The MacKeith Prize 

The MacKeith Prize is awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to paediatric neurology as judged by published work and who were under the age of 40 years or within 5 years of obtaining a CCST, whichever was later.

DatePlaceSpeakerTitle of Talk
1982    Birmingham  Decided to award The MacKeith Prize
1983  Oxford    
1984  Glasgow    
1985  Sheffield    
1986  Cardiff    
1987  Nottingham    
1988  Liverpool    
1989  Leeds  Linda de Vries An integrated approach to leukomalacia
1990  Dublin  Not awarded  
1991  Durham  Janet Eyre  
1992  Bath  Jo Poulton Mitochondrial DNA and geentic disease: recent advances
1993  London  Robert Surtees & Peta Sharples  
1994  Birmingham  Not awarded
1995  Cambridge  Helen Cross & Francesco Muntoni  
1996  Southampton  Not awarded  
1997  Oxford  Charles Newton  
1998  Manchester  Colin Ferrie The childhood epileptic encephalopathies: new insights from PET and other studies
1999  Belfast  Vijeya Ganesan Causes and consequences of childhood stroke
2000  Glasgow  Sameer Zuberi & Kate Bushby  
2001  London (Guy's)    
2002  Newcastle Upon Tyne  Richard Gilbertson & Rod   Scott  
2003  Liverpool  Russell Dale Streptococcus and the Basal ganglia
2004  Sheffield  Not awarded  
2005  London  Finbar O'Callaghan Tuberous sclerosis complex: past, present and future
2006  Bristol  Heinz Jungbluth Expanding range of phenotypes associated with mutations in the skeletal muscle ryanodine receptor (RYR1) gene
2007  Edinburgh  Robert McFarland & Richard  Chin ‘Batteries not included – what causes mitochondrial disease in children? ’Epidemiology of Childhood Convulsive Status    Epilepticus
2008  Leeds  Andrew Lux IS you is, or IS you ain’t (ma’ Baby)? And how should we treat infantile spasms anyway?
2009  Birmingham  Jeremy Parr Identifying clinical phenotypes in the search for autism susceptibility genes
2010  Edinburgh, hosted by Wales  Manju Kurian Infantile Parkinsonism-Dystonia: a novel neurotransmitter disorder and ‘Dopamine Transportopathy'
2011  Edinburgh, hosted by Oxford  Not awarded  
2012  London, hossted by Nottingham &  Leicester   James Boardman Developing neural systems are altered by preterm birth
2013  Manchester  Anna Purna Basu &
 Andreas Brunklaus
“Hemiplegia – the other half of the story” & “SCN1A related epilepsies: genotypes, phenotypes and clinical utility of genetic testing”
2014  Winchester  Tomoki Arichi Functional MRI of the perinatal brain
2015  Newcastle  Andrew Mallick & Michael  Absoud Childhood stroke: who, why and what happens
Childhood central nervous system acquired demyelinatingdisorders: incidence, clinical features, MRI characteristics and  prognostic features
2016  Sheffield  Amy McTague Elucidating disease mechanisms in epilepsy of infancy with migrating focal seizures  
2017  Cambridge  Sukhvir Wright 

Paediatric autoimmune epileptic encephalopathies - from symptoms to synapse

2018  London  Yael Hacohen

Antibody biomarkers of CNS neurological disorders in children

2019  Liverpool  Suresh Pujar

Long-term outcomes after childhood convulsive status epilepticus: What are the determinants of adverse outcomes?

2020  Belfast  Richard Rosch

From fish to physics - new perspectives on abnormal brain dynamics in childhood epilepsies

2021  Virtual (hosted by Oxford) Francesco Saverio Tedesco Engineering human stem cells for neuromuscular disease modelling and therapy development  
2022  Virtual (hosted by Dublin)  Joseph Symonds

Precision epidemiology in early childhood epilepsies