Young professional award

The Association of European Cancer Leagues European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH) young professional award

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The Association of European Cancer Leagues ECToH Young Professional Award is to recognize and support newer careerist professionals that have advanced tobacco control in areas of research, advocacy, policy and practice. The award is granted to participants judged on the quality of the abstracts and their CVs submitted to the conference.

The winner will be presented with the Association of European Cancer Leagues/ECToH Young Professional Award in Berlin by the President of the Association of European Cancer Leagues (the Association of European Cancer Leagues), Dr. Sakari Karjalainen.

1ˢᵗ Prize

travel grant up to 2.000 € to attend the next WCToH in Dublin, Ireland 2021 (travel, accommodation, and expenses against receipts) in order to present his/her work and to maintain a network at global level.
This travel grant is provided by the Cancer Society of Finland.

2ⁿᵈ Prize

600 € the Association of European Cancer Leagues subsidy for attending the 2020 ECToH.

3ʳᵈ Prize

400 € the Association of European Cancer Leagues subsidy for attending the 2020 ECToH.

An award-winning ceremony will take place during ECToH Berlin.

Criteria for application

Deadline

31st October 2019

Eligibility

  • Age 35 years or younger at the time of the application deadline;
  • Presently active in tobacco control including research, advocacy, policy or practice;
  • Abstract has been submitted to ECToH 2020;
  • Never been affiliated with the tobacco industry, directly or indirectly

Applications must include the following and submitted to ECToH@europeancancerleagues.org by 31st October 2019:

  1. motivation letter
  2. CV
  3. copy of abstract that has been submitted to ECToH 2020

Review

The applications are reviewed by ECToH committee members, and suggestions for nominations are sent to the Association of European Cancer Leagues board, who votes on the winners.

Criteria for evaluation

Efforts will be given to recognize individuals working (either paid or volunteer) from WHO EURO Member States;

In the abstract submitted awardees will have contributed to advancing tobacco control in the following ways:

  • Contributing to the advancement of the WHO-FCTC either in their country, in Europe or globally;
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating innovative research in the area of tobacco control;
  • Advocacy activity within their country, in Europe or globally;
  • Advancing healthy policy development;
  • Developing and/or implementing innovative and functional tobacco cessation methods and strategies and/or prevention initiatives;
  • Knowledge-transfer efforts to translate tobacco control research to practice.

Winner of the past

Since the 2011 ECToH in Amsterdam, the Association of European Cancer Leagues ECToH Young Professional Awards are made available to recognize and support newer careerist professionals that have advanced tobacco control in areas of research, advocacy, policy and/or practice. The award is to be granted to participants judged on the quality of the abstracts and their CVs submitted to the ECToH conference.

Winner 2017

1ˢᵗ prize Gera Nagelhout Netherlands
2ⁿᵈ prize Jan Peloza Slovenia
3ʳᵈ prize Ute Mons Germany

Winner 2014

1ˢᵗ prize Constantine Vardavas Greece
2ⁿᵈ prize Tessa Langley United Kingdom
3ʳᵈ prize Vasiliki Kiparoglou United Kingdom

Winner 2011

1ˢᵗ prize Heide Weishaar Germany
2ⁿᵈ prize Laura Currie Ireland
3ʳᵈ prize Zeena Harakeh Netherlands