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All essays should follow the relevant guidelines below and be submitted to Carole Turner 


John Pickard CSF Prize

Deadline for submission 30 April 2021

Prize will be announced Summer 2021

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

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 and will present their paper at an SBNS meeting.


Eligibility criteria:

  • Neurosurgeons either in training or recently appointed Consultants under the age of 40
  • Manuscripts should comprise either laboratory or clinical research relevant to CSF and its circulation
  • Applicants should make a declaration stating that he or she has performed most (ie 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  • Manuscripts may contain research which is unpublished, submitted for publication, in press or published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 should also be attached. 


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




G Craven from NNHN, London for her essay entitled:

Classification of Ventriculomegaly in Adults:A Cluster Analysis  



A Chari from NNHN, London for his essay entitled:

Intraparenchymal Intracranial Pressure Monitoring for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders 

Last Updated: 9 April 2021