Prize submissions information

Anaesthesia Section: Trainee Essay Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £500
  • Second prize: £250

Submission deadline

Sunday 17 May 2020

Open to

Trainee doctors in anaesthesia, critical care or pain management at any grade, including veterinary anaesthesia. Open to trainees in the UK and Ireland.

Application guidelines

Submit an essay describing original research, audit or a case report that you have played an important part in. The paper must be anonymous; it should not include headings, acknowledgements, names or institutions.

Shortlisted finalists/candidates will be required to present their paper at the Student and trainee prize meeting and annual dinner on the Friday 10 July 2020.

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Cardiology Section: President's Medal 

Prize

  • First prize: Commemoration Medal and £1,000 
  • Second prize: £500 

Submission deadline 

To be announced

Open to  

Cardiology trainees (ST3 and upwards) who have received all or part of their training in the United Kingdom. The applicant must either be currently engaged in full-time cardiovascular research or be no later than 1 year following award of a research degree by the submission deadline. 

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract on a subject which represents original research in cardiology. For applicants who have been awarded a research degree, proof of the date of award will be required. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work on 20th March 2019 at the RSM.

Submission closed

Cardiothoracic Section: Case Presentation Prize

Prize

  • Oral presentation: One year’s free RSM membership and a bottle of champagne
  • Poster presentation: One year’s free RSM membership and a bottle of wine

Submission deadline

Sunday 15 September 2019

Open to

All pre-clinical and clinical cardiothoracic students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a case presentation. The abstract can include figures, diagrams and scans. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their paper at a Cardiothoracic meeting.

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Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine Section: Postgraduate Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Postgraduate students who have been working for qualifications in forensic and legal medicine or medical law. Students studying other specialties may submit their work to be considered for presentation purposes but are not eligible for the prize.

Application guidelines

Submit a poster presentation; the entry should be anonymous – your name or your institution should not be mentioned. The poster design should be submitted in PowerPoint or PDF format and under 2MB in size.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to print their presentation in A1 to present at a Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine meeting.

Submission closed

Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section: Urticaria Poster Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £100
  • Second prize: £50

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a literature review or case study on urticaria. The abstracts should be clearly structured and should include the title of the poster; the presenting author's name, any other authors and their professional role and affiliation.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to print their presentation in A1 to present at a Clinical Immunology & Allergy meeting.

Submission closed

Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section: Professor Jonathan Brostoff Award 

Prize 

  • £750 to be used towards research or training in clinical immunology and allergy, and a year's free RSM membership

Submission deadline 

To be announced

Open to 

Medical students, trainees (up to ST3) and young scientists.

Application guidelines

Submit a 750-word essay that highlights development and progression on any of the following topics: gut allergy, microbiotica, or food intolerance. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their essay at a Clinical Immunology & Allergy meeting.

Submission closed

Clinical Neurosciences: Gordon Holmes prize

Prize 

First place: £300

Submission deadline 

Sunday 12 January 2020

Open to  

Students and trainees in neurosciences, including neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuropathology or neuroradiology.

Application guidelines

Applicants are invited to submit no more than 500 word summaries of research which they have carried out. Those considered to be the best will be asked to give a 10 minute presentation (including 3 minutes discussion) at a meeting of the Section. 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. 

 

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Coloproctology Section: John of Arderne Award

Prize

  • First prize - The John of Arderne medal, one year free RSM membership, invitation to council for the 2019-20 academic year and £500 towards a travelling fellowship to the Coloproctology Section's overseas meeting in Guernsey
  • Second prize - £500 towards a travelling fellowship to the Coloproctology Section's overseas meeting in Guernsey
  • Runners up will be invited for a poster presentation of their research on the day of the Presidential Address, 23 October 2019. Each will be awarded £50.

The first and second prize winners will go to Guernsey and be sponsored to present in Fremantle meeting Saturday 7 November 2020 and the Tripartite meeting in Auckland, New Zealand Monday 9 - Thursday 12 November 2020 with £1,500 each.

Submission deadline

Tuesday 3 September 2019

Open to

All coloproctology and surgery trainees and medical students

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract on a coloproctology research paper. Abstracts should state briefly and clearly the purpose, methods, results and conclusions of the work.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their abstract at the Presidential address Coloproctology meeting on 23 October 2019. The judges will select the best clinical and best academic presentations, both of whom will receive £500 towards a travelling fellowship to Guernsey. The overall winner of the John of Arderne medal will be selected from these two. 

Other applications will have the opportunity to be invited for a poster presentation of their research on the day of the Presidential Address, 23 October 2019. Each will be awarded £50.

