OTTAWA, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Dermatology Association's Media and Public Education Award 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.
Entries may be submitted in the following categories: Media, Not-for-Profit organizations or Industry
Full details about the award criteria and submission information are available on the Association website.
Entries must be received by February 5, 2013. All winners will be notified by June 1, 2013. The awards will be presented at CDA's annual conference in Quebec City, Quebec on June 30, 2013.
|Not-for-profit||David Cornfield Melanoma Fund||Dear 16 year-old me|
|Not-for-profit||Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division||La face cachée des salons de bronzage|
|Media||Beatrice Politi, Global Television||Sunscreen 1 & 2|
|Media||Camilla Cornell, More Magazine||Skin Deep: Myths & Truths about the most common forms of cancer|
|Industry||Astellas Pharma Canada Inc.||Eczema Awareness, Support and Education Program (EASE)|
The Canadian Dermatology Association, founded in 1925, represents Canadian dermatologists. The association provides easy access to the largest, most reliable source of medical knowledge on dermatology. CDA exists to advance the science and art of medicine and surgery related to the care 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 healthier skin, hair and nails. By doing so, CDA informs and empowers both medical professionals and the Canadian public.
SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association
For further information:
Jennifer Scott - Director, Communications
Office: 613.738.1748 | 1.800.267.3376 x 222
Laura Craig - Coordinator, Communications
Office: 613.738.1748 | 1.800.267.3376 x 229