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Faculty of Perinatal Psychiatry

Perinatal Psychiatry prizes



To encourage interest and research in the area of Perinatal Psychiatry, the Section awards three prizes each year:

 

Prize winners receive a financial award, as well as a certificate and free registration at Section scientific meeting and re-imbursement of travel expenses to attend. 

Perinatal Psychiatry Essay Prize for Medical Students

The Faculty of Perinatal Psychiatry would like to invite interested individuals to apply for the 2017 Medical Student Essay Prize. 

Perinatal Psychiatry Essay Prize for Medical Students Prize: A cheque for £150, free registration to attend the 2017 Faculty Scientific Meeting (taking place in London on Thursday 16 November) and re-imbursement of travel expenses to attend (subject to submission of receipts).

The prize package is for the year in which the prize is awarded and cannot be carried over.

Eligible: Medical students in their 4th or 5th year and FY1 doctors

 

Frequency: Annually

 

Eligibility: Medical students in their 4th or 5th year and FY1 doctors

 

Where presented: Perinatal Faculty Annual Conference (16 November 2017, London).

 

Regulations:

 

  1. The format of the prize will be an essay of up to 3,000 words. 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.
  2. The title for 2017 is: ‘Do you believe that the implications for the continuation of sodium valproate as a mood stabiliser in pregnancy are always worse than the risk of relapse of illness?’
  3. 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 awarded.
  4. Applicants should send their essay to: facultycommittees@rcpsych.ac.uk  
  5. The prizewinning essay will be published on the Faculty web page.

Closing date: Friday 8 September 2017

 

Winning entries from previous years:

 

Information from and submissions by email to David Winks, Perinatal Section Manager Tel:

020 3701 2588

 

 

Perinatal Psychiatry Project Prize for Medical Students

Prize: £150 + free registration at Section scientific meeting and re-imbursement of travel expenses to attend

 

Eligible: Medical students in their 4th or 5th year and FY1 doctors

 

Closing date: 9 September each year.

 

When and where presented: Annually at Perinatal Section Scientific Meeting, usually held in November/December.

 

Regulations:

Eligible students/doctors are invited to submit a piece of original research, service evaluation or audit. (Essays are not eligible, but may be submitted to the Section’s Essay Prize).

 

Word limit: 3,000

 

The marking criteria will be as follows:

 

  • Importance of the project to perinatal mental health
  • Adequacy of design and method
  • Quality of analysis
  • Quality of the discussion and comments and whether they reflect the findings
  • Clarity and quality of presentation.

 

The candidate should have made a major contribution to the project. This may be in the form of a standalone project or a defined part of an ongoing project by a supervisor. The entry should be accompanied by a letter from the supervisor which describes to what stages (design, development of methodology, data collection, data analysis and interpretation of data) the trainee has made contributions and to what extent. An entry will not be accepted without this information.

 

The prize will be judged by the Chair, Academic Secretary and one other member of the Executive Committee.  The panel will rank entries based on the above criteria, and entry with the highest mean rank will be the winner.

 

The winning project will be published on the Faculty webpage, and submission of work for the prize will be taken as indicating consent to this.  Work may only be submitted if the candidate has obtained consent from any co-authors/copyright holders.

 

Winning entries

2016:

  • 'Prescription of Mood Stabilizer in Women of Childbearing Age: An Audit of Clinical Practice' by Tak Wai Chan

2015:

  • 'Women’s Experiences of Antenatal Depression Screening' by Meeriam Kadicheeni

2014 Joint Winners:

 

Information from and submissions by email to David Winks, , Perinatal Section Manager Tel:

020 3701 2588

 

 

The Daksha Emson Poster Prize in Perinatal Psychiatry

Prize: £250 + free registration at Section scientific meeting and re-imbursement of travel expenses to attend

Eligible: FY2 doctors and trainees in psychiatry (CT1/ST1-ST6 or equivalent)

 

Closing date: 30 August each year.

 

When and where presented: Annually at Perinatal Section Scientific Meeting, usually held in November/December.

 

Regulations:

 

Four posters will be shortlisted for oral presentation at the Section scientific meeting.  The authors of these posters will be offered free registration to attend the meeting and present their posters.

The prize is awarded to the trainee who makes the best combined oral and poster presentation on the day of the scientific meeting.

A small panel of members of the Section Executive Committee and/or guest speakers will act as judges.

 

The criteria for judgement will be:

 

  • Importance of study to perinatal mental health
  • Adequacy of design and method
  • Quality of analysis
  • Quality of the discussion comments and whether they reflect the findings
  • Clarity and quality of presentation

 

The prize will be advertised with the scientific meeting call for papers.

 

Reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the scientific meeting is subject to submission of receipts.

 

Information on required format for posters and details on how to submit them will be posted on the webpage for the Section scientific meeting.

 

The candidate should have made a major contribution to the project. This may be in the form of a standalone project or a defined part of an ongoing project by a supervisor. The entry should be accompanied by a letter from the supervisor which describes to what stages (design, development of methodology, data collection, data analysis and interpretation of data) the trainee has made contributions and to what extent. An entry will not be accepted without this information.

  

The winning project will be published on the Faculty webpage, and submission of work for the prize will be taken as indicating consent to this. Work may only be submitted if the candidate has obtained consent from any co-authors/copyright holders.

 

 

Winning entries from previous years:

 

Submissions to:

Conference Office, The Royal College of Psychiatrists Tel: 020 3701 2604 or email

                         

 

 

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