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Critical Care Medicine Section: Audit and Quality Improvement Audit Prize

Prize

  • The top three entrants will receive an annual subscription to CRIT-IQ (an excellent resource for the FFICM)

Submission deadline 

Monday 1 July 2019 

Open to 

All UK and Ireland trainees in intensive care medicine but would be most suited to those sitting the primary or final FFICM.  

Application guidelines 

Submit a 300-word abstract that is a summary of a completed audit or quality improvement project which has contributed to the practice of intensive care medicine.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present a poster at a Critical Care Medicine meeting.

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Dermatology Section: Hugh Wallace Essay Prize

Prize 

  • First prize: £250 

Submission deadline 

Sunday 28 June 2020

Open to 

Dermatology registrars. 

Application guidelines 

Submit a dermatology paper published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last 12 months.

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Dermatology Section: Call for abstracts - December clinicopathological meeting

Prize 

  • First prize: £50 and RSM certificate

Submission deadline 

Sunday 27 October 2019

Open to 

All dermatology trainees.

Application guidelines 

Applicants are invited to submit abstracts (of any wordcount) regarding dermatological clinicopathological cases. Submissions will be shortlisted and considered for oral presentation at the Dermatology Section clinicopathological meeting in December.

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Dermatology Section: Call for abstracts - January clinicopathological meeting

Prize 

  • First prize: £50 and RSM certificate

Submission deadline 

Sunday 24 November 2019

Open to 

All dermatology trainees.

Application guidelines 

Applicants are invited to submit abstracts (of any wordcount) regarding dermatological clinicopathological cases. Submissions will be shortlisted and considered for oral presentation at the Dermatology Section clinicopathological meeting in December.

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Dermatology Section: Hugh Wallace Registrars Prize 

Prize 

  • First prize: £150 

Submission deadline 

Submission closed

Open to 

Dermatology registrars who present at Dermatology meetings.

Application guidelines 

Prize will be awarded to dermatology registrars considered to have made an outstanding contribution to Dermatology Section meetings during the session preceding the year of the award.

Submission closed

Dermatology Section: Trainee Research Prize  

Prize 

  • First prize: £250
  • All presenters will be awarded up to £150 as a travel grant.

Submission deadline 

Sunday 24 February 2020

Open to 

All dermatology trainees in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Newly qualified consultants whose research was completed as a trainee in the year before the submission date.

Application guidelines 

Applicants will submit summarising research of no more than 500 words that have 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.

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

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Digital Health Section: Prize for Innovation  

Prize 

  • First prize: £500 and a year’s free RSM membership

Submission deadline 

Monday 8 July 2019 

Open to 

All RSM members and non-members.

Application guidelines 

Submit a 500-word paper on a digital innovation project that is applying a digital voice to improve healthcare or social care. The project should be currently underway or been completed in the past 12 months. Concept papers for projects that have not been started will not be accepted.

The top three submissions will be invited to present their paper at a Digital Health meeting, where the winner will be selected.

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Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship

Prize

  • First prize: £15,000

Submission deadline 

Tuesday 1 October 2019

Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 6 November 2019 and interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates on Tuesday 3 December 2019.

Open to

RSM Fellows who are of specialist registrar, lecturer grade or equivalent, or who are consultants within three 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.

Application guidelines

Submit an application form with the following included:

  • Up-to-date CV Statement of current interests, including career objectives
  • A detailed proposal as to how the time abroad will be spent and where
  • Detailed analysis of likely costs of the 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 to provide a written report about the work undertaken during the tenure of the Fellowship and present it at an appropriate RSM educational meeting.

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Emergency Medicine Section: Research and Innovation Prize  

Prize 

  • A single prize of £500 will be awarded to the best application.

Submission deadline 

Friday 6 December 2019

Open to

Anyone carrying out original research or innovation in the field of Emergency Medicine

Application guidelines

Applications are invited to submit for a new Emergency Medicine Section Research or Innovation Prize. This is open to 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.
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Emergency Medicine Section: Essay Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £500 and a year’s free RSM membership 
  • Second prize: £500 and a year’s free RSM membership 

Submission deadline 

To be announced

Open to 

All medical practitioners below consultant grade.

Application guidelines 

Submit a 1,500-word essay on an original piece of research work in emergency medicine. The essay should summarise your research, and include information about its evidence data, the quality of the research and its relevance to emergency medicine and clinical practice.

The winning applicant will be invited to present their work at an Emergency Medicine meeting.

