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.

Cardiology Section: President's Medal

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Submission Deadline: Monday 4 February 2019 (12 noon)
Meeting Date: Wednesday 20 March 2019
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 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.


 

 

Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section: President's prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 7 December 2018
Meeting date: Tuesday 12 February 2019


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: President's Prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 6 January 2019
Meeting date:  Thursday 28 March 2019
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, neuropsychiatry, 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 current 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 - Round 2

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Submission deadline: Sunday 16 December 2018
Meeting date: Friday 1 February 2019
Prize: 

1st: The John of Arderne medal, up to £500 towards travel expenses to the overseas meeting on 17 -18 May 2019 in Amsterdam and 1 year RSM Membership 

2nd and 3rd prize: 2x £250 ( towards travel expenses to the overseas meeting on 17 -18 May 2019 in Amsterdam.

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 

 

Critical Care Medicine Section: Audit and Quality Improvement Project Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 1 July 2019
Meeting date: Wednesday 18 September 2019

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.

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

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

 

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Dermatology Section clinicopathological meeting: January

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Submission deadline: Thursday 6 December 2018
Meeting date: Thursday 17 January 2019
Prize: £50 and an RSM certificate
Open to: Dermatology trainees

Applicants are invited to submit abstracts (of any word count) regarding dermatological clinicopathological cases.

Submissions will be shortlisted and considered for oral presentation at the Dermatology Section clinicopathological meeting on Thursday 17 January 2019.

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

 

Dermatology Section: Trainee Research Prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 22 February 2019
Meeting date: Thursday 18 April 2019
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.

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

 

Dermatology Section: Hugh Wallace Essay Prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 27 June 2019
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
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: 3 weeks before the relevant meeting

Criteria:

  • Open to trainees who are presenting at a Dermatology Section meeting who are usually based at a hospital at least 100 miles from the RSM
  • Applicants can be reimbursed for travel, accommodation and registration for the meeting up to £250

Email applications to: dermatology@rsm.ac.uk

Emergency Medicine Section: Essay prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 7 December 2018

Meeting date: Friday 28 June 2019
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 7 December 2018
Meeting date: Friday 28 June 2019

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: Wednesday 12 December 2018
Meeting date: Wednesday 6 February 2019
Prize: 1st prize - £250, 2nd prize - £200
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 the topic of the day.

 Shortlisted applicant’s posters should be printed on A1 size for presentation.

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

 

 

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: John Fry Prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 31 May 2019
Meeting date: Wednesday 11 September 2019
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 1 July 2019
Meeting date: Wednesday 11 September 2019
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 38th Primary Care Update. 
 
Shortlisted applicants will be given a free place for Wednesday 11 September 2019 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: gp@rsm.ac.uk

 

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: AC Comfort Essay Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 22 April 2019
Meeting date: Wednesday 19 June 2019 
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. 

Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section: Elliotson prize

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Entrants are invited to submit a case study or an essay of no more than 750 words in response to the following question: Hypnosis – a complementary therapy or clinical tool? Discuss

Submission deadline: Sunday 17 March 2019
Prize: Three successful applicants will then be selected to present at the Section's prize evening on Monday 15 April 2019 for a chance to win the prize.

  • 1st: £200 and RSM certificate
  • 2nd: £100 and RSM certificate
  • 3rd: £50 and RSM certificate

Open to: Trainees in hypnosis (those who are undertaking a training course, and those who are within one year of completing their course)

  • Clinical trainees in medicine, dentistry nursing or psychological fields
  • Students enrolled in related graduate academic courses
  • Those qualified in medicine, dentistry nursing or those in psychological fields

Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend the prize meeting and to present their submission. 

 

Laryngology & Rhinology Section: Rhinology essay prize

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 20 November 2018
Prize: £1,000
Open to: All trainees, and consultants within 1-2 years of appointment in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

Title: Advances in measuring the nasal airway

This prize is to be awarded for an original essay on a subject in rhinology, submissions should be no more than 2,000 words in length and all references to be given in Harvard style. The essay should be anonymous. Only one paper may be submitted in any one year by any applicant.

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

 

 

Laryngology & Rhinology Section: Short paper and poster prize

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 18 December 2018
Meeting date: Friday 1 March 2019
Prize: 1st place: £250 + 1 year’s membership, 2nd place: £100 + 1 year’s membership, Poster: 1 year’s membership
Open to: All trainees and consultants within 2 years of appointment in the UK or Republic of Ireland, applicants to the prize are encouraged to be RSM/Section members.

Abstracts are invited of no more than 150 words.  Abstracts chosen for oral presentation will have the option of being published in the online version of the JLO and the overall winner has the option of their whole paper being printed. Abstracts must comply with JLO guidelines: 

  • Abstract should be no longer than 150 words and should be structured. 
  • Key words are used to index the article. 
  • Only the words appearing as Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in the supplement to Index Medicus may ordinarily be used.

