REGULATIONS – 2016

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  1. About Awards Commission of the XXXV Congresso Médico Universitário da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (COMU).

1.1. The Awards Commission of the XXXV COMU is composed of:

  1. the President of the XXXV COMU Awards;
  2. the Secretary of the XXXV COMU Scientific Awards;
  3. the President of the Fundação Faculdade de Medicina Award;
  4. the President of the Monographs Award;
  5. the President of the Oswaldo Cruz Award;
  6.  the President of the Panels Award;
  7. the Honorary President of the XXXV COMU Scientific Awards.

 

1.2. Each role of Awards Commission of the XXXV COMU will belong respectively to:

  1. the academic Matheus Belloni Torsani, Scientific Department’s President;
  2. the academic Caíque Bueno Terhoch, COMU’s director;
  3. the academic Robert Zawadzki Pfann, Revista de Medicina’s editor-in-chief;
  4. the academic Eliezer de Abreu Cunha, Scientific Department’s second treasurer;
  5. the academic Aline Paredes Cardoso, Scientific Department’s first treasurer;
  6. the academic Edson Sato Koiti Junior, Scientific Department’s Extension coordinator;
  7. Edmund Chada Baracat, M.D, Ph.D., FMUSP’s Full Professor.

1.3. The work of Awards Commission of the XXXV COMU is done when the certificates are delivered and when the winners of the XXXV COMU’s Scientific Awards have been awarded.

  1. About Awards.

2.1. The Awards of the XXXV COMU are composed of:

2.1.1. Oswaldo Cruz Award, divided into the Areas:

  1. Basic;
  2. Clinical;
  3. Surgical;
  4. Case Report.

2.1.2. Panels Award, divided into the Areas:

  1. Basic;
  2. Clinical;
  3. Surgical;
  4. Academic Extension;
  5. Case Report;
  6.  Primary Health Care.

2.1.3. Monographs Award, not divided into areas.

2.1.4. Fundação Faculdade de Medicina Award, not divided into areas.

2.2.  All of the XXXV COMU’s Scientific Awards are offered by Fundação Faculdade de Medicina.

2.3. Only researches done by graduate students of Medicine, Phonoaudiology, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy are eligible to run for XXXV COMU’s Scientific Awards. The students must be registered in an university recognized by MEC or any other equivalent organ of the respective country.

2.4. The members of the Awards Commission of the XXXV COMU are not allowed, under any circumstance, to run for XXXV COMU’s Scientific Awards.

2.5. The running researches are not allowed, under penalty of being ruled out, to have been published in any other previous event.

2.5.1. The noncompliance of this condition leads to the loss of the awarding right, including annulation of the certificate, restitution of the money received and removal of the Revista de Medicina’s publishing, or, in case the publication has already been made, notification via an erratum.

2.5.1.1. Researches that have been disqualified do not have rights to the refunding of the registration fee of the XXXV COMU’s Scientific Awards.

2.5.2. In case the Awards Commission of the XXXV COMU concludes that the noncompliance of Article 2.5 has occurred in a disloyal manner, in addition to the punishment described in Article 2.5.1, the first author of the respective research will be included in COMU’s Black List.

2.5.2.1. The Black List consists of names of individuals who are not allowed to run for COMU’s Scientific Awards for at least 2 years to, at most, permanent suspension, depending on the judgment of Awards Commission.

2.5.2.2. The Black List will be kept by the Awards President of each year’s COMU.

2.5.2.3. Researches submitted to XXXV COMU’s Scientific Awards in which one of the authors is a name from the Black List, will have its participation automatically excluded, following Article 2.5.

2.5.3. The immediately next placed research will receive all the rights formerly attributed to the disqualified research.

2.5.4. The authors of disqualified researches have no rights to claim any refunding.

2.6. Each research is allowed to have only one submission in the XXXV COMU’s Scientific Awards.

2.6.1. Therefore, submission to more than one of the Awards or to more than one Area of the same Award is not allowed.

2.6.2. If more than one submission for a research is detected, all the submissions will be cancelled.

2.7. Each author is allowed to have only one submission for each Area of each Award.

2.8. Complete researches that have clear divisions and are presented simultaneously in the same Area or in more than one Area or Award will be disqualified, depending on the judgement of the Awards Commission of the XXXV COMU.

2.9. Only researches classified to the second phase of Oswaldo Cruz Award, Monographs Award and Panels Award will receive participation certificates.

