Wolfram Nolte Memorial Award
A DiCE Campaigning and Education Project
About Wolfram Nolte Memorial Award
The late Wolfram Nolte was the former leader of the DiCE member organisation in Germany. He was an exceptional man who fought metastatic colorectal cancer for 10 years and devoted that time to actively engaging in patient support, which helped him considerably to cope with his cancer diagnosis and living with cancer.
In order to commemorate his work, DiCE decided to organise an annual competition to award a project submitted by one of the national Full and Associate Member Organisations. The projects have to be new, innovative, and meaningful and aim to improve the situation for CRC patients and/or carers in the World Health Organisation European Region; ideally, to be scalable and exportable to other countries in this region.
The judging panel is put together every year. They use the following judging criteria to evaluate the projects and decide on a winner. In the event of a tied score, DiCE Medical Director Prof. Dr. Eric Van Cutsem will give the final decision.
- Importance of the unmet need that is to be solved
- Innovativeness of the project
- Feasibility of measuring key performance indicators
- Achievability of the project
- Involvement of other stakeholders
- Sustainability of the project
Full and Associate Member Organisations should submit projects by 15 October 2023 for the independent jury panel to decide on the winning project, which is to be announced in the DiCE monthly newsletter.
We received five high-quality proposals from our Member Organisations (Croatia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland and Portugal). The 2023 project from Latvia scored the highest: “Producing Educational Material for Colorectal Cancer Patients with Low Anterior Resection Syndrome”. We wish ONKOALIANSE the best with the project’s implementation!
EuropaColon Portugal and its project on training “The Person with a Digestive Elimination Ostomy”!
EuropaColon Poland, looks into CRC during pregnancy and develops a series of educational materials to raise awareness among pregnant women and healthcare professionals about the neglected signs of CRC during pregnancy.
EuropaColon Portugal won the award in its second year, aiming to provide palliative support for mCRC patients and their loved ones. Find out more.
The first-ever winner of the award was EuropaColon Poland. The Polish patient organization and DiCE Member won the award for their project addressing the difficult subject of living with anorectal complications and stomas related to surgical procedures on patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). The project has delivered results of real practical support for patients at the end of 2020 with CRC in the form of advice from experts via a series of online videos and written materials.