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Theme Recognising New Strategies to Reduce Tobacco Usage as a Step Towards a Tobacco-Free Community

Asian Medical Students’ Association International

Scientific Paper Competition

Public Poster Competition

Online Social Media Campaign

Date May 2019

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World No Tobacco Day

The World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) is held on every May 31 by the World Health Organisa>on (WHO) in order to remind the world the dangers of tobacco in order to reduce its usage. It will be open for submission from all members of AMSA-Interna>onal with the theme of “Recognising New Strategies to Reduce Tobacco Usage as a Step Towards a Tobacco-Free Community.�


World No Tobacco Day

Every year worldwide, tobacco usage have caused 5.4 million people to lose their lives. One of the most terrifying horrors in tobacco usage is what is called as Second-Hand Smoking (SHS), which is when an individual breathes the smoke of others’ cigar.

SHS causes the same effect of tobacco as it does on the smoker, which means that tobacco usage would not only endanger one’s health, but also those around it, with children as the main victims. Around 700 million children in the world has inhaled tobacco, and due to their still weak immune system, they became more prone to its side effects.

Through this competition, AMSA International aims to increase awareness and knowledge regarding tobacco usage, with hopes that it will increase the ability of its participants on reducing the amount of tobacco user in their own society.

The competition categories include scientific paper, public poster, online social campaign

AMSA International 2018/2019

The Asia Pacific region is the home of 30% of the world’s tobacco users, and 80% of those come from developing countries. It is also a dangerous habit, as it is one of the major factors of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).


References: 1. WHO | World No Tobacco Day [Internet]. WHO. [cited 2019 Apr 2]. Available from: hZp:// www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en/ 2. Read “Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Na_on” at NAP.edu [Internet]. [cited 2019 Apr 2]. Available from: hZps://www.nap.edu/read/11795/chapter/4 3. WHO | Prevalence of tobacco smoking [Internet]. WHO. [cited 2019 Apr 2]. Available from: hZp://www.who.int/gho/tobacco/use/en/ 4. Services D of H& H. Smoking - effects on your body [Internet]. [cited 2019 Apr 2]. Available from: hZps://www.beZerhealth.vic.gov.au:443/health/healthyliving/smoking-effects-on-your-body


GENERAL GUIDELINE AMSA Interna_onal World No Tobacco Day Compe__on consists of three categories: 1. Scien_fic Essay 2. Public Poster 3. Online Social Campaign Compe__on Submission for this compe__on is open strictly for AMSA members only. Each par_cipant can submit up to 1 (one) submission for each category. All compe__on submissions must adhere to this guideline and submiZed to academics@amsainterna_onal.org with the subject “Compe__on Branch_AMSA Chapter.” All submission must be sent through the AMSA Chapter’s RC email, with each category sent in separate emails. Late submissions or submission sent from personal emails will be omiZed. Deadline for submission is before 18th May 2019 23.59 GMT+7. By submigng their work for World No Tobacco Day Compe__on, par_cipants give AMSA Interna_onal the exclusive channel without further compensa_on on the author. All decisions made by the judges are final. All compe__on submissions must be original and any form of plagiarism is not acceptable. Any copyrighted material included in the submission requires permission from the original author or given proper cita_ons. Addi_onal file submission requirements: 1. Registra_on Form 2. LeZer of Originality 3. Author’s Agreement for Publica_on The files listed above are required to be submiZed in .PDF format along with respec_ve .zip file, one set for each submission.


