prizes and awards for trainees

This is a complete list of awards and prizes open to both RSM trainee members and non-members unless otherwise specified. If you need more information about an award listed here please contact the relevant Section Co-ordinator.

Anaesthesia Section: Trainee essay prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 7 May 2017
Meeting date: Friday 2 June 2017
Prize: £500
Open to: All doctors in training in anaesthesia, critical care or pain management at any grade. This includes veterinary anaesthesia. The prize is open to trainees in the UK and Eire only.

The essay may describe original research, audit or a case report and has no set word limit. The paper must avoid headings, acknowledgements, names or institutions or anything that may reveal the author's identity. Applicants must have played an important part in the relevant research and must have personally written the essay for submission. Please note in order to be awarded the prize the successful candidate must be present at the event.  

For more information, contact: anaesthesia@rsm.ac.uk

 

  

BSHNI head and neck trainee's abstract prize

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Submission deadline: 31 May 2017

Meeting date: Thursday 6 - Friday 7 July
Prize: 1st prize £500 2nd prize £250
Open to: All training grades in Radiology

Two sessions at the BSHNI Annual meeting  will be devoted to short presentations delivered by Radiologists and Clinicians with an interest in Head and Neck Imaging. Initially conceived as an opportunity for trainees to present at a national forum, these sessions are now open to all, according to the guidance below.

Presentations should be interesting and educational. They may take the form of a case report to include clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, pathology and management aspects, as well as imaging itself. Audit and research project presentations are also encouraged. Posters presented at the BSHNI Head and Neck Imaging Refresher Course may be resubmitted for oral presentation at the Annual Meeting.

There will be cash prizes for the best and runner-up presentations, as judged by BSHNI Committee Members.

Each presentation should last no more than 6 minutes with 2 further minutes for discussion.

An abstract of the proposed presentation should be submitted as soon as possible. This should be no greater than 250 words in length and summarise all pertinent features.

 

Cardiology Section: President's Medal

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Submission deadline: Sunday 6 May 2018
Meeting date: Wednesday 27 June 2018
Prize: 1st prize: Medal and £1,000 2nd prize: £500
Open to: Cardiology trainees who have received all or part of their training at recognised centres in the UK are eligible.

The President's Medal will be given for original research from specialist registrars in cardiology. Please submit an abstract of no more than 200 words, based on a subject which represents original work. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their abstracts during the meeting.


 

 

Cardiothoracic Section: Case presentation

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Submission deadline: Friday 21 April 2017
Meeting date:  Friday 9 June 2017
Prize: For oral presentation: One year’s membership of the RSM and a bottle of champagne
For poster presentation: One year’s membership of the RSM and a bottle of wine
Open to: All pre-clinical, clinical cardiothoracic students and trainees.

 

Abstracts must be of no more than 250 words including any figures, diagrams and scans. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present at the Cardiothoracic Section meeting on Friday 9 June 2017.

 

Please note that we will ask all shortlisted candidates to include a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) in their presentation.

 

For further information, contact: cardiothoracic@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

 

Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section: President's prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 7 January 2018
Meeting date: Monday 26 February 2018
Prize: Oral presentation: 1st prize: £300; 2nd prize: 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 with an immunology and allergy element along with a supporting letter from a supervisor.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be asked to give an oral presentation.

For more information, contact: immunology@rsm.ac.uk

 

Clinical Neurosciences Section: Gordon Holmes Prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 21 December 2017
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Prize: £300
Open to: Trainees in neurosciences, including neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuropathology or neuroradiology.

Trainees are invited to submit summaries of research which they have carried out.  Those considered to be the best will be asked to give a 15 minute presentation (including 5 minutes discussion) at a meeting of the Section.  The prestigious Gordon Holmes Prize and £300.00 award, will be awarded for the best presentation.

Factors which will be taken into account in the assessment of the research will include the originality, the degree to which the research was carried by the presenter, the difficulty of the work and the extent to which it throws new light and understanding on any aspect of the aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, investigation, treatment or management of patients, and the importance and relevance in clinical practice, as well as the clarity of presentation.

Please note this prize is held in alternate years.

Word count: No more than 500 words.

For more information, contact: cns@rsm.ac.uk

Clinical Neurosciences Section: President's Prize

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Submission deadline: This will next run in 2018-19 session
Meeting date:  
Prize: Best oral presentation £300, best poster will receive a book donated by Oxford University Press.
Open to: Trainees in all areas of clinical neurosciences, including neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuropathology or neuroradiology.

Submissions should consist of summary an abstract of up to 250 words of a clinical paper on a case report or a short case series. 

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

The five best submissions will be selected for oral presentation and selected submissions will be invited to present a poster at a meeting during the 2016/17 academic year.

Please note: An individual can submit more than one case report but no more than one abstract will be eligible - abstract receiving the highest mark will be selected.

This prize is awarded in alternate years.

For more information, contact: cns@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Coloproctology Section: John of Arderne medal

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Submission deadline: Submissions have now closed for this academic year, please check back in due course for 2017/18 submissions
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Prize: The John of Arderne medal and a travelling fellowship to the following year's overseas meeting.
Open to: All coloproctology/surgery trainees 

This award is made annually to recipients selected by the Council of the Coloproctology Section for the best research paper presented at a Section meeting.

Abstracts should state briefly and clearly the purpose, methods, results and conclusions of the work and must not exceed 200 words. 

For more information, contact: coloproctology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Coloproctology Section: Irish Travelling fellowship

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Submission deadline: Monday 20 March 2017
Meeting date: Friday 5 - Saturday 6 May 2017
Prize: Irish Travelling Fellowship to attend the Annual Meeting of the Irish Association of Coloproctology in Dublin, May 2017. A cheque of up to £1,000 to cover travel and subsistence during the meeting and an arranged visit to a Colorectal Unit in Dublin.
Open to: All coloproctology trainees

Case reports or research based abstracts (of no more than 400 words) on any Coloproctology topic are invited.
 
A travelling fellowship will be provided to attend the Annual Meeting of the Irish Association of Coloproctology. The successful candidate will be expected to make a short presentation during the meeting and provide a copy of their CV prior to the visit. The college has also arranged for the candidate to spend a few days in advance of the meeting at a Colorectal Unit and Mr Paul McCormick will be the host at the Colorectal Unity at St James's Hospital, Dublin, from Tuesday 2 May to Thursday 4 May, inclusive. The candidate is responsible for their own accommodation arrangements.
For more information, contact: coloproctology@rsm.ac.uk
 

 

Coloproctology Section: Travelling fellowship

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Submission deadline: Friday 24 March 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 18 - Friday 19  May 2017
Prize: Travelling Fellowship to attend the Coloproctology Section overseas meeting in Bordeaux, France in May 2017
Open to: All coloproctology trainees

Case reports or research based abstracts (of no more than 400 words) on any Coloproctology topic are invited.
 
