Cancer is a global health problem and the youth of the society have a pivotal role in preventing incidence of cancer by adapting and advocating healthy lifestyle. Recognizing the critical role of the young people of the society in the mission to eradicate cancer, Carcinogenesis Foundation USA declared the month of August as a month of Youth Against Cancer. The goal of this declaration is to involve and motivate youngsters in the mission of creating cancer-free world.
To commemorate Youth Against Cancer month in 2014, Carcinogenesis Foundation USA and the Delhi University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) are jointly organizing an essay competition for the young and Emerging Doctors in India. The aim of the Program is to encourage Young and Emerging Healthcare Professionals (students from MBBS, MDS, residents, post-graduate medical or dental students, Fellows, practicing doctors and nurses below the age of 35 years) to share their ideas related to cancer prevention strategies and policies.
Process, Awards and rewards: Essays on any ONE of the topics listed below can be submitted online for evaluation. Top 25 participants will be invited to make a presentation at a one day symposium organized by Carcinogenesis Foundation USA and UCMS. The top 25 participants will have an opportunity to write a critical review article for consideration in peer reviewed journal Emerging Scientist (www.Emergingscientist.com). Publication in the journal will be subject to recommendation of the peer reviewers. Top three finalists, based on essay and the presentation, will receive a plaque and an invitation to attend the international conference organized by Carcinogenesis Foundation USA and ACTREC-Tata Memorial Hospital, in Mumbai from 11-13 February 2015. Travel allowance by train to Mumbai and back will be given. Top three participants will be named as Fellows of Carcinogenesis Foundation for one year starting September 2014.
Topics for the Essays:
- Strategies and policy initiatives required to eliminate tobacco and beedi consumption in India by 2030.
- Role of youth in eliminating lifestyle induced cancers in India by 2030
- How to foster health conscious families?
- Role of medical doctors, nurses and dentists in promoting cancer prevention concepts and strategies to the general public
- “If I were to be the Prime Minister of India, what would I do to initiate and implement cancer prevention policies”
Essays should be written in English, in approximately 1000 words and should reflect original thinking and be well articulated. The participants should strictly adhere to the word limit. Clarity in expression, error-free English and thought provoking original ideas will receive higher rating. The essays should be typed in single space with a margin of 0.5” on all sides, with no indent. The decision of the reviewers will be final and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
There is no registration fees to participate in the competition. All questions should be directed to info@Carciknow.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit your essay online at http:///www.Carciknow.org/Evenstandactivities/Contests