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Addictions Psychiatry Prizes


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Prizes

 

 

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.

 

Prize: £300 + bursary to attend Annual Meeting, covering both Meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

 

Shortlisted candidates are offered a bursary to attend the Annual Meeting, which covers the Meeting’s registration fee, but not travel expenses.

 

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

 

Regulations:

 

  1. This prize will be awarded on the basis of originality and the relevance of addictions in the poster presentation.
  2. Information on submitting posters for presentation at the Annual Meeting. Please note that posters are NOT automatically entered for the prize. If you are submitting a poster and want to be considered for the prize, please make it clear in your accompanying message.
  3. The prizewinner will be expected to provide a summary article, and the full text of their poster presentation for inclusion on the Faculty webpages.
  4. A maximum of five candidates will be shortlisted.  Shortlisted candidates should register and pay the registration fee, which will then be refunded.
  5. The judging panel will consist of the Chair and two other members of the Executive Committee of the Faculty.

 

Closing date:  4 January 2015

 

Announcement of shortlisted candidates: April 2015

 

Announcement of prize winner and presentation of prize: Faculty Annual Meeting 30 April -1 May 2015, Brighton

 

Submissions: Email: csimms@rcpsych.ac.uk  Tel: 020 3701 2604

 

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.

 

Regulations:

 

  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 Eligible students are invited to submit an original unpublished essay of up to 5,000 words on an aspect of Addictions Psychiatry of their choice.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.

 

Closing date: 16 January 2015

 

Announcment of prize winner: April 2015

 

Presentation of prize: Faculty Annual Meeting, Thursday 30 April and Friday 1 May 2015 in Brighton

 

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

 

Winning Essays from Previous Years

 

 


Lecture Prize in Addictions Psychiatry for Trainees

The Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry offers an opportunity for psychiatric trainees, and staff grades and associate specialist psychiatrists, to present a lecture to the Faculty’s Annual Meeting.

 

Prize: £300

 

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

 

Regulations:

 

  1. 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.
  2. Applications will be judged by the Chair and two other members of the Executive of the Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry.

 

Closing date: 4 January 2015

 

Announcement of successful candidate: April 2015

 

Presentation of lecture: Faculty Annual Meeting 30 April-1 May 2015, Brighton

 

Submissions: Email Lauren Wright Tel: 020 3701 2588

 

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