A travelling fellowship will be provided to attend the overseas Coloproctology Section meeting - an annual scientific and social meeting providing the opportunity for Trainees to meet established consultants.
 
For more information, contact: coloproctology@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Critical Care Medicine Section: Audit and Quality Improvement Project Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 7 August 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 26 October 2017
Prize: The top three entrants will receive an annual subscription to CRIT-IQ (an excellent resource for the FFICM)
Open to: All UK & Eire trainees in Intensive Care Medicine, but would be most suited to those sitting the primary or final FFICM. 

You are invited to submit a summary of a completed Audit or Quality Improvement Project which has contributed to the practice of Intensive Care Medicine.  You should submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and if successful you will be invited to present a poster at the Critical Care Medicine Section Meeting on the 26 October 2017. 

 Abstracts will be judged by a panel selected from the Critical Care Medicine Section.  

For more information contact: critical.care@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Dermatology Section: Abbvie Trainee Research Prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 16 February 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 20 April 2017
Prize: 1st prize £250, travel grant to all presenters of up to £150
Open to: All dermatology trainees in United Kingdom and Ireland. Newly qualified consultants whose research was completed as a trainee in the year before the submission date. 

Applicants will submit summarising research of no more than 500 words that has been done while they were a dermatology trainee, or within 1 year of becoming a consultant. The research can have been submitted to other meetings and can have been published in the year before the submission deadline.

Submissions will be shortlisted and the top 3 will be awarded up to £150 for travel and accommodation to attend the April meeting where the prize will be awarded. Shortlisted candidates will also gain free registration to the meeting. The best paper will win a prize of £250 and will be submitted for consideration for the RSM Wesleyan trainee of the year award.

NB: AbbVie has funded this prize by provision of a grant to the RSM. The administration process and prize selection has been wholly undertaken by the RSM with no AbbVie involvement.

For more information, contact: dermatology@rsm.ac.uk

 

Dermatology Section: Hugh Wallace Essay Prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 22 June 2017
Meeting date: n/a
Prize: £250
Open to: Dermatology registrars

Applications are invited from Dermatology registrars who have had a paper published by registrar in a peer reviewed journal in the last 12 months.

For more information, contact: dermatology@rsm.ac.uk

 

Dermatology Section: Hugh Wallace Registrars Prize

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Submission deadline: n/a
Meeting date: n/a
Prize: £150
Open to: Dermatology registrars who present at dermatology meetings

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

For further information: dermatology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Dermatology Section: Travel Grant for Trainees

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Submission deadline: Applications should be made at least 3 weeks before a dermatology meeting
Meeting date: n/a
Prize: Max £250
Open to: Dermatology trainees

 

Terms and conditions of prize: 

  1. Travel fellowships are available to dermatology trainees in UK or Ireland.
  2. The trainee should be based at a hospital at least 100 miles from the RSM.
  3. Travel fellowships are intended for trainees to attend a Section of Dermatology RSM meeting.
  4. Open to trainees who are presenting an oral or poster presentation at the meeting.
  5. The fellowship is towards the cost of travel, accommodation and registration for the meeting. The maximum is £250 per fellowship.
  6. Receipts will need to be provided after the meeting before receiving the fellowship payment.
  7. Applications should be made at least 3 weeks before the meeting.

 

Email applications to: dermatology@rsm.ac.uk

Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship

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Submission deadline: Sunday 1 October
Prize: £15,000
Open to: Fellows of the Royal Society of Medicine who are of specialist registrar or lecturer grade or equivalent or who are consultants within 3 years of their first consultant appointment.

The award is intended to cover expenses for travel abroad, to one or two centres, for a period of not less than six months, in pursuit of further study, research or clinical training relevant to the applicant’s current interests. 

Candidates will normally be expected to take up the Fellowship between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.

Within this application form, the following must be included: 

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of current interests, including career objectives
  • Detailed proposal as to how the time abroad will be spent and where
  • Detailed analysis of likely costs of period abroad, and statement of need for funding
  • Names and contact details of two referees
  • Supporting statement(s) from the proposed host centre(s)
  • Confirmation that the applicant's employing authority will grant study leave if the application is successful (this is usually in the form of a supporting letter)

At the end of their Fellowship, the successful candidate(s) will be expected provide a written report about the work undertaken during the tenure of the Fellowship and to at an appropriate RSM educational meeting.

Interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates on 5 December 2017.

For more information, contact: joanna.rose@rsm.ac.uk

 

Emergency Medicine Section: Essay prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 8 December 2017
Meeting date: To be confirmed 
Prize: £500 and one year's free RSM membership
Open to: All medical practitioners below consultant grade

This is awarded annually for distinguished research work in the specialty. 

One £500 prize will be awarded for an essay detailing an original research project relating to emergency medicine that has been carried out. Applicants should submit an essay summarising their research (max. 1500 words).

Applicants will be judged on the applicability and/or originality of their project and it's relevance to emergency medicine. The quality of the data and its interest to emergency medicine physicians. As well as the prize money, the winning applicant will be invited to present their completed work at a future Emergency Medicine Section meeting. 

Marking guide

  • Originality of research (0-5 marks)
  • Quality of evidence/data (0-5 marks)
  • Quality of write up/ presentation (0-5 marks)
  • Relevance to clinical practice (0-5 marks)
  • Interest to audience at section meeting (0-5 marks)
Max 25 marks


For more information, contact: emergency@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Emergency Medicine Section: Research and innovation prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 8 December 2017
Meeting date: To be confirmed 
Prize: £500 
Open to: Anyone carrying out original research or innovation in the field of Emergency Medicine

Applications are invited from anyone carrying out original research or innovation in the field of emergency medicine. This could include equipment, software or management projects relevant to emergency medicine.

Applications should consist of a summary of the project, its relevance to emergency medicine and what the prize money would be spent on (max 800 words).
 
The winning applicant will be invited to present their work at a future meeting of the Emergency Medicine Section once the project is completed.

Marking guide:

  • Originality of research/innovation 0-5 marks
  • Quality of evidence/data 0-5 marks
  • Quality of product/ research 0-5 marks
  • Relevance to clinical practice 0-5 marks
  • Interest to audience at Section meeting 0-5 marks
    Max 25 marks

For more information, contact: emergency@rsm.ac.uk

 

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Section prize

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 11 April 2017
Meeting date: Tuesday 16 May 2017
Prize: Oral: 1st prize £100 and a year’s membership to the RSM, 2nd prize £50 and a year’s membership to the RSM. Poster: 1st prize £50 and a free Gastroenterology & Hepatology meeting space.
Open to: All trainees

Trainees are invited to submit a brief clinical summary of no more than 200 words on behalf of their trust. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present a case presentation on the day and gain free access to the meeting.