2.10. The researches ranked as first place for each Area of Oswaldo Cruz Award, exclusively those, will run for Fundação Faculdade de Medicina Award.

2.11. The official means of communication of the XXXV COMU’s Scientific Awards is the e-mail.

2.12. The researches may have at most 7 (seven) authors.

2.11.1. The researches may have at least 1 (one) and at most 6 (six) academic students authors.

2.11.2. The researches may have at least 1 (one) and at most 3 (three) academic advisors as authors.

2.13. Alterations of the participants, or their order, will not be allowed after the registration.

2.14. Will be not allowed, under any circumstance, alterations after the submission of the researches.

  1. About researches.

3.1. About Oswaldo Cruz Award.

3.1.1. Each research is allowed to run for exclusively one Area of the Oswaldo Cruz Award, as described in Article 2.1.1.

3.1.2. In case less than two researches are submitted to an Area, that Area will be excluded from the Oswaldo Cruz Awards. The research submitted for that Area will be excluded from the XXXV COMU’s Scientific Awards.

3.1.2.1. Exceptionally in that case, the registration fee will be refunded to the authors.

3.1.3. The researches running for Case Report Area must accomplish one of the following conditions:

  1. description of a new pathology;
  2. new etiological or physiopathological information about a known disease;
  3. report of an infrequent pathology;
  4. observation of rare or atypical manifestations in cases of a known disease;
  5. use of new therapeutic course of action;
  6. use of new investigation technique.

3.1.4. The research must have at most 30 (thirty) A4 sized pages (297x210mm) typed in double-spaced Times New Roman, 12pt font. They must be three cm wide on the left and superior margin, and two cm wide on the right and inferior margin. There must be 25 (twenty five) lines per page at most.

3.1.4.1. These specifications apply to all the pages of the research, including the first three pages, abstract and references.

3.1.4.2. There is no limit of space for graphs, charts, illustrations and bibliographic references, as long as it does not exceed  the 30 (thirty) pages.

3.1.4.2.1. Visual aids, such as images or graphs, cannot be literally taken from books or periodicals. It is necessary to adapt them, as well as specify their origin (name of the reference, name of the article and pages from where it has been taken).

3.1.4.3. The first three pages described in Article 3.1.6 are not counted as one of the 30 (thirty) pages of research.

3.1.5. The Examination Comission will consider the standards for scientific writting used by journals and medical entities contained in the Uniform Requirements of Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, available in International Cometee of Medical Journal Editors’ website: http://icmje.org/recommendations/, (acessed 08/12/2015).

3.1.6. The research must be written in english and contain the following structure:

  1. 1st page: research title in english, Area, and Award it is running for.
  2. 2nd page: research title in english, Area, Award it is running for, and keywords in english, at most 5 (five), using 2016’s version of the structured vocabulary MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, available in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh (acessed 08/12/2015).
  3. 3rd page: an abstract of the research, with up to 250 words. The abstract must include:

c.1. Brief description of the issue studied;

c.2. Description of the material and method used;

c.3. Summary of the results (it is not enough to state that the results will be discussed further on);

c.4. Enumeration of the conclusions.

      d. 4th page onward: the research in itself with the title and without identification of the academic authors or academic advisor authors. Should not be mentioned, under any circumstance, under penalty of disqualification, the workplace or any other information that might identify the authors or their origin, in order to ensure the blindness of the correction.

       e. Last pages: bibliographic references numerated with arabic algarisms consecutively, following the order of appearance in the research. The references must be presented in accordance with the standard of the American National Standards Institute adapted by the National Library of Medicine, available in http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html (acessed 08/12/2015). Periodical titles must be abreviatted according to NLM Catalog, available in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=journals (acessed  08/12/2015).

e.1. The exactness of the references is exclusively the author’s responsibility.

3.1.7. The noncompliance of any Article above will lead to disqualification according to Articles 2.5.1 and 2.5.4.

 

3.2. About Monographs Award.

3.2.1. In case there are less than 2 (two) monographs submitted to Monographs Award, the monograph will be excluded of the XXXV COMU’s Scientific Awards.

