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Cash prizes are available up to £1000 for outstanding work on any topic related to anaesthesia, intensive care or pain medicine. There is a yearly presentation prize awarded by SASWR and Intersurgical, and a bi-annual poster prize. They are awarded during the scientific meetings.

Deadlines for Spring 2020: 

  • Poster Prize: 1st May

Poster Prize

Held at the Spring and Autumn meetings
Open to non-consultant grades and other healthcare professionals, at discretion of Hon Sec.
£250 prize to winner

Posters for display at the meeting should be printed in A1 portrait size.

Posters will only be considered for the prize if the author is present beside their poster on the first day of the meeting. They will need to meet the judges to  answer questions about their poster in break times

The Poster Prize winner will be announced on day two of the meeting

Applications in the form of a pdf of poster email to
Poster submissions will be acknowledged by a letter via e mail. 

Presentation prize – Intersurgical Prize

10 minute oral presentation by anaesthetic trainee at the Autumn meeting only
Total of £1000 prize money to winner(s)
Sponsored by Intersurgical
Prize winners also get to publish their article in Anaesthesia Points West.
Applications by abstracts only
Prizes open to all south west region trainees, clinical fellows and specialty doctors. The work presented can be from outside the region.
The presentations and prize will be held on the Thursday only.
The application deadline will be 6 weeks before the meeting.
Successful trainees will be notified by e mail one month before if successful for presentation at the meeting.
Those not chosen to present can have their abstract submitted as a poster.

Abstract criteria
500 words excluding references and diagrams
Maximum 1 table or 1 diagram
Maximum 3 references
MS Word format
All submissions should go to
Rules of entry and judging are set at the discretion of the SASWR committee

Judging Criteria (equal weighting)

Intersurgical Prize Abstract

  • Study
  • Science
  • Clinical relevance
  • Led to change in practice
  • Originality



Rules updated 10/7/2017


Department of Anaesthesia 

Location A 704

Bristol Royal Infirmary

Bristol BS2 8HW

tel: +44 (0)117 342 2301


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