The Awards

 

The Award takes into consideration all those who are contributing towards alleviating the suffering of patients and improving  societal health standards through a diverse array of award categories aimed at the global, regional, and local levels.

The initial focus was on two major categories of awards; The International and National Awards, with subcategories in each of them.
In  2002, a new category was introduced, The Arab World Award, followed by another addition in the UAE Category - An Award for the Best Outstanding Clinical Department in the Public Sector.

The latest addition to this list is the novel Award for Honoring Distinguished Personalities in the Arab World.

Find below more information about the International Awards, Arab World Awards and UAE Awards and their subcategories

International Awards

Through the ages, scientific analysis and researches are forming the prime keystone towards development of the sciences and biological vital discoveries in order to reach inventions.

During hundreds of years, the diseases scientific studies led to reach enormous advanced techniques contributed in the diagnosis, treatment and research field.

And the continuous development process put the roots for basic essential and beneficial scientific research. So the International Awards are considered of the most prestigious worldwide medical awards caring for honoring the scientists and researchers morally and financially for all their efforts done for developing the medical services all over the world.

The International Awards contains 3 categories:

Grand Hamdan International Award

The Grand Hamdan International Award is unique in that it not only awards quality but also dedication to the alleviation of the sufferings of humanity through research and exemplary service.
 
The major deciding factor will be a research breakthrough in the subject selected for the award, having the potential to have a major impact on healthcare delivery. These could be through the invention of novel surgical equipment or technique, the discovery of a new mode of therapy or new drugs that lead to a decrease in mortality and /or morbidity related to a particular surgical procedure or disease.
 
Universities, research centers, science institutions and individual physicians and scientists can nominate for this award. One or more individuals who worked together to produce the nominated work can apply for the Award.
 
in the filed of: Musculoskeletal Disorders
 
The prize amount is AED Two hundred fifty thousand (AED 250.000) (US$68.000)
 
Rules and Regulations
 
Nomination should include the following:
  1. A letter of nomination from a nominating body.
  2. Typed current Curriculum Vitae detailing the nominee's academic background, experience, previous positions, and listing all published work.
  3. The nominee's office and home mailing addresses, including telephones, fax, and e-mail
  4. Description of the nominated work. (Please highlight aspects of the work that indicate its relevance to the award objectives).
  5. Justification for nomination (Please provide evidence showing that the nominated work is scientifically outstanding and has had substantially benefited humans. Include all supporting evidence such as copies of peer reviews, external reports, and citations.)
  6. Previous awards, honours, or recognition received for nominated work (Please state the name, nature, source, and date of each.)
  7. Three recent colour photographs.
  8. Five copies of the whole dossier.
  • A review article on the nominated work (not to exceed 5000 words) shall be written and included in the dossier and shall be published in the Hamdan Medical Journal. A letter transferring copyright to the Hamdan Medical Journal and signed by all authors should accompany the application
  • The nomination will not be accepted if it does not meet all the above conditions.
  • Nomination papers/work submitted to the Executive Office shall not be returned, whether or not the nominee wins the Award.
  • The last date for receiving the completed nomination is 30th November, 2017
  • The winner's name(s) shall be announced in a press conference held in Dubai during December 2018, and the Award will be presented in an official ceremony to be held in Dubai in December, 2018.
  • The winner shall make an oral presentation, and shall submit an abstract of his presentation, a print version of the presentation not to exceed 1500 words, at the "10th Dubai International Conference for Medical Sciences" which will be held during December, 2018.
  • The Award shall consist of:
  1. A trophy carrying the winner's name.
  2. A certificate in the winner's name containing the Award winning subject of the work.
  3. A sum of AED Two hundred fifty thousand (AED 250,000).
  • The winner shall be provided with a return business class air ticket, accommodation and visa to attend the Award Presentation Ceremony and Conference.

Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence

Through the ages, observation and research have been the prime building blocks on which biological advancement and discoveries and invention have been made. Scientific study of diseases over several hundreds of years has resulted in the wide range of sophisticated techniques used today for diagnosis, treatment and research. Research is essential if progress is to continue to occur.
 
Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence is an award given to 3 different individuals each in a selected field of medicine. These individuals are honored for the innovative methods and research that resulted in novel discoveries and inventions, which have made an enormous impact in their fields. This award has been established to honor and recognize the contributions of distinguished researchers whose works have positively affected thousands of lives globally.
 
