AusACPDM Awards: Nomination now open!

16th November, 2021

We are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for 2021/2022 awards

All award nominations close Dec 15th 2021, and will be presented virtually at the Better Together Conference held in March 2022

Advocacy Achievement Award

Criteria: The recipient of this award will be acknowledged for their leadership and advocacy efforts, they will have made creative contributions of significance to people with a lived experiences of cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities.

How: To nominate please write an open descriptive letter to the committee outlining the nominees’ contribution – Maximum 400 words. In addition please include nominator/s and nominee contact information, length of time, and in what role nominators have known the nominee.

Submit your nomination here: awards@ausacpdm.org.au

Closing date: Dec 15, 2021


Mentorship Award

Criteria: The recipient of this award will be acknowledged for demonstrating outstanding leadership mentoring students, early career clinicians and colleagues in the field of childhood-onset disabilities.  Particular focus is placed on the contribution and impact of mentoring to improve services and care, support of advocacy, promoting professionalism, ongoing education, and promoting research and uptake of research for children with disabilities.

How: To nominate please write an open descriptive letter to the committee outlining the nominees’ contribution – Maximum 400 words. In addition please include nominator/s and nominee contact information, length of time, and in what role nominators have known the nominee.

Submit your nomination here: awards@ausacpdm.org.au

Closing date: Dec 15, 2021


Person with a Lived Experience- Outstanding Contribution

Who: The recipient of this award will be a person with cerebral palsy or a developmental disability who has made a distinguished contribution to knowledge, health or wellbeing of others with cerebral palsy or developmental disability. Nominators and seconders must be members of AusACPDM.

How: An open letter from a nominator and a seconder must be submitted to the Awards and Advocacy Committee outlining the nominee’s important contribution through a) scientific and or practical contributions or b) advocacy or leadership in promoting health and/or wellbeing of persons with a disability. Please include nominator and nominee contact information, length of time, and in what role nominators have known the nominee. The nominating letter should be limited to 400 words.

Submit your nomination here: awards@ausacpdm.org.au

Closing date: Dec 15, 2021


Local Hero Award

Who: The recipient of this award will be acknowledged for their outstanding contribution to the community in any facet of life. Nominators, seconders and nominees do not need to be AusACPDM members. The nominated person will have cerebral palsy or a developmental disability, reside in the area of the Conference (for 2021/22 Victoria, Australia) and can be any age from 12 years into adulthood.

How: Please email a letter (no more than 400 words) or a video (no more than 3 minutes) that outlines the contributions made by this person. The winner will be selected based on the Awards and Advocacy Committee scoring.

Submit your nomination here: awards@ausacpdm.org.au

Closing date: Dec 15, 2021


Transformative Practice Award

Who: The recipient of this award will be someone who has made an outstanding contribution to Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. The intent of the Transformative Practice Award is to acknowledge a clinician of any discipline who actively facilitates the translation of research into practice and encourages colleagues to be evidence-based clinicians. Nominators, seconders, and nominees must be members of AusACPDM.

How: An open letter must be submitted to the Awards and Advocacy Committee, outlining the nominee’s contribution to the uptake of evidence-based practice. Please also include nominator and nominee contact information, length of time, and in what role nominators have known the nominee. The nominating letter should be limited to 400 words.

Submit your nomination here: awards@ausacpdm.org.au

Closing date: Dec 15, 2021

 Any questions? awards@ausacpdm.org.au

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