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 psychiatry.
Prize is 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 £250.
Eligible: All 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 Faculty
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 page.
IV. The judging panel will consist of the Faculty
Academic Secretary and two other elected members of the Faculty
Closing date: check conference
documentation each year.
Conference Office, The Royal
College of Psychiatrists
- 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.
The General Adult Faculty would like
to invite interested medical students to apply for the Medical
Student Essay Prize.
Prize is now: A cheque for £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 prize package is for the year in which
the prize is awarded and cannot be carried over.
Eligibility: All clinical medical students in
the United Kingdom
Where presented: Faculty Residential
I. The format of
the prize will be an essay of up to 3,000 words (excluding
references). Marking will be based on content, presentation and
scientific merit. Criteria for judging 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 limit.
Please use font size 12 and double-spacing.
II. The title for 2018 is:
- 'Is diagnosis dead? Discuss.'
III. Entries 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
IV. Applicants should send their
essay, and a 250 word summary, by e-mail to:
V. The prizewinning
essay will be published on the Faculty web page.
Closing date: closing date for 2018 prize is
Wednesday 28 February 2018.
Whitehead (Faculty Manager)
2016 Joint Winners
2014 Joint winners
There were two joint winners for 2010: