Edgar Stene Prize Competition 2017 launched

The Edgar Stene Prize Competition 2017 is for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) to write about their personal experience and submit an essay by 31st December 2016. Launched by National organisations of people with arthritis/rheumatism (EULAR) and across Europe (PARE).

This competition is run by the National organisations of people with arthritis/rheumatism (EULAR) in Europe (PARE). It is open to people with Arthritis/Rheumatism (RMDs) in Europe. Participants are invited to submit an essay not exceeding 2 pages (A4) in their language to the national EULAR member organisation by 31 December 2016.

The essay should be writen about personal experience - how long did you wait until your diagnosis was confirmed and how did you cope with the uncertainty, pain and fear during that period? Would an early diagnosis have made a difference from how you are feeling now? Do you have access to care and optimal treatment and management of your disease? What would an ideal situation look like and what is your reality?

The Stene Prize winner will be invited to attend the Opening Plenary Session of the EULAR Congress in Madrid and is awarded a prize of € 1 000. EULAR provides the winner with travel to Madrid and hotel accommodation in Madrid for up to 4 nights as well as an invitation to the Congress Dinner. In addition the second ranking essay will be awarded with € 700 and the third ranking essay with € 300. Winners will be announce on 15 March 2017.