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Emergency Medicine Section: Students’ Prize

Prize

  • £1 x £500 and one year's free RSM membership

Submission deadline

Friday 6 December 2019

Open to

Anyone carrying out original research or innovation in the field of Emergency Medicine

Application guidelines

Applications are invited to submit for a new Emergency Medicine Section Research or Innovation Prize. This is open to 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.
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Emergency Medicine section: Innovation in ED education

Prize

  • £100 will be awarded to the best three applications.

Submission deadline

Friday 6 December 2019

Open to

Undergraduate students studying at a UK university or who are taking a postgraduate degree such as an MSc in public health or similar and are travelling abroad on an elective module related to public health or epidemiology.

Application guidelines

  • Submissions should be no longer than 300 words.
  • The project should have been led or a substantial contribution to the project made by the entrant.

Students, nurses and doctors all grades working in Emergency Departments

  1. Describe the project, its implementation, and your role in that implementation.
  2. What were the barriers to implementation and how were these overcome?
  3. What impact has your project/initiative had on the department?

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

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Epidemiology & Public Health Section: Young Epidemiologists Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Any medical and non-medical epidemiologist or public health practitioner under the age of 40 years.

Application guidelines

Submit a 1,000-word paper addressing a public health issue which relates to a project conducted. Your paper should include an introduction, methodology used and results, discussion headings and a conclusion.

Submission closed

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Section Prize 

Prize

  • First prize: £100 and a year’s free RSM membership
  • Second prize: £50 and a year’s free RSM membership

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract describing the nature and purpose of your poster presentation. The abstract should be clearly structured and describe original research, case studies only. Please include the title of the poster, the names of presenting and other authors and their professional role and affiliation.

Shortlisted applicants will be given a free place to the meeting. Posters should be printed on A1 size for presentation.

Submission closed

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: John Fry Prize  

Prize

  • First prize: £300

Submission deadline

To be announced

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.

Application guidelines

Submit an essay of up to 3,000 words on one of the following topics:

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

The winner will be required to present their essay at the GP Update meeting on 11 September 2019.

Submission closed

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

Prize

  • First prize: £100
  • Second prize: £50

Submission deadline

Monday 1 July 2019

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract describing the nature and purpose of your poster presentation, which should be relevant to a topic to be discussed at the 39th Primary Care Update. The abstract should be clearly structured and describe original research, a literature review or case studies.

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

Shortlisted applicants will be given a free place to the meeting. Posters should be printed on A1 size for presentation.

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Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: A.C. Comfort Essay Prize 

Prize 

  • First prize: £300

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical students (pre-clinical and clinical) and medical graduates within five years since qualification. 

Application guidelines

Submit a 5,000-word essay on any aspect of ageing.

The winner will be required to present their essay at a geriatrics and gerontology meeting. 

Submission closed

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: President’s Essay Prize  

Prize 

  • First prize: A year’s free RSM membership

Submission deadline 

To be announced

Open to 

Medical students, practitioners, nursing, social care and allied healthcare professionals within five years of qualification.  

Application guidelines 

Submit a 3,000-word essay on any aspect of ageing or the health and care of older people.

Submissions closed

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: Trainees’ Prize – Clinical Presentation

Prize

  • First prize: £100 for best oral presentation
  • Second prize: £50 for best poster presentation 

Submission deadline 

To be announced

Open to

Trainees in elderly medicine or old age psychiatry.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a case presentation in a clinical context which demonstrates difficult diagnostic or management problems in older people.

Five shortlisted candidates will be required to present their abstract at a geriatrics and gerontology meeting. Runners up will be invited to present a poster presentation.

Submission closed

Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section: Elliotson Prize 

Prize 

  • First prize: £200 and an RSM certificate 
  • Second prize: £100 and an RSM certificate 
  • Third prize: £50 and an RSM certificate 

Submission deadline 

Sunday 29 March 2020

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 on Monday 27 April 2020.    

Application guidelines

Entrants are invited to submit a case study or an essay of no more than 1000 - 1500 words in response to the following question: “Discuss the rationale for the use of the term hypnosis or hypnotherapy.”

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Laryngology & Rhinology Section: Short Paper and Poster Prize

Prize 

  • First prize: £250 and a year’s free RSM membership
  • Second prize: £100 and a year’s free RSM membership
  • Poster prize: £50 and a year’s free RSM membership

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All trainees and consultants within two years of appointment in the UK and Ireland.

Application guidelines

Submit a 150-word abstract on a chosen topic in laryngology and rhinology. Abstracts chosen for oral presentation will have the option of being published in the online version of The Journal of Laryngology and Otology (JLO). The overall winner can opt to have their whole paper printed.

Abstracts must comply with JLO guidelines:

  • 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. 

