Bridging Eastern and Western Psychiatry
Competition for Young Doctors, Researches and Students 2010
Association «Bridging Eastern and Western Psychiatry» (www.psyter.org) and the journal of the same name announce the 5th international competition for young (35 years or less) medical doctors, scientists and students for the best article in the field of mental health. The winners will be invited to present their works at the annual conference of the association, which will be held in Kiev, Ukraine in June 10-13, 2010. The monetary prize up to 300 Euros aims to compensate part of their expenses for participation in the conference. The winners will be also exempt from the conference fees. There are three categories of awards
- Dr. Manuel Paes de Sousa Award: 300 Euros for the best original research articles.
- Prof. Adam Szymusic Award: 150 Euros for the best clinical case study.
- Dr. Andrej Marusic Award: 100 Euros for the best review article.
The Selection Committee consists from the psychiatrists and scientists from Eastern and Western Europe and Central Asia. The head of the Selection Committee is Dr. Maria Luísa Figueira, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Lisbon. To take part in competition you should be 35 years old or less. The work can be submitted collectively, however, the first author should be 35 y.o. or younger. The article should address specifically issues of mental disorders, e.g., their etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, treatment, diagnosis, etc. The following categories of works are accepted:
- Original research (Major subheadings: Introduction, Goals, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions).
- Clinical case (Major subheadings: Introduction, Present Illness, Past History, Investigations, Treatment, Discussion, Conclusions).
- Review (Major subheadings: Introduction, Goals, Methods, Discussion, Conclusions).
At the first stage of the competition you should send structured abstracts (see the major subheadings above) up to 500 words in English OR Russian. The abstract’s submission opens on October 1, 2009; the deadline for submissions is January 1, 2010. Your abstract should contain the names of the authors and their affiliations, and should be sent as MS Word or text file named in Latin characters by the last name of the first author and the first 2-3 words of the title of your article or clinical case study, e. g. “Ivanov. Schizophrenia guidelines.doc”. You should send an abstract to the secretary of the contest (Oleg Lapshin, MD) to email@example.com. If you are unable to reach this address please send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submitted abstracts will be also considered for the presentation at the conference. Therefore, any abstract can be selected only for the conference presentation (conference fee exempt), or for both conference presentation and further article submission.
In February 2010 the results of the preliminary selection will be announced, after that the selected authors should submit full-text articles in English before April 1, 2010. The selected articles will be printed in the journal. The article or clinical case study should have an abstract (about 200 words). The article should be written for this competition and never published before. Your final submission should also include your brief one-page Curriculum Vitae, containing the following data: full name, date of birth, address, phone number(s), e-mail (s), name of the organization where you work or study now and where you studied and worked in the past in the field of Mental Health, the list of publications (if available), studies in which you took part (briefly). Your CV and your article should be send as one MS Word file (where your CV should be on the first page) named in Latin characters by your last name and the first 2-3 words of the title of your article or clinical case study, e. g. Ivanov Schizophrenia guidelines.doc. If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail (email@example.com).