The Oral and Poster Presentation
Prize for Trainees and New Consultants
The Faculty has established a prize for the
best poster and oral presentation. The Faculty wishes to encourage
interest and research in the area of adult general and community
now: All three short listed applicants will be given free
registration at the conference for the day on which they make their
presentation. In addition, the winner will receive a cheque for
psychiatrists in training grades and to consultants in their first
year of practice.
Where presented: Faculty/CTC
Residential Meeting (usually held in October)
I. The prize is
awarded on the basis of originality and relevance to general and
community psychiatry of submissions for poster presentations and a
short oral presentation to the judging panel.
II. Applications will be
invited at least three months before the annual residential meeting
via a faculty mailing; the prize will also be advertised in the
III. The top three shortlisted
applicants will be asked to make an oral presentation to the
Faculty Residential meeting, and will be advised approximately two
weeks before the meeting. The prizewinner will be expected to
provide a summary article for the Faculty newsletter and the full
text of the poster presentation for inclusion on the Faculty web
IV. The judging panel will consist
of the Faculty Academic Secretary and two other elected members of
the Faculty Executive.
Closing date: No later than one month
before the Faculty/CTC Residential Meeting (see College Calendar of
Conference Office,The Royal
College of Psychiatrists
Tel: 0207 235 2351 Ext 6145
- The 2011 winner for best oral presentation of new research
at the Faculty Residential Meeting was Dr Suhanthini Farrell, who
spoke about the effects of the recession on deliberate self harm; a
study of hospital presentations.
- The 2011 prize for best poster of audit or research was awarded
to Dr John Lally for his poster on A prevalence study of head
shop drug usage in mental health services. Dr Sara Maguire was
highly commended for her poster on The silent killer – physical
healthcare and conditions in patients within crisis response home
There were two joint winners for 2010:
- Dr Marco Picchioni – Grey & White matter cerebral
volumes in monozygotic twins with schizophrenia
- Dr Lena Palaniyappan – Symptom burden despite clinical
stability – is there an underlying structural lesion?
The Medical Student Essay Prize in
General and Community Psychiatry
The Faculty of General Adult and
Community psychiatry has established an essay prize to be awarded
following competition. The Faculty wishes to encourage
interest in and awareness of psychiatry among undergraduates as a
stimulating and challenging career option.
Prize is now: Winner: £250
plus two days’ free registration at the Faculty conference, one
night at conference hotel, and standard advance rail travel within
the UK. Two runners-up (awarded at judges’ discretion): two
days’ free registration, one night at conference hotel, and
standard advance rail travel. The conference package is for
the year in which the prize is awarded and cannot be carried
Eligible: All clinical
medical students in the United Kingdom and the Republic of
Faculty Residential Meeting
I. The format of
the prize will be an essay of up to 3,000 words. Criteria for
judging merit will include clarity of expression, understanding of
the literature and evidence, cogency of argument and overall
ability to convey enthusiasm and originality within a set word
The title for 2013 is ‘Primary Care Psychiatry: A
Contradiction in Terms – Discuss’.
will be shortlisted and judged by a panel appointed by the Faculty
Executive Committee. Should a minimum standard not be achieved the
prizes may not be awarded.
should send their essay, and a 250 word summary, by email.
V. The prizewinning essays
will be published on the Faculty web page.
Closing date: midnight
on 15 September 2013
Wright (Faculty Manager)
Tel: 0207 235 2351 Ext 6284
There were two joint winners for