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International Prize Fidel Pagés Miravé

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INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FIDEL PAGÉS MIRAVÉ
4th Edition 2011

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The Inspection General of the Medical Service of the Kingdom of Spain,
is pleased to make the announcement of the

INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FIDEL PAGÉS MIRAVÉ
4th EDITION 2011

The subject will be an original work in the Health Sciences,
in accordance with the scientific research methodology, its utility or relationship to Medical Service
will be evaluated; or an original paper on Historical Science of the Medical Service
with the same methodological demands and based essentially on primary sources.

First prize of 6 000 euros
and one commendation award of 3 000 euros


Instructions (for spanish version, please click here)

Order DEF/ 1977/2010, 5th July, announcing the fourth edition of the Prize “Fidel Pagés Miravé”
In accordance with the Order DEF/1760/2007, of 11th June, that creates the Prize “Fidel Pagés Miravé”, the General Inspection of the Medical Service announces its fourth edition, establishing the conditions and requirements in this Ministerial Order.

First. Denomination.
Given the possibility of non-Spanish authors it is renamed as International Prize Fidel Pagés Miravé 2011.

Second. Contestants.
Physical persons, Spanish or not, may opt to the Prize, individually or in groups

Third. Manuscripts.
The papers presented to this Prize have to be unpublished. Those papers which are a PhD thesis, or a significant part of it, defended in any University, public or private, will not be accepted. The papers will be written in Spanish or English, with numbered pages, double-spaced and printed on only one side of the page, in DIN A-4, Arial font, size 12 and a maximum length of 100 pages. The papers will be sent printed (five copies) and in digital format. An abstract in Spanish and English, and no longer than one page, will be included. The subject will be an original work in the Health Sciences, in accordance with the scientific research methodology, its utility or relationship to the Medical Service will be evaluated; or an original paper on Historical Science of the Medical Service with the same methodological demands and based essentially on primary sources.

Fourth. Identification.
The papers will be presented with a title and signed with a pseudonym or motto, not including data that identify directly or indirectly its authors. The package will include a sealed envelope on which appears the title of the paper, motto or pseudonym, and containing a document with the following data: Title, Motto or Pseudonym, Author or authors (if military, rank and appointment), full address, telephone, fax or email and authorization for publication in the Journal "Sanidad Militar" signed by the author/authors. The papers will be sent to Inspección General de Sanidad de la Defensa, Hospital Central de la Defensa "Gómez Ulla", Glorieta del Ejército s/n 28047 Madrid, España.

Fifth. Deadline.
The deadline for the reception of papers is the 30th April 2011. Papers received after the deadline or not fulfilling the established requirements will not be accepted.

Sixth. Prize.
The following prizes are established: Prize "Comandante médico Fidel Pagés Miravé" worth 6000 euros and one commendation award of 3000 euros. Should the winner be a multi-authored paper the award will be given to the first author.

Seventh. Jury.
The composition of the jury will be in accordance with the provisions of article sixth of the Order Def/1760/2007, 11th de June. (Official State Gazette, BOE n. 144, date 16th June 2007. The decision of the jury will be final; it will be notified to the winners and published in the Official Defense Gazette (BOD), in the Journal “Sanidad Militar” and in all centers of the General Inspection of the Medical Service. No paper can be awarded more than one prize. The jury may declare any of the prizes to be void.

Eighth. Decision and advertising.
The Prize will be awarded by order of the Minister of Defense at the proposal of the jury and published in the Official State Gazette (BOE).

Ninth. Publication of the papers.
All papers will be considered as submitted for publication in the Journal “Sanidad Militar”. The prize-winning papers will be accepted for publication, in their entirety, or as a summary that would be requested from the authors, in a normal or special issue of the Journal “Sanidad Militar”, or another format to be determined by the General Inspection of the Medical Service and the Defense Documentation and Publications Center.

Tenth. Award Ceremony.
The award ceremony will take place publicly on a date near the 23rd September, date of demise of the Major Fidel Pagés Miravé. Previously, during the celebration of the festivity of Our Lady of Perpetual Succor, Patron Saint of the Medical Service, the decision of the jury will be announced.

Eleventh. The participation implies the acceptance of each and every one of these conditions and the renunciation of any claim.