The YDEF Marjorie Prize

Author: 
Dr Thomas Crabtree
Date of the announcement: 
Friday, 3 December, 2021

The Young Diabetologist and Endocrinologist Forum committee are very pleased to be able to announce the Marjorie Prize. A little known hero in the discovery of insulin was Marjorie the dog who was the first animal to ever be injected with the drug that has transformed and saved so many lives since it’s discovery 100 years ago!

To mark the occasion of the first injection of insulin into a human on 11th January 1922 the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists are hosting a two day event (11th and 12th January 2022) at the Royal College of Physicians, London including a celebratory dinner on the 11th January.

In honour of the 100 year anniversary of insulin and Marjorie the dog, the YDEF Team welcomes applications to attend this event, fully funded, including travel and accommodation expenses and attendance at the dinner event for up to 5 medical students or juniors doctors. Preference will be given to doctors who are not currently in specialty training but applications from people in Diabetes & Endocrinology specialty training will be considered.

We ask for a 500 word statement to support the application on the topic of healthcare inequalities. We would ask for you to detail your experience of improving access to insulin or other diabetes treatment or healthcare, your plans to improve access or reflect upon potential solutions or reflections on a relevant clinical case. Higher scores will be given to those who demonstrate direct experience of improving access with relevance to diabetes (although non-diabetes work will be considered).

Given the short turnaround time applications must be submitted by December 10th and winners will be announced on 15th December.

Apply online now – and spread the word‼

Deadline: 8pm 10th December

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