BackCare Award

Chosen by the Executive Committee from the top 10 scoring papers submitted the previous year

Awarded a Medal and a certificate

New Investigator Award

Judged by the DISCS representative and the past, present and future Presidents and awarded for the best presentation in the New Investigator Session

Sponsored by discs - Awarded a cheque for £100 and a certificate 

Local Organiser Award

Judged by the local organisers and awarded for the best contribution to the theme of the meeting (podium, special poster or poster)

Awarded a cheque for £100 and a certificate

President's Award

Judged by the past, present and future Presidents and awarded for the best podium presentation

Awarded a cheque for £150 and a certificate

Travel bursaries

Students and young researchers (who are members of the society) can apply for a travel bursary award to attend the annual meetings

Secretary's
Award

Judged by the past, present and future Secretaries and awarded for the best special poster presentation

Awarded a cheque for £100 and a certificate

A list of previous award winners

Backcare Award (2018)

In Vivo Safety And Efficacy Testing Of A Thermally Triggered Injectable Hydrogel Scaffold For Bone Regeneration And Augmentation

A Thorpe, C Freeman, P Farthing, J Callaghan, P Hatton, I Brook, C Sammon, C L Le Maitre

(paper presented to SBPR 2017 Northampton, UK)

Local Organisers Award (2018)

The Advice Given To Patients With Back Pain In A Primary Care Trust

L Osborn-Jenkins & LC Roberts

(paper presented to SBPR 2018 Groningen, The Netherlands)

New Investigator Award (2018)

Development Of A Standard Set Of Outcome Measures For Nonspecific Low Back Pain In Dutch Primary Care Physical Therapy Practices; A Delphi Study

KAC Verburg, SA van Dulmen, H Kiers, MWG Nijhuis-van der Sanden, PJ van der Wees

(paper presented to SBPR 2018 Groningen, The Netherlands)

Presidents Award (2018)

Complier Average Causal Effect Analysis Of Paracetamol In Low Back Pain: Secondary Analysis Of The Pace Data

M Schreijenberg, C-WC Lin, AJ McLachlan, CM Williams, SJ Kamper, BW Koes, CG Maher, L Billot

(paper presented to SBPR 2018 Groningen, The Netherlands)

Secretaries Award (2018)

Why Do Only Some People With Lumbar Disc Degeneration Have Recurrent Low Back Pain? An Examination Of Postural Control Strategy

JA Deane, AKP Lim, PH Strutton & AH McGregor

(paper presented to SBPR 2018 Groningen, The Netherlands)

Patient's Choice Award (2018)

Understanding The Etiology Of Chronic Pain Disability From A Psychological Perspective

S Linton

(paper presented to SBPR 2018 Groningen, The Netherlands)

Backcare Award (2017)

Classification of low back-related leg pain consulters using latent class analysis

S Stynes, K Konstantinou, R Ogollah, EM Hay, KM Dunn

(paper presented to SBPR 2016 Preston, UK)

Local Organisers Award (2017)

Effect Of A Low Back Pain Risk-Stratification Approach Embedded In A Quality Improvement Initiative On Patient Outcomes And Care Processes: The Match Randomised Trial

D Cherkin, Jonathan C Hill, G Sowden, NE Foster on behalf of the MATCH Trial team

(paper presented to SBPR 2017 Northampton, UK)

New Investigator Award (2017)

Investigations For Sciatica: The Patients’ Perspective. A Qualitative, Interpretative Inquiry

C Ryan & LC Roberts

(paper presented to SBPR 2017 Northampton, UK)

Presidents Award (2017)

In Vivo Safety And Efficacy Testing Of A Thermally Triggered Injectable Hydrogel Scaffold For Bone Regeneration And Augmentation

A Thorpe, C Freeman, P Farthing, J Callaghan, P Hatton, I Brook, C Sammon, C L Le Maitre

(paper presented to SBPR 2017 Northampton, UK)

Secretaries Award (2017)

Does The Duration Of Pain Influence Clinical Outcomes Of Low Back Pain Patients Managed On An Evidence-Based Pathway?

