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Deadline for submission: August 31, 2016

Essay Competition

How is memory stored? What defines our personalities? How can we explain something as intangible as emotion – reduce this highly sophisticated phenomenon to a list of objective scientific facts?

What about the dreams we see every night? Are they a product of the intricate organic infrastructure we call the brain? Or does it fall in the equally complex realm of the mind?

What is love? Is it the spontaneous shooting of a million neurons in our cortices that push us to seek companionship? Or is there some other hand at play – puppeteering us through this convoluted maze of devotion?

Above all else, what is consciousness and freewill? Will we ever be able to comprehend it? Or will it be just another mystery, forever locked away in the tortuous gyri of our brains?

The 19th National Health Sciences Research Symposium, dedicated to neuroscience, is scheduled for November 4-6. We invite you to participate in an essay competition based on the theme, ‘Can the brain understand the brain?’ Students of medicine, nursing, dentistry, psychology or other allied health fields are eligible.

The winning article will be published in Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences. Cash prizes will also be given!

Submission Guidelines:

  • The essay may be scholarly, philosophical, scientific and/or literary; the topic is open to interpretation
  • Entries are required to be in English
  • Essays will be judged on fluency, originality, imagination, style and relevance to the study of the brain and/or mind.
  • Word limit is 1000 words
  • Only one essay per participant

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Art Competition

Undergraduate and graduate medical students, nursing students, psychology students, dental students and health care providers from all over Pakistan are invited to attend our National Health Sciences Research Symposium and take part in a mind and brain themed art competition.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Please send in original art work based on the theme mind and brain.
  • Art work may be in any medium and form e.g. painting, sketch, graphic design, digital art, sculpture, photograph, writing, etc

  • Attach a brief description of the artwork.

  • Send your name, designation and college name with each entry.

  • One participant may submit multiple entries.
  • Multiple people can contribute to each entry.

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Short Film Competition

This competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Psychology as well as healthcare providers.

Submission Guidelines:

  • A short film must not exceed 5 minutes (including the opening titles and end credits) and be in English.
  • All short film entries must be original.
  • The short film may be a live action, a stop motion, or an animated film.
  • Each participant/group/team is allowed to submit only one entry.
  • Any short film which has been submitted in another competition previously cannot compete in this competition.
  • The short film must be based on one of the following themes:

  1. "My disease and I.”
  2. Talks with the shrink.
  3. Mind and Brain Symposium 2050: What does the future hold?

(These themes may be interpreted in any way and the short film may be of any genre.)

  • Each short film shall be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Originality
  2. Relevance to the theme
  3. Creativity
  4. Plot and Script
  5. Cinematography
  6. Direction

  • The following details are to be included in the e-mail:

  1. Name(s) of the film maker
  2. Institute (s)
  3. City
  4. Primary contact number
  5. Title of your short film

  • Upon confirmation of your registration and submission, each participant will receive a confirmation e-mail.

  • All correspondence shall be done via the e-mail from which the short film was first submitted and one primary contact number.

Winners will receive Cash Prizes

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