For more information, contact: gastroenterology@rsm.ac.uk

 

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section and CAIPE John Horder Award

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Submission deadline: Monday 1 May 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 14 June 2017
Prize: £1,500/£150

This year two separate prizes will be awarded:

1) A prize of £1,500 to an interprofessional team working within the primary health and social care community.

2) A prize of £150 to a prequalifying student from health and social care professions who has participated in interprofessional learning and working in the community

The award is being offered jointly by the General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section, RSM and the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE).

Click here for more information or to apply

 

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: John Fry Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 10 July 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 13 September 2017
Prize: £300
Word count: 2,500 - 3,000

Open to: GP registrars, postgraduate students based in primary care, medical students and other undergraduates from professional groups involved in primary care and patients with experiences from primary care.

Over the course of a three year rotation each of the following will be the theme for one year. 

1. An account of an audit or research project carried out in primary care.
2. A reflective account of a health consultation in your primary care practice.
3. A reflective account of an example of team working in primary care.

 

 

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: Medical Student and Trainee Poster Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 10 July 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 13 September 2017
Prizes for medical students: 1st place: £100, 2nd place: £50
Open to: Medical students and trainees

Medical students and trainees are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words outlining the nature and purpose of their poster presentation.

Abstracts should include the title of the poster, the names of presenting and other authors and their professional role and affiliation.

The abstracts should be clearly structured and can describe original research, a literature review or case studies. The abstract and poster should be relevant to one of the topics to be discussed in the 37th Primary Care Update. 

Shortlisted applicants will be given a free place for Wednesday 13 September 2017 and their posters should be printed on A1 size for presentation.

Presenters will be scored on the following:

    • Presentation of poster (on the day)
    • Content (to shortlist and on the day)
    • Relevance to general practice (to shortlist and on the day)
    • Oral presentation (on the day)
All presenters will receive a certificate after the event.

For more information, contact: gpforum@rsm.ac.uk

 

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: Clinical governance and audit prize

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Submission deadline: This prize will not be taking place this year.
Meeting date: This prize will next be awarded in 2017/2018
Prize: £100 for best oral presentation; £50 for poster winner
Open to: Trainees in geriatric medicine, social science and old age psychiatry

Abstract submissions of no more than 250 words are invited for this meeting which will feature audit/ quality improvement projects, and research 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 a Section meeting.

For more information, contact: geriatrics@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: Presidents Essay Prize

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 9 May 2017
Meeting date: Tuesday 13 June 2017
Prize: One year's membership of the RSM
Open to: Students and practitioners of medicine, nursing, social care and allied healthcare professionals within 5 years of qualification 

The Geriatrics & Gerontology Section invites students and practitioners within 5 years of qualification to submit an entry for the annual President’s essay prize.

The essay, a literature review and discussion, should be maximum 3000 words (excluding references) on any aspect of ageing or the health and care of older people.

The most successful candidate will be awarded one year’s membership of the Royal Society of Medicine. 

This years prize will be open for submission in due course.

For more information, contact: geriatrics@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: AC Comfort Essay Prize

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 9 May 2017
Meeting date: Tuesday 13 June 2017
Prize: £300
Open to: Medical students (pre-clinical and clinical) and medical graduates within 5 years since qualification.

This prize will be awarded to the best 5000 word essay on any aspect of ageing. This is awarded in alternate years. 

 

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: Trainees' Prize - Clinical case presentations

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Submission deadline: The deadline for submission has now passed.
Meeting date:  Tuesday 22 November 2016
Prize: £100 for best oral presentation; £50 for poster winner
Open to: Trainees in elderly medicine or old age psychiatry

Abstracts no longer than 250 words are invited that have a clinical context and are in the form of a case presentation which demonstrates difficult diagnostic or management problems in older people.

Five shortlisted candidates will be invited for oral presentation and others for poster presentation. 

For more information, contact: geriatrics@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Global Health: Global ageing poster presentation prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 10 March 2017
Meeting date: Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 April 2017
Prize: First prize of £200
Open to: This prize is open to students, trainees and 'other' for all healthcare, allied health and other health professionals. RSM members and Non-members are welcome to apply.

Submit an abstract of no more than 250 words outlining the nature and purpose of your poster presentation.

Abstracts should be clearly structured and can describe original research, a literature review or case study relating to one of the topics addressed at the Global ageing: Challenges and opportunities meeting on Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 April 2017.

All shortlisted applicants will be given a free place to the entire conference where their poster will also be presented. All presenters will receive a certificate and first prize will be awarded by a panel of judges.

For more information, contact: globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk.

Global Health: Global ageing travel bursary prize

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Submission deadline: Submissions for this academic year have now closed. 2018 submission deadline to be confirmed.
Prize: 4 prizes of up to £1200 to cover accommodation and overseas travel to the RSM. Winners will receive a free place to attend the Global ageing: Challenges and opportunities conference on Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 April 2017
Open to: This prize is open to students, trainees and 'other' for all healthcare, allied health and other health professionals. RSM members and Non-members are welcome to apply.

This travel bursary is to support overseas delegates who wish to attend the Global ageing: Challenges and opportunities conference at the Royal Society of Medicine on Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Applicants must submit a statement of no more than 500 words outlining why they wish to attend and how it will benefit their career.  An up-to-date CV, an endorsement letter and a summary of travel costs should also be provided.

Should you have any technical difficulties with uploading the required documents for this prize, please email them as attachments to globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk 

For more information, contact: globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk.

 

Laryngology & Rhinology Section: Travel grants

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Submission deadline: Ongoing
Meeting dates: Friday 5 May 2017
Prize: Up to £100
Open to: RSM Trainee members of the Laryngology & Rhinology Section who live at more than 50 miles form the RSM

This enables the eligible applicants to apply for a travel grant to attend RSM Laryngology & Rhinology Section meetings. Applicants should submit a letter of no more than 2 A4 pages in length detailing their expenses and which meeting they would like to attend and why. Applications will be accepted up to 2 weeks before each Section meeting.

Email applications to: laryngology@rsm.ac.uk 

Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section: President's Prize

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Submission deadline: Submissions for this academic year have now closed. 2018 submission deadline to be confirmed.
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Prize: 1st prize = £300, 2nd prize = £200, poster prize = £100 
Open to: Trainee Healthcare Professionals and Undergraduate or Graduate Research Students, working in clinical practice or in basic or clinical research in any area of medicine or science related to the remit of the Lipids, Metabolism and Vascular Risk.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words are welcomed for original research, audit, survey, case report or case series undertaken by the applicant in the field of lipids, metabolism & vascular risk.

Submissions will be judged and the top 8 shortlisted submissions will be invited to present their work at Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section President's Prize meeting on Friday 9 September. Delegates will also be invited to produce an A1 poster to be judged on the day.

At this meeting all presentations will be scored again and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes awarded by the President at the end of the meeting.

