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      PCSA Admin

      Applications are invited for The Ross Ardill Memorial Prize, which is open to all GP trainees and all members of the Primary Care Surgical Association (PCSA) and the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care (ASPC-UK).

      One of the aims of the PCSA is to promote greater scholarship, conference attendance and engagement in research amongst GPs.

      The prize will include a perpetual trophy and a cash prize to the value of €500.

      The following conditions apply:

      The paper or research must be related to the area of primary care surgery. This could include original research, case presentation, new techniques, an audit etc.

      Any ordinary member of PCSA and the ASPC (UK) who is in good standing (subscriptions paid up to date) is eligible to apply. GP trainees who are not members of PCSA may also apply.

      Applicants are required to submit a single A4 page abstract (size 12 font, Times New Roman, 1.5 spacing) in an email to our Honorary Secretary, Dr David Buckley, at Researcher name, work address, email address and telephone number should be included on a separate page.

      Please submit your abstract to Dr David Buckley before 5pm on Friday, 2nd Sept 2016.

      Three Members of the PCSA Executive committee with relevant academic or research experience will consider abstracts blindly. Judges are not allowed to submit a paper.

      The top four abstracts will be invited to present their paper at the annual scientific meeting and will receive free registration for the meeting.

      The winner will be notified after presenting their paper at our annual scientific meeting which will be held in the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September 2016.

      Any presentation or publication arising from this funded research work must acknowledge the support and assistance of the PCSA in providing an unrestricted research bursary to the study author.

      The committee of the PCSA will provide assistance in writing up the paper for publication in a peer review journal.

      We look forward to reviewing your applications, so get your thinking caps on, and start designing simple, focused and feasible research projects in primary care surgery.

      For further information contact Dr Frank O Leary, Awards Coordinator, PCSA at

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