Scientific Paper Competition Par_cipants are invited to write a scien_fic paper aimed to expand both medical students and the global community regarding the prevalence and consequences of tobacco smoking, along with its impact to the society. Par_cipants are allowed to review either their own country or the global community as a whole. The scien_fic paper must involve either a quan_ta_ve or qualita_ve approach and/or research method. In selec_ng the topic, par_cipants may follow one of the sugges_ons below or create your own content as long as it is related to the theme “Recognising New Strategies to Reduce Tobacco Usage as a Step Towards a Tobacco-Free Community.” Sugges@ons 1. Iden_fy problems, problems, factors and complica_ons regarding tobacco usage and its affect to members of the community. 2. Preven_ve and promo_ve measures which can be done by pa_ents, healthcare providers or the government to reduce increment of tobacco-users in the local and/or global community. 3. Management of complica_ons caused due to smoking among individuals as an effort to increase overall health and their quality of life Requirements 1. One paper is wriZen by a maximum of three authors. 2. The paper must be original, without plagiarism in any form. The ar_cle must be wriZen in English. If local terminology is unavoidable, put the words in italic and provide explana_on. 3. References used must be men_oned in the bibliography put at the end of the paper. 4. References should be wriZen in Vancouver referencing style. 5. Scien_fic paper allowed in this compe__on includes primary studies, literature review, systema_c review, and meta-analysis. 6. Technical requirements: a. Word Limit: 4500 words (excluding _tle, author, and bibliography) b. Font: Times New Roman, 12 c. Line spacing: 1,5 d. Margin: normal e. File format: Portable Document Format (.pdf) f. You may include graphics and/or tables whenever appropriate 7. Submission procedure: a. The scien_fic paper should be compressed in a .zip file sent as an aZachment in the email along with other prerequisite files stated on the general guideline. b. Biodata of the author (full name and university) along with corresponding research _tle should be wriZen in the body of the e-mail. Please make sure that the name is correct, as the biodata will be used for iden_fica_on and cer_ficate crea_on.


c. Do NOT put biodata or iden_ty of your AMSA chapter or iden_ty of your university in the scien_fic paper file to facilitate fair assessment of score. d. File Name: WNTDSciPap_Full name of first author_AMSA Chapter (For example: WNTDSciPap_Marco Raditya_Indonesia) e. E-mail subject: WNTD SciPap_AMSA Chapter (For example: WNTDSciPap_Indonesia) Judging Criteria 1. Relevance to the theme: “Recognising New Strategies to Reduce Tobacco Usage as a Step Towards a Tobacco-Free Community.” (30%) 2. Degree of impact and applicability in the society of today (30%) 3. Study Design (20%) 4. Originality and adherence to guideline (10%) 5. Wri_ng skill (vocabulary and grammar) (10%) Award 1. Cer_ficate for all par_cipants and top-3 winners 2. Publica_on in AMSA Interna_onal’s Journal (J-AMSA) for first winner 3. Prize money of 20 USD for first winner


Public Poster Competition Par_cipants are invited to create a public poster aimed to reform the global community’s perspec_ve regarding the dangers of tobacco-smoking along with ac_ons available to reduce the number of both ac_ve and passive smokers. Par_cipants are required to also create an abstract describing the content of the public poster. The target of the public poster is the global community, thus solu_ons applicable globally is highly appreciated. The public poster must be based on a scien_fic basis and proper cita_on is required to be stated in the poster. Par_cipants are allowed to choose any topic as long as it is related to the theme “Recognising New Strategies to Reduce Tobacco Usage as a Step Towards a Tobacco-Free Community.” Requirements 1. One poster is wriZen by a maximum of three authors. 2. The poster must be original, without plagiarism in any form. The poster must be wriZen in English. If local terminology is unavoidable, put the words in italic and provide explana_on. 3. References used must be men_oned in the bibliography put on the poster. 4. References should be wriZen in Vancouver referencing style 5. Poster’s content requirement: a. Title, AMSA Interna_onal logo, and AMSA chapter’s logo b. The word “World No Tobacco Day” c. Content d. Reference box 6. Poster’s technical requirement: a. Size: A3 b. File format: .jpg c. Orienta_on: Portrait 7. Abstract technical requirement: a. Length limit: 4 A4 pages (including _tle, graphs, and tables; excluding bibliography) b. Font: Times New Roman, 12 c. Line spacing: 1,5 space d. Margin: normal e. File format: Portable Document Format (.pdf) f. You may include graphics or table whenever appropriate. 8. Submission procedure: a. The scien_fic poster and abstract should be compressed in a .zip file sent as an aZachment in the email along with other prerequisite files stated on the general guideline. b. Biodata of the author (full name and university) along with corresponding public poster _tle should be wriZen in the body of the e-mail. Please make sure that the name is correct, as the biodata will be used for iden_fica_on and cer_ficate crea_on.


