APSAD is now calling for nominations for the 2014 APSAD Awards.
The Annual APSAD Awards for Excellence in Science, Research and Practice are designed to provide peer recognition for those working in the drug and alcohol field in Australasia.
We have revamped the APSAD Awards and we are pleased to announce the inclusion of a new Clinician Award for any individual providing direct delivery of clinical services, or operating in a strategic managerial position directly relating to service provision, see the Information Pack on the website for more information and the nomination process.
There are four categories of Award:
- Early Career
- Senior Scientist
- First People’s
All four Awards reflect excellence in the application of theory and knowledge to any aspect of drug and alcohol use or misuse. Recipients of the APSAD Awards will be recognised as having made an outstanding contribution to reducing the harms associated with alcohol and other drug use in Australasia.
Each Award receives;
- A plaque and a certificate
- $1,000 to go towards subsidising the costs of attending an international or national conference of the nominee’s choice. This could include the APSAD Conference
- One year full membership subscription to APSAD
- One full registration to the APSAD Conference next year
The Early Career Award receives as an extra:
- Presentation of the Early Career Keynote address at the 2014 APSAD Conference
- A voucher for one night’s accommodation to attend the APSAD Conference next year.
The Awards will be presented at the 2014 APSAD Conference Dinner in Adelaide on 11th November.
Focus of the Awards
- The Early Career Award is for excellence in research relative to career opportunities.
- The Senior Scientist Award is for a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of substance use and misuse.
- The First People’s Award recognises an individual that had made and important contribution to the advancement of the health of Aboriginal, Islander or Māori peoples.
- The Clinician Award recognises excellence and leadership in clinical practice in the field of substance use in any discipline.
All four Awards reflect excellence in the application of theory and knowledge to any aspect of drug and alcohol use or misuse.
The Awards are designed to;
- acknowledge significant contributions to AOD science and practice;
- recognise and support young scientists with exceptional potential; and
- provide role models for future generations of Australasian AOD scientists and clinicians
For further information and to obtain the Information pack and the nomination form, visit the APSAD Awards page on the APSAD Website or contact the APSAD Office:
Ph: (02) 9252-2287
Nominations are due by 17:00 5th September 2014