Laing Essay Prize

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The Laing Essay Prize is open to all involved in burn care and is awarded annually for an Essay of no more than 5,000 words on a topic to decided by the Board of Trustees each year.

The title for the Laing Essay Prize for 2024 is “World Burn Care and the Multidisciplinary Team”.

The closing date for submissions is:  5pm on Monday 3rd June 2024.  Submissions should be emailed to

The winner will be announced at the Joint BBA and ISBI Congress in Birmingham on 18th to 22nd August 2024.

For further information, Download the Laing Essay Flyer 2024 here


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Download the list of Laing Essay Prize Winners

Download James Ellsworth Laing’s biography written by his son, Haimish Laing, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, ABM University, Health Road, Swansea.