Please note: Candidates should ensure they are available on the meeting date for the Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section President's Prize meeting.

Successful shortlisted applicants will be notified. 

For more information, contact: lipids@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Basil Lee bursary for innovation in communication

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Submission deadline: Sunday 26 March 2017
Meeting date: Tuesday 16 May 2017
Bursary: £500 and a year’s free RSM membership
Open to: Students, trainees and other professionals who specialise in maternity and/ or surrounding disciplines who are registered in the UK. Please note, those who work for commercial operations will not be eligible for the bursary. 

This bursary is to enable students, trainees and other professionals who are registered in the UK to develop their new media skills which relates to the subject of maternity.
 
Entrants will need to submit the following: 
  • A description of the innovative way they have communicated/plan to communicate to mothers and fathers on a topic in the field of maternity care and how they will further develop this or their skills with the bursary money.
  • The innovative way itself - entries can take a variety of forms such as a short video, an app , pictures, animations or people telling their stories to communicate the topic.
  • An up to date CV

The winner will be invited to present at the Maternity & the Newborn Forum Section meeting on Tuesday 16 May 2017.

For further information, contact: maternity@rsm.ac.uk

 

Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Luke Zander research support bursary

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Bursary: £500 and a year’s membership to the RSM 
Open to: All UK registered medical students, trainees and professionals (allied health/healthcare professionals, and others)

This bursary is to honour Luke Zander a founding member of the Forum and an innovator in maternity care. The bursary is to enable healthcare professionals, students and others who are registered in the UK as a student to progress their research in the field of maternity care or care of the newborn.

Entrants will need to submit a summary of their current research and how the prize money will be spent if awarded (750 words maximum) as well as an up to date CV.

The winner will be invited to present at the next Maternity & the newborn forum section meeting, the date is yet to be confirmed.

For more information, contact: maternity@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

 

Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Wendy Savage travel bursary

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Bursary: One prize of £750 to cover overseas travel or £500 to cover travel within the UK and a year’s membership to the RSM
Open to: Maternity healthcare professionals and students or obstetric students and trainees registered in the UK

This bursary is to honour Wendy Savage, a long standing member of the Forum.

The bursary is to enable Maternity healthcare professionals and students or obstetric students and trainees registered in the UK to attend a conference to present a paper based on their research in the field of maternity care or care of the newborn.

Entrants are invited to submit a paper of no more than 750 words that will be presented at the conference (this can be in draft format). A current CV and a description of the conference, the benefit that this will have to the recipient and a summary of travel costs either in the UK or overseas (of no more than 750 words) should also be attached.

The prize winner will be invited to receive their award at the Maternity & the Newborn Forum meeting taking place on Thursday 23 March 2017.

For more information, contactmaternity@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Military Medicine Section: Colt Foundation research prize

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Submission deadline: The deadline for the 2016/17 academic year will be confirmed soon
Meeting date: TBC
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 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.

The authors of the top 6 abstracts selected from all submissions, will be required to do a formal presentation of their abstracts at the RSM on the date above. The authors of the next 8 abstracts selected (7-14 in the merit order), will be required to attend and present a poster of their work on the day. Those selected to present their work will be informed by Friday 20 November 2015

Email applications to:  SGJMCDHET-HQExtLiaison@mod.uk  

Please note applications will only be accepted if sent to the email above. Any applications sent to RSM will not be considered or passed on to the Selection panel.  

 

 

 

Nephrology Section: Images in nephrology award

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Prize: £200
Open to: Any trainees or fellows training in nephrology and wider specialisms

This award supports the visual representation and communication of renal medicine. Images representing nephrology in regard to diagnostic procedures (renal histology), interventional radiology, basic science or clinical settings should be submitted in JPEG format (and no larger than 410MB).  The winning image will receive £200. 

For more information, contact: nephrology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Nephrology Section: Rosemarie Baillod clinical award

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Prize: £200
Open to: Any trainees or fellows training in nephrology and wider specialties

Trainees and research fellows are invited to submit clinical abstracts in the area of clinical research, case series or individual case histories. Clinical cases or pedigrees should demonstrate novel clinical findings, illustrate classic conditions in new or unusual ways, and illuminate or expand knowledge concerning physiology, cell biology, genetics, radiology, or molecular mechanisms. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. 
 
Submissions will be shortlisted for oral presentation at a Section meeting.  The prize of £200 will be awarded to the best 15 minute presentation.

For more information, contact: nephrology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Nephrology Section: Stewart Cameron science award

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Prize: £200
Open to: Any trainees or fellows training in nephrology and wider specialties

Abstract submissions are invited from trainees and fellows. The prize is for the best presentation of a research project in clinical or basic science. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. 

Submissions will be shortlisted for oral presentation at a Section meeting. The prize of £200 will be awarded to the best 15 minute presentation.

For more information, contact: nephrology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section: Herbert Reiss trainees' prize

Dame Josephine Barnes

Submission deadline: Date to be confirmed
Meeting date: Date to be confirmed
Prize: 1st: £150, 2nd: £100 Posters: 1st: £100, 2nd: £75
Open to: All training grades in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Abstracts of no more than 300 words on topics related to O&G will be accepted. Submitted abstracts will be short listed to poster and oral presentations for the meeting. Submitters of the six best abstracts will be asked to give a seven minute scientific presentation relating to our specialty (plus five minutes for questions).                         

For more information, contact: OG@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Odontology Section: Colyer prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 23 July 2017
Meeting date: Monday 11 September 2017
Prize: First prize: £200. Second prize: £100
Open to: Undergraduate and post graduate students and trainees who have gained their qualification within the last 12 years (as at date of presentation - September)

Candidates are invited to submit a clinical or research abstract of no more than 250 words on original work in dental science completed in a United Kingdom institution during the preceding five years.

This prize is open to students and trainees. RSM members and non-members are welcome to apply.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their poster at the Odontology Section meeting in September. Poster presenters will receive a certificate, and first and second prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges.

For more information, contact: odontology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Oncology Section: Sylvia Lawler prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 15 May 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 7 June 2017
Prize: Two prizes of £250 to oral presenters and two prizes of £50 voucher to poster presenters
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. The top 6 abstracts will be selected for oral presentations; a panel of judges will determine the best oral presentation and 2 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. 

Clinical research includes but is not limited to audit data, imaging studies, outcomes of surgical procedures. Translational studies such as genomic studies of clinical samples should be submitted for the basic/translational science prize. If the applicant is unsure of the appropriate prize to specify they should highlight this at the time of submission.

To apply, please click on either the clinical or scientific abstract button links below.

For more information, contact: oncology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Ophthalmology Section: Students and trainees prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 20 April 2017 
Meeting date: Thursday 8 June 2017
Prize: Best Poster: £150, Best Paper: £150 plus the Dermot Pierse prize of one year's 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 24 poster finalists.

