Annual Prizes and Awards
President's Poster Prizes
Two Prizes are awarded to BAP Training Members at the annual Summer Meeting, reviewed by the BAP President.Winners are selected on the following criteria:
- The quality of the science, the merit of hypothesis being tested, the suitability of the experimental approach adopted, the quality of the experimental results and the analysis and interpretation of the data presented.
- The clarity with which the information is presented, based both on the published abstract and the final poster. Discussion with the poster presenter, where this is possible, is also taken into account.
The Honorary General Secretary will consider likely conflicts of interest and then delegate to a number of BAP Council Members who will review nominations for the various awards. Where a BAP Council Member is requested to review a prize in which a conflict of interest arises for them (e.g. a former PhD student has been nominated) they will excuse themselves from the process and another Council Member will be asked to replace them.
Whilst Council members are not prohibited from applying for prizes, the Honorary General Secretary additionally seeks the endorsement of one of the Presidents (current, immediate past or elect), according to their expertise, and who does not have a direct conflict of interest, before any such prize is awarded to a Council Member.
We are pleased to announce that the winners of this year's President's Poster Prizes are:
Shana Silverstein (University College London)
"This was my first BAP meeting and I was very impressed at the breadth of research presented throughout the conference and the lovely community the meeting draws. I would like to thank the BAP for this acknowledgement and for my wonderful advisors for their continued support."
"This was my second time at the BAP summer meeting and it was, again, a fantastic opportunity to see advances in the rest of the field of psychopharmacology (and beyond) but also to catch up/meet with old and new colleagues. Thank you to the BAP for this award, and also to my supervisors Dr Michael Bloomfield, Dr Tom Freeman and Dr Chandni Hindocha and colleagues for their support in the study. I will be looking forward to more BAP meetings to come!"