3.1.2.1. Exceptionally in that case, the registration fee will be refunded to the author.

3.2.2. The monographs submitted to Monographs Award must effectively be a monograph, that is, a bibliographical review.

3.2.2.1. In case this requisite is not fulfilled, the submission will be disqualified.

3.2.3. The monographs running for Monographs Award must fulfill the following requisites:

3.2.3.1. Highlight the relevance of the issue chosen for review;

3.2.3.2. Enumerate the keywords using the 2016’s version of the structured vocabulary MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, available in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh (acessed 08/12/2015), the number of articles found for each search, the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the article studied and mentioned in the mongraph;

3.2.3.3. Describe the results, including synoptic charts and graphs, and analyze statistically the data collected.

3.2.4. The research may have up to 25 (twenty five) A4 sized pages (297x210mm) typed in double-spaced Times New Roman, 12pt font.They must be three cm wide on the left and superior margin, and two cm wide on the right and inferior margin. There must be 25 (twenty five) lines per page at most

3.2.4.1 These specifications apply to all the pages of the research, including the first three pages, abstract and references.

3.2.4.2. There’s no limit of space for graphs, charts, illustrations and bibliographic references, as long as it does not exceed the 25 (twenty five) pages.

3.2.4.2.3. Visual aids, such as figures or graphs, cannot be literally taken from books or periodicals. It is necessary to adapt them, as well as specify their origin (name of the reference, name of the article and pages from where it has been taken).

3.2.4.3. The first three pages described at Article 3.1.6 are not counted as one of the 25 (twenty five) pages of research.

3.2.5. The Examination Comission will consider the standards for scientific writting used by journals and medical entities contained in the Uniform Requirements of Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, available in International Cometee of Medical Journal Editors’ website: http://icmje.org/recommendations/, (acessed 08/12/2015).

3.2.6. The research must be written in english and contain the following structure:

  1. 1st page: research title in english, Area and Award it is running for.
  2. 2nd page: research title in english, Area, Award it is running for, and keywords in english, at most 5 (five), using 2016’s version of the structured vocabulary MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, available in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh (acessed 08/12/2015).
  3. 3rd page: an abstract of the research, with up to 250 words. The abstract must include:

c.1. Brief description of the issue studied;

c.2. Description of the material and method used;

c.3. Summary of the results (it is not enough to state that the results will be discussed further on);

c.4. Enumeration of the conclusions.

       d. 4th page onward: the research in itself with the title and without identification of the academic authors or academic advisor authors. Should not be mentioned, under any circumstance, under penalty of disqualification, the workplace or any other information that might identify the authors or their origin, in order to ensure the blindness of the correction.

       e. Last pages: bibliographic references numerated with arabic algarisms consecutively, following the order of appearance in the research. The references must be presented in accordance with the standard of the American National Standards Institute adapted by the National Library of Medicine, available in http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html (acessed 08/12/2015). Periodical titles must be abreviatted according to NLM Catalog, available in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=journals (acessed  08/12/2015).

e.1. The exactness of the references is exclusively the author’s responsibility.

3.2.7. The noncompliance of any Article above will lead to disqualification according to Articles 2.5.1 and 2.5.4.

3.3 About Panels Award.

3.3.1. The running panels can be based on discussion and description of study results from original, concluded, or ongoing researches.

3.3.1.1. The panels must be original, according to Article 2.6.

3.3.1.1.1. The noncompliance of Article 2.6 will lead to the established punishments, as described in Article 2.5.

3.3.1.2. The research, as well as the panel, must be done by registered authors.

3.3.2. Each research is allowed to run for exclusively one Area of the Panels Award, as described in Article 2.1.2.

3.3.3. If less than two researches are submitted to an Area, that Area will be excluded of the Panels Awards. The research submitted for that Area will be excluded of the XXXV COMU’s Scientific Awards.

3.3.3.1. Exceptionally in that case, the registration fee will be refunded to the authors.

3.3.4. The panels must have 110 cm height and 90 cm width, be printed in panel quality paper, and contain a cord or a string to be suspended.

3.3.4.1. The noncompliance of these conditions may disqualify the research, according to Articles 2.5.1 and 2.5.4,  depending upon the judgement of the Awards Commission of the XXXV COMU.

3.3.5. The abstract must have at most 500 (five hundred) words typed in double-spaced Times New Roman, 12pt font, and A4 sized pages (297x210mm). They must be three cm wide on the left and superior margin, and two cm wide on the right and inferior margin. The abstract must be structured according to the following items:

3.3.5.1. For Basic, Clinical, Surgical and Primary Health Care Areas:

  1. Introduction of the subject;
  2. Objective(s);
  3. Methodology;
  4. Results (definitive or partial). The absence of the description of the results will be punished with disqualification;
  5. Discussion and conclusion of the results.

