The Moynihan Prize, instituted in 1951, was first competed for by means of an essay written on a subject decided by Council. From 1959, the subject could be of the candidate's own choosing. In 1966, the regulations were changed so that the Prize was awarded to the author of the best short paper on new work read at the annual International Surgical Congress. In the case of multiple author papers, the Medal is awarded to the person reading the paper, but the monetary award, which is currently the Association’s highest at £1,000, may be divided between the authors.

The person reading the paper must be the principal research worker and have been qualified for less than fifteen years. The paper should have some clinical application and must not have been submitted previously to any other national or international association, nor published in any Journal at the time of submission. Shortlisted papers that are found to have been presented elsewhere, or have been accepted for presentation elsewhere, will be disqualified. Competitors selected will be required to submit a manuscript suitable for publication to the BJS Society. Papers submitted for this Prize and not shortlisted will be considered for the Short Paper section of the meeting

Previous Moynihan Prize Winners and Medallists

2018Miss Doireann JoyceLAPAROSCOPIC GUIDED REGIONAL ANALGESIA (LaGRA) REDUCES POST OPERATIVE PAIN AFTER LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY, A RANDOMISED, CONTROLLED TRIAL.
2017Mr Adam FramptonTGF-BETA INDUCES MIR-100 AND MIR-125B PROMOTING EMT AND STEMNESS IN PANCREATIC CANCER
2016Mr John SaundersOESOPHAGEAL CANCER 3D MODELS FOR GUIDANCE OF PERSONALISED THERAPY AND SCREENING OF STROMA-TARGETED DRUGS
2015Rachel ThomasTBC
2014R Sreekumar, A Patel, A Mirnezami, E Sayan, J N PrimroseSIP1 INDUCED ACTIVATION OF NUCLEOTIDE EXCISION DNA REPAIR (NER) PATHWAY MEDIATES CHEMORESISTANCE IN COLORECTAL CANCER (CRC)
2013S O'Neill, J Hughes, J A Ross, S J Wigmore, E M HarrisonHEAT SHOCK PROTEIN 90 INHIBITION ABROGATES TLR4-MEDIATED NF-kB ACTIVITY AND REDUCES RENAL ISCHEMIA-REPERFUSION INJURY
2012J P Hunter, S Hosgood, M Patel, M L NicholsonRANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF THE EFFECTS OF HYDROGEN SULPHIDE IN RENAL ISCHAEMIA REPERFUSION INJURY
2011R S GilliesTUMOUR EXPRESSION OF THE DNA REPAIR PROTEIN, XPF, PREDICTS PATHOLOGICAL RESPONSE TO NEOADJUVANT OXALIPLATIN CHEMOTHERAPY IN OESOPHAGEAL CANCER
2010S AwadCELLULAR MECHANISMS UNDERLYING THE PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF PREOPERATIVE FEEDING: A RANDOMIZED STUDY INVESTIGATING MUSCLE AND LIVER GLYCOGEN CONTENT, MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION AND GENE EXPRESSION
2009A WadoodiCOMPLEX CYTOKINE INTERACTIONS CONTROL THROMBUS RESOLUTION
2008H PatelDYSFUNCTION OF THE PIK3CA-AKT PATHWAY IN ANAL CANCER
2007M GattGUT FUNCTION IS AN INDEPENDENT PROGNOSTIC INDICATOR AND CAN BE MODULATED TO BENEFIT PATIENT OUTCOME: PROOF OF PRINCIPLE
2006S C GibsonA PROSPECTIVE TRIAL TO EVALUATE THE VALUE OF B-TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE (BNP) IN PREDICTING CARDIAC MORBIDITY AFTER MAJOR SURGERY
2005B S ReddyENTERIC BACTERIA DO TRANSLOCATE:  PROOF AT LAST
2004T K McCulloughABSENCE OF CIRCULATING TUMOUR CELLS AFTER COLORECTAL CANCER RESECTION IDENTIFIES PATIENTS IN WHOM ADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY IS NOT JUSTIFIED
2003D J ParryTHE PRE-THROMBOTIC STATE – NOVEL FAMILIAL ASSOCIATIONS IN PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL OCCLUSIVE DISEASE
2002P J Lamb 
2001S M Dresner 
2000G J Morris-Stiff 
1999A M Smith 
1998I M Loftus 
1997M L Nicholson 
1996R W Parks 
1995C A Hajivassiliou 
1994M E Gaunt 
1993K Varty 
1992B D George 
1991I S Paterson 
1990F J Mullan 
1989J L R Forsythe 
1988S Ellenbogen 
1987P McCulloch 
1986JA Pain 
1985T W J Lennard 
1984R A J Spence 
1983N J Standfield 
1982A K C Li 
1981T V Taylor 
1980S B Janvrin 
1979C N McCollum 
1978G Hill 
1977R A Dickson 
1976M E Bailey 
1975O J A Gilmore 
1974G A Evans 
1973A Cuschieri and D C Carter (jointly) 
1972C S Humphrey 
1971D E F Tweedle 
1970S Nade 
1969C S B Galasko 
1968M H Irving 
1967A E Kulatilake 
1966R Shields 
1965No Award 
1964R G Emslie 
1963H J Espiner 
1962J M Watts 
1961J B M Roberts 
1960S D Clarke and S B Day (jointly) 
1959J H Heslop 
1958H B Torrance 
1957R Turner-Warwick 
1956A J Davies 
1955A R Anscombe 
1954P Marchand 
1953L P Le Quesne 
1952J A Carr 
1951J McLachlin 


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