Four prizes will be awarded at the conference:
1. Medical Student Prize
For medical students presenting work they have undertaken whilst taking an undergraduate course. There will be a prize of £100 (gift voucher) for the winning presentation.
2. Novice Presenter Prize
For anyone who is a graduate, but who has made two or less oral presentations at an academic conference. There will be a prize of £100 (gift voucher) for the winning presentation
3. Poster Prize
There will be a prize of £50 (gift voucher) for the winning poster.
4. SAPC Prize
For anyone who is the presenter and main author of a paper and who has no more than five years (whole time equivalent) research experience. There will be a prize of complimentary registration for the national SAPC conference for an outstanding oral presentation.
Criteria for judgement
All prizes will be judged against the following criteria:
- Importance of topic
- Clarity of aims/research question
- Trustworthiness of results
- Importance of findings
- The quality of presentation, including the clarity, educational value and slides or poster layout
Each prize will have at least two independent judges from different institutions.
Prizes will be presented on Friday after Prof Amanda Howe’s Keynote Address by Prof Jonathan Mant, Professor of Primary Care Research and Head of the Primary Care Unit at the University of Cambridge.