I'm with Logos on this one. I personally have never had a lot of time or patience with so-called award shows. They usually strike me as contrived, or with politics often playing as much a role as performance in the matter of who wins and who loses.
OTOH, if we allow a slight switch in subject area (that is, moving away from entertainment industry award show type things), then maybe there's at least one area where I might cut the handing-out-of-awards a little slack.
The American Urological Association does have an annual awards presentation in which those of its members identified during the year as having made prominent achievements are given awards from the Association.
aua awards 2019
and click on first entry on screen to see current winners.
(And note that several of these awards specifically mention achievement in battling prostate cancer as a criterion for receiving the award).
So, I would imagine awards like these from the AUA carry a good bit more significance than, say, "Best Supporting Actor in a Romantic Comedy," or something such.
Of course some don't like awards shows or processes at all, on general principles, and I can see that. Maybe awards make sense only if a recipient is truly head-and-shoulders above his colleagues.
For instance, the Nobel Prizes are, in essence, an award show if we think about
it. "Best physicist for 1921: Albert Einstein!"
Occasionally, someone here on the forum even posts to suggest that we have an awards program of our own. Things like Most Original Poster, Most Technically Knowlegable Poster, etc., I guess.
that. Maybe just sticking to PCa subject matter, with occasional OT topics (such as this thread) would be a better course. (And certainly OT topics and threads can be helpful, offering diversion from what might otherwise be just a constant stream of probably technical posts).
But as Woody Allen is reputed to have said once "... Awards, they're always giving out awards,"
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower
Post Edited (81GyGuy) : 1/7/2019 12:04:50 PM (GMT-7)