For more information, contact: ophthalmology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Ophthalmology Section: Travelling fellowship bursary

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Submission deadline: Monday 10 April 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 8 June 2017
Prize: Bursaries can be submitted up to the value of £1,000 
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. You will need to submit a CV, application of intended purpose of travelling, a budget of your travelling costs and any supporting statements/letters.

Email applications to: ophthalmology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: John Langdon essay prize

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Submission deadline: Wednesday 13 September 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 19 October 2017
Prize: £250 prize money and £250 book vouchers
Open to: Candidates must be practicing medicine currently in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland and be in a recognised training post

Topic: How is the NHS going to pay for the emerging technologies of tomorrow’s MaxFax surgery practise?

Submissions should be no more than 2,500 words in length and the authors own work. The essay should be anonymous. Only one submission may be submitted per applicant.
 
The prize winner will present at the meeting 

For more information, contact: OralandMaxillofacialSurgery@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Oral & maxillofacial surgery section: UMAX essay prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 30 January 2017
Meeting date: Saturday 4 March 2017
Prize: £50
Chosen topic: Two thirds of the world’s population have no access to safe and affordable surgery. Should all surgical specialties in the UK expand their training numbers to teach and train more overseas surgeons?
Open to: All trainees without dual qualification including undergraduate, singly-qualified and second degree medical and dental students.

Essays should be no more than 2000 words (excluding title, authors and references).

The best essays will be chosen for presentation at the meeting on Saturday 4 March 2017.

For further information, contact: oralandmaxillofacialsurgery@rsm.ac.uk

 

oral & maxillofacial surgery section: UMAX poster prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 30 January 2017
Meeting date: Saturday 4 March 2017
Prize: £50
Chosen topic: Any topic relating to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Open to: All trainees without dual qualification including undergraduate, singly-qualified and second degree medical and dental students.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words (excluding title, authors and references).

The best abstracts will be chosen for presentation at the meeting on Saturday 4 March 2017.

For further information, contact: oralandmaxillofacialsurgery@rsm.ac.uk

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: Short paper prize - October

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Submission deadline: TBC
Meeting date:  TBC
Prize: £100
Open to: All trainees in relevant specialties

Papers should be a on the topic related to advances in head and neck microvascular reconstruction. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words (excluding title, authors and references).

The best abstracts will be chosen for presentation 

For more information, contact: OralandMaxillofacialSurgery@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: Short paper prize - November

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Submission deadline: TBC
Meeting date:  TBC
Prize: £100
Open to: All trainees in relevant specialties

Papers should be a on the topic related to aesthetics. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words (excluding title, authors and references).

 

The best abstracts will be chosen for presentation at the meeting

For more information, contact: OralandMaxillofacialSurgery@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: Short paper prize - May

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Submission deadline: TBC
Meeting date:  TBC
Prize: £100
Open to: All trainees in relevant specialties

Papers should be a on the topic related to orbital surgery. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words (excluding title, authors and references).
 

The best abstracts will be chosen for presentation at the meeting 
 
For more information, contact: OralandMaxillofacialSurgery@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Orthopaedics Section: President's prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 6 November 2017
Meeting date: Friday 8 December 2017
Prize: 1st: £600, 2nd: £400 and 3rd: £200
Open to:  Students and trainees

Abstracts describing original (not previously published) work of no more than 300 words are invited for submission.
 
Shortlisted papers will be asked to give a presentation at the event. The winner and runner up of the prize will be judged on their presentation.

For more information, contact: orthopaedics@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Orthopaedics Section: William Bodey travelling fellowship

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Submission deadline: 2017 date to be confirmed
Meeting date: n/a
Prize: Up to a maximum value of £3000 to cover travel and accommodation expenses
Open to:  Orthopaedic trainees and consultants working in the field of Orthopaedics

 

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal in no more than 500 words including:

  • Details of the centre you intend to visit and why
  • Techniques you intend to learn
  • The importance of your proposal for the advancement of clinical practice in the UK
  • How your proposal will advance your current skills
  • How you expect to use the skills learned and what the potential patient benefit will be.

 

Applications should be accompanied by a letter of confirmation from the hosting institution.

The fellowship/visit in question must take place before 1 December 2018.

Please note: We will not support research applications, however applications for training or observation in specific techniques or management of disease processes that would otherwise not be readily accessible in the UK for the ultimate benefit of their patients will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in January 2018.

For more information, contact: orthopaedics@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Otology Section: Temporal bone competition

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Submission deadline: Wednesday 9 August 2017
Meeting date: Friday 22 September 2017
Prize: The competition is sponsored by Medtronic and the prize is a free place on the Cambridge Advanced Otology course (www.camoto.org) worth £750 as well as a £500 cash prize. The second place prize is £200.
Open to: The competition is open to pre-CCT trainees at all stages.

The aim of the competition is to provide an opportunity for mainly senior trainees to compete in temporal bone dissection in preparation for the FRCS clinical exam.

Participants have a half day sitting in which they are asked to carry out set dissections. Drilling techniques and progress through dissections are critiqued by experts in the field of otology. Trainees will be asked questions during the dissection in order to simulate the temporal bone drilling station in the FRCS examination.

The competition is FREE to all RSM members and is also open to non-RSM members at a cost of £150. There are places for 20 participants. Although priority is given to those that are approaching the FRCS exam, the competition is open to trainees at all stages.

In order to register an interest in the competition, please download and complete the application form and return it to Joe Manjaly at joemanjaly@doctors.org.uk

Otology Section: Travel grants

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Submission deadline: Ongoing
Meeting dates: Friday 5 May 2017
Prize: Up to £100
Open to: RSM Trainee members of the Otology Section who live at more than 50 miles form the RSM

This enables the eligible applicants to apply for a travel grant to attend RSM Otology Section meetings. Applicants should submit a letter of no more than 2 A4 pages in length detailing their expenses and which meeting they would like to attend and why. Applications will be accepted up to 2 weeks before each Section meeting.

Email applications to: otology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Sam Tucker fellowship

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Submission deadline: Monday 9 April 2018
Meeting date: Winner/s to be announced at the AGM on 12 June 2018
Prize: £250 and RSM Trainees membership for a period of up to 6 years for individuals with an academic record of achievement.  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.
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 are invited to submit their curriculum vitae and a signed covering letter from the proposer (a Paediatrics & Child Health Section member) to be considered for this fellowship. Any trainee not having a proposer could approach the RSM Paediatric Council.
 
A maximum of 2 fellowships will be awarded each year.
 
The Paediatrics & Child Health Section council 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 in June 2018 for approval.

