Price Thomas Travel Bursaries

The group of Travelling Surgical Club (as it was then) members photographed above in Madrid in 1953 includes Clement Price Thomas, seated centrally, beside Bob Nevin (Secretary of the TSC). 

The Travelling Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland 2018 Price Thomas Travelling Fellowship

Applications are open for the 2018 Price Thomas Fellowship. This bursary covers all registration fees, travelling expenses, hotel costs and all organised meals. The winner will travel with the Society to Budapest in May 2018. The closing date for applications is 31st December 2017.

Download: Price Thomas application form 2018

Who were the 2017 Price Thomas Travelling Fellows?

2017   Mr Andrew Healey and Mr Ernest Azzopardi travelled to
Gent, Belgium. They presented papers at University Hospital Gent, Sint Lucas
Hospital in Bruges and Queen Astrid Military Hospital in Brussels. 

Andrew Healey is a post CCST Fellow who gave superb talks on the value of endoscopic ultrasound in the management of difficult upper GI emergencies and the state of training for laparoscopic liver surgery in UK. In an era where antibiotic resistance is a very real threat, Ernest Azzopardi gave us some insight into cutting edge research which will differentiate infection (which needs treatment with antibiotics) from inflammation (which does not).

Who was the 2016 Price Thomas Travelling Fellow?

Mr Joseph Hardwicke, Lecturer in Plastic Surgery at the University of Birmingham, and  Specialty Registrar ST8 in Burns and Plastic Surgery travelled to Toronto, Canada. He Presented papers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (University Health Network) and St Michael’s Hospital.  His report can be seen here

Who was the 2015 Price Thomas Travelling Fellow?

Professor Nawwar Al-Attar, Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon from the Golden Jubilee
Hospital in Glasgow travelled with us to Madrid.  He presented a  paper ‘here

Who was the 2014 Price Thomas Travelling Fellow?

Fung J Foo travelled with the society to Rennes, France and to Jersey. He presented papers at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rennes and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes, France.

Who was the 2013 Price Thomas Travelling Fellow?

Mr Jawad Ahmad an SpR from Belfast, was the 2013 Price Thomas Fellow and travelled with the society to Charlottesville and Richmond Virginia, presenting two papers during the meeting. His report is here.

Who was the 2012 Price Thomas Travelling Fellow?

Mr Justin Davies travelled to Dublin with the society where he presented papers at St Vincent’s University Hospital and at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital.

Who were the 2011 Price Thomas Travelling Fellows?

The holders of the 2011 awards, Mr John Simpson (Nottingham) and Mr James Clover (Cork), travelled to Switzerland with the Travelling Surgical Society from 4th to 11th June 2011. During this time they delivered two papers at scientific meetings at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève and attended a meeting at The International Committee for the Red Cross, Geneva. You will find John Simpson’s report here

Who were the 2010 Price Thomas Travelling Fellows?

The winners of the 2010 Price Thomas Travelling Fellowships were Prof Ian Chetter, Senior Lecturer/Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Hull and Mr David Macafee, Trainee, Northern Deanery. They travelled with the society to Cuba and Barbados. You will find David Macafee’s report on his trip in 2010 here .

Who were the 2009 Price Thomas Fellows?

The winners of the 2009 Price Thomas Travelling Fellowships were Prof David Jayne, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Senior Lecturer, Leeds and Prof Tim Lane, Consultant Urologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary Medical School, London. They travelled with the society to Iceland.