The 50th Anniversary Medal was introduced in 2011 to mark the Society’s 50th Anniversary. The 50th Anniversary Medal is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to respiratory education and training in New Zealand or Australia. The award recognises an individual who has demonstrated sustained excellence in education and training. This might take the form of formal and informal teaching within a university, hospital or other health care setting; curriculum development at an undergraduate or postgraduate level; using research to enhance the efficacy of educational activities; career mentoring of junior members of the Society; integration of teaching into clinical practice; or advocacy on behalf of medical education as applied to respiratory medicine.
The Society Medal was conceived as an acknowledgement of excellence in fields other than research, i.e. for the advancement of the practice of thoracic medicine in its widest sense by outstanding teaching or advocacy. The inaugural Society Medal was presented at the annual dinner in Canberra in 1992 to Dr Maurice Joseph, who ably embodied the qualities envisaged by this senior prestigious award.
Please join us in acknowledging and celebrating the important achievement of these leaders in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. These seven friends and colleagues embody the success of the Institute for Breathing and Sleep and the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine across career stage, professional disciplines, clinical, research and education expertise.
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More details on the Medals and Prizes can be found at https://www.thoracic.org.au/researchawards/tsanz-awards-by-nomination and at twitter.com/tsanz_thoracic.
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