M-A Jess, C Ryan, S Hamilton, S Wellburn, C Greenough, D Ferguson, A Coxon,  F Fatoye, J Dickson, A Jones, D Martin

(paper presented to SBPR 2017 Northampton, UK)

Backcare Award (2016)

Vertebral Endplate (Modic) Change Is An Independent Risk Factor For Episodes Of Severe And Disabling Low Back Pain

JH Määttä, S Wadge, A MacGregor, J Karppinen, FMK Williams 

(paper presented to SBPR 2015 Bournemouth, UK)

Local Organisers Award (2016)

Quantification Of The Increased Risk Of Complications During Surgery For Degenerative Spinal Disorders In Patients With Prior Spine Surgery

P Zehnder, TF Fekete, E Aghayev, FS Kleinstuck, H-J Becker, T Pigott, P Banczerowski, AF Mannion 

(paper presented to SBPR 2016 Preston, UK)

New Investigator Award (2016)

The Design And Development Of The ‘Imperial Spinal Model’: A Holistic And Reliable Approach To Assessing Kinematics Using 3d Motion Technology

Janet A Deane, E Papi, ATM Phillips, AH McGregor

(paper presented to SBPR 2016 Preston, UK)

Presidents Award (2016)

Thermally Triggered Hydrogel Induces Nucleus Pulposus Differentiation Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Following Injection Into Nucleus Pulposus Tissue

Abbey Thorpe, L Vickers, C Sammon, CL Le Maitre

(paper presented to SBPR 2016 Preston, UK)

Secretaries Award (2016)

Effects Of An E-Learning Programme On Osteopaths’ Back Pain Attitudes: A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study 

J Draper-Rodi, S Vogel, A Bishop

(paper presented to SBPR 2016 Preston, UK)

Backcare Award (2015)

Implementing stratified primary care for low back pain: cost utility analysis alongside a prospective, population based, sequential comparison study 

DGT Whitehurst, S Bryan, M Lewis, EM Hay, R Mullis, NE Foster

(paper presented to SBPR 2014 Dublin, Ireland)

Local Organisers Award (2015)

Spinal Infection: Closed Loop Audit And Review Of The Literature 

KA Memon, L Bevan, N Leiow, J Democratis, N Anjarwalla 

(paper presented to SBPR 2015 Bournemouth, UK)

New Investigator Award (2015)

Level Of Concomitant Back Pain As A Predictor Of Outcome Of Single Level Microdecompression Surgery – A Study Of 995 Consecutive Patients 

G Sethi, M Choudhry, B Fisher, H Divecha, J Leach, F Arnall, R Verma, N Yasin, S Mohammed, I Siddique 

(paper presented to SBPR 2015 Bournemouth, UK)

Presidents Award (2015)

Pain-Related Guilt And Pain-Related Acceptance In Low Back Pain

D Serbic, T Pincus 

(paper presented to SBPR 2015 Bournemouth, UK)

Secretaries Award (2015)

Patients’ And Clinicians’ Views About Using Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) For Manual Therapy

CA Fawkes, R Froud, D Carnes 

(paper presented to SBPR 2015 Bournemouth, UK)

Backcare Award (2014)

Intrinsic shape of the lumbar spine and its effect on lifting manoeuvres

AV Pavlova, JR Meakin, K Cooper, RJ Barr, RM Aspden 

(paper presented to SBPR 2013 London, UK)

Local Organisers Award (2014)

Classification of patients with low back-related leg pain: A systematic review

S Stynes, K Konstantinou, KM Dunn 

(paper presented to SBPR 2014 Dublin, Ireland)

New Investigator Award (2014)

Is there a relationship between symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome and prescribed medications?

