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Oral Medicine & Pathology Group Prize

Oral Medicine & Pathology Group Prize

Prizes offered:

Oral Presentation Prize: £250

The oral presentation prize will be awarded to the highest scoring oral presentation, as determined by the Prize Committee. 


All presentations that are determined to be of notable high quality by the Judging Committee may be considered for a commendation if the presentation does not result in the award of an alternative monetary prize.

Commended presentations will be recognised by the award of a certificate.



  • Applicants should be an early career researcher; within 5 years of receiving their PhD, or postgraduate student at the time of presenting the research.
  • Be first author and presenter of an original study, which may be basic science, translational/clinical research or quality improvement project. An abstract can include multiple authors, but it is expected that the first author will present it, and only the presenter will be considered for the prize.

Submission Process

Please submit a 300 word abstract for the meeting via the abstract submission site.

Submissions are only accepted from the researcher wishing to be considered for the prize. Submissions made by co-authors or supervisors on the applicant’s behalf will not be considered. The email address through which the submission is made with be used as the address for all future correspondence. You should receive confirmation of receipt of your prize submission within 10 working days of the abstract submission closing date.

Announcement of Prizes:
Prizes will be announced by the end of the event and all prizes will be recorded on the BSODR OMPG website. It is expected that the award winner will submit a report to the BSODR outlining how they intend to use the award; this must be submitted prior to the prize money being awarded.
In the event of a joint highest score, a prize may be divided between two entrants and awarded jointly, with any monetary value divided equally.
A prize may be withheld if it is determined by the Prize Committee that this is appropriate.
The BSODR OMPG Council reserves the right to amend the prize terms of reference at any point, including to withdraw a prize.

The prize will be judged on an oral presentation given during the BSODR Annual Meeting.
Some BSODR Prize competitions will be held during special sessions that can precede the main body of the meeting. Entrants are strongly advised to bear this in mind when making travel arrangements and contact the Chair of the BSODR Awards before finalising their itinerary.


It is the policy of the BSODR to provide informal feedback on the judging process to the prize entrants, if requested. Queries should be made in the first instance to the Chair of the BSODR Awards: Dr Lynne Bingle (

Eligibility Statement

For all prizes, applicants must be able to answer in the affirmative to the following questions:

1. That you only enter for one of the BSODR prizes in a calendar year;

2. That the studies to be presented were undertaken whilst affiliated to a UK based University (research may involve work in collaboration with colleagues abroad, but your home institution should be based in the UK);

3. That (depending on the award) you are either a undergraduate student, postgraduate student, or researcher in the early stages of your research career (ie research student or postdoctoral researcher, research fellow or newly appointed lecturer within 5 years from award of your PhD);

4. That you can claim at least 75% input into the study (i.e. that data collection is wholly from your effort, but allowing for expected academic input from supervisors and the rest of the research team named on the abstract);

5. You are a fully paid member of the BSODR/IADR;

6. That you are available to present at the relevant meeting.