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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.

Spring 2021

- Poster submissions for consideration to be sent in A1 portrait pdf format to:

- Deadline for submission: close of day Friday 21th May 2021 (extension 03/4/21)

- Posters will be displayed in virtual format.

- Authors must be registered for the virtual meeting to submit a poster, and available at the meeting to answer questions from the judging panel.

- Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by email.

General Rules

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, including virtual posters.

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.

In a virtual meeting, applicants should be registered for the meeting and available to answer questions by video conference.

The Poster Prize winner will usually be announced during the meeting. 

Poster submissions will be acknowledged 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)
Prize winners also get to publish their article in Anaesthesia Points West.
Applications by abstract submission only
Prizes open to all South West region trainees, clinical fellows and speciality doctors. The work presented can be from outside the region.
The presentations and prize will be held on the first day of a two day meeting
Those not chosen to present may submit their abstract 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

In a virtual meeting, applicants should be registered for the meeting and available to present and answer questions by video conference during the meeting.
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 11/2/21


Department of Anaesthesia 

Location A 704

Bristol Royal Infirmary

Bristol BS2 8HW

tel: +44 (0)117 342 2301


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