JM Billington, ADL Baker 

(paper presented to SBPR 2014 Dublin, Ireland)

Presidents Award (2014)

A UK-Dutch study exploring the role of the family in helping those with persistent musculoskeletal pain to stay at work

S McCluskey, HJ De Vries, MF Reneman, J Brooks, S Brouwer

(paper presented to SBPR 2014 Dublin, Ireland)

Secretaries Award (2014)

Diagnostic uncertainty and recall bias in chronic low back pain

D Serbic, T Pincus 

(paper presented to SBPR 2014 Dublin, Ireland)

Backcare Award (2013)

The influence of comorbidity on the risks and benefits of spine surgery for degenerative lumbar disorders

AF Mannion, TF Fekete, U Mutter, F Porchet, FS Kleinstück, D Jeszenszky

(paper presented to SBPR 2012 Isle of Man) 

 

Local Organisers Award (2013)

Improving patient choice in treating low back pain (impact-Lbp) – results from a randomised control trial

S Patel, SW Hee, Y Yang, A Ngunjiri 

(paper presented to SBPR 2013 London, UK)

New Investigator Award (2013)

Shared decision-making: Is doing nothing a treatment option? 

LE Jones, LC Roberts, PS Little, RA Wiles, MA Mullee, JA Cleland, C Cooper 

(paper presented to SBPR 2013 London, UK)

Presidents Award (2013)

Intrinsic shape of the lumbar spine and its effect on lifting manoeuvres 

AV Pavlova, JR Meakin, K Cooper, RJ Barr, RM Aspden 

(paper presented to SBPR 2013 London, UK)

Secretaries Award (2013)

The value of routine postoperative radiographs after elective lumbar spinal fusion surgery

S Carter, S Ali, M Khatri

(paper presented to SBPR 2013 London, UK)

Backcare Award (2012)

Function after spinal treatment, exercise and rehabilitation (FASTER): a factorial randomised trial to determine whether the functional outcome of spinal surgery can be improved 

AH McGregor, CJ Doré, TP Morris, S Morris, K Jamrozik on behalf of the FASTER team 

(paper presented to SBPR 2011 Cambridge, UK)

Local Organisers Award (2012)

Low back pain patients ratings of videos depicteing feared movements

T Pincus, J Henderson 

(paper presented to SBPR 2012 Isle of Man)

New Investigator Award (2012)

The burden of litigation in spinal surgery

J Childs, M Khatri 

(paper presented to SBPR 2012 Isle of Man)

Presidents Award (2012)

The influence of comorbidity on the risks and benefits of spine surgery for degenerative lumbar disorders

AF Mannion, TF Fekete, U Mutter, F Porchet, FS Kleinstück, D Jeszenszky

(paper presented to SBPR 2012 Isle of Man)

Secretaries Award (2012)

The mechanism of formation of thoracolumbar vertebral 'wedge' deformities 

PR Landham, H Baker, S Gilbert, P Pollintine, K Robson-Brown, MA Adams, P Dolan 

(paper presented to SBPR 2012 Isle of Man)

Backcare Award (2011)

Trajectories of back pain in adolescents

KM Dunn, KP Jordan, L Mancl, M Drangsholt, L LeResche 

(paper presented to SBPR 2010 Odense, Denmark)

Local Organisers Award (2011)

Proteoglycan populations in human intervertebral discs – small is beautiful?

S Owen, B Caterson, P Roughley, S Eisenstein, S Roberts 

(paper presented to SBPR 2011 Cambridge, UK)

Presidents Award (2011)

A randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of stratified primary care management for low back pain compared with current best practice: The STarT Back trial [ISRCTN37113406]

JC Hill, DGT Whitehurst, M Lewis, S Bryan, K Dunn, NE Foster, K Konstantinou, CJ Main, E Mason, S Somerville, G Sowden, K Vohora, EM Hay 

(paper presented to SBPR 2011 Cambridge, UK)

Secretaries Award (2011)

Effective reassurance for patients with low back pain

T Pincus, M Underwood, S Vogel, S Taylor 

(paper presented to SBPR 2011 Cambridge, UK)

Backcare Award (2010)

Can muscle fatigue impair reflex activation of neck muscles?

