Awards and prizes

AstraZeneca Investigator Poster Prize

AstraZeneca is proud to support excellence in research by young scientists and is awarding a prize to one high-quality abstract submitted by a PhD student.

Eligibility: The AstraZeneca Student Prize Award is open to PhD students only who have submitted an abstract during the general abstract submission period (late breaker abstracts will NOT be considered for this prize) that has been accepted for inclusion in a poster session. The winner must present poster in one of the Conference Poster Sessions.

Selection of the winner: A judging panel at AstraZeneca will select the winner of the award from abstracts that are accepted for inclusion in a poster session and that received high grades during the peer review process. Entrants will be notified of the results by email by August 2016.

The prize: The recipient receives a bursary covering registration, accommodation in a 3-star hotel associated with the Conference, and travel to the NCRI Conference (up to a maximum of £200 for UK travel and £500 for international travel).

 

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The Alan Edwards Prize was first awarded in 1978 in memory of Alan Edwards, a Consultant Surgeon at Whipps Cross Hospital in London, an early member of BASO who tragically died in a boating accident. The best six posters presentations on surgical oncology topics will be selected during the Conference and asked to make a brief oral presentation. The best one will be awarded with a certificate and prize of £400.

 

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BASO Raven Prize

Ronald Raven, OBE, was a surgeon at the Royal Marsden Hospital. He had a distinguished career as a surgical oncologist spanning over 30 years and was co-founder of British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO) in 1973. The award was first presented in 1973 and with few exceptions has been awarded every year since.

Formerly known as The Ronald Raven Prize, this prize is awarded annually to the best presenting author in the Ronald Raven Prize Session of the BASO Scientific Conference. All surgical oncology abstracts will be eligible for this award. The winner receives a certificate and an award of £600.

 

BACR2British Association of Cancer Research (BACR)/Gordon Hamilton-Fairley Young Investigator Award

The BACR/Gordon Hamilton-Fairley Young Investigator Award recognises and encourages the talents of junior cancer researchers.

Eligibility: Entrants must be clinically or scientifically qualified, but not more than five years post PhD/MD, and must have held BACR membership for at least one year.

Selection of the winner: A panel of judges from the BACR will review all accepted abstracts submitted by eligible entrants and shortlist a number of these. Shortlisted entrants will be notified by 29 July 2016. Shortlisted entrants will be required to produce a poster for inclusion in a poster session at the Conference. A panel of judges from the BACR will award the prize to the entrant who they judge to have produced the best quality poster.

 

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The British Journal of Surgery Lecture and Prize

The British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd (BJS) is a registered charity, through which support is provided to surgical bodies, thereby advancing and improving education in surgery, diffusing knowledge on new and improved methods of teaching and practicing surgery in all its branches. The Society provides support for invited lectureships and surgical prizes. All surgical abstracts will be eligible for this prize. The prize for 2016 is £600.

The prize: The winner of the award will be presented with a certificate and cheque for £300 at the BACR Annual General Meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday 8 November 2016. The winner will also be acknowledged at the beginning of a plenary session.

 

NIHRCancer Research Excellence in Surgical Trials (CREST) Award

This prestigious award is now in its third year, and recognises high recruiters and, as a by-product, creates some positive publicity within the surgical community for clinical trials. The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) were pleased to report the Colorectal Cancer MDT at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as winners of the 2015 award.

The CREST award aims to increase the engagement of surgeons in the National Cancer Research Insitute (NCRI) and NIHR CRN: Cancer, increasing the number of surgical trials, and the percentage of patients with newly diagnosed tumours who are approached about entering cancer studies. The initiative also seeks to influence cancer research funders and surgical trainees.

Nominations are sought from all regions, and can be for either of the following; 
  • a single surgeon
  • a surgical team
  • for the MDT in which the surgeons are active recruiters
To make a nomination please complete and return the nomination form by 30th September. For more information, please contact Rosie Judge

 

CCLG logoChildren’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) Award

The CCLG Prize will be offered for the best abstract on childhood cancer research. The award is aimed at young scientists and clinicians who are in training or at early stages of their career.

Eligibility: Entrants must be in training or in the early stages of their career (within ten years of their MD/PhD).

