Awards

Awards

The AusACPDM is pleased to offer a series of awards to honour our outstanding members and contributors to society. The Academy recognises scientific excellence and professional and community contributions with the following awards:

*New award category for 2018.


Best Paper and Best Poster

Who: The recipients of these awards will be the first author of the paper and the poster that receive the highest score for their abstract and paper or poster presentation.

How: Abstracts will be scored by the scientific committee of the AusACPDM. The authors of the highest scoring abstracts will then be scored on their presentation or poster by members of the Scientific and Awards Committees. See scoring matrix.

When: The winners of best paper and best poster will be announced at the conference closing ceremony.


Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation: Best prevention or cure paper

Who: The recipient of this award will be the first author of the prevention/cure paper that received the highest score for their abstract and presentation.

How: The scientific committee will score each abstract. The highest scoring abstracts will then be scored on their presentation by members of the Scientific and Awards Committees. See scoring matrix.

When: Winners will be announced at the conference closing ceremony.


Promising Career Award

Who: The recipient of this award will be an Academy member from Australasia presenting at the conference who is currently a student or within four years of completion of training (clinical or research training).

How: Presenters can self-select that they are eligible for the award during registration. The scientific committee will score each abstract. The highest scoring eligible abstracts will then be scored on their presentation by members of the Awards Committee. See scoring matrix.

When: The winner will be announced at the conference closing ceremony.


Transformative Practice Award

Who: The recipient of this award will be someone who has made an outstanding contribution to our industry. 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 Portfolio, 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. Nominee must be willing and able to accept the prize of complimentary registration to the following AusACPDM conference. The nominating letter should be limited to 400 words.

When: Nominations open September 1, 2017 and close October 15, 2017. The winner will be announced 1  December 2017 and acknowledged at the conference closing ceremony. Complimentary registration for the 9th AusACPDM Scientific Conference in Auckland will be awarded to the winner.

Submit nomination here


Person with a Disability Fellowship

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, seconders and nominees must be members of AusACPDM.

How: An open letter from a nominator and a seconder must be submitted to the Awards and Advocacy Portfolio 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.

When: Nominations open September 1, 2017 and close October 15, 2017. Winner will be announced 1 December 2017 and acknowledged at the closing ceremony.

Submit nomination here


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 (e.g. for 2018, the person can reside anywhere in New Zealand) 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 and will be announced at the opening ceremony.

When: Nominations open 1 September 2017 and close 15 December 2017. The winner will be advised on 30 January 2018 and invited to attend either the opening or closing ceremony where their award will be presented.

Submit nomination here

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