For more info contact Andrea Török: paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk   

 

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Overseas bursary

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Submission deadline: Monday 4 September 2017
Meeting date: TBC
Bursary: 3 bursaries will be available - covering the registration fee plus a contribution of £500 towards travel and hotel costs
Open to: Current RSM Paediatrics & Child Health Section members of all grades

These bursaries are designed to enable paediatric consultants and trainees to attend an overseas meeting.

Applicants should complete the submission form - detailing:

  • a brief description of the overseas conference they wish to attend– including title, dates  and venue
  • a brief summary of no more than 500 words outlining why they wish to attend the conference and how will it benefit the work of their clinical teams
  • the conferences attended (both national and international) in the past 5 years

Priority will be given to Paediatric Consultants in clinical practices who have not attended an overseas meeting in the past 5 years. 

In the event that an applicant is awarded a travel bursary by another organisation the applicant must withdraw their application to the RSM.

The bursary funds will be awarded after the successful candidate has returned from the conference and provided a report of their experiences of the conference; particularly focussing on how it will influence their clinical practice and how they have shared their experience / learning with their clinical teams. The reports will be uploaded to the Paediatrics & Child Health Section page on the RSM website and, if appropriate winners may be invited to speak at a relevant Section meeting to present “Highlights of the (relevant) conference”. 

For more info contact Andrea Török: paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk   

 

 

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: President's prize

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Submission deadline: Wednesday 3 January 2018
Meeting date: Tuesday 13 February 2018
Prize: £250
Open to: Paediatric trainees

A case summary of no more than 750 words related to the topic of the day (paediatric surgery and urology) should be submitted.

A maximum of 4 case reports will be shortlisted for oral presentation at a Section meeting and the best oral presentation will win the President's prize.

For more information, contact: paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Tim David prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 15 January 2018
Meeting date:  Tuesday 13 March 2018
Prize: 1st: £250, 1 year's free RSM membership and membership of the Paediatric Section Council for one year, 2nd: £200
Open to: Trainees

Applicants are invited to submit general paediatric case reports of no more than 750 words. A maximum of 4 general paediatric case reports will be selected for oral presentation.
All presenters will be invited to attend the day meeting free of charge.

For more information, contact: paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk

 

Pain Medicine Section: Andrew Lawson Prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 19 March 2017
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Prize: £200 and free attendance to a Pain Medicine Section meeting of your choice
Open to: All medical students and trainees in pain medicine up to APT level, submissions from trainees of other specialities will also be accepted

Submissions from all medical students and trainees in pain medicine up to APT level are invited for the Andrew Lawson Prize in pain medicine.

The title of the essay this year will be:

“Acute pain: A Cinderella service? How can we get Cinderella to the ball in a cash/strapped environment”

Essays should be no longer than 2000-3000 words.

The winner of the prize will receive £200, free attendance to a Pain Medicine Section meeting of their choice and will be expected to make a fifteen minute presentation on the topic of their essay at the Pain Medicine Section meeting on Thursday 1 June 2017 at the Royal Society of Medicine. 

For more information, contact: pain@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Palliative Care Section: MSc/MA research prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 17 September 2017
Meeting date: Monday 18 December 2017

We would like to invite submissions of abstracts for poster and/or oral presentations to showcase current research in palliative care (no more than 300 words)

Prize: 3 prizes for oral presentations and a poster prize.

  • 1st prize £250 plus a year's free membership
  • 2nd prize £100
  • 3rd prize £50
  • Poster prize £50

Open to: All students either currently studying, or within 18 months of completion, of MSc or MA in Palliative Medicine or an allied discipline

For more information, contact: palliative@rsm.ac.uk  

 

Patient Safety Section: Students and trainees prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 30 October 2017
Meeting date: Friday 24 November 2017
Prize: Oral presentation: A year’s free RSM membership, Poster presentation: £50
Open to: All students and trainees

Abstract submissions of no more than 250 words that define a problem in the hospital or community setting related to patient safety and describe a solution for the problem stated.
 
Submissions can be based on audits, quality improvement projects or prototypes of new devices or software that may be useful in patient safety.
 
Shortlisted submissions will be considered for both oral and poster presentations. Abstracts that rate highly on originality, clarity, show significant improvement in patient safety and impact at a national or international level, will have a higher likelihood of selection for oral presentations.
 

For more information, contact: patient@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Psychiatry Section and Mental Health Foundation Research Prize

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EXTENDED deadline: Monday 5 March 2018
Prize: £750 and £100
Open to: Open to all psychologist and psychiatrists in accredited training or research posts in the UK at the time of publication

This prize is to be awarded for the most outstanding published paper reporting original research work by the principal author in the last year.

Entries should consist of a covering letter explaining, the significance of the publication and attachments of:

  • The published article or the article and a letter of acceptance from the publisher
  • A short CV of the applicant

For more information, contact: psychiatry@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Psychiatry Section: Students and trainees award

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Submission deadline: Friday 30 June 2017
Prize: 1 year's RSM membership 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 abstract of no more than 300 words and an essay of no more than 3000 words of an anonymised case history or series, a research report, an essay or elective report; reflecting your experience and interests in psychiatry.  Submissions should be accompanied with a summary CV and a covering letter.
 
Your career stage will be taken into consideration when judging.

 

For more information, contact: psychiatry@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Radiology Section: Finzi prize

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Submission deadline: Date to be confirmed
Meeting date: Date to be confirmed
Prize: £500
Open to: All SpRs radiologists and radiotherapists training in the UK and Northern Ireland with a limit of one paper from each hospital

Applicants are invited to submit an abstract of their work, which must be no longer than 250 words in length along with a 50 word outline of their personal contribution to the work. Short-listed applicants will be invited to give a 10-minute presentation of their work at an RSM Radiology Section meeting.

For more information, contact: radiology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Respiratory Medicine Section: Young Investigator Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 3 April 2017 2016
Meeting date: TBC
Prize: £500 trainee award; £250 student award + 1 year RSM membership
Open to: Both medical students and SpR/ST trainees

Applicants are invited to submit abstracts of less than 500 words on clinical or scientific research in which they are involved. Selected abstracts will be invited to present at the RSM to the Respiratory Section Council.

There will be one prize each for a medical student and a respiratory trainee. The student must be still studying and the trainee still in training at the time of application for the prize. The judging will be based on the contribution of the applicant, the originality, quality and scientific basis of the work.

For more information, contact: respiratory@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section: Eric Bywaters Prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 9 April 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 10 May 2017
Prize: 1st: £200
Open to: Rheumatology specialist registrars and research fellows

The abstract should be no more than 300 words relating to the subject of clinical or laboratory research. Up to four of the best abstracts will be selected for a ten-minute oral presentation with an additional five minutes for discussion.

