Moynihan Prize Presentations

The Moynihan Prize is the Association’s most prestigious scientific award. The prize of £1,000 together with a medal is presented to the author of the best project delivered at the International Surgical Congress. The person reading the paper must be the principal research worker and less than 15 years from graduating. In the case of multiple-author papers, the medal will be presented to the person presenting the paper and the award may be divided between the authors.

The paper should have a clinical application or lead to service/quality improvement. The paper must not have been submitted previously to any other national or international association nor published in any Journal at the time of submission. Short-listed papers that are found to have been presented elsewhere, or have been accepted for presentation elsewhere, will be disqualified. The paper must not be a case report or meta-analysis.

If selected, competitors are encouraged to submit a manuscript suitable for publication. The Moynihan Prize paper shall become the property of the Association and will be published on the BJS website (citable) and in the ASGBI Moynihan Prize Papers e-booklet.

Papers submitted for the Moynihan Prize and not shortlisted will be considered for the Short Paper sections of the meeting.

The Moynihan Prize Papers will be spread over two plenary sessions, taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The top scoring abstracts, as determined by the Association’s Scientific Committee, will be presented in this session and, from these, the winner of the Moynihan Prize will be selected.