The 2008 Award Winners

In 2008 nine candidates were selected for interview from thirty nine applications. Nine candidates were interviewed on November 25th 2008 by a panel of HCA Foundation Trustees, Mr. Geoffrey Glazer Consultant Surgeon, Dr Michael Harding General Practitioner and Susan Smith, CEO, The Princess Grace Hospital. Seven candidates were selected and a total grant amount of £60,000 was allocated. The Foundation would like to acknowledge a donation of £10,000 made to the Foundation from the late Mr Alfred Nathan.

Abby Conlin

Dr Conlin is a 4th year specialist registrar in gastroenterology and general medicine for the North West Deanery and is currently at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester. She is awarded £13,000 to train in endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic mucosal dissection (EMD) at the National Cancer Centre, Tokyo, Japan commencing September 2009 for three months.

Robin Elliot

Mr. Elliot is a 5th year specialist registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. He is awarded £6,000 to undertake a Fellowship covering all areas of Foot and Ankle surgery including trauma, adult reconstructive and sports medicine including arthroscopy at The Brisbane Foot and Ankle Centre, Brisbane, Australia commencing August 2009 for one year.

Robert Harris

Mr. Harris is a final year specialist registrar in otolaryngology on the South West Thames Rotation and is currently at Great Ormond St. He is awarded £11,000 to learn techniques in paediatric and adult cochlear implantation at The Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre and the Princess Alexandra Children's Hospital Sydney, Australia commencing July 2009 for six months.

Costa Repanos

Mr. Repanos is a final year specialist registrar in otolaryngology in the South West England Deanery. He is currently in Bath. He is awarded £12,000 to gain knowledge and experience in techniques for the treatment of advanced head and neck cancer including use of endolaryngeal laser surgery at the Department of Otolaryngology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia commencing July 2009 for one year.

Anthony Macquillan

Mr. Macquillan is currently at the Bichat Hospital in Paris and has secured a Consultant Post in Plastic Surgery at the Royal Free Hospital. He is awarded £9000 to learn further techniques in brachial plexus surgery and the application of functional muscle transfer at the Hand Surgery Unit, Bichat Hospital, Paris from September 2008 to January 2009.

Justin Yeung

Mr. Yeung is a year 6 specialist registrar in the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. He is awarded £5000 to learn multiple techniques in the management of advanced colonic and rectal cancers at the Peter MacCullum Cancer Centre, Melbourne Australia from February 2009 to February 2010.

Gareth Morris

Mr. Morris is a Locum Consultant in Surgery for Cwm Taf NHS Trust. He is waiting to apply for a substantive post in Hepatobiliary Surgery. He is awarded £4000 to learn the technique of subsegmental liver resection at Women's Medical University Tokyo, Japan from January 2009 for one month.