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Addictions Psychiatry Prizes

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Poster Prize in Addictions Psychiatry for Trainees

The Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry has established a prize for psychiatric trainees, staff grades and associate specialist doctors who present a poster at the Faculty’s Annual Meeting.  The Faculty wishes to encourage interest in research in Addictions.


Closing date: 11 March 2017

Any queries and submissions to:


Winning Posters from Previous Years


The Medical Student Essay Prize in Addictions Psychiatry

Prize: £200


Eligible: 4th and 5th year medical students in the United Kingdom and Ireland.




  1. Eligible students are invited to submit an original unpublished essay of up to 5,000 words on an aspect of Addictions Psychiatry of their choice.  The essay should be illustrated by a clinical example of any aspect of medical and psychiatric practice relevant to substance misuse, e.g. General Practice, Accident and Emergency, General Medicine and Public Health.
  2. The essay should demonstrate an understanding of issues relating to addictions with relevant links to other medical specialties.
  3. The essay should be supported by a review of relevant literature and should be the candidate’s own work. 
  4. The prize will be judged by the Chair and two other members of the Executive of the Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry.
  5. The Faculty will cover reasonable travel costs for the winner, along with their registration fee for one day of the conference.



Closing date: 24 February 2017


Announcment of prize winner: March 2017


Presentation of prize: Faculty Annual Meeting, Thursday 27 April and Friday 28 April 2017, London


Submissions: Email Lauren Wright (Faculty Manager) 020 3701 2588


Winning Essays from Previous Years




Prize: A cheque for £300

Eligible: All psychiatric trainees (CT1-ST6 and equivalent), staff grades and associate specialist psychiatrists.


Applicants are invited to submit a current concise curriculum vitae and a 400 word abstract of the paper they wish to present. The prize will be awarded on the basis of originality and the relevance of addictions in the abstract. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a telephone interview, and the winner offered support and mentoring by the judging panel in developing their lecture.

Applications will be judged by the Faculty Chair and two other members of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry.

Closing date: 24 February 2017

Announcement of successful candidate: March 2017

Presentation of lecture: Faculty Annual Meeting, Thursday 27 April and Friday 28 April 2017, London

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