The Powell-Tuck prize (in honour of Professor Jeremy Powell-Tuck who founded BAPEN Medical in 2004) is open to all doctors in training. It is awarded for the best abstract submitted by a doctor in training for the BAPEN annual conference. The prize includes a £100 book token and free attendance at the annual BAPEN conference. There are also runner-up prizes for free attendance at the BAPEN Medical teaching day help the day before the main BAPEN meeting.

Year Recipient Title Runners up


Konstantinos C. Fragkos

Predicting 3- and 6-Month Survival for Advanced Cancer Patients on Home Parenteral Nutrition: A Nomogram

By Konstantinos C. Fragkos, Niamh Keane, Pinal S. Patel, Krista Murray, Sarah Obbard, Shola Ajibodu, Simon O’Callaghan, Hanson Kwok, Emma Paulon, John Barragry, Shameer Mehta, Simona Di Caro and Farooq Rahma. Nutrition and Intestinal Failure Service, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


S.P. Yeap

Impact of Body Mass Index on Survival After Small Intestinal and Multi-Visceral Transplantation

By S.P. Yeap, A.J. Butler, N.K. Russell, S.J. Middleton, R. Maddison, R. Hogg and L.M. Sharkey, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

J.M. Raker. Nasogastric tube checks: is the recommended pH cut-off safe? Accuracy and intra-rater reliability of pH readings.

By J.M. Raker, E.W. Dryden, M. Moore and P.J. Neild. Department of Gastroenterology, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London


Dr Meran

Regenerative Medicine for Intestinal Failure: Demonstrating the Potential for Intestinal Organoids to Repopulate the Epithelium of the Intestine.

L. Meran¹’²*, V. Li ², P. De Coppi¹, ¹Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Section, Developmental Biology & Cancer Programme, UCL Institute of Child Health, ²Developmental Genetics and Stem Cell Biology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London, United Kingdom

Charlotte Rutter. Outcomes Following Small Intestinal and Multivisceral transplantation at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.


Dr Ross McLean

Which formulation of Loperamide most effectively reduces effluent from high-output stoma: a pilot study.

By R.C. McLean, E. Meland, G. Doherty and R. McKee, General Surgical Department, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Dr Elinor Shuttleworth. Results of the 2014 BAPEN Medical Trainee Group Survey.


Dr Lisa Sharkey

The role of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in intestinal Failure Associated Liver Disease.

By L.M. Sharkey¹, S.E. Davies², A. Kaser¹ and J.M. Woodward¹, Department of Gastroenterology¹ and Pathology², Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Chris Mountford. Can BAPEN do more to advance nutrition training amongst trainee doctors?  Results of the first UK BAPEN Medical Trainee Group Survey.

Dr Bobbie Drinkwater. Home Parenteral Nutrition use in Palliative Care:  A retrospective study to identify potential prognostic indicators.


Dr M Dibb

Outcomes of Home Parenteral Nutrition: 30 years’ experience from a national centre.

Dr Lim. Regular nutritional blood monitoring in children on home enteral tube feeding – is this necessary?

Mr Vaughan-Shaw. Peripheral oedema is associated with poor outcomes following emergency abdominal surgery.


Dr Nina Lewis

Treating occult celiac disease with a gluten-free diet is associated with a significant improvement in quality of life

Emma Metcalfe. Branched chain amino acid supplementation in adults with cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy: a systematic review and meta-analyses.

Andrew Palmer. The role of n-3 supplemented parenteral nutrition in critical illness in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Dr Gordan Moran

Gut hormones and appetite dysregulation in Crohn’s disease

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