is a Lifetime Achievement Award given to a BSPED member. It is the most prestigious BSPED award and is given in recognition of an outstanding overall contribution to the field of paediatric endocrinology and diabetes. It is named after Professor James Mourilyan Tanner, the British paediatric endocrinologist best known for his seminal growth studies and development of the Tanner scale.
This award acknowledges many facets including excellence in leadership, scientific research excellence, teaching and mentorship. It is awarded on an annual basis at the BSPED meeting. The award launched at the 46th Annual BSPED meeting in Birmingham, November 2018.
Applications now closed. The 2019 winner will be announced and give a lecture at the 2019 BSPED meeting. The next round of nominations will be announced via the BSPED newsletter and website in the future.
- Applications currently closed. The next round of nominations will be announced via the BSPED newsletter and website in the future.
- Self-nominations are not accepted
- Candidates should be nominated by a BSPED member
- All nominations should be submitted electronically to the BSPED Awards Committee Chair (Dr Helen Storr; firstname.lastname@example.org) by the application deadline
- Nominations will only be accepted on completion of the accompanying nomination form and submission of the nominee's full CV (CV to be submitted by proposer or nominee)
- Up to 2 optional supporting documents may also be submitted (see below) to provide evidence of the basis of the nomination
- The award winner is required to present a lecture at the BSPED Annual Meeting at which they receive their award
- UK paediatric endocrinologist/diabetologist
- Must be a BSPED member
- Previous winners and current BSPED Executive / Awards Committee members are not eligible to be nominated for the James M Tanner Award
- Nominations will be acknowledged by email
- The final decision will be made by the BSPED Awards Committee based on the candidate's excellence in leadership, lifetime achievement in teaching and research, and an outstanding overall contribution to the field of paediatric endocrinology and/or diabetes
- The Awards Committee will meet in the spring to review the applications
- The award winner will be notified by the Chair of the Awards Committee by the end of May. Candidates who have not received notification by this date should assume that they have not been successful
- Peer reviewed publication summary and list of up to 10 most significant publications (including citations - see publications template)
- List of trainees/mentees and/or testimonials from trainees/mentees
- Letters from patients/patient groups
- List of national and international roles
- Helen Storr – Awards Committee Chair
- Justin Davies – BSPED Chair
- Jo Blair – BSPED Secretary
- Sabah Alvi – BSPED Treasurer
- Tabitha Randell – BSPED Clinical Committee Chair
See Previous Award Winners