3.3.5.2. For Case Report Area:

  1. Introduction;
  2. Objective(s);
  3. Case report, clarifying one of the following items:

c.1. description of a new pathology;

c.2. new etiological or physiopathological information about a known disease;

c.3. report of an infrequent pathology;

c.4. observation of rare or atypical manifestations in cases of a known disease;

c.5. use of new therapeutic course of action;

c.6. use of new investigation technique.

3.3.5.3. For  Academic Extension Area:

  1. Introduction;
  2. Objective(s);
  3. Report of the activities of the extension, clarifying all of the following items:

c.1. Description and analysis of the extension’s activities;

c.2. Description and analysis of the extension’s administrative organization;

c.3. Description and analysis of the extension’s physical and human resources;

c.4. Description and analysis of the extension’s target audience;

c.5. Description and analysis of the extension’s objectives;

c.6. Critical analysis of the extension’s results and difficulties.

3.3.5.4. The abstract must be written in english exclusively.

3.3.5.4.1. The noncompliance of these conditions may disqualify the research, according to Articles 2.5.1 and 2.5.4,  depending upon the judgement of the Awards Commission of the XXXV COMU.

3.3.6. The title and the abstract of the research should be submitted upon registration and should not mention, under any circumstance, under penalty of being ruled out, the name of the authors, the workplace or any other information or image that might identify the authors or their origin, in order to ensure the blindness of the correction.

3.3.7. Visual aids, such as figures or graphs, cannot be literally taken from books or periodicals. It is necessary to adapt them, as well as specify their origin (name of the reference, name of the article and pages from where it has been taken).

3.3.9. The noncompliance of any Article above will lead to disqualification according to Articles 2.5.1 and 2.5.4.

  1. About registry and submission.

4.1. The date of registration is from march 14th (fourteenth), 2016 (two thousand sixteen) to may 30th (thirtieth), 2016.

4.1.1. The dates of registration and submission may be altered by the Awards Commission of the XXXV COMU.

4.2. Any author is able to register the research.

4.3. The registration fee is 30.00 BRL for each research;

4.3.1. The registration fee must be paid through the website www.comufmusp.com.br/scientificawards in the moment of registration and submission of the research.

4.4. The registration must be done through the website www.comufmusp.com.br/scientificawards

4.5. The authors’ names that are registered on the submission must be the same that are registered on the panel. The noncompliance of this Article will lead to cancelation of the submission.

4.5.1. The order of the names in the registration must be the same as the order of authors

4.5.2. This order is not changeable, as described in Article 2.11.

4.6. In the act of registration, must be submitted:

4.6.1. For Oswaldo Cruz Award and Monographs Award:

4.6.1.1. A PDF version of the research according to Articles 3.1 and 3.2, respectively.

4.6.1.2. A proof of graduate enrollment for the year of 2016 at any Medicine, Phonoaudiology, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy school recognized by MEC or any other equivalent organ of the respective country.

4.6.1.3. A declaration of compliance with these Regulations to be filled out in the moment of registration.

4.6.2. For Panels Award:

4.6.2.1. A PDF of the abstract according to Article 3.3.

4.6.2.2. A proof of graduate enrollment for the year of 2016 at any Medicine, Phonoaudiology, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy school recognized by MEC or any other equivalent organ of the respective country.

4.6.2.3. A declaration of compliance with these Regulations to be filled out in the moment of registration.

4.6.2.8. The panel must be delivered between september 26th (twenty sixth), 2016 and october 12th (twelfth), 2016 at the Scientific Department of FMUSP, between 9h and 14h or 15h and 17h. This schedule might be altered at any time by the Awards Comission.

4.6.2.9. The affixation and removal of the panel will be done by the Scientific Department of FMUSP, and it will remain exposed only during the day of presentation.

4.6.2.9.1. The Scientific Department of FMUSP will be responsible for the integrity of the panel until the end of the presentation.

4.6.2.10. The authors must retrieve their panels at the Scientific Department of FMUSP between october 17th (seventeenth), 2016 and october 28th (twenty eighth), 2016, between 9h and 14h or 15h and 17h.

4.6.2.10.1. After the specified time period, the panels will be recycled without any compensation for the authors.

4.7. Under any circumstance, will there be refunding of the registration fee, except in case of exclusion of an Area or Award, as described in Articles 3.1.1 and 3.3.3.

