The Mark Brennan Poster Prize

All those awarded IME bursaries in the previous year and IME scholarships in the previous two years are invited to present a poster of their project at an IME Conference. The Mark Brennan Prize is awarded annually for the best poster in each category.

Mark Brennan was a much valued member of the IME’s Governing Body and the Steering Group for the Education Project who died after a relatively short illness on 25th September 2010 aged 47 years. He was an inspirational teacher and a wonderfully warm-hearted, kind and empathetic person.

At the 2011 conference, the IME inaugurated the Mark Brennan Prize in his honour.

The 2020 winners (below) were selected at the IME Student Conference, Saturday 8th February at Leeds Medical School, organised by the Student Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sophie Latta, University of Bristol (pictured with IME Trustee, Georgia Testa,) was awarded the Scholarship prize for her poster entitled

Dignity, Decision-making and Critically-ill Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Schlindwein, University of Cambridge, was awarded the Bursary prize for his poster entitled

What physicians choose to tell and not tell their patients and why: a qualitative study using semi-structured interviews in the setting of Acute Medicine in Brazil

Rhian Evans, Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (QMUL), was awarded the Scholarship prize for her poster entitled

In search of clinical utility: Short term medical outcomes and the ethical implications of sequencing healthy adults 

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Rhian with Dr Wing May Kong, IME Chair of Trustees

Richard Shoulder, University of Bristol, was awarded the Bursary prize for his poster entitled

Elective Ethical Toolkit – an essential for medical students working abroad.

To view Richard’s Elective Ethical Toolkit (which also includes his elective report), click here.

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Richard with Dr Wing May Kong

Chloe Livesey, University of Liverpool, was awarded the scholarship prize for her poster entitled

Is it really NICE to be NICE?

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and Zain Abbas Syed, University of Oxford, was awarded the bursary prize for his poster entitled

Brain death or death of the brain? An analysis of the issue of brain death according to current Shia Islamic jurists

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Sarah Kelly, University of Edinburgh, was awarded the scholarship prize for her poster entitled:
‘Assisted Dying in Prison: Should we Assist Prisoners to Die?
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Rebecca Walters, University of Birmingham,was awarded the bursary prize for her poster entitled:
‘What are the Ethical Issues Surrounding Care of Newborns in a Privately Funded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in India?’
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Sarah Kelly with Dr Wing May Kong

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Rose Tiller, University of Birmingham, won the bursary category for her poster entitled: A Reflection on the Ethics of a Medical Elective in the Solomon Islands, a Developing Country

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Karthika Velusamy, University of Leeds, won the scholarship category for her poster entitled: Female Genital Mutilation and Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery: Are Doctors at Risk of Crossing the Ethical and Legal Boundary?

In a change to our usual criteria, the 2015 Mark Brennan Prize was awarded to Lancaster University Medical Ethics Society, who were the winners of our national Student Debate Competition.

The Mark Brennan Prize 2014, sponsored by the Medical Defence Union, encouraged medical students and foundation doctors to look at the subject of Ethical Practice: What money cannot buy. Those submitting the top twelve poster abstracts were asked to produce a poster, and these were displayed at our annual Education Conference. Those submitting the top six poster abstracts were also asked to give a four minute oral presentation on their poster at the annual conference.

Delegates were asked to identify the best poster oral presentation, using the four following areas in reaching their decision:

• content of the poster

• presentation of the poster

• the oral presentation

• critical ethical analysis of the subject in question

Top six posters:

‘Milking the Cash Cow – The Ethics of Buying Good Behaviour’ – Emma Chan and Adam Clarke, University of Nottingham

‘Should access to in vitro fertilisation (IVF) be limited by maternal age?’ – Dr Katherine Pitt, North Middlesex University Hospital Trust

‘Selling your eggs: An empirical study of young women’s views on the ethics of financial compensation for egg donation’ – Dr Frances Butcher, North Bristol NHS Trust

‘Ethical practice: What money cannot buy’ – Ellie Humphry and Joanna Dobbin, University of Nottingham

‘Living organ donation – is it ever ethically justified?’ – Hannah Copley, University of Cambridge

‘Cash for contraception: the ethics of paying drug addicts to use long-term contraception’ – Joanne Procter, University of Manchester

Additional posters:

‘There is precious little left of healthcare that money cannot buy’ -Nicolas Blondel, Barts and the London

‘How can we incentivise medical students to identify more ethical issues?’ – Madi Benson, University of Leicester

‘Whistleblowing: Low in Cost, Rich in Morals’ – Hannah Coakley and Jennifer Hancox, University of Birmingham

