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Prizes and awards

Prize winners at 2019 RCOG World Congress

Best overall oral presentation

Andrea Woolner
Familial predisposition to miscarriage: an intergenerational study of 31,565 mother-daughter pairs in Aberdeen, UK

Best iPoster presentation

Angharad Jones
Demonstration of effective laparoscopic management of a live caesarean scar ectopic pregnancy

Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain Award

Sujoy Dasgupta

The Congress Medal

The Congress Medal Winner
Sarah Stock
Quantitative fibronectin to help decision-making in women with symptoms of preterm labour (QUIDS study): Individual participant data meta-analysis and validation in a prospective multi-centre prospective cohort study

The Congress Medal Runners up
Pleun Beelen
Randomised controlled trial comparing the levonorgestrel releasing intrauterine system (Mirena) with endometrial ablation in women with heavy menstrual bleeding: MIRA trial

Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj
Association of hysterectomy and primary invasive ovarian cancer risk in postmenopausal women: a cohort study within the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS)

James MN Duffy
Developing a core outcome set for future endometriosis research: an international consensus development study involving 116 healthcare professionals, 31 researchers, and 206 women with endometriosis from 25 countries

Best overall stand - joint winners

Vifor Pharma

“As soon as we stepped onto their stand we knew from the creative blood cell ceiling tiles, and the lava lamps that they had embodied their product in their stand. The stand is spacious with plenty of space for delegates to discuss and hear the messages that Vifor Pharma came to promote at Congress."

Cook Medical

"Their clean, bright and informative stand displayed their messages in a creative way, and we particularly liked their use of simulation to engage delegates."

Best imaginative stand

3B Scientific

"It is one of the most talked about stands of Congress, and when we went over we could instantly see why. The life size simulation model accessible to delegates was demonstrating 3B Scientifics aim to make simulation available to all countries, and all O&G professionals. The different simulation models were incredibly engaging, and even we couldn’t help but have a go ourselves!"


The prizes and awards presented at the 2019 RCOG World Congress included:

Sir William Gilliat Awards


Through the generosity of The Sir William Gilliatt Memorial Fund, we are delighted to announce that the RCOG Sir William Gilliatt Awards, first introduced at the World Congress 2013 will to be again presented at the RCOG World Congress 2019.

The object of the Fund is to foster the aims of the College and in particular to encourage research in all aspects of obstetric and gynaecological medicine.


The Congress Medal

Criteria/format: the Congress Medal showcases the top four highest scoring abstracts in a plenary session on Wednesday afternoon at the end of the Congress.

Prizes: £750 for winner, £325 each for runners up

Judging: a panel of judges will be selected specifically and the winner decided and announced in the prize session which follows immediately after.


Best Poster

Criteria/format: this prize is for the best iPoster presented at the Congress.

Prize: £100

Judging: The top highest scoring abstracts which are not selected for the Congress Medal or for an Oral Presentation are invited to present their iPoster in one of two special iPoster Mini Theatres in the Exhibition Hall. These presentations will be scored by the chairs of the sessions and the highest scoring will receive the Best Poster Prize.


Best Overall Oral Presentation

Criteria/format: this prize is for the best overall oral presentation given in one of the Congress sessions. Those abstracts selected for the Congress Medal are excluded from this category. The oral presentations are chosen from the highest scoring abstracts and allocated to session slots according to category.

Prize: £250

Judging: these presentations are judged by the chairs of each session. A winner is chosen from each session and these winners are collated each day and the highest scoring presentation is identified. The highest scoring oral presentation over the entire Congress is awarded this prize.


Best Oral Presentation of the Session

Criteria/format: this prize is for the highest scoring oral presentation in each session. The Congress Medal presentations are excluded from this category.

Prize: a certificate

Judging: these presentations are judged by the chairs of each session and a winner is chosen from each session



Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain Award

This award was established in memory of Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain who was President of the College, Editor-in-Chief of BJOG and Head of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at St George’s Hospital, London.

Criteria/format: this prize will be awarded for the best submitted oral or poster presentation by a trainee resident in Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka

Prize: at the 2019 RCOG World Congress, the sum of £1,000 will be awarded

Judging: a decision would be made on the basis of the best mark achieved and selected by the Congress Abstract Committee.


For all enquiries regarding RCOG World Congress 2019 contact Hampton Medical

Tel: + 44 (0)1920 88 5171