Congratulations to Chloe Swords for winning the TWJ Short Papers Prize for 2023 for her presentation at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), London, UK. She is seen here being presented with her prize of a trip to the Jean Causse Clinic in Béziers, France, by Martin Bailey, Executive Chairman of the TWJ Foundation and retired Consultant ENT Surgeon. The clinic is internationally renowned for ear surgery.

The presentation took place at the RSM on 1 March 2024. 

Chloe is an ENT Registrar and PhD candidate. She was previously Otology Chair of the main committee of Integrate, the UK ENT trainee research network. 

Mr Bailey has very kindly agreed to provide £1000 to the winner of next year's prize which will again be presented at the RSM in the academic year 2024/5. A call for papers will be announced through the RSM in due course so those interested in applying should keep checking the RSM otology section website. The winner of the current academic year – to follow Chloe Swords – will be presented with their prize by Mr Bailey at the RSM in the autumn.

The TWJ Foundation was founded in 1974 as a charitable trust with the specific aim of helping patients with deafness overcome their disability. To achieve this goal, the foundation offers research and educational grants to otolaryngologists and other related audiological professionals working in the UK National Health Service 

More about the TWJ here.