About this event

  • Date and time Thu 5 Dec 2019 from 8:30am to 5:30pm
  • 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


Standard pricing available until 04 December 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Trainee RSM Retired Fellow RSM Student
£39.00 £30.00 £30.00 £30.00 £18.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£65.00 £50.00 £50.00 £30.00


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Lt Col Ian Gurney, President, Military Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Defence academia - the current state of play

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

Quality improvement presentation

Speaker TBC

QI prize induction

Gp Capt Di Lamb, Defence Professor of Nursing


Poster (Colt and QI) marking and QI judges meet

Colt lightning poster presentations
Lecture TBC

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

Tea and coffee break

Poster viewing and poster presentation judges meet

Lecture TBC

Speaker TBC

Colt foundation prize induction

Surg Cdr Ed Barnard, UK Defence Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine

Colt foundation prize presentations
Bathroom break

Colt judges to meet

Prize ceremony

Poster, Essay and Colt prizes

End of meeting

Lt Col Ian Gurney, President, Military Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Drinks reception


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