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Sonography Canada

Outstanding Article or Case Study Award

This award recognizes written submissions from sonographers that aim to inform, educate and inspire their peers with educational topics from the sonography field or relating to the profession of sonography.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

  • All applicants must be Active credentialed members in good standing with Sonography Canada.
  • Submissions will be accepted in two categories:
    1. Case Study
    2. Essay or Literature Review
  • Refer to the evaluation forms (rubric) for each submission type for details on selection.
  • All submissions must be saved as a PDF document.  
  • To insure impartial judging, case studies or articles including personal information will not be accepted.  Should your article be selected for publication, your name will be added at that time.
  • The title of the case study or article must be the same as the one used on the nomination form.

Nomination Process

  • Complete the nomination form
  • A fact sheet supporting the nomination is required and must be submitted in essay format and not exceed 1,500 words.
  • The case study or essay must fulfill the requirements for publication in the CJMS (Canadian Journal of Medical Sonography).
  • Each case study or article submission requires a separate nomination form.
  • There is no limit to the nominations that can be submitted by an individual.
  • Previously published articles or case studies (in CJMS) are not eligible for this award.
  • Nominations can be submitted in English or French.

Case Study

  • Abstract: This is a structured summary of the case report in 250 words or less, which summarizes the introduction, case description, discussion and conclusion.
  • Introduction: In 3 paragraphs or less, explain the significance of the case report and provide any definitions pertinent to understanding the case.
  • Case Description: This section includes relevant information such as patient demographics, patient history/presentation, sonographic findings with supporting diagnostic imaging, laboratory tests, complications, diagnosis and patient outcome/treatment.
  • Discussion: Briefly explain etiology, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis and treatment/prognosis for the case.
  • Conclusion: In one paragraph, provide a brief summary of the case report and its application to ultrasound practices.

Individuals may wish to use the Case Study Rubric as a guide for their submissions.

Case Study Evaluation Criteria

Essay or Literature Review

  • Abstract: This is a concise summary of the essay or literature review.
  • Introduction: Provide background information and explain why this topic was chosen.
  • Description: Specify the titles and subtitles that will help organize the content to support your topic.
  • Discussion: Briefly explain etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment if any. Identify the value of this article.
  • Conclusion: In one paragraph, provide a brief summary of the essay / literature review and how it applies to ultrasound practices.

Individuals may wish to use the Essay/Literature Review Rubric as a guide for their submissions

Essay/Literature Review Evaluation Criteria

Selection Process

  • Sonography Canada will forward nominations received prior to the due date to the Awards Committee for evaluation.

Timelines

All submissions must be received by February 15, 2021.

Prizes

  • Cash prize of $500
  • Registration for the annual conference.
  • Participation in the Sonography Canada awards presentation. Travel expenses to participate will be covered as per the Sonography Canada travel policy, when applicable.
  • Certificate of Recognition

Questions

Please forward any questions you may have regarding this award to awards@sonographycanada.ca.


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