Submission closed

Laryngology & Rhinology Section: Rhinology Essay Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £1,000

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All trainees and consultants within two years of appointment in the UK and Ireland.

Application guidelines

Submit a 2,000-word essay on the following topic: Advances in measuring the nasal airway.

Essays should be anonymous, and any references included are to be given in the Harvard style and only one paper may be submitted in any one year by an applicant.

Submission closed

Military Medicine Section: Colt Foundation Research Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £200
  • Second prize: Five x £100 prizes

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical officers in any training grade in general practice, occupational medicine, public health or hospital-based specialties.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a research or audit project (including those used in GP training programmes). The abstract should reflect the principal sections of a proposed presentation i.e. background, hypothesis, materials and methods, results and discussion.

Please identify the author(s), unit or affiliation and the title of the presentation in the abstract.

Authors of the top six abstracts shortlisted will be required to present their work at a military medicine meeting. The authors of the next six abstracts selected (7-12 in the merit order), will be required to attend and present a five-slide presentation poster of their work on the day.

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

Submission closed

Nephrology Section: Images in Nephrology Award

Prize

  • First prize: £200

Submission deadline

Sunday 13 October 2019

Open to

Any trainees or fellows training in nephrology and wider specialties.

Application guidelines

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 be announced at a Nephrology meeting.

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Nephrology Section: Rosemarie Baillod Clinical Award

Prize

  • First prize: £200

Submission deadline

Sunday 13 October 2019

Open to

Any trainees or fellows training in nephrology and wider specialties.

Application guidelines 

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.

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Nephrology Section: Stewart Cameron Science Award

Prize

  • First prize: £200

Submission deadline

Sunday 13 October 2019

Open to

Any trainees or fellows training in nephrology and wider specialties.

Application guidelines

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.

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Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section: Herbert Reiss Trainees’ Prize

Prize

  • Oral first prize: £150
  • Oral second prize: £100
  • Poster first prize: £100
  • Poster second prize: £75

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All medical trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Application guidelines

Submit a 300-word abstract on a topic related to obstetrics and gynaecology.

Shortlisted abstracts will be invited to give an oral or poster presentation at an Obstetrics & Gynaecology meeting. The six best abstracts will also be asked to give a seven-minute scientific presentation.

Submission closed

Occupational Medicine: Ramazzini Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250 + certificate

Submission deadline

Friday 9 August 2019

Open to

All specialist trainees in Occupational Medicine, ST3-ST6

Application guidelines

Submit a 500 word case report abstract fitting the meeting theme set each year: Making a difference in Occupational health: Clinical case management and work outcomes that add value for the patient, manager and organisation.

Case criteria: Clinical Case: A clinical case of relevance to occupational medicine and fitting the meeting theme. The case should be one which has been clinically assessed and managed by the applicant personally since entering specialty training in Occupational Medicine.

Four cases will be shortlisted by Council and invited to give a 10 minute presentation at the Occupational Medicine’s September evening meeting.

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Odontology Section: Colyer Prize

Submission deadline:
Sunday, 2 December 2019

Prize:
£200

Open to:
Undergraduate and post graduate Students, and Trainees who have gained their qualification within the last 12 years (as at the date of presentation - September)

Application guidelines
This is awarded every three years. 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 UK institution during the preceding five years.

 
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their poster at a future Odontology Section meeting.
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Oncology Section: Sylvia Lawler Prize

Prize

  • First prize for scientific paper: £250
  • First prize for clinical paper: £250
  • First prize for poster presentation: £50 voucher
  • Second prize for poster presentation: £50 voucher

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All scientists and clinicians in training.

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract on the topic: Young people with cancer.

Applicants can submit a scientific paper or a basic scientific research project. The abstract should include, but is not limited to, audit data, imaging studies and outcomes of surgical procedures. Translational studies, such as genomic studies of clinical samples, should be included if you are applying for the basic/translational science prize.

The top six shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their paper at an oncology meeting in front of a panel of judges, where the top two applicants will be awarded the Sylvia Lawler Prize.

High quality abstracts not selected to present will be invited to give a poster presentation at the meeting.

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Submission closed

Oncology Section: The Vanessa Moss Prize

Prize 

  • Winner of best abstract - £250 and invited for oral presentation; Top 10 abstracts – poster presentation

Submission deadline

Friday 2 August 2018 

Open to

Any scientist or healthcare professional working in the field of global cancer control, and open to HICs and LMICs. 

