The following values embody the culture that ACSEP strives to represent. These values were voted for by the membership following the 2017 annual conference.
The ACSEP acknowledges that discrimination, bullying and harassment can have a severe, damaging impact on mental and physical health outcomes for affected individuals, their families and communities. The ACSEP strongly endorses equality and inclusion regardless of race or ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, religion or disability in all aspects of life, in particular, education, employment, medical care, sport, relationships and marriage.
The ACSEP is extremely proud of the significant service our membership provide to improve Sport and Exercise Medicine in Australia, New Zealand and abroad. Our College Awards recognise such exemplary contributions.
Full criteria and eligibility for all College Awards can be found here.
In 2016, The College named this Award in honour of the late Dr. Ken Crichton, founding Fellow and former President of the College, who passed in 2015. Ken was an inspiration to all he came into contact with, whether it be as a patient, a teacher, an examiner, a colleague, a mentor and a friend. Ken contributed in so many ways to College life and to Sports Medicine in Australasia and internationally, whether it be Leading Olympic medical teams as he did in Sydney 2000, as editor of numerous Peer reviewed Sports Medicine Journals, as NRL Club Doctor, as Medical Director of the Australian Ballet; Ken displayed endearing humility and unrivalled compassion and empathy for his patients. He was a Fellow we all aspired to be.
The College Medal is awarded for outstanding performance in the Part 2 Examinations. The candidate must be sitting the examination for the first time, and have achieved a pass in every section of the examination.
This award will be made annually at the discretion of the ACSEP Board 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 (that are already recognised by the College Medal) 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 annual Award for the most outstanding ACSEP Training Supervisor. Nominations are submitted and seconded by ACSEP Registrars, with the recipient deciuded by the ACSEP Training Committee in conjunction with the ACSEP Board. This Award recognises Training Supervisors based on a number of criteria that works to improve Registrars as they move through the Training Program.
Awarded to the most outstanding Registrar presentation at the Annual ACSEP Registrar Conference, based on innovative subject matter, excellent delivery of presentation and addition to the SEM knowledge base.
From 2018, a Fellow Research Award and Registrar Research Award will be presented at the Annual Scientific Conference to acknowledge exceptional research from Fellows and Registrars.
In addition to the College Awards, a number of ACSEP Fellows have been awarded National Honours for their distinguished service.
Honours within the Order of the British Empire
Honours within the Order of New Zealand
Honours within the order of Australia