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AMA Public Health Awards - Call for Nominations

AMA Public Health Awards 2020

 

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Call for Nominations

 

The AMA is seeking nominations of people or groups who have made an extraordinary contribution to health care and public health. 

Recipients will be presented with the award at a date to be advised later in the year.  The AMA may contribute to travel costs for recipients to attend the presentation.  

In the year following the presentation of the awards, recipients will have the opportunity to participate in interviews with interested media, and engage in AMA supported activities promoting their work in their field of expertise.

Nominations are sought in the following categories:

AMA Excellence in Healthcare Award

The AMA Excellence in Healthcare Award is for an individual, not necessarily a doctor or AMA member, who has made a significant contribution to improving health or health care in Australia. The person may be involved in health awareness, health policy or health delivery.

The recipient of this award will be an individual who has made a major contribution to health care in Australia in one or more of the following criteria:

  • Showing ongoing commitment to quality health and medical care; and/or
  • Contributing to medical research within Australia; and/or
  • Initiation and involvement in public health projects or health awareness campaigns; and/or
  • Improving the availability and accessibility of medical education and medical training; and/or
  • Advancing health and medical issues in the political arena; and/or
  • Promoting awareness of the impact of social and economic issues on health; and/or
  • Contributing to community needs as a health care provider; and/or
  • Improving health care services in any field.

Nominations for this award can be submitted by any member of the community. 

Previous recipients of this award include Professor Elizabeth Elliott, Dr Denis Lennox, Associate Professor John Boffa, Ms Donna Ah Chee, Associate Professor Smita Shah, Dr Mehdi Sanati Pour, and Dr Alan Leeb

AMA Woman in Medicine Award

The AMA Woman in Medicine Award is for a female member of the AMA who has made a major contribution to the medical profession by:

  • Showing ongoing commitment to quality care; and/or
  • Contributing to medical research within Australia; and/or
  • Initiation and involvement in public health projects; and/or
  • Improving the availability and accessibility of medical education and medical training for women; and/or
  • Contributing to medical politics.

This award is presented to a female member of the AMA.  Nominations for this award may only be made by a member of the AMA.

Previous recipients of this award include Professor Judith Goh, Dr Genevieve Goulding, Associate Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton, Dr Joanna Flynn AM, and Professor Kate Leslie.

 

Nomination Information

How are nominations assessed?

Nominations will be reviewed by a judging panel consisting of the Federal AMA President and two members of AMA Federal Council, after a shortlisting process undertaken within the secretariat.  Award recipients will be informed as soon as possible after the panel has made its decision.

 

How do I make a nomination?

Nominations must be made by completing the Nomination Form, which must include a personal statement by the nominator describing the merit of the nominee in relation to the criteria for the relevant award.  A Curriculum Vitae for the nominee/s, and any additional supporting documentation relevant to the nomination can also be included with the nomination form.  The nomination form is available below or at https://ama.com.au/article/ama-public-health-awards

 

Nominations should be submitted electronically to awards@ama.com.au.  Nominations are open and the closing date for receipt of nominations for each award is COB Thursday 24 September 2020.

 

When will I find out if my nomination has been successful?

Awards are presented at the AMA National Conference, which is held in Canberra 29-31 May 2020.  Award recipients will be notified 2 weeks prior to arrange attendance at the ceremony, where possible.  The person who made the successful nomination will be notified prior to the ceremony.  If your nomination is unsuccessful, you will be notified by email in due course