2015 APSAD Awards – Call For Nominations

APSAD is now calling for nominations for the 2015 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 for the second year in a row and we are pleased to announce the inclusion of the new Mentor Award for any individual with an energy, passion and commitment for mentoring and supporting the career development of clinicians, researchers or students., see the Information Pack on the website for more information and the nomination process.

There are five categories of Award:

  • Early Career
  • Senior Scientist
  • First Peoples
  • Clinician
  • Mentor

All five 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 subsidise the costs of attending this year’s APSAD Conference, including travel, accommodation and registration
  • One year subscription full membership to APSAD

The Early Career Award receives as an extra:

  • Presentation of the Early Career Keynote address at the 2015 APSAD Conference in Perth

The Awards will be presented at the 2015 APSAD Conference Dinner in Perth on 10th November.

Focus of the Awards
  • The Early Career Awardis 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 Peoples Awardrecognises an individual that had made and important contribution to the advancement of the health of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori peoples
  • The Clinician Awardrecognises excellence and leadership in clinical practice in the field of substance use in any discipline
  • The Mentor Awardrecognises an individual who has made an important contribution to mentoring and supporting the career development of clinicians, researchers or students

The Awards are designed to;

  • acknowledge significant contributions to AOD science, practice, and mentorship;
  • recognise and support young scientists and clinicians 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

Email:  exec.officer@apsad.org.au

Nominations are due by 17:00 4 September 2015