2021 Prizes

The MacKeith Prize has been awarded to:

Dr Francesco Saverio Tedesco, MD PhD FHEA MRCPCH, Professor of Neuromuscular Biology and Regenerative Medicine, UCL Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London, ST6 in Paediatric Neurology Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, Group Leader The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

The MacKeith Prize is awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to paediatric neurology as judged by published work and who are under 40 years of age or within 5 years of obtaining CCT. 

CLICK HERE to see the list of previous MacKeith prize winners.

Best Poster by a Trainee Prize

The BPNA 2021 'Best Trainee Poster' prize was awarded to Dr Kenneith Yong (Royal Hospital for Sick Children, NHS Lothian) for his poster presentation entitled ‘Functional neurological disorders (FNDs) in children: an observational study from a Scottish regional cohort’. 

Best Poster Audio Narrative by a Trainee Prize

The BPNA 2021 ‘Best Poster Audio Narrative’ prize was awarded to Dr Saania Jayawant (University of Cambridge) for poster presentation entitled ‘Joubert Syndrome as a model for Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis’.

Best Oral Presentation by a Trainee Prize

The BPNA 2021 'Best Trainee Oral Presentation' prize was awarded to Dr Joseph Symonds (Glasgow) for his presentation entitled ‘Epidemiology of early childhood epilepsies: syndrome classification and association with socio-economic status’.

Best Medical Student Presentation

The BPNA 2021 'Best Medical Student Presentation' prize was awarded to Mr Tony Feng (Medical Student, University of Glasgow) for his presentation entitled 'Comparison of variant effects in SCN-gene paralogs aids precision treatment across sodium channelopathies'.