The topics for the year 2017-2018 are:
• Rheumatological Disorders
• Othopedics
• Orthopedic Mechanics
 
The prize amount is AED 300,000/- (AED three hundred thousand only) (Approx.US$ 81,000) to be awarded to 3 winners each receiving AED 100,000/- (AED One hundred thousand only) (Approx.US$ 27,000).
 
 
Rules and Regulations
 
Nominations should include the following:
  1. A letter from a nominating body supporting the nomination.
  2. Typed current Curriculum Vitae detailing the nominee's academic background, experience and previous positions, and listing all published work.
  3. The nominee's office and home mailing addresses, including telephones, fax, and e-mail.
  4. Description of the nominated research work (Please highlight the aspects of work that indicate the relevance to the Award objectives)
  5. Justification for nomination (Please provide evidence showing that the nominated work is scientifically outstanding and has had substantially benefited humans. Include all supporting evidence such as copies of peer reviews, external reports, and citations.)
  6. Submitted work must be original (Please attach other relevant publications)
  7. Previous awards, honors, or recognition received for nominated work (please state the name, nature, source, and date of each).
  8. Five copies of the whole dossier
  9. 3 recent colour photographs
  • One or more individuals who worked together in a nominated work can apply for the Award.
  • A review article on the nominated work (not to exceed 5000 words) should also be submitted with the application and shall be published in the Hamdan Medical Journal (unawarded work may also be published). A letter transferring copyright to the Hamdan Medical Journal and signed by all authors should accompany the application.
  • No nomination papers or work shall be returned to the applicants whether or not the nominee wins the Award.
  • The last date for receiving the complete nomination is 30th November, 2017.
  • The Executive Office of the Award reserves the right to grant the award to more than one person in the appropriate category and also reserves the right to change or alter any conditions without stating the reasons.
  • The winner in each category shall deliver a lecture on the topic, a print version of the presentation not to exceed 1500 words at the "10th Dubai International Conference for Medical Sciences" which will be held during December, 2018.
  • The winner's name(s) shall be announced in a Press conference held in Dubai during September 2018 and the Award shall be presented in an official ceremony to be held in Dubai in December, 2018.
  • The Award shall consist of:
  1. A trophy carrying the winner's name.
  2. A certificate in the winner's name containing the Award winning subject of the work.
  3. A total sum of AED Three hundred thousand (AED 300,000) (Approx. US$ 82,000) to be awarded equally to 3 winners.
  • The winners shall be provided with return business class ticket, accommodation and visa to attend the Award Presentation Ceremony & Conference.

Hamdan Award for Volunteers in Humanitarian Medical Services

This award will be presented to four individuals “personalities or organizations (doctors or others)” who provide important voluntary services and who significantly contribute to alleviating the suffering of a large number of human beings subjected to exceptional circumstances such as catastrophes، epidemics، famine، wars and natural calamities.
 
The prize amount is AED Three hundred thousand (AED 300,000) (Approx. US$ 82,000) to be awarded to 4 winners، 2 individuals will receive AED Fifty Thousand each (AED 50,000) (Approx. US$ 13,500) and 2 institutions will receive AED One Hundred Thousand each (AED 100,000) (Approx.US$ 27,000).
 
Rules and Regulations
 
Nominations should include:
  1. A letter of nomination from a nominating body in which reasons for nomination for the Award are mentioned.
  2. Typed current Curriculum Vitae detailing the nominee's academic background, experience and previous position, a list of all published work, and a detailed account of the voluntary work he/she has been involved in.
  3. The nominee's office and home mailing addresses, including telephones fax and e-mail.
  4. Justifications for nomination (please provide evidence showing that the nominated person is outstanding and has significantly contributed to alleviate human suffering. Include all supporting evidence such as field reports, copies of peer reports, external reports, and citations).
  5. Previous awards, honours, or recognition received for volunteer activities (Please state the name, nature, source, and date of each.)
  6. Three recent colour photographs. For organizations 3 colour photographs of the individual nominated to receive the award on its behalf.
  7. Five copies of the whole dossier
  • Only personnel nominated by recognized medical organizations and groups shall be considered for the Award.
  • Each organization shall nominate a maximum of three volunteers.
  • Medical volunteers active in the field for at least 5 years shall only be considered (administrative personnel shall not be considered).
  • Nomination papers/work submitted to the Executive Office shall not be returned to the applicants, whether or not the nominees win the Award.
  • The last date for receiving the completed nomination is 30th November, 2017.
  • The winner's name(s) will be announced in a Press conference held in Dubai during September 2018 and the Award will be presented in an official ceremony to be held in Dubai during December, 2018.
  • The Award shall consist of:
  1. A trophy carrying the winner's name.
  2. A certificate in the winner's name.
  3. The Prize amount is AED Three hundred thousand (AED 300,000) (Approx.US$ 82,000) to be awarded to 4 winners, 2 individuals will receive AED Fifty Thousand each (AED 50,000) (Approx. US$ 13,500) and 2 institutions will receive AED One Hundred Thousand each (AED 100,000) (Approx.US$ 27,000).
  • The winners (or representatives of winning organizations) shall be provided with return business class air ticket, accommodation and visa to attend the Award Presentation Ceremony.

