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 closed on 30 November.

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 2018. 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. The winner receives £200 and a certificate, in addition to expenses covered for travel and a day entry pass to the Conference.

Applications for the 2019 award have now closed. Please follow @RCPCHTweets and look out for updates to this page regarding the 2019 award winner and the opening date for 2020 submissions. If you would like any further information please contact