SOCIETY OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNAECOLOGISTS OF CANADA

SOCIETY OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNAECOLOGISTS OF CANADA

January 11, 2005 10:27 ET

SOGC: Journalism Award for Excellence in Women's Health Reporting


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FOR: SOCIETY OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNAECOLOGISTS OF CANADA

JANUARY 11, 2005 - 10:27 ET

SOGC: Journalism Award for Excellence in Women's
Health Reporting

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 11, 2005) - The Society of
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, in collaboration with the
Canadian Foundation for Women's Health, announced the launch of the 2005
SOGC/CFWH Award for Excellence in Reproductive Health Journalism. This
award, consisting of a $1,000 cash prize per print and broadcast
category, recognizes journalists who have excelled in communicating
information on reproductive health issues to the public in a Canadian
consumer newspaper, magazine or broadcast report in Canada from January
1, 2004 to December 31, 2004.

Accurate, responsible and insightful reporting enables women to make
informed health and lifestyle choices. In such, the SOGC and the CFWH
designed this award to highlight journalism's valuable service to the
public. "Journalists offer an important contribution to the Canadian
public by reporting up-to-date information that assist women in making
educated decisions in regards to their reproductive health care, which
in turn motivates women to take positive action in their lives" said Dr.
Gerald Stanimir, President of the Society of Obstetricians and
Gynaecologists of Canada.

All articles and reports submitted will be judged by a panel of
reproductive health experts and media professionals. Evaluation is based
on the overall merit of the entry, with an emphasis on the clarity of
the message; the quality and accuracy of statements; the ability to
reflect health issues in an original, creative and engaging manner; and
the benefit to the Canadian public.

The winners will be notified by May 1st, 2005. Recipients will be
honoured during the Awards Ceremony at the SOGC's Annual Clinical
Meeting which will be held in Quebec City from June 16 - 21, 2005.

Information on the selection criteria and selection process are
available at www.sogc.org (Media Centre). The submission deadline is
February 16, 2005.

The Canadian Foundation for Women's Health is a national charitable
organization dedicated to raising funds for research in all aspects of
women's health. The CFWH's goal is to ensure that women's interests and
concerns are represented in medical research and in the search of
scientific knowledge

The SOGC is one of Canada's oldest national specialty organizations.
Established in 1944, the Society's mission is to promote optimal women's
health through leadership, collaboration, education, research and
advocacy in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology. The SOGC
represents obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses,
midwives and allied health professionals in the field of sexual
reproductive health.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
    Kelly Nolan
    Director, Communications and Public Education
    (800) 561-2416 or (613) 730-4192 extension: 330
    (613) 730-4314 (FAX)
    knolan@sogc.com
    Website: www.sogc.org