Competitions 

Poster competitions for medical students, foundation doctors, trainees and SAS doctors

Each year the North West Division runs a poster competition for medical students, foundation doctors, trainees and SAS doctors at the Autumn Conference.

There are three categories, which will be dependent on the entrants taking part and will include:

  • Best medical student/FY1-2 poster
  • Best trainee poster
  • Best SAS doctor poster

Up to three first-place entrants, one from each category, will be selected to give a seven-minute presentation plus three minutes for questions at the North West Division Autumn Conference.  Each winner will receive a £100 prize and a certificate of merit.

The remaining entrants will be offered the chance to take part in the North West Division Poster Presentation Prize at the conference and a winner of each category will be selected on the day, each receiving a prize and a certificate of merit.

We are delighted to announce the winners for the following categories:

  • Best Medical Student Abstract - Joshua Aduba and Pranav Hebbalu
  • Best FY1-2/Core Trainee Abstract - Dr Sarah Louise Winfield
  • Best Higher Trainee Abstract- Dr Andi Stanescu

The posters awarded second place are:

Further shortlisted abstracts/posters were:

  • Medical Student - Humza Hussain
  • FY1-2/Core Trainee - Dr Sherif Ibrahim
  • Higher Trainee - Dr Gemma Buston

To enter this competition, please complete the below abstract form using the guidance form provided and ensure you include the correct grade when completing it. Once you have completed your abstract form please proofread it and ensure the word count does not exceed 250 words.

Once you are sure all information is correct please email your abstract form to northwest@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Our staff team will confirm receipt of your abstract and provide you with further information and timelines for the competitions.

The deadline for applications is 12 October 2023.

To enter this competition you must be based in the North West Division which covers the following regions:

  • Cheshire
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside

Please note: if you are based outside this area your abstract will not be accepted.

You must be available to attend the Autumn Conference, in person, on Friday 3 November 2023 in Manchester.

You must enter your correct and current grade on the abstract form and the work must be completed whilst studying or working in the North West Division.

Abstracts over 250 words will be returned to you for correction. If they are not returned by the competition closing date they will not be accepted.

Any entries submitted after the deadline of Friday 15 September 2023 will not be accepted.

There are three categories in this poster competition which include:

  • Best Medical Student/FY1-2 Poster
  • Best Trainee Poster
  • Best SAS Doctor Poster

The abstracts with the highest score from each category will be asked to do an oral presentation at the conference and will receive a £100 prize money as well as a certificate of merit.

The remaining entrants will be offered the chance to take part in the North West Division Poster Presentation Prize at the conference.

You will be contacted after the event with information on payment of the prize fund.

Our Autumn Conference is scheduled to be held at Kings House Conference Centre on Friday 3 November 2023.

Poster boards will be available in the first floor hall on level 1 and upon arrival a member of staff will assign you a board to display your poster.

Poster presentations must be displayed throughout the conference. Entrants are expected to be available for questions from delegates during breaks in the conference.

Assessors will be members of the Executive Committee. Entrants will be told the result of the competition after the lunch break.

If you have any questions regarding your abstract, the competitions or the conference please get in touch with the North West Division team.

Email: northwest@rcpsych.ac.uk 

Telephone: 0208 618 4196

Previous winners

EventMedical Student/FY1 Poster WinnerFY2/Trainee Poster WinnerOral Presentation Winner
Autumn 2022Asante MbisaDr Tatiana Campo-CaleyaN/A
Autumn 2019Ghazn KhanDr Vishal AgrawalAmmani Bashir
Autumn 2018Danish HafeezDr Faria ZafarDr Faria Zafar
Autumn 2017N/ADr Emma HorrellN/A
Autumn 2016Dr Mrinalini DeyDr Paul CulattoN/A
Autumn 2015Nicholas Savage and Raphael HolmesDr Adam MoretonN/A
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