ACSEP College Awards 

 

The ACSEP is extremely proud of the significant service our membership provides to improve Sport and Exercise Medicine in Australia, New Zealand and abroad. The ACSEP College Awards recognises these exemplary contributions. Members are invited to nominate their colleagues for an ACSEP College Award.

Awards will be announced on Saturday 12 November 2022 at the Gala Dinner during the ACSEP Scientific Conference at the Stamford Glenelg. 

To nominate a colleague or peer, complete the relevant nomination form and return to nationaloffice@acsep.org.au. Nominations will close COB Monday 10 October.

Please refer to award criteria and eligibility and ensure all relevant documentation is supplied with your nomination. 

 

Awards open for nomination

 

About college awards

 

Ken Crichton Distinguished Service Award

Named in the honour of the late Ken Crichton, this award honours Fellows who have demonstrated outstanding service to the College and positively contributed to SEM.

Fellows who display such qualities with sustained years of outstanding service to the College, in particular to Committees, Working Groups or the Board, can be considered for nomination. Criteria includes contribution to SEM in Australasia and/or advancing SEM internationally, espousing the culture and values of the College, especially in demonstrating compassion and empathy towards patients, colleagues and community, has a distinguished history working with elite teams or athletes, and/or has positively contributed to furthering SEM education and research.

 

Criteria
  • Fellows who display such qualities with sustained years of outstanding service to the College, in particular to Committees, Working Groups or the Board, can be considered for nomination
  • Contribution to Sports Medicine in Australasia and/or advancing SEM internationally
  • Espousing the culture and values of the College, especially in demonstrating compassion and empathy towards patients and colleagues and community
  • Has a distinguished history working with elite teams or athletes
  • Has positively contributed to furthering SEM education and research 
     
Eligibility
  • Full, retired, inactive financial Fellows
  • Must not have been a previous recipient
  • A nomination can be submitted by a Fellow or Registrar of the College
  • A nomination for this award must be supported by two other Fellows
Nomination form

 

Fred Better Award

This award will be made to a Registrar (including Senior Registrar) who demonstrates to their peers, supervisors, College Fellows and/or the ACSEP Board exceptional personal, humanitarian or clinical qualities beyond the formal requirements of the College Registrar training program. This award is not designed to simply reward academic achievements but rather is designed to reflect broader service to the College as well as outstanding personal qualities in the recipient. The award has been named in honour of the late Fred Better who, throughout his life, exemplified achievements in these areas.

The award will be made at discretion of the Board and is presented at the Annual Scientific Conference. 
 

Criteria

The following criteria will be considered by the Board in determining this award

  • Leadership
    • Including roles such as
      • Initiating projects within or outside the College
      • Registrar Representative
  • Contribution to the College
    • Including roles such as
      • Involvement with Conference planning
      • Generation of sponsorship support
      • Organisation/co-ordination of tutorial sessions
      • Contribution to external bodies on behalf of ACSEP
      • Contribution to ACSEP position statements
         
  • Community service
    • Including roles such as
      • Medical contribution to community activities
      • Medical coverage of sporting events
      • Presentations to para-medical and community groups
      • Public Health contribution
         
  • Humanitarian qualities
    • Involvement in ethics committees
    • Formal studies in medical ethics
    • Mentoring support of registrar peers
    • Volunteer work e.g. Médecins Sans Frontières
    • Support of charity or aid organisations e.g. Canteen, Surf Life Saving
    • Posting to military zones/peacekeeping forces

  • Training and supervisor reports
    • As determined by the Chair person of Training
    • Assessed against CANMEDS competencies
    • Attendance and involvement at international conferences
       
  • Peer opinion
    • Contribution to tutorial presentation archives
    • Contribution to tutorial sessions
    • Clinical excellence
       

Nomination form
ACSEP Training Supervisor Award

This award annually recognises the most outstanding ACSEP Training Supervisor judged by the Registrar body. Criteria includes, but is not limited to, approaches to teaching and learning that motivate or inspire, development of SEM knowledge, improvements in teaching and learning and innovation.

 
Criteria

Approaches to teaching and the support of learning that influence motivate and inspire Registrars to learn whilst on the job

  • This may include Registrar development by stimulating curiosity and independence in learning; participating in effective guidance and advice for Registrars; encouraging Registrar engagement through the enthusiasm shown for learning and teaching; inspiring and motivating Registrars through effective communication, presentation and interpersonal skills; enabling others to enhance their approaches to learning and teaching; and developing and/or integrating ongoing learning strategies to enhance Registrar learning.