Application guidelines

Submit an abstract of 400 words maximum, including background, methods, results and discussion. The abstract should be on collaborative research/service delivery in which the applicant has been significantly involved, in global cancer control, focusing on LMICs as defined by the world bank group. The project may be clinical or scientific and the work may have been published previously (but not before 2018). 

Submissions open to HICs and LMICs. Judging panel will include oncologists and experts in the field of global cancer care who will consider the originality and the impact of the research on the quality of care for patients with cancer in LMICs, within the context of the resources available to the host institution.

The winner must agree to attend the conference.

For further information please contact oncology@rsm.ac.uk

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Ophthalmology Section: Students and Trainees Prize

Prize

  • First prize poster: £150
  • First prize paper: £150 

In addition, the overall winner will receive the Dermot Pierse prize of one year’s subscription to the British Journal of Ophthalmology. 

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical students and trainee doctors.

Application guidelines

Submit a 300-word abstract on research work or a case report in ophthalmology.

Shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to present their work at an Ophthalmology meeting from which judges will select eight oral finalists and 24 poster finalists.

Submission closed

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: UMAX Essay Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £50

Submission deadline

Sunday 23 February 2020

Open to

All trainees without dual qualification including undergraduate, singly-qualified and second degree medical and dental students.

Application guidelines

Submit a 2,000-word essay on the chosen topicWhat is the potential impact of Brexit on oral and maxillofacial surgery?
The essay should be anonymous and be the authors own work. The winner will be required to present their work at an Oral & Maxillofacial meeting. 

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: UMAX Poster Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £50

Submission deadline

Sunday 23 February 2020

Open to

All trainees without dual qualification including undergraduate, singly-qualified and second degree medical and dental students.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on any topic relating to oral and maxillofacial surgery. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work at an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery meeting.

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section: John Langdon Essay Prize

Submission deadline

Sunday 29 September 2019

Prizes

  • 1st £500
  • 2nd £100
  • 3rd £75 

Open to
All dental or medical graduates and students.

Application guidelines
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.

Chosen topic:
What is the benefit of Global medicine experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery training?

Meeting date:
Thursday 21 November 2019

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Orthopaedics Section: President’s Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £600
  • Second prize: £400
  • Third prize: £200

Submission deadline

Sunday 20 October 2019

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 300-word abstract describing original (not previously published) work exploring clinical case studies and case reports.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work at an Orthopaedics meeting and attend the dinner following the event.

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Otology Section: Norman Gamble Research Grant

Submission deadline
Sunday 26 January 2020

Meeting date
Friday 1 May 2020

Prize
£100

Open to
British citizens, both lay and medics

Guidelines

This prize is awarded to the best original work in otology in the preceding four years, as evidenced by published papers.

Submissions should include copies of these papers, along with a supporting letter from a proposer or a cover letter from the researcher themselves.


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Otology Section: Training Scholarships

Prize
Up to £1,000 

Submission deadline 
Sunday 26 January 2020

Meeting date
Friday 1 May 2020

Open to
RSM Trainee Members interested in Otology 

Application guidelines

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter of no more than 1,000 words, including the costs of the centre to be visited.

Submissions should also include:

  • An up-to-date CV (maximum two pages)
  • A reference from your Training Programme Director
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Otology Section: Mr N Shah ENT Innovations Award

Prize

  • £300 and the winning candidate will be invited to present the innovation when receiving the prize at the Otology Section event in February 2020

Submission deadline

Sunday 8 December 2019

Open to

Trainees and consultants in Otology

Application guidelines 

The interpretation of Innovation will be broad-based, this could be technical, such as a new device or instrument, a new procedure or original modification of a procedure or a new and original organisational development. Candidates are asked to describe an innovation that they have been personally involved in devising in the past 5 years.

  • A description of no more than 1000 words and if appropriate will include images and or drawings of the innovation. The application should be structured as below:
  • A description of the innovation and the costs to date and/or estimated in the future budget
  • The difference it makes/will make to patient care and evidence for this. How does it compare with current similar devices or best practice? Consider safety, Is there any evidence it could adversely impact health
  • Include any published evidence on the innovation including evidence to support its impact
  • Has the innovation already been disseminated or marketed beyond the innovator? Is it being used or still being used? if not, why not?
  • Please acknowledge others who have contributed to the development of the innovation and describe their role and involvement
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Otology Section: Matthew Yung Short Paper and Poster Prize

Prize

  • 1st place: £1,000 to be used in support of travel to centres of otology overseas
  • 2nd place: Short fellowship to the 22nd International Otology Course at the Causse clinic in Beziers, France sponsored by the TWJ Foundation
  • Poster prize: New edition of Logan Turner's Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat

Submission deadline
Sunday 8 December 2019

Meeting date
Friday 7 February 2020

Open to
All trainees and consultants within two years of appointment.

