IO Awards 2016 – Jim Crompton, Rising Star and Maria Robinson, Highly Commended – Research in Practice

The Institute of Osteopathy Awards 2016 were held this year at the annual iO Convention, on November 25th – 26th 2016 at Beaumont Estate Hotel, Windsor.

Maria Robinson and Jim Crompton were two of the nominees from The College of Osteopaths.  Maria Robinson was shortlisted for the Research in Practice Award and Jim Crompton was nominated by The College for the Rising Star Award.

The Research in Practice Award represents research that has been used to inform the way that we practice osteopathy and provide the best possible treatment for patients.  Shortlisted nominees have the opportunity to present their work at the Annual convention. The winner will have their project profiled in Osteopathy Today and receive a year’s free membership of the iO.

The Rising Star Award is nominated by the osteopathic educational institutions.  This year we were invited to put forward our top graduate from the
2015/ 16 graduating class. These osteopaths, who are just joining our profession, will have already demonstrated a passion for osteopathic practice, combined with outstanding academic achievement, clinical skill and patient care.

At the Gala Dinner on Saturday night, Jim Crompton was recognised as the Rising Star from The College of Osteopaths.  Jim said of the event “…I was delighted to be chosen by the College and to attend the conference. It provided me with a great opportunity to meet other osteopaths,  gaining an insight into the wider profession as a whole. I was glad to have the chance to thank everyone who has helped me throughout my studies,  they included the College and the Osteopathic education fund…”

Maria Robinson received a Highly Commended prize for her Research in Practice work.  Maria told us that she  “…was thrilled to be shortlisted and to receive the Highly Commended Award in the Research in Practice Category. Being recognised at this prestigious event was very humbling and has inspired me to continue to develop and to incorporate research into my practice in the future..”.

Will Williams, one of our Senior Lecturers and Clinicians said of the event “…I was so pleased to represent the College of Osteopaths to see Jim and Maria being recognised for their achievements. It just goes to prove that size doesn’t matter where talent is concerned; we may be one of the smaller colleges, but there is no compromise on the quality of training and our two winners bear witness to that. Well done both of you, you are a great credit to your college…”

Congratulations to you both from all of us at The College of Osteopaths.



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