‘Living organ donation – is it ever ethically justified?’ – Hannah Copley, University of Cambridge

‘Cash for contraception: the ethics of paying drug addicts to use long-term contraception’ – Joanne Procter, University of Manchester

‘Uterine Transplantation; A Necessary Research Expenditure?’ – Aisha Tahmina, University of Birmingham

‘Should medical students be allowed to conscientiously object whilst training?’ – Chantal Cox-George, University of Bristol

 

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The winning poster and presenation was ‘Ethical practice: What money cannot buy’ by Ellie Humphry and Joanna Dobbin, University of Nottingham (pictured above with Dr Rhona Knight, Chair of the IME Education Committee, and Dr Wing May Kong, IME Chair)

Their presentation examined issues of bargaining within the reality medical television arena, focusing on a case study from ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ in which a 19 year old undergoes a labiaplasty.

Spoken word and video presentations finalists:

1. Shobitha Puvaneswaralingam, Dundee. Video – ‘Trust me, I am a doctor’

2. Georgina McGuire, Bristol. Poem – ‘Paint My Canvas’

3. Matt Rinaldi, Imperial. Poem – ‘Hat Stand’

4. Bronwen Warner, Bristol. Poem – ‘Multiple Sclerosis’

5. Fatima M. Addulazizi, Leicester. Narrative – ‘Unwanted’

6. Alexander Beadel, Mark Chan and Clio Kennedy-Hutchison, King’s College London. Video – ‘The First Patient’

The winner of the Mark Brennan Prize for spoken/video presentation was Matt Rinaldi chosen by the votes of all the participants.

Visual Art:

1. Nicola Cooper-Moss, Keele. ‘Amniocentesis’

2. Rory Hutchinson, Imperial. ‘Homeless’

3. Libby Wilson, Bristol. ‘Taking History’

4. Fergus Hamilton, Sheffield. ‘Rage Comic’

5. Rebecca Carey, Imperial. ‘Age Gap’

6. Egho Ireo, Bristol. ‘Scrapbook’

The above work was on display during the conference. The entries were judged by Dr. Deborah Kirklin who awarded the MDU Mark Brennan Prize jointly to Rory Hutchinson and Libby Wilson

Finalists:

Colin Coulter ‘Moral Squeamishness or Moral Superiority: Should We Abandon the Dead Donor Rule?’ in Princeton Journal of Bioethics Vol. XII Fall 2011, pp. 6-18.

Sarah Ahmed ‘Diagnoses Naughty’. Read the Commentary here.document word

Eleanore Schafer ‘Cannula’. document word

Leila Asfour ‘A Case for Integrating Medical Humanities into Undergraduate Medical Ethics Teaching: an Interactive Presentation’. document word

Joanna Ish-Horowicz ‘Through the Looking Glass: Using Video Journals to Express Feelings and Reactions to Ethical Issues in Clinical Attachments’. document word

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Egho Ireo ‘A Concise Guide to Resilience’ Scrapbook

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Sopozme Toghey ‘The Use of a Virtual Patient to Express Feelings and Reactions to Ethical Issues Encountered in Clinical Attachments’. document word

Ted Wilson ‘Lost in the Woods: Treatment Uncertainties and Ethical Issues Affecting Patients With Lyme Disease’.pdf document

James Carr ‘To Operate or Not to Operate?’ document wordj carr pic

Spoken word/Video Presentation:

Georgina McGuire: Poem: ‘Paint My Canvas’. document word

Bronwen Warner: Poem: ‘Multiple Sclerosis’. document word

Fatima Abdulazizi: ‘Unwanted’.document word

Shobitha Puvaneswaralingam: Video.document word

Matt Rinaldi – Winner of Mark Brennan Prize. Poem: Hat Stand. document word

Visual Art Presentation:

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Rory Hutchinson (Joint Winner of MDU Mark Brennan Prize).  ‘Homeless’.  See the commentary here.document word

Nicola Cooper-Ross: ‘Amniocentesis’.  Read the commentary here.document word

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Libby Wilson (Joint Winner of MDU Mark Brennan Prize).  ‘Taking History’.  Read the Commentary here.document word taking history l wilson

Rebecca Carey ‘Age Gap’.  Read the Commentary heredocument word

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Fergus Hamilton ‘Rage Comic’.

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All students who submitted work were invited to give permission for it to be posted on our website (either directly or by linkage). Only those who give express permission have been included.

Gordon Stirrrat, 23rd February 2012.