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All essays should follow the relevant guidelines below

and be submitted to Carole Turner  clt29@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Campbell-Connolly Neurotrauma Prize

Deadline for submission Autumn 2018

Prize will be announced Spring 2019

The winner will get an opportunity to present their paper at the 2017 Spring SBNS Meeting in Oxford.


The  Campbell-Connolly Neurotrauma Prize was introduced in 2009 and is awarded by the Society of British Neurological Surgeons following a generous bequest from Mr Campbell Connolly, retired Barts Neurosurgeon who sadly passed away aged 90 on August 15 2009.  The value of the award is £1,000 and will be awarded every two years.

 

The eligibility criteria for the prize are as follows:-

  • Neurosurgeons either in training or recently appointed Consultants under the age of 40
  • Manuscripts should comprise either laboratory or clinical research relevant to either cranial or spinal Neurotrauma
  • The applicants should make a declaration stating that he or she has performed most (i.e. more than 50%) of the work and that such work was mainly undertaken in the UK/Ireland
  • A letter to this effect from the candidate’s Head of Department should be attached
  • Manuscripts may contain research which is unpublished, submitted for publication, in press or published
  • A short curriculum vitae and the letter from the Head of Department is also required. 

The papers will be judged by members of the British Neurotrauma Group and SBNS Academic Committee.

Winners

2017

Mr D Baxter from St George's Hospital, London for his paper entitled: Blast injury in pigs

2015

Mr S Harrison from Southampton General Hospital for his paper entitiled: Quantitative assessment of the effect of severe traumaticbrain injury on markers of CNS injury in human patients.

2013

Mr A Ahmed from Southampton General Hospital for his paper entititled: Stem cell activation following traumatic brain injury"  

The prize was presented at the SBNS Spring Meeting in Sheffield by Mr Peter Hutchinson.

2011 

Mr I Timofeev  from Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge,  for his paper entitled: Cerebral extracellular chemistry and outcome following traumatic brain injury: a microdialysis study of 223 patients.  

 The Prize was presented at the SBNS Spring Meeting in Bristol in  March 2011 by Prof. Sir Graham Teasdale.

2009  

Mr M Tisdall, from the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, was awarded the prize for his paper entitled: Normobaric hyperoxia increases cerebral aerobic metabolism after traumatic brain injury

The prize was presented at the SBNS  Spring Meeting in Birmingham in April 2009 by Mr Campbell Connolly. 

Neuropathology Essay Prize

Next call for submission  Autumn 2017

Prize will be announced  Spring 2018


The SBNS would like to invite submissions to a neuropathology essay competition and would particularly encourage trainees to take part. The essay should review the diagnostic and clinical significance of recent advances in our understanding of the genetics of brain tumours, with particular emphasis on gliomas. The best entry will receive a copy of the recently published book, "Neuropathology Simplified- a guide for clinicians and scientists' by Hilton and Shivane.

 

Essays should be approximately 1000 -1500 words in length and submitted by email to Carole Turner clt29@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Winner 2016

Yizhou Wan for his paper entitled 'Uncovering the genetics of Brain Cancer: Recent Advances and their Diagnostic and Clinical Relevance'.

Following the pleasing response to the recent neuropathology essay competition, the British Neuropathology Society have very kindly agreed to continue to run the competition every other year with a prize of around £250.

Last Updated: 25 April 2017

NEXT ESSAY DEADLINES:

Sir Hugh Cairns  30 June 17

John Pickard CSF  30 June 17

Sir Hugh Cairns Essay Prize

Submission line is now open

Prize will be announced July 17

The winner will get an opportunity to present their paper at the 2017 Liverpool SBNS Meeting.


Following the transfer of Trusteeship of the Sir Hugh Cairns Memorial Fund to the SBNS, we have reinstated the Sir Hugh Cairns Essay Prize. The prize is open to all Associate Members of the SBNS at the time of submission. The prize of £1,000 will be awarded every year. The topic can be anything relating to neurosurgery, other than Trauma and must be based on original unpublished material or observation. The essay is restricted to 5,000 words (not including references, figures and tables) and aimed towards trainees in mid training.

THIS PRIZE WILL NOW BE AWARDED ANNUALLY

Winners

2016

Michael Hart from Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge 

for his essay entitled: 

Connectome analysis for pre-operative brain mapping in neurosurgery

2014

Rasheed Zakaria  from The Walton Centre, Liverpool for his essay entitled:  

How invasive are brain metastases? Diffusion weighted MRI characteristics of the tumour boundary predict patient outcomes


John Pickard CSF Prize

Submission line is now open

Prize will be announced July 17


Following the recent successful launch of the British CSF Group, Professor Pickard, retired neurosurgeon from Cambridge, has generously offered to fund a biennial essay prize. The essay, on a cerebrospinal fluid related theme, should be approximately 3000 words in length, with a preference for original personal research over a review. The winner will receive £250 to be presented at the following Autumn SBNS meeting.