BMJ India Announces BMJ Awards South Asia 2018

Nominations open from 1st June 2018 Celebrating its fifth year in the South Asian region, the BMJ Awards is back – to honor the passion and commitment of medical professionals in the region. Over the past four years, some of the most prestigious and celebrated names in medicine have been associated with the Awards in South Asia – through the esteemed jury panel, sponsors, partners and nominations.

Launched in2014, with continued growth ever since, the Awards last year received more than2000 entries, providing credence to the stature and the respect of the Awardsamongst the healthcare community in South Asia. It is a much cherished eventamongst young and senior clinicians alike, with the focus on bringing to theforefront the unsung heroes of South Asian healthcare.

To be heldin Chennai on December 1, 2018, this annual event has proved to be a muchawaited experience in the lives of healthcare professionals who send theirentries every year, showcasing their work and benchmarking themselves againsttheir peers.

The 2018categories span healthcare quality, medical education, healthcare innovation,research and clinical excellence, amongst others. Nominations are invited thisyear from 9 countries- India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives,Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, which has been included this year.

Nominationswill open from June 1, 2018 and can be filed on BMJ Awards website ( August 19, 2018. The finalists will be announced on September23, 2018, for the next round of the shortlisted nominations.

The Awardsprovide an opportunity to gain recognition– from national media, peers,healthcare leaders - and appreciation, for the winners and the finalists alike.

PrashantMishra, Managing Director, BMJ India & South Asia, said “BMJ Awards South Asia haveemerged as the most credible and coveted awards in the industry within a shortspan of time. With each passing year, BMJ brings the incredible work of thedoctors who strive hard to make a huge difference to the lives of patients. Nowcelebrating its 5th year, we aim to promote excellence in healthcare, showcaseknowledge and experience that will inspire the medical fraternity to work inalignment with our common vision of creating a healthier world.”

Last year’sfinalists represented medical institutions such as All India Institute ofMedical Sciences, Delhi; Christian Medical College, Vellore; Post GraduateInstitute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh; Aster CMI Hospital,Bangalore, Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, Delhi, among many otherhealthcare organizations across South Asia.

The muchawaited event on December 1 this year will announce the names ofSouth Asian healthcare champions after rigorous evaluations and juryassessments – once again felicitating excellence, innovation and passion.

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