In Russia there is a medical literary prize

The Ministry of health of the Russian Federation, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the television “Doctor” announced the creation of a new medical book award “Sanity,” which will become an annual event. The first winners will be announced in October 2019. Start of receipt of applications is February 15, 2019.

Medical book award “Sanity” is designed to support medical activities, promotion of basic biomedical knowledge among Russians, propaganda of healthy lifestyle and promote a culture of health.

The reward of books in the Russian language covering the following topics: medicine and health; health and healthy lifestyles; professional activities of doctors; scientific discoveries and technologies in the field of medicine.

First book award “Sanity” will be awarded in three categories:

– “Recipe for Health” – a popular book about health and healthy lifestyles;

– “Step forward” – a book about the history of medical science, its possibilities and discoveries;

– “Doctor / Physician” – the memoirs and biographies of doctors.

Reception of works will begin in February 2019 and the awards ceremony will be held on 16 October 2019. To press works and publications for the award can authors, book publishers, the Trustees, members of the jury, as well as professional medical companies.

All participants will first enter the “Long list” of nominees, then by popular vote in August-September next year will be formed short-list. Winners will be determined by the authoritative jury, which will be attended by journalists, critics, journalists, prominent figures of culture, medicine, and public persona.

The Board of Trustees of the medical book award “Sanity” consisted of: the Minister of health of Russia Veronika Skvortsova; managing partner PwC Russia Igor Lotakov; editor in chief of TV channel “the Doctor” Evelina Zakamskaya, screenwriter, Director and founder of the “Exit” Avdotya Smirnova.