 For full information please go to www.jlo.co.uk

Papers not selected for oral presentation may be chosen for a poster presentation.

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

 

 

 

Laryngology & Rhinology Section: Travel grants

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Submission deadline: Ongoing
Meeting dates:  Friday 2 November 2018, Friday 7 December 2018, Friday 1 February 2019, Friday 1 March 2019 and Friday 3 May 2019
Prize: Up to £100
Open to: RSM Trainee members of the Laryngology & Rhinology Section who live at more than 50 miles from 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 

 

 

 

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

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Submission deadline: Sunday 14 April 2019
Meeting date: Thursday 16 May 2019
Bursary: £500 and a year’s membership to the RSM if you are a student or money deducted from the membership fee.  

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 the applicant to develop their new media skills which relate to the subject of maternity or care of the newborn.

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
  • 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
  • A summary of how the bursary will be spent
  • An up to date CV

The bursary winner will be invited to present at the Maternity and the Newborn Forum Section meeting listed above. 

Please note the successful candidate will be expected to submit a summary of how the bursary was used and a short paragraph on the benefit of winning the bursary to feature in the Maternity and the Newborn Forum enews letter.

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

 

 

 

Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Wendy Savage travel bursary

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Submission deadline: Sunday 3 February 2019
Meeting date: Tuesday 5 March 2019
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 if you are a student or money deducted from the membership fee.  
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 honour Wendy Savage, a long standing member of the Forum and an innovator in maternity care. The bursary is to enable the applicant to attend a conference to present a paper based on their research in the field of maternity care or care of the newborn.

Entrants will need to submit the following:

  • A paper of no more than 750 words that will be presented at the conference (this can be in draft format)
  • 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)
  • An up to date CV

The bursary winner will be invited to present at the Maternity and the Newborn Forum Section meeting  listed above.

Please note the successful candidate will be expected to submit a summary of how the bursary was used and a short paragraph on the benefit of winning the bursary to feature in the Maternity and the Newborn Forum enews letter.

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

 

 

Nephrology Section: Images in nephrology award

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Submission deadline: Sunday 4 November 2018 
Meeting date: Wednesday 5 December 2018
Prize: £200
Open to: Any trainees 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 

 

 

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section: Herbert Reiss trainees' prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 28 February 2019
Meeting date: Friday 26 April 2019
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 

Ophthalmology Section: Students and trainees prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 11 April 2019
Meeting date: Thursday 13 June 2019
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: Thursday 22 November 2018
Meeting Date: TBC 

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: Monday 11 March 2019
Meeting date: Thursday 9 May 2019
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: Should global medicine now be included in higher surgical training in oral and maxillofacial surgery?

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 
Travel expenses: Any travel expenses can be claimed back. Please bear in mind that we can only reimburse expenses for economy class travel and food and drink will not be reimbursed

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

Oral & maxillofacial surgery section: UMAX essay prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 29 March 2019
Meeting date: Saturday 27 April 2019
Prize: £50
Chosen topic: TBC


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 28 April 2018.

Travel expenses: If shortlisted to present at the meeting, any travel expenses can be claimed back. Please bear in mind that we can only reimburse expenses for economy class travel and food and drink will not be reimbursed

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

 

oral & maxillofacial surgery section: UMAX poster prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 29 March 2019
Meeting date: Saturday 27 April 2019
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 28 April 2018.

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

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: Short paper prize - December

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Submission deadline: Monday 3 December 2018
Meeting date:  Wednesday 16 January 2019
Prize: £100
Open to: All trainees in relevant specialties

Topic: TBC
Abstracts should be no more than 200 words (excluding title, authors and references).

The best abstracts will be chosen for presentation 
Travel expenses: If shortlisted to present at the meeting, any travel expenses can be claimed back. Please bear in mind that we can only reimburse expenses for economy class travel and food and drink will not be reimbursed

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

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: Short paper prize - May

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Submission deadline: Monday 18 March 2019
Meeting date: Thursday 9 May 2019
Prize: £100
Open to: All trainees in relevant specialties

Topic: TBC
Abstracts should be no more than 200 words (excluding title, authors and references).
 
The best abstracts will be chosen for presentation at the meeting 
Travel expenses: If shortlisted to present at the meeting, any travel expenses can be claimed back. Please bear in mind that we can only reimburse expenses for economy class travel and food and drink will not be reimbursed
 
For more information, contact: OralandMaxillofacialSurgery@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

Orthopaedics Section: William Bodey travelling fellowship

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Submission deadline: Sunday 2 December 2018
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 2019.

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 2019.

The winning candidate is expected to give a short presentation on their fellowship at the annual Christmas lecture and President's prize evening on Friday 6 December 2019.