Development of Sport and Exercise Medicine knowledge and resources

  • This may include developing and presenting coherent and imaginative resources for Registrars learning; implementing research-led approaches to learning and teaching; demonstrating up-to-date knowledge of the field of Sport and Exercise Medicine and the creation of resources for learning; communicating clear objectives and expectations for Registrar learning; providing support to those involved in the development of knowledge and resources; and contributing professional expertise to enhance knowledge or resources.

Evaluation practices that bring about improvements in teaching and learning.

  • Evaluation comprises making judgements about the quality of programs and activities that are part of the academic, cultural and social experience during the training program. This may include showing advanced skills in evaluation and reflective practice; using a variety of evaluation strategies to bring about change; adapting evaluation methods to different contexts and diverse registrar needs and learning styles; contributing professional expertise to the field of evaluation in order to improve teaching and delivery; and the dissemination and embedding of good practice identified through evaluation.

Innovation, leadership or scholarship that has influenced and enhanced learning and teaching and/or the Registrar experience.

  • This may include participating in and contributing to professional activities related to learning and teaching; innovations in service and support for Registrars; coordination, management and leadership of courses and student learning; conducting and publishing research related to teaching; demonstrating leadership through activities that have broad influence on the profession; providing innovative learning and teaching for different contexts, including technology enhanced environments; and influencing the overall academic, social and cultural experience of their training program.

Ability to help Registrars from equity groups participate and achieve success in their training program

  • Demonstration cultural intelligence and inclusivity to all Registrars from various demographics and cultures
  • Understanding of unique needs and learning requirements of diverse groups o Participation in professional activities and research in relation to teaching
     
Eligibility
  • Nominee must be an ACSEP financial Fellow
  • The nominee must work within an ACSEP accredited training practice
  • The nominee must have completed the ACSEP Clinical Training Supervisor modules
  • A nomination is submitted by a Registrar of the College 
  • A nomination for this award must be supported by at least one additional Registrar
     
Nomination Form

about Research Awards

 

The ACSEP Research Awards are designed to recognise outstanding research in the field of Sport and Exercise Medicine by ACSEP Fellows and Registrars. Self nominations are accepted. Please supply a PDF copy of any nominated research.
 

ACSEP research award

For the most outstanding peer-reviewed, published research paper by an active full ACSEP Fellow. The Fellow must be first author, the research must be relevant to the practice of Sport and Exercise Medicine, and must be accepted as an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at an International or Domestic Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference. Self nominations accepted.
 

Criteria
  • The Fellow must be first author
  • Must be relevant to the practice of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • The research must be accepted as an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at an International or Domestic Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference
     
Eligibility
  • The Fellow must be CPD compliant and have paid their annual College subscriptions
  • The Research Committee will select a judging panel of three including the Chair of the Research Committee, except where a conflict of interest is found to be present
  • The award is only to be awarded in years when the nominated research is of high enough quality, as deemed by the judging panel
  • A Fellow who wins the award will be ineligible to win the award again for 3 years
  • Recipient must attend the Annual Scientific Conference to receive the award
     
Award
  • The award of up to A$5000 is to be reimbursed to the successful Fellow upon production of receipts for travel, accommodation and conference costs
     
Nomination Form
ACSEP registrar research award

For the most outstanding peer-reviewed published research paper by an active ACSEP Registrar. The Registrar must be first author and the research must be relevant to the practice of Sport and Exercise Medicine. It will be a requirement of the award that the research is accepted as an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at an International or Domestic Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference.
 

Criteria
  • Must be relevant to the practice of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Registrar must be first author and must have paid their annual College subscriptions
  • It will be a requirement of the award that the research is accepted as an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at an International or Domestic Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference
     
Eligibility
  • The Registrar must have paid their annual College subscriptions
  • The Research Committee will select a judging panel of three including the Chair of the Research Committee, except where a conflict of interest is found to be present
  • The award is only to be awarded in years when the nominated research is of high enough quality, as deemed by the judging panel
  • A Registrar who wins the award will be ineligible to win the award again
  • Recipient must attend the Annual Scientific Conference to receive the award
     
Award
  • The award of up to A$5000 is to be reimbursed to the successful Registrar upon production of receipts for travel, accommodation and conference costs
     
Nomination Form