Edgar Stene Prize 2015
Every year EULAR and the Standing Committee of PARE offer the Edgar Stene Prize for the best essay on a previously determined topic. The Stene Prize is EUR 2’000 and includes travel to the Annual EULAR Congress of that year with hotel accommodation for up to four nights as well as an invitation to attend the Opening Plenary Session and the Congress Dinner at the EULAR congress.
At the Opening Plenary Session of the forthcoming European Congress of Rheumatology in Rome, Italy, on 10 June 2015, the Edgar Stene Prize will be awarded to the winning essay on the topic
“Taking control of my life: working together with health professionals to achieve my personal goals”
EULAR invite people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) to write about their personal experiences and the role that health professionals have played in supporting them to live as independently as possible, achieve important personal goals, and to take control of their lives. What have you been able to achieve and how? Each small step counts and we look forward to hearing many inspirational stories. In this context, health professionals may include your nurse, your primary care doctor, your rheumatologist and other specialists, your physiotherapist, your psychologist – in brief any of the health care team around you. What could be improved in your country and if you have access to all the health professionals you need. What should an ideal relationship between health professionals and people with RMDs look like?
As in the past, EULAR encourage their national EULAR member organisations of PARE to organise national competitions for people with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease (minimum 16 years of age). Competitors should be invited to submit an essay not exceeding 2 pages (A4) in their own language to their national EULAR member organisation by 31 December 2014.
Interested individuals should get in touch with their national EULAR member organisation of PARE – listed on www.eular.org – and ask them if they are organising the Stene Prize Competition in their country.
The best entry from each country will be submitted for the final decision made by the jury elected by the PARE Standing Committee.
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