Scotland Region: John King Fund
About The John King Fund
John (Ian) King, Clinical Biochemist and author of "Practical Clinical Enzymology" (1965) was appointed Top Grade Biochemist and Honorary Clinical Lecturer Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1969. His fundamental work on the human cholinesterases gained him a PhD in 1974 and he remained at Glasgow Royal Infirmary until his death in 1978. In 1980, the Scottish Region of the Association of Clinical biochemists established the "John King Award" in his memory. Initially it was envisaged that a chess "king" trophy would be awarded each year to the junior member presenting the best paper at a Regional Scientific meeting for five years. The effect of the award was an immediate improvement in the standard papers presented and the Regional Committee agreed to continue making the award.
Members of the ACB Scotland Region who are in training (i.e. working towards FRCPath) are eligible for the award. The competition is held in a session of one scientific meeting each year, and the award is made to the trainee making the best presentation in that session. The award is currently a replica chess piece and a sum of money to go towards attendance at an educational/scientific meeting. To enter, trainees should respond to the appropriate invitation issued before the relevant scientific meeting.
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