Best Practice Award for General Practitioners:  organised by ASSET project.

The European project ASSET – Action plan in Science in Society in Epidemics and Total pandemics is a four-year project and is implemented under the 7th Framework Programme of the EU – DGResearch (FP7).

ASSET AIM

ASSET – Action Plan on SiS Related Issues in Epidemics and Total Pandemics is a 4-year FP7
EU co funded project which aims to:

*   Forge a partnership with complementary perspectives, knowledge and experiences to
address effectively scientific and societal challenges raised by pandemics and
associated crisis management
*   Explore and map SiS-related issues in global pandemics
*   Define and test a participatory and inclusive strategy to succeed
*   Identify necessary resources to make sustainable the action after the project
completion.

AIM OF THE AWARD

The ASSET project aims at awarding GPs or groups of GPs who have best included Science in
Society (SiS) aspects in order to improve the quality of communication about epidemics and
pandemics with their patients and with local communities.

More specifically:

The ASSET project will award health professionals working in the primary health sector (GPs
or groups of GPs) who have implemented an activity or intervention to:

*   improve the response of local communities or groups of people to deal
with outbreaks of infectious diseases, such as influenza, measles,
pertussis (whooping cough) etc

*   promote immunizations for groups of children or adults for the prevention of diseases
such as influenza, measles, rubella, pertussis (whooping cough) etc.

*   prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases among migrant/refugee populations,

*   improve primary health care services to better respond to outbreaks of infectious
diseases.

ASSET focuses on initiatives, concluded or on-going, implemented in the years 2015-2016 in
any of the EU 28 Member States, the EEA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway),
Israel and Switzerland.

AWARD DESCRIPTION

Four (4) health professionals or groups of health professionals working in the primary health
sector will be awarded 3,000EUR each as an educational grant. This grant in collaboration
with the ASSET consortium can be used for education related activities, such as:

*   To attend a public health related European conference (such as ESCAIDE, EUPHA or
relevant). In this case the award amount will cover for the winner’s registration, travel
and accommodation expenses

*   To attend the ASSET Summer School 2017 in Rome. In this case the award amount
will cover for the winner’s travel and accommodation expenses to attend the summer
school in Rome

*   To spend 5-10 working days working in one of the ASSET partner organizations (pls
refer to the ASSET website for more information –

*   Other educational activity/ies, related to public health preparedness and Science in
Society (SiS), pending on appropriate description and justification and approval by the
ASSET Award committee.

The award cannot:
*   be used for the procurement of medical or electronic equipment,

*   be provided as cash reimbursement or bulk transfer to an individual’s or
an association’s bank account without supporting documentation such
as invoices of travel and accommodation expenses, registration
expenses, etc.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Any European GP or group of GPs or other primary care health professionals can apply for
the ASSET Award by filling in and submitting the online application form –
http://www.asset-scienceinsociety.eu/

·   Application deadline: November 30th 2016

In order to be valid, the complete Application Form (including all requested information) for
each activity should be submitted within the foreseen deadline.

NOMINATION PROCESS

Any individual health professional or member of the public can nominate a GP or group of
GPs or other primary health care professional working in any European Union Member State
(EU MS), the EEA countries (Iceland and Norway), Israel and Switzerland by completing and
submitting the on line “ASSET AWARD nomination form” –

http://www.asset-scienceinsociety.eu/

Nominations should include contact details for the nominee, in order for the ASSET
consortium to contact him/her directly to officially apply for the award.

Nomination deadline: October 31st 2016

To take part in the ASSET Best Practice award please follow this link:
http://www.asset-scienceinsociety.eu/

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