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William Blair Bell Memorial Lecture

Honouring the legacy of the RCOG's first president by recognising and supporting emerging clinician scientists in obstetrics and gynaecology research.

The lectureship is intended for clinicians or scientists who have completed their MD/PhD and are within their first two years as a Senior Lecturer or an equivalent position (e.g., Clinician Scientist). The recipient will present a lecture on their research in any area related to Women's Health at the  RCOG Annual Academic Meeting. The next Annual Academic Meeting will take place in February 2025.

Eligibility and requirements

To be eligible, applicants must be clinicians or scientists at any career stage between the award of their MD/PhD thesis and the completion of their second year as a Senior Lecturer or its equivalent.

The proposed lecture should describe the applicant's personal research in Women's Health. It is also required that applicants declare that the lecture is entirely their own work and disclose if they have applied for other prizes for the same work.

Application process

Currently, the award is closed for applications. Applications were previously hosted on the Oxford Abstracts platform. Please check back for updates on the next application period.