About this section

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.

Section Council members

Section events are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM. This Council is not currently looking for any new Council members. When vacancies arise, an application form will be made available on this page.

Professor Justin Vale
President
Professor Seshadri Sriprasad
President Elect
Mr Christian Timothy David Brown
Honorary Secretary
Mr James Green
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming urology events and webinars

View all events being run by the Urology Section.

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Prizes & awards

Urology Section: Malcolm Coptcoat spring short papers prize

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.

Prize

  • 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 

Submission deadline

Saturday 20 February 2021

Meeting date

Friday 16 April 2021

Open to

Urological trainees

Application guidelines

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.

Apply here

Urology: Professor Geoffrey D. Chisholm CBE Communication Prize

Prize

  • 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

Submission deadline

Sunday 28 February 2021

Meeting date

Friday 21 May 2021

Open to

Urological trainees

Application guidelines

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.

Apply here

Urology Section: Winter Short Papers Prize

Prize

  • 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

Submission deadline

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Open to

UK-based Urology Specialty or urologically inspired core surgical trainees

Application guidelines

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.

Apply here

Urology Section: Secretary’s Prize

Prize 

  • First prize: £200 plus an RSM certificate

Submission deadline

Monday 13 July 2020

Meeting date

TBC

Open to

All pre-SpRs training grades

Application guidelines

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.

Apply here

Library resources

Access Library resources that are available for the Urology Section.

Urology titles in the RSM Library

List of titles held by the RSM Library.

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Join the RSM today

Become a member today and get discounted rates on our education programme.

Fellow

For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS.

Fellow

Associate

For professionals working in the healthcare sector or with an interest in healthcare issues and do not qualify for a Fellow membership. 

Associate

Student

For students studying medicine, dentistry or an undergraduate qualification in a healthcare-related subject, in the UK or overseas. 

Student

Thank you to our sponsors

We would like to thank The Urology Foundation and The Hadley Trust for their generous support enabling free access to this webinar for trainees.

The Urology Foundation 2020