About & How to Enter

SEMSoc in conjunction with BASEM (British association of sports and exercise medicine) would like to open the Tom Donaldson Poster Prize.

Tom Donaldson was the founder of the first undergraduate Sports and Exercise Medicine Society in Manchester. Having graduated as a doctor at the University of Manchester in January 2009, Tom sadly passed away on his elective in New Zealand a month later. An incredibly bubbly and charismatic person, Tom left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He was an inspiration to those that helped him start the society and his passion and enthusiasm for sports and exercise medicine was inspirational. It is in his memory that the society continues and that this prize is now run.

Tom Donaldson

Entry Criteria

• The Tom Donaldson Prize is open to all undergraduates currently at a UK university
• Posters can be on any topic related to SEM, including reviews, case reports and original literature.
• Submission of more than one project is permitted but only for distinct pieces of work.
• The selection committee will consist of medical students and BASEM representatives.

Six shortlisted posters will have the opportunity to display their poster at the joint BASEM/FSEM Annual Congress, held this year in Liverpool on 13th and 14th October and prize winners will be announced at the meeting. The poster will be marked on clarity of ideas and presentation and originality of work.

Submission Criteria

The entry deadline for 2016 is  Friday 19th August 2016 at 5pm!

Notifications of the judging panel’s decision will be distributed by email by Friday 16th September.

Posters should be submitted electronically for consideration. Entries should be emailed as a Microsoft PowerPoint attachment to semsocuk@gmail.com. No late entries will be accepted. The subject of the email and the attachment itself should contain the applicants full name and poster title. Please state in the email message university attending year of study and mobile number, also if the poster has previously been submitted or accepted in a conference or meeting, please state the name of the conference/ meeting. In addition, any contribution of co- worker please state their name and affiliation.

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