The Urology Section’s purpose is to provide a forum to promote the study and practice of Urology to all healthcare professionals and their students. The aim of the academic programme is to help members and guests provide excellent care for their patients and support for their colleagues.
The Section's activities provide a strong peer network supporting members personal development through informal mentorship. The Section maintains links with many organisations in the UK and overseas giving opportunities to teach and learn in a variety of settings.
The Malcolm Coptcoat Prize was established in the early 2000s to celebrate the enormous contribution of Malcolm Coptcoat to British Urology during his relatively short professional career. He was a great innovator and a pioneer of laparoscopic urology in the UK.
- First prize: Up to £2,000 towards the Urology Section's overseas winter scientific meeting in 2022
- Second prize: £750 towards the Urology Section's overseas winter scientific meeting in 2022 or Campbell's Urology
- Third prize: £500 towards the Urology Section's overseas winter scientific meeting in 2022 or Smith's Urology
Saturday 20 February 2021
Friday 16 April 2021
Please send a brief abstract of no more than 200 words summarising your work and demonstrating its potential clinical application. Please keep the afternoon of 16 April 2021 free for your presentation as judging will take place during the online event. Short-listed candidates will be asked to give a 7-minute online presentation of their work.
Malcolm Coptcoat Spring Short Papers Prize is sponsored by the Malcolm Coptcoat Trust.
- First prize: £2000 towards the urology overseas scientific winter meeting in 2022
- Second prize: £750 towards the urology overseas scientific winter meeting in 2022 or Campbell’s Urology
- Third prize: £500 towards the urology overseas scientific winter meeting in 2022 or Smith’s Urology
Sunday 28 February 2021
Friday 21 May 2021
Please send a brief abstract of no more than 200 words summarising your planned presentation. Please keep the afternoon of 21 May 2021 free for your presentation.
Short-listed candidates will give a 7-minute presentation on the afternoon of 21 May 2021 and respond to questions from the audience. Presentations should be limited to 8 slides and will be judged on their clarity and delivery. This is planned as an “in-person” meeting at the RSM but may change to online according to the Covid-restrictions in place at the time.
- First prize: £2,000 towards attending the Urology Section overseas winter meeting
- Second prize: Campbell’s Urology and RSM certificate
- Third prize: Smith’s Urology and RSM certificate
Wednesday 18 September 2019
UK-based Urology Specialty or urologically inspired core surgical trainees
Submit a 250-word abstract on a topic such as latest academic or clinical research topics, interesting case collections in the context of diagnosis and management or audit projects and their application to urological practice.
Submissions must not have been presented previously at any national or international meeting.
- First prize: £200 plus an RSM certificate
Monday 13 July 2020
All pre-SpRs training grades
Submit a 200-word abstract on either a high-quality urological audit, a novel work on service improvement or an organisational change within urology. The best abstracts will be presented as posters at the President's Day.
For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS.
For professionals working in the healthcare sector or with an interest in healthcare issues and do not qualify for a Fellow membership.
For students studying medicine, dentistry or an undergraduate qualification in a healthcare-related subject, in the UK or overseas.