Awards and prizes

There are a range of prestigious awards and prizes on offer at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. When submitting an abstract you’ll be able to select the award you’d like to apply for. Please make sure you check your eligibility before applying. Winners will be notified, and awards will be presented during the Conference.

 

  ACP McElwain prizes

Applications are invited for the ACP McElwain Prizes (£1,000).  These annual awards were established by the friends and colleagues of Professor Tim McElwain to commemorate his extraordinary contribution to the development of Medical Oncology in the UK.

Eligibility: The prizes are open to trainees in Medical Oncology who are members of the Association of Cancer Physicians.

The prize: Two McElwain Prizes will be awarded (each with a value of £1000), one for a clinical project and one for basic/translational research. The prize winners will be invited to give an oral or poster presentation at the Conference to be held at the Scottish Event Centre, Glasgow, 4th-6th November 2018, with Conference registration costs included in the prizes.  Both prize winners will also be asked to present their work at the annual Cancer Physicians in Training weekend (12th-14th October 2018 in Manchester).

For further details on the application process, please visit the ACP website. If you are a UK trainee in medical oncology and interested in applying for the prize, but not currently a member of the ACP, please contact Alison Norton (alison.norton@icr.ac.uk ) about membership.

  AstraZeneca Young Scientist 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 breaking abstracts will NOT be considered for this prize) that has been accepted for poster presentation. The winner must present an e-poster at the Conference.

Selection of the winner: A judging panel at AstraZeneca will select the winner of the award from abstracts that are accepted for inclusion as a poster presentation and that received high grades during the peer review process.

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).

  BASO~ACS Alan Edwards Poster Prize 

The BASO~ACS 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 the BASO who tragically died in a boating accident.

This award is given to the best abstract in the field of cancer surgery.

Eligibility: This prize is open to Trainees in surgical oncology.

Selection of the winner: The BASO National Committee will review the abstracts of eligible submitters who will be invited to present a poster at the BASO~ACS Session/Meeting. The short listed posters presentations are asked to make a brief oral presentation.

The prize: The winner gets a certificate, £400 and the abstract will have the opportunity to be published in our in-house Journal EJSO.

All the shortlisted abstracts will also have the opportunity to be published in the European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO).

  BASO~ACS Raven Oral Presentation Prize

Ronald Raven, OBE, was a surgeon at the Royal Marsden Hospital. He had a distinguished career as a surgical oncologist spanning over 30years 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.

This prestigious award is given to the best abstract in the field of cancer surgery.

Eligibility: This prize is open to Trainees in surgical oncology.

Selection of the winner: The BASO National Committee will review the abstracts of eligible submitters who will be invited to present a poster at the BASO~ACS Session/Meeting. The short listed posters presentations are asked to make a brief oral presentation at the BASO meeting.

The prize: The winner gets a certificate, £600 and the abstract will have the opportunity to be published in our in-house Journal EJSO.

All the shortlisted abstracts will also have the opportunity to be published in the European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO).

  BASO~ACS Paper Presentation Prize

This BASO Prize will be open to all abstracts in the field of cancer surgery.

Eligibility: This prize is open to Trainees in surgical oncology.

Selection of the winner: The BASO National Committee will review the abstracts of eligible submitters and the shortlisted abstracts author will be invited to give an oral presentation at the BASO~ACS Session.

The prize: The winner gets a certificate and the abstract will have the opportunity to be published in our in-house Journal EJSO.

All the shortlisted abstracts will also have the opportunity to be published in the European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO).

  BASO Trainees Poster Prize

BASO~ACS is delighted to offer awards for the best surgical oncology abstracts by junior/senior trainees.

Eligibility: This prize is open to Trainees in surgical oncology.

Selection of the winner: The BASO Trainees Committee will review the abstracts of eligible submitters and the shortlisted abstracts author will be invited for poster presentation at the BASO Trainees Meeting on Saturday 3 November 2018.

The prize: The winner gets a certificate, £75 and the abstract will have the opportunity to be published in our in-house Journal EJSO.

All the shortlisted abstracts will also have the opportunity to be published in the European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO).

  BASO Trainees Oral Presentation Prize

BASO~ACS is delighted to offer awards for the best surgical oncology abstracts by junior/senior trainees.

Eligibility: This prize is open to Trainees in surgical oncology.

Selection of the winner: The BASO Trainees Committee will review the abstracts of eligible submitters and the shortlisted abstracts author will be invited for poster presentation at the BASO Trainees Meeting on Saturday 3 November 2018.

The prize: The winner gets a certificate, £100 and the abstract will have the opportunity to be published in our in-house Journal EJSO.

All the shortlisted abstracts will also have the opportunity to be published in the European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO).

   British 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. Applicants must either be a BACR member or become a member at the time of application.

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 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.

The prize: The winner of the award will be presented with a certificate and cheque for £300 at the BACR Annual General Meeting. The winner will also be acknowledged during a plenary session.

  Children’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 Research Advisory Group and the CCLG Executive Board will review the abstracts of eligible submitters who have had an abstract accepted for inclusion in as a poster presentation. The group will select the winner of the prize from these abstracts.

The prize: The winner gets a certificate, £250 and the abstract will be considered for an oral presentation in a session at the Conference.

  The 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 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 Conference report and completed expense form after the Conference – their registration fee and/or travel/accommodation costs.

  National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Bursary Prize

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.

  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 social event plus a certificate.

  Royal 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: Entrants will be required to produce an e-poster for presentation at the Conference, as well as an oral presentation if selected for a proffered paper session. 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.