Nominee Eligibility Requirements
Any person, alive or deceased, who has made outstanding and notable contributions to and / or the evolution and advancement of clinical engineering can be nominated for the CE-HOF, regardless of age, sex, race, nationality, residency, education level, years of experience, and membership within ACCE (i.e., non-ACCE members are acceptable). Unlike most ACCE awards, a person cannot be inducted to CE-HOF based to a single achievement, extended period of service, or any contribution that can be considered as normal and expected from his/her employment or assignment. Furthermore, none of the accomplishments presented to support the nomination can be less than 10 years old, so it is clear that those accomplishments stood the test of time. Self nominations will not be accepted.
For an individual to be eligible for induction consideration, the contributions made by the candidate must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Impact: The contribution has significantly impacted the development or growth of CE and continues to demonstrate relevance to the profession's continual advancement and evolution
- Influence: The contribution has significantly influenced: i) the work of others in the field; ii) the healthcare industry; iii) society at large, regardless of country or region of the world
- Innovation: The contribution has challenged the status quo and entrenched misconceptions with original thinking/creativity through: i) introduction of new concepts, methods, or tools; ii) removal or reduction of obstacles; or iii) enhancement of safety and reliability of medical equipment
- Reach: The contribution has significantly impacted large amount of current and prospective CE professionals, clinical users, regulatory authorities, patients, and society at large
Evidence of Accomplishment
Although acceptable as evidence of accomplishments, the following items are not sufficient by themselves for induction into the CE-HOF:
- Awards, honors, patents, decorations, etc.
- Published editorials, articles, book chapters, books, etc.
- Lectures, keynote speeches, presentations, etc.
- Certifications, association memberships, etc.
- Leadership position in organizations, companies, associations, etc.
Individuals or organizations interested in nominating a candidate to the CE-HOF must complete a 2-page form (found at the HOF tab on the ACCE website) and provide clear and concise evidence of the accomplishments that justify the nomination to the CE-HOF Nomination Committee by February 28 for consideration for induction in the same year. The nominating individual do not have to be an ACCE current or past member. At least three letters of support from well-known CE professionals are to be garnered by the Nominator and sent in by February 28. Extensive evidence to support the nomination is expected. Self-nomination is not acceptable but multiple nominations for the same candidate are accepted (for later consolidation by the Nomination Committee). The completed nomination form and supporting material should be sent to the CE-HOF Nomination Committee, care of the CE-HOF Nomination Committee Chair.
The CE-HOF Nomination Committee (NC) shall review all nominations received by the deadline to determine whether the nominees meet the minimum required eligibility criteria as described above. Each year, the Nomination Committee shall select a small number of candidates for subsequent voting by the entire ACCE membership eligible to vote (i.e., individual, fellow and emeritus members).
A minimum of 75% of votes received must be positive for induction into the CE-HOF. Candidates who did not receive 75% of the votes are allowed to be nominated again two more times only.
To download the Nomination form, click here.