Arab World Awards

Care about promoting the health care level in the Arab world and encouraging distinguished educational and service foundations and outstanding scientists in order to develop their skills and enhance the service standards, this award was allocated to enable them to conform with international standards and compete effectively with other international institutions and organizations.

The Arab World Awards contains 2 categories:

Hamdan Award for the Best Medical College/Institute or Centre in the Arab World

This award is for a prominent institution in Arab countries. The objective is to provide an incentive for the development of excellence in research and education in Arab countries to enable them to conform with international standards and compete effectively with other international institutions.
 
The prize amount is AED Nine hundred thousand (AED 900,000) to be awarded equally to two institutions from the Arab World.
 
Rules and Regulations
 
Nomination should include the following:
  1. A letter of nomination from a nominating body in which reasons for nomination for the Award are mentioned.
  2. Detailed research profile of the institution to include its background، services provided، important research work published and list of prominent individuals trained at the institution.
  3. The nominated institutions’ mailing addresses، telephones fax and e-mail.
  4. Justifications for nomination (please provide evidence showing that the nominated institution is outstanding and has significantly contributed to the development of medicine & science. Include all supporting evidence such as field reports and external reports
  5. Previous awards، honours، or recognition received (Please state the name، nature، source، and date of each.)
  6. Five copies of the whole dossier.
  • Only medical colleges، institutions or medical centres from Arab countries nominated by recognized medical organizations and groups shall be considered for the Award.
  • Each organization shall nominate a maximum of 3 institutions. 
  • Medical colleges/institutions or centres with a proven track record and in the forefront of innovations in research، education and health services shall be considered.
  • Nomination papers/work submitted to the Executive Office shall not be returned whether or not the nominees win the Award.
  • The last date for receiving the completed nominated is 30th November, 2017.
  • The winning institution’s name(s) shall be announced in a Press Conference held in Dubai during September 2018 and the Award shall be presented in an official ceremony to be held in Dubai during December, 2018.
  • The Award shall consist of:
  1. A trophy carrying the winning institution’s name.
  2. A certificate in the winning institution’s name containing the name of the Award.
  3. A total sum of AED Nine hundred thousand (AED 900,000) to be awarded equally to 2 institutions from the Arab World (AED 450,000) each.
  • The winning institution’s representative shall be provided with a return business class air ticket and accommodation

 

Hamdan Award for honoring distinguished personalities from the Arab World

This award is for two distinguished personalities who have dedicated their life to the medical development in the Arab region. The objective of this award is to recognize the work that influenced for the medical development of excellence in the Arab region and the Arab community.
 
The winners are selected through the recommendations from the Health Ministries of the countries from the Arab World and based on the individual’s scientific and academic achievements which reflected on his/her personal contributions and dedications for the medical development in the Arab World.
 
The Board of Trustees reserves the right to review the nominees’ status on the above areas to take a final decision. The health ministry of each country from the Arab World will be communicated and assigned to send their nominees.
 
The prize amount is AED One hundred thousand (AED 100,000) to be awarded equally to two personalities from the Arab World.

UAE Awards

Based on the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Patron of the Award, to support and encourage all working parties in the medical field in the United Arab Emirates, whether institutions or individuals aiming at promoting the provided medical services, the Award was keen to allocate awards to honor all the medical system categories in UAE including distinguished medical personalities and institutions as well as the important medical researches.

The United Arab Emirates Awards contains 3 categories:

Hamdan Award for an Outstanding Clinical Department in the Public Sector in UAE

This Award is for an outstanding clinical department in the public sector, which has provided exemplary medical services/care to the people of the United Arab Emirates.

 

The prize amount is AED Seven hundred thousand (AED 700,000) to be awarded equally to two departments.