For more information, contact: rheumatology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section: Kovacs Travelling Fellowship

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Submission deadline: This prize will not be held in the 16/17 academic year
Meeting date: N/A
Prize: Up to £2,000 and the successful candidates will be expected to visit clinical or academic units in the USA in Autumn 2014. After returning, the fellow will be expected to give a short paper about the visit at a suitable meeting of the Section.
Open to: Candidates should be active in the field of rheumatology within the United Kingdom and Ireland but need not be medically qualified. There is no age limit but preference will be given to those in training grades or within five years of a consultant appointment.

Abstracts should be submitted on a topic of the candidate's choice in the field of rheumatology but must fall within the following categories of clinical cases, audits or research presentation. Abstracts should be submitted along with your curriculum vitae and candidates will be expected to outline the benefits that would derive from the Travelling Fellowship. Candidates may submit more than one paper however if successful only your highest scoring paper can be presented.

For more information, contact: rheumatology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section: Barbara Ansell Prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 9 February 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 9 March 2017
Prize: 1st: £200, 2nd: £100
Open to: Rheumatology specialist registrars and research fellows

Subject matter may include case series, or individual case reports and should be no more than 300 words in length (excluding title and affiliations). Up to 4 abstracts will be selected, each for a 15 minute presentation.

For more information, contact: rheumatology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Call for abstracts: Head and neck imaging refresher course 2017

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Submission deadline: Friday 6 January 2017 (EXTENDED)
Meeting date: Friday 24 February 2017
Prize: 1st Prize: £250 and 2nd Prize: £50 x 2
Open to: All medical professionals (Radiologists and Non-Radiologists, Specialty Trainees and Consultants) 

Abstracts based on any topic relating to neck imaging of no more than 250 words (excluding title, authors and references) are welcomed.
 
The best abstracts will be selected for poster presentation at the meeting on Friday 24 February 2017.
For more information, contact: rsmprofessionals@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Sexuality & Sexual Health Section: Trainee and Medical Student Essay Prize

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 29 May 2018
Meeting date: Tuesday 26 June 2018
Prize: First prize of £250.00 and a one year RSM membership; Second prize of a one year RSM membership

Topic: How can HCPs help prevent and challenge child sexual abuse?

Open to: Medical students and trainee doctors within the field of sexual health and associated specialisms within GU/SRH. RSM and non-members of the RSM may apply. 

The Sexuality & Sexual Health Section invites applicants to submit a 2000 word essay based on any research objective of their choice in relation to a topic set by the Sexuality & Sexual Health Council. 

The highest scoring applicant(s) will be invited to present their essays at the Sexuality & Sexual Health meeting. 

For more information, contact: sexmed@rsm.ac.uk

 

Sport & Exercise Medicine Section: Helal and Harries prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 2 July 2017
Meeting date:  Monday 25 September 2017 
Prize: Certificate
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 work must not have been previously published. 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.

Short-listed candidates will be required to give a poster presentation at the Royal Society of Medicine and will be required to stay for the duration of the meeting.

The prize will be awarded for the best presentation and will be accompanied by a certificate and prize. 

For more information, contact: sports@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Surgery Section: Adrian Tanner prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 31 July 2017
Meeting date: Friday 29 September 2017
Prize: £250
Open to: All surgical trainees

Clinical case reports should be submitted for this prize focusing upon the multidisciplinary nature of the care of a surgical patient. The report should be no longer than 500 words and have a maximum of 5 references. Abstracts previously presented at another meeting should be declared. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their papers at the President's Day in Cardiff on Friday 29 September 2017.

For more information, contact: surgery@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Surgery Section: Cancer short papers prize

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Submission deadline: Date to be confirmed
Meeting date: Date to be confirmed
Prize: Oral presentation: £250 and Poster: £100
Open to: All trainees, students and PAMs

Trainees, students and PAMs are invited to submit an abstract on any gastrointestinal cancer topic. Abstracts will be shortlisted to present at the ‘Gastrointestinal cancer study day’ meeting of the Sections of Surgery, Coloproctology and Gastroenterology & Hepatology, meeting date to be confirmed, for the chance to win £250. The remaining abstracts will be invited to present a poster on their work for the chance to win £100. 

Abstracts should be 250 words (max) and should include the title, background, aims, methods, results and discussion/conclusion but do not need to include references, figures or tables. 

For more information, contact: surgery@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Surgery Section: MIA prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 31 July 2017
Meeting date: Friday 29 September 2017
Prize: £250
Open to: All surgical trainees

Candidates should submit laboratory based research papers. (Word limit: 250 words). Abstracts will be short listed and subsequently invited to present. The best presentation at the conference will be awarded the prize and a free place at the evening dinner.

For more information, contact: surgery@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Surgery Section: Norman Tanner prize and Glaxo travelling fellowship

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Prize: 1st: £250 plus the Norman Tanner Medal, Runner up: £250 Glaxo Travelling Fellowship
Open to: All surgical trainees 

Candidates must submit clinically oriented papers detailing original clinical research, multidisciplinary care and audit leading to improved patients' care. Submissions should be no longer than 500 words +/- 10%. Case reports will not be considered, but may be submitted for the John Dawson or Adrian Tanner prizes.

Abstracts will be shortlisted to present at the Surgery Section meeting, date to be confirmed, and the best presentation will be awarded the Norman Tanner medal plus prize money. The runner-up will receive the Glaxo Travelling Fellowship of £250.

 

For more information, contact: surgery@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Surgery Section: President's poster prize

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Prize: First prize £100, Second prize £50 
Open to: All surgical trainees

Abstracts on any emergency general surgery topic should be submitted for this prize. The abstract should be no longer than 250 words and have a maximum of 5 references.

Abstracts previously presented at another meeting should be declared. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their poster at the next Surgery Section meeting, date to be confirmed.

For more information, contact: surgery@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Telemedicine & eHealth Section prize for innovation

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Submission deadline: Friday 28 April 2017
Meeting date: TBC
Prize: £500 plus membership of the RSM for one year
Open to: All members of the RSM, non-members, all grades and all students

Abstracts (of no more than 500 words) are invited to describe an innovation in the adoption of telemedicine, telecare or eHealth in one of the following areas and must include the role played by the applicant:

  • District or community care
  • Social care 
  • Primary care
  • Hospital care
  • IT infrastructure for health and/or care services

The winner of the prize will be expected to give an oral presentation at a Section meeting and submit a paper for consideration for publication by the Editor of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

For more information, contact: telemedicine@rsm.ac.uk

 

Trainees Section: John Glyn Trainees' Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 3 July 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 27 July 2017
Prize: Oral presentation: 1st - £250, 2nd - £100. Poster presentation: 1st - £100, 2nd - £50

Open to: Trainees from any hospital or primary care specialty

The John Glyn trainees' prize is awarded for an audit project undertaken during training. Abstracts must be of no more than 200 words including objective, method, results, discussion and conclusion. Applicants must be the primary authors of the original project.

Please note: Applicants are required to be available on Thursday 27 July 2017 (to present if shortlisted).