4.8. The Scientific Department grants to one, and only one, of the authors of each research submitted to the Scientific Awards of the XXXV COMU, a discount of 50% on the full value of registration of Courses and/or Workshops of the XXXV COMU.

  1. About judging and awarding

5.1. The Judging Commission of the XXXV COMU Awards will be composed by professors of USP or others public universities from Brazil, that have no bond with any research judged by them, and whose specialities are compatible with the themes of these researches. They will be invited by the Awards Commission of the XXXV COMU and will be responsible for the coordination of every phase of the Scientific Awards.

5.1.1. The Judging Commission of the XXXV COMU is empowered to evaluate the researches submitted to the XXXV COMU.

5.1.2. The Judging Commission is empowered to disqualify any research when considered necessary.

5.1.3. The Judging Commission’s decisions are unique and sovereign.

5.1.4. The identification of the Judging Commission’s members will be kept under strict secrecy, being announced only on the date of presentation.

5.2. The Examination Commissions are not necessarily composed by the same members at every phase of the Award. The Awards Commission of the XXXV COMU is empowered to decide how to proceed in case of absence of any member of the Examination Commission.

5.3. All of the researches submitted to the Scientific Awards of the XXXV COMU that respected all of the specifications described at these Regulations may receive, via e-mail, a feedback from the Judging Commission with observations about what could have been improved, taking into consideration the didactic nature of this contest, upon author’s request to Awards Commission.

5.4. For Oswaldo Cruz Award and Monographs Award:

5.4.1. The judging  consists of two phases:

5.4.1.1. First phase: in this stage, the researches will be graded from 0 (zero) to 10 (ten), corresponding to 30% of the final grade. The Judging Commission will classify the 04 (four) best researches, as long as they have received a  grade of 6,00 (six) or more, then these 4 (four) will be selected in alphabetical order for an oral presentation on a date that will be published on the website www.comufmusp.com.br/scientificawards and in the Scientific Department of FMUSP. The first authors will also receive an email with further information about the place and date of presentation of the second phase.

5.4.1.1.1. The criteria for grading in the first phase of Oswaldo Cruz Award and Monographs Award are:

  1. Scientific accuracy corresponding to 15% of the first phase grade;
  2. Academic contribution corresponding to 15% of the first phase grade;
  3. Practical application corresponding to 10% of the first phase grade;
  4. Importance to scientific knowledge corresponding to 20% of the first phase grade;
  5. Abstract clarity corresponding to 10% of the first phase grade;
  6. Introduction and discussion corresponding to 10% of the first phase grade;
  7. Bibliographical references corresponding to 10% of the first phase grade;
  8. Appropriate layout for publication corresponding to 10% of the first phase grade.

5.4.1.2. Second phase: in this stage, the researches will be orally presented to the Examination Commission by one, and only one, of the authors, who must be a graduate student, and  will be graded from 0 (zero) to 10 (ten), corresponding to 70% of the final grade.

5.4.1.2.1. The criteria for grading in the second phase of Oswaldo Cruz Award and Monographs Award are:

  1. Language corresponding to 10% of the second phase grade;
  2. Layout corresponding to 10% of the second phase grade;
  3. Presenter’s posture corresponding to 10% of the second phase grade;
  4. Content corresponding to 20% of the second phase grade;
  5. Knowledge of the topic presented corresponding to 30% of the second phase grade;
  6. Author’s participation and portrayal corresponding to 20% of the second phase grade.

5.4.1.2.2. The other student authors may, at the end of presentation, step in to answer the questions raised by the Examination Commission.

5.4.1.2.3. The academic advisors are not allowed to step in, except in case it is requested by the Examination Commission, under penalty of being ruled out.

5.4.2. The oral presentations will be filmed and the recordings will be kept for evaluation by the Examination Commission of the Fundação Faculdade de Medicina Award of the XXXV COMU.

5.4.2.1. The recordings will not be released under any circumstance, being held under strict secrecy by the Awards Commission of the XXXV COMU.

5.4.4. The oral presentations will be ordered according to the date of registration.

5.4.5. The research must be presented in 15 (fifteen) minutes. Author’s delay to start the oral presentation will result in a punishment of 10% on the grade of presentation.

5.4.5.1. The mentioned time includes only the academic’s presentation. The questions raised by the Examination Commission will be restricted to the second part of evaluation.

