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Barry Kay Awards

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Submitted abstracts will be considered for the prestigious Barry Kay Award. This award recognises Professor Barry Kay’s national and international contributions to the field of allergy and asthma, which have inspired so many young allergists and chest physicians. The award is presented each year at the BSACI Annual Conference to those whose abstract has been judged to be outstanding. Abstracts can be submitted to the following categories:

  • Basic Science
  • Paediatric Clinical
  • Adult Clinical
  • Primary Care
  • Allied Health

To view 2022 recipients of the Barry Kay award and see published abstracts for 2022 click here.

The Tony Frew Education Award

Tony Frew Education Award is a separate award, judged from those educational abstracts which have been submitted. Judging criteria is similar to the Barry Kay Award. If you would like your project to be considered, please submit it as an abstract in the Education category. The prize for this award is £250 which has been kindly supported by Professor Helen Smith. The winner will also receive a framed certificate.

Food Allergy Specialist Group (FASG) grants

The Food Allergy Specialist Group (FASG) is providing 5 group members with £400 grants to attend the BSACI Annual Conference this year. This can cover travel, registration and accommodation. Preference will be given to FASG members who have played an active role in group activities (e.g., writing, editing FASG diet sheets, committee member, contributed to webinars) and submitted an abstract (though not essential). Recipients will be asked to write up a summary of learning points afterwards.

2023 awardees:

  • Misbah Primett, St George’s Hospital
  • Justine Dempsey, St Mary’s Hospital
  • Heidi Ball, Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Pascale Varley, Kingston Hospital
  • Kate Grimshaw, Salford Care Organisation
  • Anna Conrad, St Thomas Hospital

BSACI Dietitian grant

  • Aisling Phelan, University College Hospital London & St Mary’s Hospital
  • Sally-Ann Denton, University Hospital Southampton
  • Rosanna Hill, Royal Devon University Healthcare

Abstract Award Scheme 2023

This award scheme enables delegates who submit abstracts which then are accepted to the conference, to have the opportunity of applying for funds to support travel, registration and accommodation. The value of the award is up to £250 for UK delegate.

2023 awardees:

  • Magdalena Marcell, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Bashir Ado, University of Southampton
  • Ladan Ali, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Bethan Almeida, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Samantha Blamires, University of Southampton
  • Anne Boulton, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Aahil Damani, King’s College London
  • Clare Jackson, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Emily King, King’s College London
  • Emily Lamb, Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Aravind Manoj, Sheffield Medical School
  • Magdalena Marcell, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Sharanya Nagendran, Imperial College London
  • Caitlin Pollock, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Holly Tallentire, St Georges NHS Trust
  • Olivia Wing, Imperial College School of Medicine

BSACI Medical Scholarships Scheme 2023

BSACI are offering financial support for the Annual Conference by providing funding for attendees. Due to the increasing prevalence of allergy within the UK population and the shortage of allergy expertise to treat the increasing allergic population, BSACI would like to encourage medical students and foundation doctors to consider this diverse and growing specialty.

As a result, BSACI set up a Medical Scholarships Scheme which is open to FY2 doctors, IMT and adult ST1-3 trainees in the UK, to encourage those who have an interest in a career in allergic diseases to apply. The funds are to pay for costs relating to attendance at the Annual Conference. This is a fantastic opportunity for junior doctors to see what a career in Allergy and Clinical Immunology looks like and how rewarding being a member of the UK allergy community can be.

2023 awardees:

  • Rachel Pierce, Royal London Hospital
  • Mohanad Abdelrahim, Whiston Hospital
  • Sally Ashton, Swansea Bay University Health Board
  • Danial Hakim bin Roslan, West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Humaira Jamroze, Northern Care Alliance
  • Hala Eltahir, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Le Hua Phoebe Li, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Megan McCullagh, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Katherine Parker, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nadjima Habiba, University of Manchester

Abstract submission and Presentation

BSACI 2023 abstract submission is now CLOSED

Presenting an abstract at the BSACI Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for your work to gain exposure and recognition within the allergy community, including consideration for publication of your abstract in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Allergy, the official journal of the society.

Abstract presenters can download instructions for presentation here:

Instructions for Oral Presenters
Instructions for Poster Presenters