Application guidelines

Submit a 150-word abstract on a topic relating to otology. 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 with 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.  

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

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Otology Section: Temporal Bone Competition

Date of Competition: Friday 27th September

Location: Temporal Bone Dissection Lab, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Prize

  • First prize: Free place on the Cambridge Advanced Otology course (worth £900) and £500 cash
  • Second prize: £200 cash

Submission deadline

12th August 2019

Open to

Pre-CCT ENT trainees at all stages who are RSM members (free entry). RSM non-members can pay £150 to enter the competition.

Application guidelines

The aim of the competition is to provide an opportunity for ENT trainees to practice temporal bone dissection. Participants have a half-day time period in which they are asked to carry out set dissections such as cortical mastoidectomy, attic exposure and posterior tympanotomy, and are asked questions during the dissection. Drilling techniques and progress through dissections are critiqued by experts in the field of otology. High quality fresh frozen cadaveric temporal bones are used.

To apply to the RSM temporal bone competition, please download the attached application form.

Email the completed form to the address on the form.

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Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Sam Tucker Fellowship

Prize

  • £250 and membership of the RSM as a trainee for up to six years for individuals with an academic record of achievement.
    The successful candidate(s) will become members of the Paediatrics & Child Health Section Council for two years. They will be expected to attend council meetings and submit a paper at one meeting (either an RSM meeting or meeting approved by the Section) every two years.

Submission deadline

Sunday 29 March 2020

Open to

Individuals for whom less than ten years have elapsed since they obtained their primary medical qualification

Application guidelines

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 Section AGM for approval.

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Paediatrics & Child Health Section: President’s Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250

Submission deadline

Sunday 12 January 2020

Open to

Students and paediatrics trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 750-word case summary related to the topic: "Paediatric emergency medicine".

Four case reports will be shortlisted to present their work at a Paediatrics & Child Health meeting, from which the winner will be selected.

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Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Tim David Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250 and a year’s free RSM membership
  • Second prize: £200

Submission deadline

Sunday 08 December 2019

Open to

Medical trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 750-word case report on a general paediatric case. A maximum of four general paediatric case reports will be shortlisted to present at a Paediatrics & Child Health meeting.

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Pain Medicine Section: Andrew Lawson Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £200 and free attendance to a Pain Medicine meeting of your choice

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All medical students and trainees in pain medicine up to APT level. Submissions from trainees of other specialities will also be accepted.

Application guidelines

Submit a 3,000-word essay on the topic: Explain pain! How to explain pain and improve communication with patients.

The winner will be required to present their essay at a Pain Medicine meeting.

Submission closed

Palliative Care Section: Call for abstracts: Future directions of hospice care: IPU or ITU?

Submission deadline

Monday 15 July 2019

Meeting date

Monday 14 October 2019

Application guidelines

Abstracts of no more than 250 words for oral and/or poster presentation are welcomed on research in palliative and end of life care. The submission must be anonymous; it should not include headings, acknowledgements, names or institutions.

Whilst abstracts relevant to the meeting topic are more likely to be chosen for oral presentation, we welcome submissions on any subject in palliative and end of life care.

 

Apply here

Patient Safety Section: Dragons den

Prize:
  • Oral presentation: 1 year's free RSM membership
  • Poster presentation: £50 

Submission deadline:

Saturday 5 October 2019

Open to: Students and trainees
Trainees and students are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words. We welcome abstracts based on audits, quality improvement projects or prototypes of new devices or software that may be useful in patient safety. Each submission should define a problem in the hospital or community setting related to patient safety and describe how a solution clearly addresses this problem.

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.

Shortlisted submissions will be invited for oral and/or poster presentation. The presentations must be given by the submitting candidate. Please ensure before submitting your abstract that you will be free to present at the Patient Safety Section meeting in November.
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Plastic Surgery Section: UPRAS Prize

Prize
RSM certificate

Submission deadline
Sunday 6 October 2019

Meeting date
Saturday 30 November 2019

Open to
Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines
Applicants are invited to submit an abstract up to 250 words on all plastic surgery related topics. When submitting an abstract, please state whether you would like to be considered for a poster or oral presentation. Please note only one presenter can present for each oral presentation.

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Psychiatry Section: Mental Health Foundation Research Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £750
  • Second prize: £100

Submission deadline 

Sunday 5 April 2020

Open to
Open to all psychologist and psychiatrists in accredited training or research posts in the UK at the time of publication

Application guidelines

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
Submit

Psychiatry Section: Students and trainees award

Prize

  • First prize: A year's membership to the RSM and a cash prize for outstanding contributions.

