About this event

  • Date and time Thu 5 Dec 2019 from 9:30am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Military Medicine

The Colt Foundation Research meeting highlights the research work being carried out in the Defence Medical Services, alongside the Colt Prize which is awarded for outstanding research.

We'll present military medicine research, defining defence medicine as a leader in research and innovation and inspiring future research in military medicine. 

The meeting will feature speakers who are at the forefront of their research and whose work is of relevance to the military in this time of contingency operations. The day concludes with the annual Colt Foundation research prize, where trainee finalists present their current research from any aspect of military medicine.

In addition to the longstanding Colt Foundation Research Prize, two additional prize sections have been added this year. The following awards will be presented at this event:

  • The Colt Foundation Quality Improvement Prize
  • The RSM Military Council Essay Prize

The dress code for the event is business (lounge suit; jacket & tie is acceptable or female equivalent is acceptable): Delegates are not to attend in uniform.

We would like to thank the Colt Foundation for their generous support of this meeting.
Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting. 


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Lt Col Ian Gurney, President, Military Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Col Julian Woodhouse, President Elect, Military Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Quality improvement presentation

Mr Pedro Delgado, Head of Europe and Latin America, Institute for Healthcare Improvement 

Quality improvement prize introduction

Gp Capt Di Lamb, Defence Professor of Nursing

Quality improvement prize presentations

Poster viewing

Defence academia: The current state of play

Air Cdre Richard Withnall, Head of Research and Clinical Innovation, Defence Medical Services

Colt lightning poster presentations

Surg Cdr Jowan Penn-Barwell, Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Oxford University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust

Artificial intelligence in health

Dr Marius Terblanche, Consultant, Clinical Care Medicine, Director, Centre for Critical Illness Data Sciences Research, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, King's College London

Tea and coffee break
Colt foundation prize introduction

Air Cdre Richard Withnall

Colt foundation prize presentations
Bathroom break
Prize ceremony

List of prizes (in order of presentation):

1) Royal Society of Medicine Military council essay prize

2) Colt Foundation quality improvement poster honorable mention 

3) Colt Foundation quality improvement prize 

4) Colt Foundation poster honorable mention 

5) Colt Foundation lightning poster prize

6) Colt Foundation prize

Close of meeting

Lt Col Ian Gurney and Col Julian Woodhouse

Drinks reception


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom