- Call for Entries - Canadian Dermatology Association's 2012 Public Education Awards

OTTAWA, Jan. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Dermatology Association's Media and Public Education Award publicly acknowledges the role played by the media and not-for-profit organizations in furthering the understanding of dermatologic issues and encouraging healthy behaviour in the medical, surgical and cosmetic care of skin, hair and nails.

Diseases of the skin, hair and nails can cause their sufferers numerous symptoms, ranging from embarrassment and depression to sometimes-fatal illnesses.  Such diseases can also be so visible that social interaction with others can be as painful as the physical symptoms.  This is why CDA wishes to highlight the role of the media and other organizations that disseminate information to the public, thus increasing awareness of skin disease prevention, where possible, and proper management and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails by Canada's dermatologists.

Eligibility
Entries may be submitted in the following categories: Media, Not-for-Profit organizations or Industry

To Enter
Full details about the award criteria and submission information are available online at www.dermatology.ca/PEA2012.

Entries must be received by February 6, 2012.  All winners will be notified by June 1, 2012.  The awards will be presented at CDA's annual conference in Ottawa, Ontario on July 1, 2012.

About CDA
The Canadian Dermatology Association, founded in 1925, represents Canada's dermatologists.  The association exists to advance the science and art of medicine and surgery related to the health of the skin, hair and nails; provide continuing professional development for its members; support and advance patient care; provide public education on sun protection and other aspects of skin health; and promote a lifetime of healthy skin, hair and nails.

SOURCE Canadian Dermatology Association

For further information:

Jennifer Scott, Communications and Projects Officer
Tel: 613.738.1748 /1.800.267.3376 Ext. 222 | jscott@dermatology.ca

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