Competitions

ContestsThe Frank Netter Award

For the Vesalius Trust, developing and supporting research and education in visual communications means more than simply raising and dispersing funds. It also means raising the awareness of the health-care community about the value and impact of visual communications, and encouraging researchers and educators to effectively use visual communications.

The Frank Netter Award for Special Contributions to Medical Education annually recognizes the person or persons who have recently developed visually oriented educational materials with either proven or potential impact on the way health sciences are taught and/or practiced. The Award was established in 1990 to honor Dr. Netter’s lifetime contribution to medical education, which greatly aided the advancement of visual communications in the health sciences, and contributed immeasurably to the promotion of medical illustration as a profession.

Entrants have come from around the world, exemplifying excellence in the integrated use of visual communications and instructional technology in medical and health science education.

The application deadline for the 2004 Dr. Frank Netter Award is December 10, 2004.

The 2005 HeSCA Media Festivals

The Health and Science Communications Association is proud to announce the 31th annual HeSCA Media Festi­vals. The Festivals are an international forum for health sciences media. Our goal is to showcase and recognize those individuals and organizations whose works represent the very best in health sciences media production.

Productions entered in the competition are subjected to a demanding peer review using standardized judging criteria. A select number of these entries are presented prestigious awards at special ceremonies held in conjunction with the HeSCA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, June 4, 2005.

All productions are highlighted in the HeSCA Media Festivals Catalog, which has become a standard media reference for the health sciences. Selected entries may also be presented in the “Winners Festival” at the HeSCA Annual Meet­ing. The Catalog, including a list of winners, will be posted to the HeSCA website ( www.hesca.org) immediately following the Annual Meeting.

The HeSCA Media Festival Catalog offers access to your work to a concen­trated group of health science communications profession­als while providing a widely disseminated, permanent media reference.

Entries, Forms & Fees must be Received by January 31, 2005