The Tom Donaldson Poster Prize

The Tom Donaldson Poster Prize is run in association with SEMSoc as part of the abstract and poster presentation session of the BASEM/FSEM (UK) Joint Annual Conference.

Tom Donaldson

Tom Donaldson was the founder of the first undergraduate sports and exercise medicine society in Manchester.  Having graduated as a Doctor at the University of Manchester in January 2009, Tom sadly passed away on his elective in New Zealand a month later.  An incredibly bubbly and charismatic person, Tom left a lasting impression on everyone he met.  He was an inspiration to those that helped him start the society and his passion and enthusiasm for sports and exercise medicine was inspirational.  It is in his memory that the society continues and that this prize is now run.

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Call for Abstracts 2018

SEMSOC in conjunction with BASEM would like to open the Tom Donaldson Poster Prize and request submissions from undergraduate students.


1st prize - £200 plus one year’s free membership to BASEM

2nd prize - £150 plus one year’s free membership to BASEM

3rd prize - £100 plus one year’s free membership to BASEM

All shortlisted posters will have the opportunity to be displayed at the 5th BASEM/FSEM Joint Annual Conference, to be held this year at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on the 4th and 5th October 2018.

All entries are considered for publication on the SEMSoc website (

Entry Criteria

  • The Tom Donaldson Prize is open to all undergraduate students
  • Posters can be on any topic related to SEM, including reviews, case reports and original literature
  • Submission of more than one project is permitted but only for distinct pieces of work
  • The poster will be marked on clarity of ideas and presentation and originality of work
  • A submission for the Tom Donaldson Prize excludes an individual from submitting the same abstract for the Association and Institute Prize for Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Submission Criteria

The deadline for entries is 5.00 pm on Friday 24th August, 2018.

Notifications of the judging panel’s decision will be distributed by email by Friday 7th September, 2018.

Posters should be submitted electronically for consideration. Entries should be emailed as a Microsoft PowerPoint attachment to No late entries will be accepted.

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