
Open To: Undergraduate students who have been working as part of courses leading to primary qualifications such as Legal Medicine Special Study Modules and electives for MBBS. Students studying other specialities may submit their work to be considered for presentation purposes but are NOT eligible for the prize.

Poster presentation: Poster designs should be submitted electronically for consideration, under 2MB in Power Point or PDF format. Posters accepted should be printed on A1 size for presentation on the meeting date.

Please ensure your entry is anonymous - i.e. your name and the name of the institution are not mentioned or included in the poster.

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: forensic@rsm.ac.uk

October 2014
Military Medicine Section Colt Foundation research prize

Submission Deadline: 30 October 2014
Meeting Date: 11 December 2014
Prize: 1st: £200, 2nd: £100 (x5)
Open To: Medical Officers in any training grade in general practice, Occupational Medicine, Public Health or hospital-based specialties are eligible to enter a submission which may be based on their research or audit projects, including those used in GP Training Programmes.

Submissions will be judged according to general interest, clinical, scientific and military relevance, the value of the hypothesis, study design, scientific and statistical rigour, background and references, originality, impact on policy development and quality of presentation and illustration.

Submissions will then be sent on to the Defence Postgraduate Dean where they will convene a Selection Panel and those selected to present their work will be informed by 14 November 2014. 

Submissions must be in the form of an abstract which should identify the author(s), unit or affiliation and the title of the presentation. The substance of the abstract (max 250 words) should reflect the principal sections of the proposed presentation i.e.: background, hypothesis, materials and methods, results and discussion. Abstracts must be typed in English in double line spacing using 12 point font size. 

Download application form [Word 57k]

Email: military.medicine@rsm.ac.uk

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