There are three competitions open to clinical academics at the Spring Meeting: the poster competition, which is open to everyone; the oral plenary competition, which is open to pre-doctoral and doctoral researchers; the Young Investigator competition, which is open to postdoctoral researchers (Clinical Lecturers, Clinician Scientist Fellows and equivalent posts).
The competitions are open to clinical academic trainees – those who combine clinical training with research (ACFs, PhD students, Clinical Lecturers, Clinician Scientist Fellows or equivalent posts). You must have completed or be in the process of completing a clinical degree (medical, dental, veterinary, nursing or other allied health professional qualification). You must be undertaking or have completed a period of genuine research.
Please note that the abstract submission round for the 2017 Spring Meeting will close on 9 September 2016, 17:00 (GMT).
All competitors should read the guidelines before submitting their abstracts.
All abstracts accepted for the oral and poster competitions will be published in a special edition of The Lancet. You will be able to cite your abstract and add it to your publications list.
- A competition open to those at all stages of research/clinical training.
- To apply, you need to submit a poster abstract. The best abstracts will be invited to present a poster at the meeting.
- On the day, selection panel judges will assess each poster.
- The winner will receive The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Prize of £2,500 and four runners up will receive £500 each.
- A competition for pre-PhD (Foundation Year doctors and ACFs) and PhD students.
- To apply, you need to submit an abstract. If you are not accepted into the oral plenary competition you have the option to be considered for the poster competition.
- The selected researchers will give a brief talk in a plenary session at the meeting.
- The winner will receive the Medical Research Society prize of £2,500 and one runner up will receive £500.
- A competition for postdoctoral clinical academic trainees (Clinical Lecturers, Clinician Scientist Fellows or equivalent posts).
- To apply, you need to submit an abstract, a CV, a summary of your research and a short description of the wider implications of your research.
- The selected researchers will give a brief talk in a plenary session at the meeting, and will also be interviewed by the judging panel, which will be chaired by Professor Richard Horton FMedSci, editor of the The Lancet.
- The winner will receive The Lancet prize of £2,500 and will have the chance to write an editorial for The Lancet on the wider implications of their research. One runner up will receive £750.