NJ Artz, K Daniels, L Joslin, W Macfaul, E Rintoul & T Dolan

(paper presented to SBPR 2009, Chepstow, UK)

Local Organisers Award (2010)

Trajectories of back pain in adolescents

KM Dunn, KP Jordan, L Mancl, M Drangsholt, L Leresche 

(paper presented to SBPR 2010 Odense, Denmark)

Presidents Award (2010)

Managing missing scores on the Roland Morris disability questionnaire

P Kent, HH Lauridsen 

(paper presented to SBPR 2010 Odense, Denmark)

Secretaries Award (2010)

Trajectories of back pain in adolescents 

KM Dunn, KP Jordan, L Mancl, M Drangsholt, L LeResche

(paper presented to SBPR 2010 Odense, Denmark)

Backcare Award (2009)

The Access Trial: Randomised clinical trial of public hospital-based versus private community-based physiotherapy for low back pain: 12 month follow-up clinical outcome results

SN Casserley-Feeney, G Bury, L Daly & DA Hurley 

(paper presented to SBPR 2008 Keele, UK)

Local Organisers Award (2009)

The efficacy of a “one-stop” assessment service, including MRI scanning for low back pain. Review of 1300 patients referred by primary care physicians for specialist opinion.

K Greenfield and D Sandeman, 

(paper presented to SBPR 2009 Chepstow, UK)

Presidents Award (2009)

Incidence of adverse events from manual therapy: a systematic review

D Carnes, T Mars, B Mullinger, R Froud, M Underwood 

(paper presented to SBPR 2009 Chepstow, UK)

Secretaries Award (2009)

The predictive relationship between changes in physical activity and functional disability at 3 months in an acute low back pain population 

PA Hendrick, LA Hale, ML Bell, S Milosavljevic, DA Hurley-Osing, SM McDonough & DG Baxter

(paper presented to SBPR 2009 Chepstow, UK)

Backcare Award (2008)

Corticosteroids in peri-radicular infiltration for radicular pain- a randomised double-blind controlled trial. One year results and subgroup analysis 

P Sell, S Tafazal, L Ng, N Chaudhary 

(paper presented to SBPR 2007 Helsinki, Finland)

Local Organisers Award (2008)

An evaluation of patients with spinal metastases initially presenting to a primary care spinal clinical assessment service (SCAS) 

R Sephton & P Greatbatch 

(paper presented to SBPR 2008 Keele, UK)

Presidents Award (2008)

Subjective and objective evaluation of the physical activity profiles of people with low back pain and age-matched controls over 7 consecutive days 

DA Hurley, L Brady, E O’Brien, S McDonough, GD Baxter and C Heneghan

(paper presented to SBPR 2008 Keele, UK)

Backcare Award (2007)

Do patients with psychological distress get better after lumbar spinal surgery?

M Hutton, D Hay, J Powell, D Sharp

(paper presented to SBPR 2006 Guisborough, UK)

Local Organisers Award (2007)

Surgical or nonoperative treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis? A six-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial

P Slätis, A Malmivaara, M Heliövaara, P Sainio, S Seitsalo, H Hurri, K Tallroth et al.

(paper presented to SBPR 2007 Helsinki, Finland)

Presidents Award (2007)

The effect of methodological quality, sample size and statistical rigour on outcomes of randomized controlled trials in low back pain 

DM Hettinga 

(paper presented to SBPR 2007 Helsinki, Finland)

Backcare Award (2006)

Biopsychosocial intervention for persistent disabling low back pain, effectiveness and patient preferences

R E Johnson, C Roberts, G T Jones, N J Wiles, C Chaddock, R G Potter, P Watson, D P M S Symmons, G J Macfarlane

(paper presented to SBPR 2005 Warwick, UK)

Presidents Award (2006)

Do patients with psychological distress get better after lumbar spinal surgery?

M Hutton, D Hay, J Powell, D Sharp

(paper presented to SBPR 2006 Guisborough, UK)

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