Donald Paterson Prize

This is awarded to a pre-consultant grade medical practitioner working in the UK for the best article on any subject related to paediatrics. Applications for the 2021 round of this award are now closed.

2019 winner

We were delighted to announce that Dr Seilesh Kadambari of St George’s University of London has won the Donald Paterson Prize for his article, Human parechovirus infection in young infants: strategies to improve detection and management, which has been accepted for publication in the Lancet. He was presented with the award at RCPCH Conference and Exhibition.

About the prize

Donald Paterson (1890-1969) was a founder member and first Honorary Secretary of the British Paediatric Association. Later, he returned to Canada to become Professor of Paediatrics at the University of British Columbia.

The prize has been running for over 50 years and is awarded to the author of the best article on any subject related to paediatrics published or accepted for publication within two years prior to 30 November 2020. Submitted articles will be judged by an adjudicating committee established by the Academic Board of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and will be judged with respect to scientific content, clinical contribution and presentation.

The prize is awarded at RCPCH Conference and exhibition 2021. The winner receives £200 and a certificate, in addition to expenses covered for travel and a day entry pass to the Conference.

Look out for updates to this page for the opening date for future submissions to this prize. If you would like any further information please contact