Call for nominations—2009 BCMA and CMA special awards

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 50 , No. 7 , September 2008 , Pages 408 News

BCMA SILVER MEDAL OF SERVICE AWARD
BCMA members are encouraged to nominate physicians or laypersons for the BCMA Silver Medal of Service award. The medal will be presented at the BCMA’s Annual General Meeting in June 2009. 

Physician nominees must have 25 years of membership in good standing in the BCMA, the CMA, and the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Non-medical candidates may be laypersons of Canadian or foreign citizenship.

Criteria for the award include one of the following: 
• Long and distinguished service to the BCMA, or
• Outstanding contributions to medicine or medical/political involvement in British Columbia or Canada, or 
• Outstanding contributions by a lay­person to medicine and/or to the welfare of the people of British Columbia or Canada.

Nominations may be made by any BCMA member in good standing. Submit the candidate’s curriculum vitae and your reasons for nominating the individual to the BCMA Mem­bership Committee, 115–1665 West Broad­way, Vancouver, BC V6J 5A4 by 28 November 2008.

CMA HONORARY MEMBERSHIP 
The BCMA is able to submit nominations to the Canadian Medical Association for individuals to receive the honor of becoming a CMA Honorary Member. Candidates must be age 65 or over and have been a member of both the BCMA and the CMA for the immediately preceding 10 consecutive years, including the forthcoming year 2009. 

They must have distinguished themselves in their medical careers by making a significant contribution to the community and to the medical profession. 

To nominate a candidate for this award, send a letter outlining the reasons for your nomination along with the individual’s CV to the BCMA Membership Committee, 115–1665 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 5A4 by 28 November 2008.

2008 CMA SPECIAL AWARDS
Further information on criteria and nomination forms for the CMA Special Awards can be obtained from the CMA web site: www.cma.ca/index.cfm/ci_id/1368/la_id/1.htm (through selecting “About CMA,” and “Awards from CMA”). Alternatively, contact the CMA Committee on Archives, 1867 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y6, or phone the committee coordinator at 1 800 663-7336 extension 2280. Nominations must be sent to the CMA by 30 November 2008 along with a letter of nomination and the individual’s CV. 

F.N.G. Starr Award 
Awarded to a CMA member who has achieved distinction in one of the following ways: an outstanding contribution to science, the fine arts, or literature (nonmedical); serving humanity under conditions calling for courage or the endurance of hardship in the promotion of health or the saving of life; or advancing the humanitarian or cultural life of his or her community or in improving medical service in Canada. 

CMA Medal of Service 
Presented to a CMA member for excellence in at least two of the following areas: service to the profession in the field of medical organization; service to the people of Canada in raising the standards of medical practice in Canada; personal contributions to the advancement of the art and science of medicine.

CMA Medal of Honour 
Bestowed upon an individual who is not a member of the medical profession who has achieved excellence in one of the following areas: personal contributions to the advancement of medical re­search, medical education, health care organization or health education of the public; service to the people of Canada in raising the standards of health care delivery in Canada; service to the profession in the field of medical organization.

Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action 
Awarded to a member of the CMA’s MD-MP Contact Program who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, commitment, and dedication to the cause of advancing the policies, views, and goals of the CMA at the federal level through grassroots advocacy efforts.

May Cohen Award for Women Mentors Submitted by the mentee and presented to a woman physician who has demonstrated outstanding mentoring abilities. 

CMA Award for Excellence in Health Promotion 
Awarded for individual efforts or a nonhealth sector organization to promote the health of Canadians at the national level or with a national positive impact.

CMA Award for Young Leaders Presented to one student, one resident, and one early career physician (5 years post-residency) member who has demonstrated exemplary dedication, commitment, and leadership in one of the following domains: political, clinical, education, research, or community service. 

Dr William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics Recognizes a CMA member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, commitment, and dedication to the cause of advancing and promoting excellence in the field of medical ethics in Canada.

DR DAVID M. BACHOP GOLD MEDAL FOR DISTINGUISHED MEDICAL SERVICE
Awarded to a British Columbia doctor who has made an extraordinary contribution in the field of organized medicine or community service. Achievement should be so outstanding as to serve as an inspiration and a challenge to the medical profession in BC. 

There shall be no obligation on the fund to make the award annually. Nominations close 3 April 2008. A letter of nomination including a current CV of the candidate should be sent to Ms Lorie Janzen at BCMA, 115–1665 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 5A4.

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