BSIR Annual Meeting Essay Awards 2017

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“Annual Meeting Essay Awards 2017 for Medical Students & Foundation Doctors Y1/2”

Essay Titles:

1. Deep impact: the impact of interventional radiology on modern patient care

2. The art of intervention: describe a case where interventional radiology played a major role in treating the patient and what you learnt?

Please select  one of the essay title options above. There is a drop down menu on the submission site.

  • ELIGIBILITY: medical students and foundation doctors year 1 , 2.
  • Entrants are asked to provide an essay using one of the titles above
  • Word limit is 500 words
  • Deadline for submission is 30th August 2017
  • Once submission is complete an automated email with unique number will be emailed to you  Please retain this
  • Best 2 essays will be published in the BSIR Delegate Handbook 2017 and BSIR website.
  • Certificates of awards will be given to all recipients

    AWARD DETAILS : An award (£300 plus free annual meeting registration ) will be made towards travel and accommodation at the BSIR 2017 ICC Birmingham 1st – 3rd Nov 2017 . It is anticipated that this award will be given for attendance on all three days of the annual meeting. A prorated rate will be in place for reduced attendance. A record of attendance at BSIR 2017 Annual Meeting sessions will be required for reimbursement.

Essays will be scored on:

‘Shape of Palliative Medicine’ Juniors Conference

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The ‘Shape of Palliative Medicine’ Conference’, affiliated with the APM (Association of Palliative Medicine)
is taking place at the Education and Conference Centre, City Hospital Campus in Nottingham
on Saturday 4th November, 2017.
We are delighted to have some brilliant speakers for this event, including keynote speaker Professor Rob George (Consultant Physician Palliative Care, Guys and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, Honorary Professor of Palliative Care, Kings College London), as well as workshops on symptom control, careers, shape of training, ethics and much much more.
There is also an opportunity to present your work (pertinent to palliative medicine) at a National Conference – we are accepting abstracts for poster presentations (see submission for attached) with the opportunity for two delegates to be upgraded to an oral presentation.  Deadline for abstract submission is 14th August, 2017.
Please email your submissions to
Ticket sales are now OPEN.
£14 for APM members
£16 for non-members
Please register quickly to avoid disappointment!  Latest booking date 26th October, 2017

GP Coding & Summarising – opportunity

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Should you find yourself at a loose end and fancy earning some money whilst immersing yourself in medical notes; come and join us at a friendly GP practice in Shepherds Bush.
Your hours can be flexible and you will be supported by friendly staff and a couple of knowledgeable GPs.
No experience required; apart from enthusiasm and a slight sense of humor. We will train you up. £10/hour

Please contact me at: if interested or you require more details.

Online survey regarding faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT)

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A team at Imperial are involved in conducting an international survey regarding the views of people from different backgrounds about faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT).  As part of this, we are really keen to gauge the views of medical students and science students.  As such, we would be really grateful if you could take two minutes to answer this quick survey:

Muslim Medics Resit Buddy Scheme

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ICSM Muslim Medics’s will be offering a resit buddy system again this year, following on from its success last year. The initiative will pair students, who retaking exams, with older students who have signed up to mentor. The aim is for the mentors to guide their “buddy” through the resitting period, passing on valuable resources and advice; providing both education and social support.

Please use the following links to sign up (either as someone who is resitting or as someone who wishes to mentor).

The sign-up link for mentors can be found here:

The sign-up link for resitters can be found here:
As always, if you are in need of any form of support, don’t hesitate to contact ICSMSU’s educational and welfare teams.