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Papanicolaou Prize 2017

.Original research papers in the fields of medicine, biomedical sciences or related areas are invited. To ensure that the work is current, it should be either unpublished, or no more than a year (on the date of the presentation) from the date of its first online publication.

We will select 4-6 candidates from the submitted abstracts to present their work and participate in the competition. Candidates will have to give a 10-minute presentation, followed by a 5-minute discussion. The winner(s) will be decided by a panel consisting of the President, Past President and President-Elect of the HMS UK, and Professor Michael Koutroumanidis, from King’s College London, who will honour us with his presence as our external judge this year and will also give a talk with the title “Epilepsy and sleep: an intimate relationship”.

Candidates must be 38 years or younger and below Consultant or Senior Scientist status, or the equivalent in other areas. They should be members or eligible for membership of the Hellenic Medical Society, UK.

The amount awarded as a prize will total £250. The panel reserves the right to divide this between two candidates, and / or to award additional smaller prizes to other presenters.

Closing date for submission of abstracts of no more than 400 words is the 15th November 2017.

Please send your entry or enquiries to Dr Marinos Kyriakopoulos, HMS president at: marinos.kyriakopoulos@kcl.ac.uk.

Consultants, senior scientists and group leaders are invited to encourage their juniors to enter the competition. The names of the presenters and winner(s) and photographs from the event will be posted on the HMS website, our Facebook page and included in the minutes of the society’s annual general meeting. (If any candidates object to this, please notify us in advance).

We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you at the event.

On behalf of the Hellenic Medical Society UK board committee,

Dr Marinos Kyriakopoulos

President