c. Do NOT put biodata or iden_ty of your AMSA Chapter or iden_ty of your university in the public poster and abstract file to facilitate fair assessment of score. d. File Name: i. Public Poster: WNTDPubPos_Full name of first author_AMSA Chapter (For example: WNTDPubPos_Marco Raditya_Indonesia) ii. Abstract: WNTDAbstract_Full name of first author_AMSA Chapter (For example: WNTDAbstract_Marco Raditya_Indonesia) e. E-mail subject: WNTDPubPos_AMSA Chapter (For example: WNTDPubPos_Indonesia) Judging Criteria 1. Degree of impact and urgency of the topic (25%) 2. Clarity and effec_veness of content delivery (25%) 3. Relevance to the theme: “Recognising New Strategies to Reduce Tobacco Usage as a Step Towards a Tobacco-Free Community.” (20%) 4. Crea_vity, aesthe_c, visual appearance and layout (20%) 5. Originality and adherence to guideline (10%) Award 1. Cer_ficate for all par_cipants and top-3 winners 2. Publica_on in AMSA Interna_onal’s Journal (J-AMSA) 3. Prize money of 20 USD


Online Social Media Campaign Par_cipants are invited to design a series of online social campaign that will be done by members of each AMSA chapter on WHO’s World No Tobacco Day on 31st May 2018. The winner of the online social campaign compe__on will have their campaign design be executed by members of every AMSA chapter in AMSA Interna_onal. Par_cipants will have to submit an abstract, a campaign _meline, and the posts corresponding to the campaign. This online social campaign is aimed to increase the global community’s knowledge regarding the effects of tobacco usage and the urgency towards this problem. The online social campaign must be based on a scien_fic basis and must be feasible to perform in a week. Par_cipants are allowed to choose any topic as long as it is related to the theme “Recognising New Strategies to Reduce Tobacco Usage as a Step Towards a Tobacco-Free Community.” Requirements 1. One online social campaign design is made by a maximum of three authors. 2. Par_cipants must submit a proposal regarding their campaign and the publica_on materials needed for the social campaign. 3. The online social campaign design must be original, without plagiarism in any form. The campaign materials must be wriZen in English. If local terminology is unavoidable, put the words in italic and provide explana_on. 4. References used must be men_oned in the bibliography put on the proposal. 5. References should be wriZen in Vancouver referencing style. 6. Social media which may be used includes: Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, LINE, WeChat, KakaoTalk, YouTube. 7. Number of campaign material made is not limited, however it should be appropriate for publica_on only on the 31st May 2019 8. Winner of the Online Social Campaign Compe__on will be required to address the AMSA Interna_onal community regarding their social campaign and to clarify any informa_on if needed. 9. Proposal content requirement requirement: a. Title b. Background c. Scope of Campaign d. Basic Theory e. Campaign Plans f. You may include graphics or table whenever appropriate. 10. Proposal technical requirement: a. Length limit: 10 A4 pages (including _tle, graphs, and tables; excluding bibliography) b. Font: Times New Roman, 12 c. Line spacing: 1,5 space


d. Margin: normal e. File format: Portable Document Format (.pdf) 11. Campaign materials’ content requirement: a. AMSA Interna_onal logo b. The word “World No Tobacco Day” c. Content d. Technical requirement is adjusted with social media used on the specific campaign material e. File format: .JPG/.JPEG/.mp4 f. Publica_ons are allowed to have cap_ons, but it is op_onal. 12. Submission procedure: a. The proposal and campaign materials should be compressed into a .zip file and sent as an aZachment in the email along with other prerequisite files stated on the general guideline. b. Biodata of the author (full name and university) along with corresponding online social campaign _tle should be wriZen in the body of the e-mail. Please make sure that the name is correct, as the biodata will be used for iden_fica_on and cer_ficate crea_on. c. Do NOT put biodata in the abstract, _meline and campaign material files to facilitate fair assessment of score. d. File Name: WNTDOSCC_Full name of first author_AMSA Chapter (For example: WNTDOSCC_Marco Raditya_Indonesia) e. E-mail subject: WNTDOSCC_AMSA Chapter (For example: WNTDOSCC_Indonesia) Judging Criteria 1. Campaign Proposal a. Relevance of content to the impact of tobacco usage to the global community (15%) b. Crea_vity and novelty of campaign plan (15%) c. Relevance of campaign plan with campaign topic & objec_ve (15%) d. Feasibility of the campaign plan (10%) e. Originality and adherence to guideline (5%) 2. Campaign Material a. Crea_vity and novelty of campaign material (15%) b. Adherence of content to campaign proposal (10%) c. Clarity and visual appearance of campaign content (10%) d. Adherence to guideline (5%) Award 1. Cer_ficate for all par_cipants and top-3 winners 2. Publica_on on every AMSA chapter for the first winner 3. Prize money of 20 USD


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