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

Otology Section: Matthew Yung short paper and poster prize

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 18 December 2018
Meeting date: Friday 1 March 2019

Prize: £1000 to the winner of the short paper prize to be used in support of travel to centres of otology overseas. New edition of Logan Turner's Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat to the winner of the poster prize
Open to: All trainees and consultants within 2 years of appointment

Abstracts should submitted by email. Papers not selected for oral presentation may be chosen for a poster presentation.

Abstracts chosen for oral presentation will have the option of being published in the online version of the JLO and the overall winner has the option of their whole paper being printed.

Therefore abstracts will need to comply to the JLO guidelines:

  • Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words and should be structured
  • Key words are used to index the article
  • Only the words appearing as Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in the supplement to Index Medicus may ordinarily be used.

For full information please go to www.jlo.co.uk 

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

Otology Section: Norman Gamble research grant

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 19 February 2019
Prize: £1500
Open to: British citizens, both lay and medics

This grant is available to those who wish to carry out a specific piece of work

Submissions should include:

  • A short CV, including previous research experience
  • A grant application of no more than 1000 words including a statement as to whether the grant is for a specific purchase (eg. equipment or staff time) or to support the general expenses of a research worker

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

Otology Section: Training scholarships

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 20 November 2018
Prize: Up to £1000
Open to: RSM Trainee members of the Otology Section

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter of no more than 1000 words to include the costs of the centre to be visited. A current CV (of no more than 2 pages in length) and a reference from their Training Programme Director should also be attached.

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

 

Otology Section: Travel grants

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Submission deadline: Ongoing
Meeting dates: Friday 2 November 2018, Friday 7 December 2018, Friday 1 February 2019, Friday 1 March 2019 and Friday 3 May 2019
Prize: Up to £100
Open to: RSM Trainee members of the Otology Section who live at more than 50 miles from 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: Sunday 7 April 2019
Meeting date: Winner/s to be announced at the AGM on 4 June 2019
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 2019 for approval.

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

 

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: President's prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 9 December 2018
Meeting date: Tuesday 15 January 2019
Prize: £250
Open to: Paediatric trainees, students

A case summary of no more than 750 words related to the topic of the day (Sex, fertility and the future for teenagers with endocrine conditions) 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 6 May 2019
Meeting date:  Tuesday 4 June 2019
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: Monday 14 January 2019
Meeting date: Friday 17 May 2019
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:

“Explain pain!  How to explain pain and improve communication with patients"

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 Friday 17 May 2019 at the Royal Society of Medicine. 

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

 

 

Radiology Section: Finzi prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 23 February 2019
Meeting date: Thursday 6 June 2019
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 

 

 

Digital Health Section prize for innovation

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Submission deadline: Monday 8 July 2019
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

Applications are invited for this year's prize for innovations that apply digital voice to improve healthcare or social care. The innovation projects must be already underway, or completed in the past 12 months (i.e. we do not want submissions of concept papers for projects that have not been started). 

The submission should not exceed 1500 words, but there is no minimum word count. The authors of the top 3 submissions selected by the evaluation committee will be invited to present at the autumn meeting of the council and the winner will be selected at the meeting.

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

 

Trainees Section: Medical Authors Prize

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Submission deadline: This prize will next run in 2018-19 academic year
Meeting date: To be confirmed
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 
 

 

Urology Section: Malcolm Coptcoat spring short papers prize and the BAUS academic research prize

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The Section of Urology and BAUS Section of Academic Urology invites abstracts of the applicant's own work, no longer than 200 words in length. All subjects will be considered.

Successful applicants will then be selected to present at the joint meeting on Monday 25 March  2019. The programme committee will determine the allocation of applicants to each prize.

Submission deadline: Sunday 27 January 2019

Malcolm Coptcoat spring short papers prize: This award is sponsored by the The Malcolm Coptcoat Trust.

1st: Up to £2,000 towards the Urology Section's overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session
2nd: £750 towards the Urology Section's overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session or Campbell's Urology
3rd: £500 towards the Urology Section's overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session or Smith's Urology 

BAUS academic research prize: An award of £750 

Open to: Urological trainees

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

 

 

 

Urology Section: Professor Geoffrey D Chisholm CBE communication prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 17 March 2019
Meeting date: Friday 17 May 2019
Prize: 1st: Up to £2,000 towards the Urology Section's overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session
2nd: £750 towards the Urology Section's overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session or Campbell's Urology
3rd: £500 towards the Urology Section's overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session or Smith's Urology 
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 17 May 2019.  

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

 

Urology Section: Secretary's prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 17 March 2019
Meeting date: Friday 17 May 2019
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 

 

 

Venous Forum: Annual Meeting Prize

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Submission deadline: Wednesday 13 March 2019
Meeting date: Tuesday 18 - Wednesday 19 June 2019
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 275 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: Wednesday 13 March 2019
Meeting date: Tuesday 18 - Wednesday 19 June 2019
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: Wednesday 13 March 2019
Meeting date: Tuesday 18 - Wednesday 19 June 2019
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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