The Founders Prize of the York Medical Society is open to all doctors working in the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery and applicants are invited to submit and present an audit, a case report/series, original research or a survey that has been conducted whilst working in the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery.
The 2020 Founders Prize
The 2019 Founders Prize finalists gave a very high quality and interesting evening of talks. Dr Noblet gave an overview of the Leeds experience with the surgical management of Poland’s Syndrome. We heard from Dr Prince how he had changed anaesthetic practice regarding per-operative ACE inhibitor practice in a large teaching hospital in Sheffield. Dr Robins spoke eloquently about their trial in Leeds of a device for securing external ventricular drains in a large adult neurosurgical unit and Dr Shahzad discussed the effect of preoperative CT on negative appendicectomy rates at Scunthorpe General. The winning presentation was Dr Rooney who presented original research investigating the role of the gut microbiome as a trigger for arthritis development in individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
You can read the published works in the British Society of Rheumatology journal here.
York Medical Society Founder’s Prize 2021
How to apply
Submission Deadline: 5pm Friday 29th January 2021
Presentation Meeting Date: Friday 5th March 2021
Prize: Judges from the YMS Committee will review all submitted abstracts and the authors of the top 5 will be invited to give a presentation to members at our society rooms in Stonegate, York or via a Zoom meeting (depending on restrictions at that time).
A panel of members of the society will judge the presentations. The 1st prize award will be £200 and all the remaining candidates will receive £50. All finalists that present their papers will receive a certificate for their portfolio.
Topic: This can be an audit, a case report/series, original research or a survey that has been conducted whilst working in the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery.
Presentations: Presentations should be delivered using Microsoft Powerpoint and should last a maximum of 12 minutes. Marks will be deducted for going over time. After delivering your presentation you will be given 5 minutes to answer questions from our members.
Shortlisting Criteria: Candidates will be shortlisted based on demonstration of the originality, clarity and clinical significance of their work together with the robustness of their methodology.
Judging Criteria: Candidates will be judged on their style of delivery and the content of their presentation.
Open to: All doctors in the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery. Only one application per candidate will be accepted.