5.4.5.2. After the 15 (fifteen) minutes of academic’s presentation, the Examination Commission may raise questions for the authors for, at most, 15 (fifteen) minutes.

5.4.5.3. Author’s delay during the oral presentation will result in a punishment of 10% on the grade of presentation for each minute exceeded.

5.4.6. The non-attendance implies disqualification.

5.4.7. The use slides or any other resource of datashow available in FMUSP in order to illustrate and complement the presentation in the second phase is allowed.

5.4.7.1. The use any video recourse, as long it doesn’t exceed 10 (ten) minutes, and it is constantly narrated by the author at the moment of presentation is allowed. The duration of the video will be included in the regular total time of 15 (fifteen) minutes for presentation.

5.5. For Panels Award.

5.5.1. The judging consists of two phases:

5.5.1.1. First phase: the abstracts will be graded from 0 (zero) to 10 (ten), corresponding to 30% of the final grade. The 5 (five) abstracts with the highest grades in each Area, and only these, will classify for the second phase and will be called to expose their panel during the XXXV COMU. These panels will be published in the Congress Proceedings.

5.5.1.2.1. The criteria for grading in the first phase of Panels Award are:

  1. Scientific accuracy corresponding to 15% of the first phase grade;
  2. Academic contribution corresponding to 15% of the first phase grade;
  3. Practical application corresponding to 10% of the first phase grade;
  4. Abstract clarity corresponding to 15% of the first phase grade;
  5. Introduction and discussion corresponding to 15% of the first phase grade;
  6. Objectives corresponding to 10% of the first phase grade;
  7. Relevance corresponding to 20% of the first phase grade.

5.5.1.3. Second phase: in this stage, the Panels will be orally presented to the Examination Commission and will be graded from 0 (zero) to 10 (ten), corresponding to 70% of the final grade.

5.5.1.3.1. A list with the researches approved for the second phase will be published in alphabetical order on the website www.comufmusp.com.br/scientificawards and in the Scientific Department of FMUSP. The first authors will also receive an email with further information about place and date of presentation.

5.5.1.3.2. The criteria for grading in the second phase of Panels Award are:

  1. Topic’s importance corresponding to 20% of the second phase grade;
  2. Research elaboration quality corresponding to 15% of the second phase grade;
  3. Visual presentation quality corresponding to 15% of the second phase grade;
  4. Oral presentation quality corresponding to 15% of the second phase grade;
  5. Coherence between the abstract, the panel and the oral presentation corresponding to 15% of the second phase grade;
  6. Knowledge of the topic presented corresponding to 20% of the second phase grade.

5.5.2. The researches will be orally presented to the Examination Commission by one, and only one, of the authors, who must be a graduate student.

5.5.2.1. The other student authors may, at the end of presentation, step in to answer the questions raised by the Examination Commission.

5.5.2.2. The academic advisors are not allowed to step in, except in case it is requested by the Examination Commission, under penalty of being ruled out.

5.5.3. The presentation will be on October 15th, 2016, and the timescale will be announced on the list of the approved for the second phase.

5.5.4. The oral presentations will be ordered according to the date of registration.

5.5.5. The presentation time is 10 (ten) minutes.

5.5.5.1. Author’s delay to start the oral presentation will result in a punishment of 10% on the grade of presentation.

5.5.5.2. Author’s delay during the oral presentation will result in a punishment of 10% on the grade of presentation for each minute exceeded.

5.5.5.3. The Examination Commission will have 15 (fifteen) minutes to discuss, criticize and comment the presentation.

5.5.5.4. The non-attendance implies disqualification.

5.6. For Fundação Faculdade de Medicina Award.

5.6.1. The judging consists of one phase.

5.6.2. The first-rank researches of each Area of Oswaldo Cruz Award, and only these, will be submitted to an Examination Commission, that will grade the researches from 0 (zero) to 10 (ten).

5.6.2.1. The criteria for grading the written researches are:

  1. Scientific accuracy corresponding to 4,5% of the final grade;
  2. Academic contribution corresponding to 4,5% of the final grade;
  3. Practical application corresponding to 3% of the final grade;
  4. Importance to scientific knowledge corresponding to 6% of the final grade;
  5. Abstract clarity corresponding to 3% of the final grade;
  6. Introduction and discussion corresponding to 3% of the final grade;
  7. Bibliographical references corresponding to 3% of the final grade;
  8. Appropriate layout for publication corresponding to 3% of the final grade.

