BAPEN Medical Powell-Tuck Prize

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.


E. Al Sulais & M. Kopczynska

Analysis of regional home parenteral support patients and the risk factors associated with catheter related thrombosis

By E. Al Sulais, K. Edwards, A. Mahalingam, B Ellison, A Rahimi, P.S Patel and C.S. Rutter, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ.

Standardised Survival and Excess Life Years Lost in patients with type 3 intestinal failure

By M. Kopczynska1, C.L. Hvas, P. Jepsen, A. Teubner, A. Abraham, S. T Burden, M. Taylor, G. Carlson and S. Lal, Intestinal Failure Unit, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, United Kingdom 2Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark 3University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom


James Willsmore

Endovascular interventions for the treatment of catheter-related venous thrombosis in patients on home parenteral nutrition

By J.D. Willsmore, S.C. Donnelly, M. Naghibi, M. Small and S.M. Gabe, Lennard-Jones Intestinal Rehabilitation Unit, St Mark’s Hospital, HA1 3UJ, UK


Dr A. Bond

Home parenteral nutrition in the elderly: experience from a national intestinal failure centre

Runners up:

Dr S. Oke. Survival and sarcopenia as defined by CT in patients with intestinal failure on home parenteral nutrition


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

Runners up:

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

Runners up:

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

Runners up:

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.

Runners up:

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.

Runners up:

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

Runners up:

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