TSANZ Awards by Nomination

Nominations for the 2022 50th Anniversary Medal, Society Medal and Research Medal are closed.

This group of awards are presented to TSANZ members as acknowledgement of the recipients' outstanding contributions in research, education or the respiratory health sector as a whole.These awards are presented during the ASM.

The 50th Anniversary Medal for Education and Training

The 50th Anniversary Medal was introduced in 2011 to mark the Society’s 50th Anniversary.

The 50th Anniversary Medal may be awarded each year 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.

Eligibility:

Candidates for this medal are put forward by nomination only.

The 50th Anniversary Medal is open to all financial members of TSANZ including Associate members.

The nominee must be a financial member for the entire year that they are nominated, as well as the year they receive the award.

Both nominators must be financial members in the year the nomination is submitted.

The Society Medal

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.

Eligibility:

Candidates for this medal are put forward by nomination only.

The Society Medal is open to all financial members of TSANZ including Associate members.

The nominee must be a financial member for the entire year that they are nominated, as well as the year they receive the award.

Both nominators must be financial members in the year the nomination is submitted.

The Research Medal

The Research Medal may be awarded each year in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge in respiratory medicine or science carried out primarily in Australia or New Zealand. The award recognises an individual who has demonstrated sustained excellence in their field of research.

Eligibility:

Candidates for this medal are put forward by nomination only.

The Research Medal is open to all financial members of TSANZ including Associate members.

The nominee must be a financial member for the entire year that they are nominated, as well as the year they receive the award.

Both nominators must be financial members in the year the nomination is submitted.