About this event

  • Date and time Thu 9 Dec 2021 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Military Medicine

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

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The meeting features speakers who are at the forefront of their fields and whose work is of relevance to the military in this time of contingency operations. The focus of the day is on podium presentations of research by the Colt Foundation Research Prize finalists and the Quality Improvement Prize finalists.

We will present military medicine research which defines defence medicine as a leader in research and innovation and will inspire future research in military medicine. 

In addition to the annual Colt Foundation Research Prize, two additional prize sections have been added and will be presented at this event:

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

Attendance is encouraged for all those with an interest in medical research, military medicine, or both.

We would like to thank the Colt Foundation for their generous support of this meeting. The funding from the Colt Foundation has enabled us to offer reduced delegate rates.

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Registration, tea and coffee

Colonel Julian Woodhouse, President, Military Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine


Brigadier Duncan Wilson

QI prize introduction

Group Captain Di Lamb, Defence Professor of Nursing, Defence Medical Services, UK Ministry of Defence 

QI prize presentations

Group Captain Di Lamb, Defence Professor of Nursing, Defence Medical Services, UK Ministry of Defence

Tea and coffee break

Poster viewing 

QI lightning presentations

Professor Mark Radford, Chief Nurse, Health Education England and Deputy Chief Nurse Officer, England

Lunch break
Colt prize Introduction

Colonel Ian Gurney

Colt prize presentations

Colonel Ian Gurney

Deciphering COVID immunity following infection and vaccination

Professor Alex Richter, Professor and Consultant in Clinical Immunology, University of Birmingham

Tea and coffee break

Poster viewing 

Colt lightning presentations

Surgeon Captain Jason Smith, Defence Professor of Emergency Medicine

Predicting outcomes after mild traumatic brain injury

Professor Alex Sinclair, Professor of Neurology, University of Birmingham

Tea and coffee break

Poster viewing

Prize ceremony

Colonel Julian Woodhouse, President, Military Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

The Colt Foundation

Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor, Chairman of the Trustees

Closing address

Brigadier Duncan Wilson

End of meeting
Drinks reception



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

Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this event will close at 00:00am on Wednesday 8 December 2021Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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