Awards and Prizes

 

 

The SWLA offers a number of annual prizes and awards to support members, local departments and those with an interest in ENT in the South West. For more details and the application proccess for each prize please follow the links below....

 

SWLA Travelling Fellowship for Non-Training Grades (Consultants & SAS)

 

SWLA Travelling Fellowship for Professions Allied to Medicine  

 

SWLA Travelling Fellowship for ENT Registrars  

 

ENT Trainees Presentation prize

 

Norah Guy Medical Student Prize

 

Overseas Library Grant

 

 

SWLA Travelling Fellowship Award 

 

This award of £750 is offered annually and is open to all full members of the SWLA in non-training grades (staff grade, associate specialist and consultant). 

 

The award is to subsidise overseas travel expenses, where no alternative NHS funding is available. Examples include: presenting a paper at a meeting, visiting an overseas department or undertaking a short period of voluntary work. The award holder will be asked to present an account of their visit within one year to an SWLA meeting. 

 

Applications with a brief description of the overseas visit can be sent to the Honorary Secretary at charliehall@swla.org.uk and must be received within 2 weeks of the winter meeting.  Applications will be judged by the SWLA Exec committee and the winner of the award will be announced at the Winter Meeting in Bristol. 

 

The judges, all members of the SWLA executive committee, reserve the right not to make an award in any one year.

 

 

 

SWLA Travelling fellowship for Professions Allied to Medicine

 
This new grant of £500 is to be awarded annually. It is open to non-medically qualified NHS staff to subsidise overseas travel expenses when travelling abroad with an existing full member of the SWLA in order to enhance Ear, Nose and Throat services in the destination country. The award is aimed at Nurses, Speech Therapists, Audiologists, Physiotherapists and Dieticians. 

The award holder will be invited to attend a subsequent SWLA meeting where they may make a short presentation if desired. 

Applications may be submitted up to 3 months before or after any overseas trip. Please apply by email and send a short description of the overseas trip to the SWLA Honorary Secretary 
charliehall@swla.org.uk Applications will be judged by the SWLA Exec committee. 

The judges, all members of the SWLA executive committee, reserve the right not to make an award in any one year. 

 

 

SWLA Travelling Fellowship for ENT Registrars

 

Up to 2 awards of up to £500 are offered in any calendar year to Trainees holding an NTN number who are also members of the SWLA. 

 

The award is to subsidise travel expenses to an international meeting at which they are presenting a paper. It is intended that this award may be offered where no alternative NHS funding is available. 

 

Applications should be submitted up to 3 months after the meeting, with a brief description of the overseas visit. Please email applications to the SWLA Honorary Secretary charliehall@swla.org.uk.  Applications will be judged by the SWLA Exec committee and the winner of the award will be announced at the Winter Meeting of the SWLA in Bristol. 

 

The judges, all members of the SWLA executive committee, reserve the right not to make an award in any one year.

 

 

ENT Trainees Presentation prize 

 

A prize of £350 will be awarded for the best research presentation at the Winter Meeting. The prize is open to a trainee in any specialty at any level of training. 

 

Applications received within 3 weeks of the Winter Meeting will be considered for oral or poster presentation by the Academic Secretary.  Please send abstracts to helenawilson@swla.org.uk

 

There will be 4 oral presentations of 10 minutes + 2 minutes for questions for those judged to be the best abstract submissions. 

 

The abstracts should include aim, methods, results and conclusion sections but not exceed 250 words (excluding title, authors and 1 reference). 

 

Priority will be given to research or audit relating to clinical practice. The presenting author must be clearly identified. When an author submits multiple abstracts only one will be considered for the presentation prize. 

 

For abstracts not selected for oral presentation there will be up to 15 places for a poster presentation. A poster prize certificate will be awarded.

 

 

Norah Guy Medical Student Prize 

 

The Norah Guy prize of £100 and the SWLA undergraduate medal is awarded annually to one senior medical student. Applications will be considered from year 3, 4 or 5 students at Southampton, Peninsula, Bristol, or Cardiff Medical Schools.

 

Entrants should submit an essay of up to 3000 words to answer the question "What is the Future of ENT Surgery in the NHS?"  The Deadline for submissions is Monday 26th February 2018.  Essays will be judged by the Executive Committee and the prize awarded at the Spring Meeting.

 

A further prize of £100 is available based on the submission of a Student Selected Component (SSC) / Special Study Module (SSM) on a subject related to Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery. The Deadline for submissions is Monday 26th February 2018. Submissions will be judged by the Executive committee. 

 

 

Applications should be sent to Helena Wilson, Academic Secretary  helenawilson@swla.org.uk by the closing date of Monday 26th February 2018.

 

 

Overseas Library Grant 

 

The SWLA Exec Committee will consider any reasonable application for teaching aids to overseas departments where there is an ongoing commitment with a full SWLA member. It is intended that this grant will be used for the purchase of a textbook or a subscription to a journal for a defined period of time. 

 

Applications will be assessed by the SWLA exec committee. Applications will be considered more favourably where there is a clear plan as to the method of delivery of the printed material, where books/journals will be stored and what the prospects are for longer term security. 

Please submit applications to charliehall@swla.org.uk

 

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