For more information, contact: trainees@rsm.ac.uk

 

Trainees Section: Medical Authors Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 17 April 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 7 June 2017
Prize: £100 book vouchers
Open to: All students and trainees

Applicants are invited to submit an outline of their idea for a book proposal, with one author and of no more than 500 words.
 
If the idea is shortlisted it will be presented on Wednesday 7 June 2017 to an expert ‘Dragon’s Den’ panel that will know nothing of the idea on the day but will judge as to whether they wish to accept or decline the proposal. An overall winner will be decided on the night taking into account the judges, and audience opinions.
 
Please note: Applicants are required to be available on Wednesday 7 June 2017 (to present if shortlisted).
 
For more information, contact: trainees@rsm.ac.uk 
 

 

Trainees Section: Opportunities in humanitarian and expedition medicine prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 1 October 2017
Meeting date: TBC
Prize: 1st prize: £100, book and certificate, 2nd prize: RSM certificate
Open to: All medically qualified trainees and professionals, who have taken part in expedition and humanitarian medicine (includes GPs and Consultants)

Submissions of no more than 500 words are invited about experiences in expedition and humanitarian medicine. The submission should cover:

  • What you have done
  • What you have learnt through the experience
  • How it will change your clinical practice in the future
     
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a brief oral presentation at the Opportunities in humanitarian and expedition medicine meeting in June, where the winner will be decided and announced.

Please note: Applicants are required to be available to present if shortlisted at the Opportunities in humanitarian and expedition medicine meeting 2018.

For more information, contact: trainees@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Urology Section: Malcolm Coptcoat spring short papers prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 5 February 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 16 March 2017
Prize: up to £2,000 RSM travelling fellowship to the Urology Section's overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session. Runner up prizes for second place will be Campbell's Urology and a certificate and for third place Smith's Urology and a certificate.
Open to: Urological trainees

The Section of Urology invites abstracts of the applicant's own work, not longer than 200 words in length. All subjects will be considered.

This award is sponsored by the The Malcolm Coptcoat Trust.

For more information, contact: urology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

 

Urology Section: Professor Geoffrey D Chisholm CBE communication prize

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Submission deadline: Saturday 1 April 2017
Meeting date: Friday 19 May 2017
Prize to facilitate attendance at the Urology Section's overseas winter meeting. : £1,500, second prize: Campbell's Urology and a certificate, third prize: Smith's Urology and a certificate 
Open to: Urological trainees

The Geoffrey D Chisholm CBE Communication prize is awarded in memory of Geoffrey Chisholm who was prevented by illness from taking up the post of Section President.

The Urology Section invites abstracts, limited to 200 words (+/- 10%) for this prestigious award. The abstract must be on a urological topic. It does not have to be on original research but on a topic or study to which you have made a personal contribution. The emphasis of this prize is on the quality of the presentation style and the method of communicating the topic, rather than the factual content of the presentation.

Successful applicants will be invited to present their papers at the 'President's day: Geoffrey D Chisholm CBE communication prize, state of the art lecture and AGM' held on Friday 19 May 2017.  

For more information, contact: urology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Urology Section: Secretary's prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 5 February 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 16 March 2017
Prize: £200 plus a certificate
Open to: All pre-SpRs training grades

The prize will be given for a high quality urological audit or novel work on service improvement or organisational change within urology. The best abstracts will be presented as posters at the Spring Meeting.   Abstracts should be 200 words in length. The prize, an RSM award certificate plus £200 will be awarded. Non-RSM members are welcome to apply.

Email applications to: urology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Urology Section: Winter short papers prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 5 October 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 16 November 2017
Prize: 1st: £1,500 towards the Urology Section's overseas winter scientific meeting in the next Academic Session; 2nd: Campbell's Urology and a certificate 3rd: Smith's Urology and a certificate
Open to: Urological trainees

The Urology Section would like to invite all UK Urology Specialty Trainees and urological inspired core surgical trainees to submit abstracts for the forthcoming prestigious prize meeting on Thursday 16 November 2017.

These abstracts may include latest general urological topics. Abstracts should be the applicant's own work and must not be longer than 250 words in length.
 
Submissions must not have been presented at any national or international meeting previously.
 

For more information, contact: urology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Vascular Medicine Section: The Harvey prize

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Prize: 1st: £150 plus one year's RSM membership 2nd: £100
Open to: Trainees

Abstracts are invited from trainees (only) of clinical cases pertaining to vascular medicine, vascular and endovascular surgery of no more than 250 words. Only one paper per person can be submitted.
 
Short listed candidates will be invited to give an oral presentation. Those invited to present must also register to attend the meeting at a subsidised rate. 

For more information, contact: vascular@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Venous Forum: Annual Meeting Prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 6 May 2018
Meeting date: Monday 25 - Tuesday 26 June 2018
Prize: Oral: 1st: £250; 2nd: £200; 3rd: £150 Poster: £200
Open to: Medical students and trainees

Abstracts should be structured (aims, methods, results, conclusions) and be a maximum 250 words.
 
Candidates shortlisted will be asked to present an oral presentation at the meeting in June 2018. A selection of submissions (not shortlisted for oral presentation) will be invited to present a poster at the meeting. All accepted abstracts will be published in Phlebology

 

For further information, contact: venous@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Venous Forum: Pump Priming Grant

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Submission deadline: Sunday 6 May 2018
Meeting date: Monday 25 - Tuesday 26 June 2018
Prize: On application
Open to: Trainee specialists under 40 years of age at time of application

Candidates are invited to submit an application outlining the research costs and aim of the potential benefit of the research to the phlebology and endovenous world.

Applications must be supported with the following documentation:

    • Curriculum Vitae. 
    • Letter from their Head of Department and/or a senior colleague/specialist, supporting the application. 
    • Completed RSM bursary form.

The successful candidate will be announced during the Annual meeting in 2018. The winner will be expected to attend the meeting in Annual meeting in 2019 and present their work in a 10 minute presentation.

For more information, contact: venous@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Venous Forum: Travelling fellowship

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Submission deadline: Sunday 6 May 2018
Meeting date: Monday 25 - Tuesday 26 June 2018
Prize: Bursaries can be submitted up to the value of £1,000
Open to: All trainees

Candidates are invited to submit an application outlining the trip, costs and aim of the potential benefit of their subsequent professional development (Maximum 1000 words).

Applications must be supported with the following documentation:

    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Letter from their Head of Department and/or a senior colleague/specialist supporting their application. 
    • Letter accepting the candidate in the centre/centres to be visited. 
    • Completed RSM bursary form.

The successful candidate will be announced during the meeting Annual meeting in June 2018. The winner will be expected to attend the Annual meeting in 2019 meeting and present their work in a 10 minute presentation.

For more information, contact: venous@rsm.ac.uk

 

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