 

Rules and Regulations

Nominations are accepted from the public sector with the following considerations:

  1. The department will have provided five years or more service to healthcare delivery in the country to be eligible for nomination.
  2. A detailed profile of the department، which includes the details of staff and name of the leader of the department، who has provided outstanding leadership in clinical care and medical sciences consistent with mission of the institution/hospital. Information is sought regarding the number of patients treated، services provided، achievements، co-ordination and collaboration with other departments and public/patient relations. Evidence to substantiate that the nominated department is outstanding is essential. Detailed review of significant research carried out by members of staff of the epartment، with accompanying documentary evidence (list of significant presentations، published papers، etc).
  3. The department role in the delivery of services provided to the public in delivery of the healthcare.
  4. A letter of recommendation from the hospital director is necessary for the nomination of the department of that particular hospital.
  5. The nominated department’s mailing address، telephone and facsimile numbers and e-mail address.
  6. Justification for nomination، with evidence of that the department is outstanding and has made a significant contribution to healthcare in the United Arab Emirates.
  7. Previous awards، honours or recognition received، (name، nature،source، and dates of each award).
  8. The nomination should indicate how the Award will be disbursed by the successful nominee.
  9. Five copies of the whole dossier.
  10. Only the clinical departments of the hospitals or medical centres from the public sector in the United Arab Emirates are eligible to be nominated for this award.
  11. All public sector hospitals & medical centres canl nominate a maximum of two departments.
  12. Nomination papers submitted to the Executive Office will not be returned whether or not the nominee wins the award.
  13. The last date for receiving completed nomination papers is 30th November, 2017.
  14. The winning department’s names shall be announced in a Press Conference held in Dubai during the September, 2018 and award shall be presented in an official ceremony to be held in Dubai during December, 2018.
  • The Award shall consist of:
  1. A trophy carrying the successful department’s name.
  2. A certificate in the successful department’s name containing the name of the award.
  3. A certificate in the name of the leader of the successful department containing the name of the award.
  4. A total sum of AED Seven hundred thousand (AED 700,000) to the successful Department each receiving AED three hundred fifty thousand (AED 350,000).
  • The successful department’s leader will be invited to and honoured during the award presentation ceremony.

Hamdan Award for Honouring Individuals Working in the Field of Medicine & Health

This award is given to five individuals for their lifetime contributions to the field of medicine and health and for their continuous and earnest efforts towards the development of the medical sector in UAE.
 
The winners are selected through recommendations & nomination by the Ministry of Health and Health Authorities of all emirates based on the individual’s scientific and academic achievements which reflected on his/her personal contributions and dedications for the medical development in the Emirate/ Country. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to review the nominees’ status on the above areas to take a final decision. The Ministry of Health and the Health Authorities of the Emirates will be communicated and assigned to send their nominees.
 
The prize amount is AED Two hundred fifty thousand (AED 250,000) to be awarded equally to five personalities.

Hamdan Award for Original Research Paper Published in Hamdan Medical Journal

These awards are for two high quality medical researches published in the Hamdan Medical Journal. There is one award in each category، which are:
  1. The Hamdan Award for a best research conducted in the UAE and published or accepted for publication in the Hamdan Medical Journal.
  2. The Hamdan Award for a best research conducted outside the UAE and published or accepted for publication in the Hamdan Medical Journal.
 
The objective of these awards is to encourage individuals working both inside and outside the UAE to undertake medical research and to publish the results in the Hamdan Medical Journal will enrich the journal with medical subjects of high scientific value and thus enable doctors in the UAE and elsewhere to keep abreast of new medical knowledge.
 
The prize amount is AED Fifty thousand (AED 50,000) to be awarded equally to two research papers.
 
Rules and Regulations:
 
  • All original Papers published or accepted for publication in the Hamdan Medical Journal between August 2016 and May 2018 shall be eligible.
  • An individual or a group of individuals with a major input in the research work are recommended to submit their research paper to publish in the mentioned journals shall be considered to recommend for the award (In case of multiple participants in the research work a letter from the institution confirming the names of the actual recipients of the award shall be obtained).
  • The winner(s) name(s) shall be announced in September, 2018 and the Award shall be presented in an official ceremony in Dubai During December, 2018
  • The Award shall consist of:
  1. A certificate in the winner’s name containing the title of the work that qualified him/her for the Award.
  2. A total sum of AED Twenty Five Thousand (AED 25,000) The original research papers should be sent by registered airmail.

 

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