In November The British Institute of Radiology held its first virtual annual congress during which it made its annual award presentations.
The Godfrey Hounsfield Memorial Lecture and Award was presented to Professor Dame Clare Gerada who delivered a talk on ‘Leadership during a crisis.’ She drew on her experience as a GP and president of the Royal College of GPs to offer practical advice on what makes a good leader, communication skills and the importance of awareness of the needs of all practitioners to ensure they focus on their own mental health and well-being.
The Barclay Medal was presented to Dr Angela Pathmanathan and the team from The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, for their paper titled ‘Comparison of prostate delineation on multimodality imaging for MR-guided radiotherapy’.
Dr Alex Stewart, Helen Minnaar and Ciarna Brooker at St Luke’s Cancer Centre, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, received the BIR Make it Better Award. They developed the One-Stop Papillon Clinic, which provides advance patient information and enables radiotherapy on the day of the initial consultation for patients travelling long distances for treatment. (Lead picture)
The BIR Nic McNally Radiobiology Travel Award is a travel bursary for a face-to-face or virtual conference awarded to a radiobiology researcher who is scientifically or medically qualified. This was given to PhD student at the Manchester Biomedical Research Centre Conrado Guerrero Quiles for his paper entitled ‘Protemic profiling of hypoxia-induced changes in cell derived extracellular matrix from bladder cancer cell lines’ and was presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Conference.
The BJR/Jusha Early Career Investigator Award is given to a BJR author, within five years of appointment to a senior post, for the best original research paper published that year.
Dr Jason Brett Hartman and team were the recipients, for their paper entitled ‘Intracranial aneurysms at higher clinical risk for rupture demonstrate increased wall enhancement and thinning on multicontrast 3D vessel wall MRI.’
The Dr Prafulla Kumar Ganguli Award is given for the best original case report published in BJR|Case reports and this year was presented to Dr Muram El-Nayir and team for their paper titled ‘IgG4-mediated sclerosing fibroinflammatory disease presenting as inflammatory breast malignancy.’
Picture: BIR Make it Better award winners Helen Minaar, Dr Alex Stewart and Ciarna Brooker.
Published on page 12 of the January 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.