RACS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Medal

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RACS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Medal - 2017 Nominations now open

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Indigenous Health Committee is pleased to call for nominations for the 2017 RACS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Medal. The award acknowledges significant contributions by Fellows to Indigenous Health advocacy and health outcomes in Australia.

The awards are designed to:

  • Acknowledge and value the tremendous work that has been done by Fellows in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health care and advocacy
  • Acknowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health have common yet distinct needs requiring locally specific responses
  • Acknowledge and value an individual's contribution by their peers
  • Inspire and encourage new engagement by the Fellowship in efforts to deliver better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Inform and reinforce the College's strong position on and on-going commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Promote the College's engagement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island health and celebrate our achievements thus far

The Awards will normally be presented at the Annual Scientific Congress (ASC).

Registration costs for the recipients will be paid by the Indigenous Health Committee for the ASC at which the presentations are made. Travel and Accommodation are at the recipient's own expense.

Criteria for Award

The award is made to a Fellow who has demonstrated excellence through:

  • leadership
  • practice
  • advocacy
  • community engagement
  • education or
  • research

of lasting and significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.

Eligibility

The Awards are open to all Fellows and the nomination may come from any individual Fellow, surgical society, regional committee, the Indigenous Health Committee, or the Indigenous community in Australia.

Nominations

Nominations for a RACS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Medal shall be made in writing to the Chair of the Indigenous Health Committee. The nomination shall contain a curriculum vitae and details of how the nominee meets the criteria for the award. Nominations without this information will be returned to the nominator for further documentation.

Nominations can either be forwarded via email, attaching the relevant documents or mailed to the Secretariat at the address below.

The Indigenous Health Committee will consider all nominations and recommend to the Professional Development and Standards Board to whom the medal should be awarded.

Nominations for the 2017 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Medal will close 5:00pm (AEDT) Friday 27 January 2017.

Please view the RACS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Medal policy (PDF 33 KB) or contact the Indigenous Health Committee Secretariat for further information:

Indigenous Health Committee Secretariat
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9276 7407
Fax: +61 3 9276 7432
Email: Melanie.Thiedeman@surgeons.org