Selection of the winner: A group of scientists and clinicians from the CCLG Biological Steering Committee and the CCLG Executive Board will review the abstracts of eligible submitters who have had an abstract accepted for inclusion in a poster session. The group will select the winner of the prize from these abstracts.

The prize: The winner gets a certificate, £250 and is usually given the chance to present their research at the CCLG session on childhood cancer at the NCRI Cancer Conference.

 

CoBThe Company of Biologists Travel Awards

The Company of Biologists travel awards are awarded to high-quality abstracts submitted for presentation at the Conference.

Eligibility: Open to students and pre doctoral candidates who have submitted an abstract that has been accepted for presentation (oral or poster) at the Conference and who are based in a country outside of UK and Europe.

Selection of the winner: A judging panel from the Scientific Committee will review the entries and award 6 bursaries up to a value of £1,000 each. Winners will be notified before the Conference.

The prize: The prize takes the form of a travel bursary of up to a maximum of £1,000. Winners will be able to claim – upon receipt of a completed expense form after the Conference – their registration fee and/or travel/accommodation costs.

 

EACR square for web use transparentEuropean Association for Cancer Research (EACR) Travel Awards

The European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) travel awards are awarded to high-quality abstracts submitted for presentation at the Conference.

Eligibility: Open to basic, translational and clinical researchers who submitted an abstract that has been accepted for presentation at the Conference and who are based in a European Country (excluding the UK).

Selection of the winner: A judging panel from the Scientific Committee will review the entries and award 4 bursaries up to a value of 500 each. Winners will be notified before the Conference.

The prize: The prize takes the form of a travel bursary of up to a maximum of 500. Winners will be able to claim – upon receipt of a completed expense form after the Conference – their registration fee and/or travel/ accommodation costs.

 

NCRI logoNational Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Prize Awards

NCRI bursaries are awarded to high-quality abstracts submitted for presentation at the Conference.

Eligibility: Open to basic, translational and clinical researchers. To be eligible for this award, entrants must be undertaking either clinical or non-clinical research, and preferably be within one year of graduation in doctoral studies (PhD or equivalent). High-quality abstracts submitted by more senior researchers may be considered, if the judging panel feel they are worthy of recognition.

Selection of the winner: A judging panel will review the entries and award up to 10 bursaries to those deemed to have submitted the best abstracts. Winners will be notified before the Conference.

The prize: The prize takes the form of a bursary of up to a maximum of £250. Winners will be able to claim – upon receipt of a completed expense form after the Conference – the bursary amount towards their registration fee or travel/accommodation.

 

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National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Werth Trust Award

The aim of this prestigious Award is to allow American students and junior doctors/scientists to attend the Conference and foster relationships with colleagues from the UK and rest of the world.

Eligible applicants must be based in the USA and still in training (only medical/scientific undergraduates, PhD students and doctors in Foundation Years 1 and 2 or equivalent will be considered). All abstracts on any relevant topic from applicants who fulfil the criteria will be considered. The winner will be granted a bursary of up to £1,600 to cover travel expenses, accommodation, Conference fee and Conference dinner plus a certificate.

 

RCR logoRoyal College of Radiologists (RCR) Ross Awards

Endowed by Dr WM Ross, a past President of the College, these awards are presented to the clinical oncologists in training or recently appointed consultants adjudged to have presented the best proffered papers, posters or videos at a College meeting. The procedure for determining these awards was originally set by the Board of Faculty of Clinical Oncology.

The awards are currently given at the NCRI Cancer Conference. Two prizes are awarded annually: one for the best poster and one for the best proffered paper presentation.

Eligibility for the poster award: The first or second named author must be a clinical oncologist in training or a recently appointed (in first consultant post less than two years) clinical oncologist and a member in good standing of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Eligibility for the proffered paper award: The first named author and presenter must be a clinical oncologist in training or a recently appointed (in first consultant post less than two years) clinical oncologist and a member in good standing of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Selection of the winner: Eligible entrants will be notified by 14 August 2016. Entrants will be required to produce a poster for inclusion in a poster session at the Conference, as well as a presentation if selected for oral presentation. A panel of judges from the RCR will award prizes to the best poster and best oral presentation.

The prize: The winners of the awards will be presented with a cheque for £250. They will also be acknowledged at the beginning of a plenary session.

The awards will be presented at the 2016 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in November in Liverpool.