20 April 2023

Percy Oliver Memorial Award and Percy Oliver Trainee Travel Bursary nominations are open.

The College’s Transfusion Medicine Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) is inviting nominations for this year’s Percy Oliver Memorial Award.

The Memorial Award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of blood transfusion. This year’s category is TM Nursing.

Nominations and accompanying citations should be submitted to the SAC for consideration by 5 pm Wednesday 31 May 2023, via Louise Mair at the Royal College of Pathologists ([email protected]).

Please use the citation to describe your nominee’s background, achievements, and contributions to the field of blood transfusion in no more than 750 words; furthermore, please demonstrate the impact they have made to the field.

Percy Oliver Trainee Travel Bursary

The Percy Oliver Trainee Travel Bursary is being offered for £250 per candidate to cover travel and accommodation costs for trainee clinicians and clinical scientists enrolled in a recognised UK training scheme and working in the field of transfusion medicine, to enable their participation in a national or international blood transfusion meeting.

We are pleased to announce the availability of two awards for attendance at the 2023 Annual SHOT Symposium being held on Tuesday 4 July at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester and two further awards for attendance at the NHSBT R&D conference. The 2022 Annual SHOT Report will be released at the SHOT Symposium and the programme covers key haemovigilance and transfusion safety-related topics with an opportunity to learn from blood donor and transfusion recipients’ experiences and transfusion experts.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from https://www.rcpath.org/profession/committees/transfusion-medicine.html and the deadline for application is 5pm on Thursday 1 June 2023.