Submission deadline
Sunday 12 July 2020

Open to
Medical students, foundation and specialist trainees.

Application guidelines

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.
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Radiology Section: Finzi Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £500

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All SpR radiologists and radiotherapists training in the UK and Northern Ireland with a limit of one paper from each hospital.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract of your work, along with a 50-word outline of your personal contribution to the work. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work at a Radiology meeting.

Submission closed

Radiology: Head and neck imaging 2019

Prize

  • First prize: £500
  • Second prize: £125
  • Third prize: £125

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All trainees in all medical specialties.

Application guidelines

The BSHNI oral presentation is part of the BSHNI Annual Meeting and is open to trainees in all medical specialities.

Applicants need to submit a structured abstract based on any topic relating to head and neck imaging of no more than 250 words (excluding title, authors and references). The best abstracts will be selected to give an oral presentation (6 minutes with 2 minutes for questions) at a radiology meeting.

Submission closed

Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section: Barbara Ansell Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £200
  • Second prize: £100
  • Third prize: £50

Submission deadline

Thursday 15th August 2019

Open to

Specialist registrars and research fellows in all specialities

Application guidelines

Submit a 300-word abstract on a case series or individual case report in the field of rheumatology. The abstract must be anonymous and should not include acknowledgements, names or institutions. Shortlisted candidates will be required to give a 10-minute presentation followed by questions on their abstract at the Rheumatology Prize Meeting on Friday 20th September 2019.

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Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section: Eric Bywaters Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £200
  • Second prize: £100
  • Third prize: £50

Submission deadline

Thursday 15th August 2019

Open to

Specialist registrars, research fellows, scientists and allied health professionals in all specialities

Application guidelines

Submit a 300 word abstract describing original clinical or laboratory-based research in the field of rheumatology that you have played an important role in. The abstract must be anonymous and should not include acknowledgements, names or institutions. The research can have been submitted to other meetings and published in the year before the submission deadline.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to give a 10-minute presentation followed by questions on their abstract at the Rheumatology Prize Meeting on Friday 20th September 2019.



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Sexuality & Sexual Health Section: Medical Student and Trainees’ Essay Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250 and a year’s free RSM membership
  • Second prize: a year’s free RSM membership

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical students and trainee doctors within the field of sexual health and associated specialisms within GU/SRH.

Application guidelines

Submit a 2,000-word essay on any research objective of your choice that relates to the following topic: Critically analyse the challenges faced working in abortion services today.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their essay at a Sexuality & Sexual Health meeting.

Submission closed

Sport & Exercise Medicine Section: Helal and Harries Prize

Prize

  • RSM certificate

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Students and trainees, allied health professionals and intercalated students.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract describing your work on a subject relevant to sport and exercise medicine. The abstract should describe the background to the work, methods, results and conclusions, and be accompanied by a supporting letter from a consultant or supervisor. The work must not have been previously published.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to give a poster presentation at a Sport & Exercise meeting.

Submission closed

Surgery Section: Adrian Tanner Prize

Prize

£250

Submission deadline

Sunday 12 July 2020

Open to

All surgical trainees.

Application guidelines

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 Surgery Section's 'President's Day' in September 2020. 

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Surgery Section: MIA prize

Prize

£250

Submission deadline

Sunday 12 July 2020

Open to

All surgical registrars.

Application guidelines

Candidates are invited to submit abstracts from laboratory-based research papers of no more than 250 words

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their papers at the Surgery Section's 'President's Day' in September 2020. 

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Surgery Section: Norman Tanner Prize

Prize

£250 plus the Norman Tanner Medal

Submission deadline

Sunday 1 December 2019

Open to

All surgical trainees.

Application guidelines

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%.

Abstracts will be shortlisted to present at a Surgery Section meeting date TBC and the best presentation will be awarded the Norman Tanner medal plus prize money.

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Surgery Section: President's prize

Prize

  • 1st prize - £100
  • 2nd prize - £50

Submission deadline

Sunday 1 December 2019

Open to

All surgical trainees

Application guidelines

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.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their poster at the RSM on Friday 31 January 2020.

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Trainees Section: John Glyn Trainees Audit Prize

Prize

  • First prize for oral presentation: £250
  • Second prize for oral presentation: £100
  • First prize for poster presentation: £100
  • Second prize for poster presentation: £50

Submission deadline

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Open to

Trainees working in any hospital or primary care specialty.

