Barney Usher Research Award in Dermatology


Deadline: February 28, 2017

Description

The Canadian Dermatology Association presents an annual award for the best manuscript submitted in either English or French, for original work, not previously published, relevant to some aspect of dermatology.  The study must have been designed and carried out by (or under supervision of) the applicant.   This award may be granted by the Membership and Awards Committee on the basis of merit for excellent work intended to expand, direct, define or assist in the understanding and/or treatment of dermatologic disease.

In evaluating submissions for the award, the Membership and Awards Committee will consider:

  • Originality of ideas;
  • Clinical relevance or potential importance of the work;
  • Experimental methods and use of controls;
  • Evaluation of results; and
  • Clarity of presentation.

External review may be used.

Guidelines

  1. Competition for the award shall be open to any dermatologist who is a member of the CDA or any full-time resident in dermatology in Canada, or any undergraduate or graduate student in medicine in Canada.  Multi-authored papers must identify   the candidate applying for the award.  No one may receive the award twice.
  1. The award shall be an annual one but if, in the opinion of the Membership and Awards Committee, no paper is worthy of the award, none will be made.
  1. Submissions must be of a quality suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
  1. Each paper shall be submitted to the Chair of the Membership and Awards Committee in triplicate and must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae not exceeding 300 words.
  1. The closing date for acceptance of manuscripts will be February 28, 2017.
  1. A crystal award will be presented at the CDA Annual Conference, at which time the winning paper will be presented.