Outstanding CONTRIBUTIONS in Geriatric Psychiatry
Each year the CAGP seeks nominations for the Annual Award for Outstanding Contributions in Geriatric Psychiatry. This award recognizes a geriatric psychiatrist who has made a significant contribution to geriatric psychiatry (national and/or international) through education, research or innovations in service delivery.
The award and a cheque for $1,000 will be presented at the CAGP Annual General Meeting and the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) Awards Presentation Dinner. Applications are peer-reviewed by a selection committee, with the process favouring those who have not previously received the Award for Regional Contribution in Geriatric Psychiatry.
The nominee must meet some or all of the qualities outlined below:
Leadership: the nominee has demonstrated leadership; both within his/her own organization and elsewhere in the field of geriatric mental health. Leadership may include local, national and international influence. It may have occurred in areas of Medical Expert, Manager and/or Health Advocate. Leadership within
will be given the greatest weight.
- The nominee has a proven ability in innovative problem-solving and decision-making.
- The nominee exhibits high ethical standards and integrity in all aspects of their work.
- The nominee has demonstrated a commitment to patient/older adult advocacy in the public policy field.
- Professionalism: The nominee has demonstrated significant accomplishment in the following areas:
- Participation in educational and scholastic activities designed to add to the body of knowledge in the field of geriatric mental health care.
- Support to professional organizations dedicated to improving the lives of older adults affected with mental illness.
- Acts as a role model and motivates/mentors others in the pursuit of excellence with research, education or clinical care in the area of geriatric psychiatry.
- Capacity for care and compassion to clients, colleagues and students alike in their role as a Medical Expert.
The nomination must include:
- A written statement by the nominator concerning the merit of the individual’s contribution with regards to the above-mentioned qualities in sufficient detail to allow assessment by the Selection Committee.
- The applicant’s curriculum vitae.
Deadline for Nomination: May 30, 2013
Send submissions to:
Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry
255-55 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7
Previous Award Winners are:
- Dr. Martin G. Cole (2011)
- Dr. Nathan Herrmann - Toronto, ON (2010)
- Dr. Martha Donnelly - Vancouver, BC (2009)
- Dr. Kenneth Shulman - Toronto, ON (2008)
- Dr. Lilian Thorpe - Saskatoon, SK (2007)
- Dr. Joel Sadavoy - Toronto, Ontario (2006)
- Dr. David Conn - Toronto, Ontario (2005)
- Dr. Ken LeClair - Kingston, Ontario (2004)
- Dr. Marie-France Tourigny-Rivard - Ottawa, Ontario (2003)