Alastair Nelson Award

Introduction

Alastair Nelson was a highly respected equine veterinary surgeon who was highly active in the field of equine diagnostic imaging and who was a pioneer of standing equine computed tomography.  Following his sad loss at the age of 46 in 2009, EAVDI-BID have set up a travel award in his honour, to promote the field of equine diagnostic imaging. The first year that submission is accepted is 2012.

The Award

A sum of up to £150 will be available once each year to support a veterinary surgeon working at a British or Irish veterinary practice (including Vet School, Referral Hospital, etc) who is attending a scientific congress to present a clinical research abstract in the field of equine diagnostic imaging.  The money is to contribute to travel and registration expenses incurred by attending the conference.

Application Procedure

The abstract (max 400 words), along with an accompanying letter, should be submitted to the Andrew Parry (andrew.parry@willows.uk.net) by 31st March of the year of the presentation.  One application is allowed per veterinary surgeon, and a surgeon may only receive the award on one occasion.  If there are multiple applications for the award in a year, the EAVDI-BID committee will determine whether the fund will be awarded in total to a single candidate, or split between several.  The candidates will be informed of the committee’s decision by the end of May of that year.  If there are no applications received by the 31st March, there will be no award that year.

Successful Candidates

The successful candidates will be listed on the EAVDI-BID Website, along with the title and year of their presentation.  The successful candidate will also be expected to present their abstract at the EAVDI-BID Autumn Meeting that year.

If there are any queries, please contact the EAVDI (BID) chairman.