London, UK - Philips Healthcare is investing in the future of radiology by sponsoring two new annual awards which were launched on 9 November 2012 by the President of the BIR, Professor Andrew Jones.
The purpose of the BIR Trainee Award for Excellence is to foster the development of multidisciplinary educational resources by, and for, trainees.
Applications will be accepted from individuals or from groups of two or more, where at least two members of the group come from different disciplines. They are invited to submit an educational resource, in electronic format, that can be made available via the BIR website to its multidisciplinary trainee membership.
The prize will be awarded to the best multidisciplinary trainee collaborative effort for a poster or PowerPoint presentation, paper or Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s). The topic must be related to the theory and practice of radiology and radiation oncology.
The BIR Trainee Award for Excellence provides an excellent opportunity for trainees to showcase good practice in multidisciplinary working and to get their work seen and heard, making a real difference in their profession. The winner of this award will receive seven hundred and fifty pounds, to be shared by the winning pair or group, together with a certificate recognising their achievement.
The second award is the BIR Student Travel Bursary which aims to provide financial aid to attend a relevant training event and is open to BIR student members including medical students, radiography students, physics students and others, for example student nurses who have an interest in this field. The award will be presented at next year’s BIR President’s Conference, in April. The winner will receive a bursary of up to two hundred pounds together with a certificate.
To apply for the BIR Travel Bursary award applicants are asked to submit a personal statement of up to five hundred words, stating which course, conference or event they would like to attend, and explaining why attendance will make a difference to their work. A breakdown of costs should also be provided. After completion the winner will be asked to write a short account of their experience for the BIR website.
Applications for both of these new awards will be judged by an expert panel of representatives from the BIR and Philips Healthcare. Further information can be found on the BIR website www.bir.org.uk and applications should be submitted via the website by 28 February 2013.