Announcing the winner of the 2022 Michael Blacow Memorial Prize

We are delighted to announce that Dr Sharmila Manivannan won this year's Michael Blacow Memorial Prize for her presentation at RCPCH Conference and as set by an open audience vote.
Dr Sharmila Manivannan speaking from podium with RCPCH logo

Dr Manivannan wins for her abstract presented at RCPCH Conference this past June: A trainee-led national programme to reduce differential attainment at subspecialty paediatric training (GRID) - A Team Soft Landing initiative

For more information on the Soft landing initiative, you can visit the website.

The Dr Michael Blacow Memorial Fund was established following a donation to the British Paediatric Association by Commander and Mrs A H Blacow in memory of their son, Michael, a trainee paediatrician who was killed in an accident. This prize is awarded for the best paper presented in a plenary session at the College’s annual meeting, by a paediatrician below consultant status.

Selection of the prize-winning presentation was made by an open audience vote at the 2022 Conference. This result was then ratified by the Annual Conference Organising Committee.

The prize is a £200 cash prize and an invitation to attend the presentation ceremony at next year's RCPCH Conference, which takes place on 23-25 May in Glasgow.