5.6.2.2. The criteria for grading the oral presentation are:

  1. Language corresponding to 7% of the final grade;
  2. Layout corresponding to 7% of the final grade;
  3. Presenter’s posture corresponding to 7% of the final grade;
  4. Content corresponding to 14% of the final grade;
  5. Knowledge of the topic presented corresponding to 21% of the final grade;
  6. Author’s participation and portrayal corresponding to 14% of the final grade.

5.6.3. In case of a tied grade given by the Examination Commission of the Fundação Faculdade de Medicina Award, the casting vote will be given by a professor previously chosen by the Awards Commission whose identification will be maintained in a sealed and dated envelope.

5.7. The assigned grades given by the Examination Commissions to the researches will not be released.  

5.7.1. The researches classified for the second phase of the Oswaldo Cruz Award, Monographs Award and Panels Award will not be announced following the ranking ordination.

5.8. Only to the researches classified to the second phase of the Oswaldo Cruz Award, Monographs Award and Panels Award will receive participation certificates, which will be available at the Scientific Department of FMUSP from september 5th (fifth), 2016, and will be given under presentation of identity document.

5.8.1. The certificate will have all of the authors names, following the sorting registered at submission.

 

5.9. About premiation:

5.9.1. To the researches ranked first-place of Monographs Award, as well as the first-place of each Area of Panels Award and Oswaldo Cruz Award, will be granted BRL 1100.00 (one thousand and one hundred Brazilian Reais) as a recognition prize.

5.9.2. To the researches ranked second-place of Monographs Award, as well as the second-place of each Area of Panels Award and Oswaldo Cruz Award, will be granted BRL 350.00 (three hundred and fifty Brazilian Reais) as a recognition prize.

5.9.3. To the research ranked first-place of Fundação Faculdade de Medicina Award will be granted BRL 5500.00 (five thousand and five hundred Brazilian Reais) as a recognition prize, in addition to the right of submitting the paper to Clinics Journal for free, by which it must be ratified.

5.9.4. The Scientific Awards winners – ranked first and second place – will be announced at the closing ceremony of the XXXV COMU, on October 16th, 2016, being mandatory the presence of, at least, one of the authors at the ceremony in order to validate the receipt of the premiation.

5.9.4.1. The cash value corresponding to the premiation will be given through bank deposit by the Scientific Department of FMUSP to an account informed by the authors.

5.9.4.2. In case there is no author present at the closing ceremony, the ranking will be held, but there will be no right to the cash value premiation.

5.9.5. The cash value premiation will be delivered only after all data and information necessary for publication is given to the Awards Commission of the XXXV COMU.

5.9.6. The awarding and delivering of the certificates to the Scientific Awards winners – ranked first and second place – will only happen under the compliance of all obligations described in these Regulations.

 

  1. About publication.

6.1. About the winners of the Monographs Award, Oswaldo Cruz Award and Panels Award of the XXXV COMU.

6.1.1. In order to receive the award and certificate, the authors of the winning researches (1st and 2nd places) must hand to Revista de Medicina [Rev Med (São Paulo)] the publication rights of their winning researches of the XXXV COMU.

6.1.1.1. If the authors chose to not publish the full text of their research at Revista de Medicina, they must write an article about their research in the format of a  letter to the editor or any other format accepted by the Revista de Medicina, and publish it in the mentioned periodical.

6.2. About the winner of the Fundação Faculdade de Medicina Award.

6.2.1. The Fundação Faculdade de Medicina Award winners will be granted the right of publishing their research, free of cost, in Clinics Journal.

6.2.1.1. The authors must fulfil the proper adaptations in order to submit their research to Clinics in the Rapid Communication category. The specifications are available in http://www.clinics.org.br/inst.php. The publication will take place after the necessary modifications appointed by the Clinics’ editorial board.

6.2.1.2. If the authors chose to not publish their research at Clinics Journal, they must write an article about their research in the format of a letter to the editor and publish it in the mentioned periodical.

 

  1. Miscellaneous resolutions

7.1. The noncompliance of any Article will lead to immediate disqualification.

7.2. The unforeseen cases will be judged by the Judging Commission and the Awards Commission of the XXXV COMU.

7.3. The Forum of the County of São Paulo is appointed as responsible for solving any questions arising from the contest or these Regulations.                               

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