Calling all Rising Stars!

Do you have a colleague who does  excellent work in geriatric medicine, and deserves to be recognised for it? Do you feel that you do outstanding work and would like to be recognised for it?shutterstock_130344965

Well, the BGS is launching an award today  which can help that to happen!

Nominations for the BGS Rising Star Award 2014 open today. We would like to make two Rising Star Awards each year:

  1. One for research contributions that have translated into, or are in the process of being translated into, improvements to the care of older people.
  2. One for a clinical quality project which improves the care of older people with frailty in your locality.

To qualify for either award, nominees must be BGS members who can show a programme of ongoing research or relevant project work; they must be within 15 years of graduation from medical school, or achievement of their first relevant degree,  and have already made a significant impact in the healthcare of older people, beyond what would normally be expected at that stage of their career.

The Award is open to any doctor, nurse or allied health professional who fulfils the above criteria.

Recipients of the award will be expected to present a summary of their work in a platform presentation during the BGS Scientific Conference at which they receive their award.

The winner will be presented with a certificate by the BGS President, and their award publicised in the BGS Newsletter, website, e-Bulletin and social media pages

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 1st December 2014.

Visit our website for further details and instructions on applying,  or contact Joanna Gough at scientificofficer@bgs.org.uk or on 0207 608 8574.

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