Prizes and bursaries

To encourage interest in research in addictions, we've established a prize for psychiatric trainees, staff grades and associate specialist doctors who present a poster at our annual meeting.

Prize

£300

  • The conference fee and travel expenses will be reimbursed to the successful candidate
  • Shortlisted candidates will be offered a bursary which covers the conference registration fee, but not travel expenses.

Rules

  • Posters will be judged on originality and relevance to addictions
  • All candidates will be advised approximately six-eight weeks before the meeting and the final prize judging will be made and announced at the meeting
  • The winner will be expected to provide the full text of their poster presentation for inclusion on our website.

Submission and closing date

See conference information.

    2018

    Winner-Annika Gibbons for Opiate-dependent service–users knowledge and attitudes towards supervised injecting facilities

    2017

    Winner-Dr Oluwaseun Adeitan for Reduction of inappropriate prescribing of strong opiates in primary care within the Aneurin Bevan Health Board

    Prize

    £200

    Who can enter

    Fourth and fifth year medical students in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

    Rules

    • Eligible students are invited to submit an original unpublished essay of up to 5,000 words on an aspect of addictions psychiatry of their choice. Your 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.
    • Your essay should demonstrate an understanding of issues relating to addictions with relevant links to other medical specialties.
    • Your essay should be supported by a literature review and should be your own work.
    • The prize will be judged by our Chair and two other members of the Executive Committee.
    • We will cover reasonable travel costs for the winner, along with their registration fee for one day of the conference.

    Submit your essay by email to: stephanie.whitehead@rcpsych.ac.uk.

    The prize will be presented at our annual meeting on Tuesday 30 April-Wednesday 1 May 2019 in London.

    Closing date 

    Midnight on Sunday 3 February 2019.

      We offer an opportunity each year for psychiatric trainees to present a lecture to the Faculty’s Annual Meeting.   The lecture will be presented on Wednesday 1 May 2019 in London.

      Prize

      £300

      Who can enter

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

      Rules

      • You are invited to submit a current concise CV and a 400 word abstract of the paper you wish to present.
      • The prize will be awarded on the basis of originality and the relevance of addictions.
      • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a telephone interview, and the winner offered support and mentoring by the judging panel in developing their lecture.
      • Applications will be judged by our Chair and two other members of our executive committee.

      Submission

      Please email your submission to Stephanie Whitehead.

      Closing date

      Midnight on Sunday 3 February 2019.

      2019 

      Dr Emmert Roberts for The prevalence of wholly attributable alcohol conditions in the United Kingdom hospital system: A systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression

      2018

      Dr Marcus Peng Jie Tan for Are behavioural addictions all alike? A comparison of Internet Addiction with Gambling Addiction with online VS non-online problem gamblers

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