Events, prizes and bursaries

This prize has been established for the best poster presentation at our annual meeting by a psychiatric trainee. We wish to encourage interest in eating disorders psychiatry and research in the specialism.





Who can enter

Psychiatric trainees CT1-3 and ST4-6, as well as comparable European colleagues. Presentations specifically invited by the Faculty and work funded by the Faculty are not eligible.

Where presented

Our annual faculty conference usually held in November each year.


  1. This prize will be awarded on the basis of originality and the relevance of eating disorders in the poster presentation
  2. Information on submitting posters for presentation at the Annual Meeting will be posted each year. Please note that posters are not automatically entered for the prize.  If you are submitting a poster and want to be considered for the prize, please make it clear in your accompanying message
  3. The prizewinner will be expected to provide a summary article for our newsletter and the full text of their poster presentation for inclusion on the college website
  4. The judging panel will consist of our Chair and two other members of the executive committee.

Closing date

2 September each year.

Email your entry to Michelle Braithwaite at our Centre for Advanced Learning and Conference (CALC).



Winners–Dr Sophie Tomlin, Dr Elizabeth Tyrrell Bunge, Dr Arnaldo Felix de Carvalho for Reducing use of PRN medication on an inpatient eating disorders unit (pdf).

Runner up–Dr Akira Fukutomi, Dr Pia Ghosh, Dr Frances Connan, Dr Anthony Winston for Do we need men in eating disorder units?

Joint highly commended:

Spring 2017

Winners–Dr Esme O’Loughlin (FY1 Doctor, BSMHFT) and Dr Sophie Emesih (CT1 Psychiatry Trainee, BSMHFT) for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: This is a Man’s World.


Winners–Dr Harriett Tan, Dr Tamara Simons and Dr Margaret Murphy for Clinical dilemmas of re-feeding syndrome 


Winners–Dr Tulika Jha and Dr Illona Szeredko for Are you in the right team, are you getting the right treatment? 


Each bursary includes up to £50 towards travel expenses and free registration at the our annual meeting.



Who can apply

The following bursaries are available each year:

  • Two for medical students
  • One for Foundation Year doctors (FY1-2)
  • One for core psychiatric trainees (CT1-3)
  • One for advanced psychiatric trainees (ST4-6).

Closing date

23 September 2018


Applicants should email a brief CV (no longer than 1 side of A4) with a covering letter, stating in no more than 200 words why you would like to attend the meeting and how you will share your learning.

Please state clearly which of the bursaries you are applying for.

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