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract describing an audit project that was undertaken during your training. The abstract should include the objective, methods used and results, discussion topics and conclusion. The applicant must be the main author of the audit project.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their abstract as an oral or poster presentation at a Trainee meeting.

Submissions closed

Trainees Section: Medical Authors Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £100 of book vouchers

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 500-word outline of your idea for a book proposal. If the idea is shortlisted it will be presented to an expert ‘Dragon’s Den’ panel that will know nothing of the idea on the day and will judge whether they wish to accept or decline the proposal.

The winner will be decided at the event, considering the opinions of the judges and the audience.

Submission closed

Urology Section: A career in urology – poster prize

Prize

12-month free print and online subscription to the Journal of Clinical Urology and certificate

Submission deadline

Sunday 17 November 2019

Open to

 Medical students and doctors not yet in core or specialist training    

Application guidelines

Medical students are invited to submit an abstract no more than 250 words relating to the subject of urology. Successful applicants will then be selected to showcase their poster at the Career in Urology event, Saturday 11 January 2020, for the chance to win the prize.

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Urology Section: Malcolm Coptcoat Spring Short Papers Prize and the Baus Academic Research Prize

Prize

  • First prize: Up to £2,000 towards the Urology overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session
  • Second prize: £750 towards the Urology overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session or Campbell's Urology
  • Third prize: £500 towards the Urology overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session or Smith's Urology BAUS academic research prize: £750

Submission deadline

Sunday 9 February 2020

Open to

Urological trainees

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract about your own work; all subjects will be considered. Successful applicants will then be selected to present at the RSM Urology and Baus Section of Academic Urology joint meeting on Monday 6 April 2020. 

Malcolm Coptcoat Spring Short Papers Prize sponsored by the Malcolm Coptcoat Trust.

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Urology Section: Professor Geoffrey D. Chisholm CBE Communication Prize

Prize

  • First prize: Up to £2,000 towards the Urology overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session
  • Second prize: £750 towards the Urology overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session or Campbell's Urology
  • Third prize: £500 towards the Urology overseas winter scientific meeting in the next academic session or Smith's Urology

Submission deadline

Sunday 29 March 2020

Open to

Urological trainees

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract 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 prize has an emphasis 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' taking place Friday 22 May 2020. 

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Urology Section: Secretary’s Prize

Prize 

  • First prize: £200 plus an RSM certificate

Submission deadline

Sunday 29 March 2020

Meeting date

Friday 22 May 2020

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.

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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.

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Vascular Medicine Section: The Harvey Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £150 plus a year’s free RSM membership
  • Second prize: £100

Submission deadline

Sunday 19 July 2020

Meeting date 

Tuesday 15 – Wednesday 16 September 2020

Open to

Trainees (only)

Application guidelines 

Abstracts 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. 

*Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give an oral presentation at the Harvey symposium on Wednesday 11 September 2019.

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Venous Forum: Annual Meeting Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250
  • Second prize: £200
  • Third prize: £150
  • Poster prize: £200

Submission deadline

Sunday 5 April 2020

Open to

Medical students and trainees

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a topic relating to the Venous Forum annual meeting. The abstract should be structured to include aims, methods, results and conclusions.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present an oral presentation at a Venous Forum meeting. A selection of submissions that not shortlisted for oral presentation will be invited to present a poster at the meeting. All accepted abstracts will be published in Phlebology.

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Venous Forum: Pump Priming Grant

Prize

  • On application

Open to

Trainee specialists under 40 years of age at time of application. 

Application guidelines

Submit an application outlining your research costs and the potential benefits the research will have to the phlebology and endovenous world. 

The applications must be supported with the following documentation:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A letter from your Head of Department and/or a senior colleague/specialist, supporting the application

The successful candidate will be announced at the Venous Forum annual meeting. The winner will be expected to attend the meeting in Annual meeting and give a presentation of their work. 

Submission closed

Wesleyan RSM Trainee of the Year Award 

Prize

  • First prize: £3,000 plus one year’s RSM membership  
  • Second prize: £1,000 plus one year’s RSM membership  
  • Third prize: £500 plus one year’s RSM membership  

Marking the culmination of the Royal Society of Medicine’s prize programme for trainee doctors, the Wesleyan RSM Trainee of the Year Award finals take place each year during a glittering evening of medical innovation and scientific discovery. 

Competing for a prestigious trophy and a first prize of £3,000, the five finalists are drawn from the winners of the RSM Section prizes for trainees awarded each year. 

Celebrating the very best of the RSM and its trainees, the awards ceremony is preceded by a series of 10-minute oral presentations from the finalists, followed by rigorous 5-minute Q&A sessions with the judges and audience.