The ACCE Board and Advocacy Committee are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Advocacy awards. View the awards criteria and student paper criteria.
Please take time to nominate worthy colleagues today or contact students to submit their papers. Just fill out the Nomination Form with recommended individual(s), justifications, and/or papers and send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 30, 2015.
These awards will be presented on Monday April 13, 2015 at the HIMSS15 conference – CE-IT/ ACCE Awards Reception in Chicago, or on Sunday June 7, 2015 at the AAMI conference- ACCE 25th Anniversary celebration / membership meeting in Denver.
Advocacy Awards Criteria
This award is the highest award given by ACCE. It will be given to an individual based on life long accomplishments and contributions to the clinical engineering (CE) profession.
Marv Shepherd Patient Safety
The award will be given to an individual who has excelled in the "safety" area related to the CE field. For example, a national investigator of accidents, an inventor of a safety device, or an author of books on medical device hazards, etc. This is a joint Award between ACCE and the Healthcare Technology Foundation
The award will be given to an individual who is not presently an ACCE member, but is eligible for membership, for his/her achievements in the field of medical technology within the CE field, for example; an individual who has contributed to the design of a "safe" environment or shown significant activities in technology management and assessment.
Tom O'Dea Advocacy
The award will be given to an individual who has written articles, given presentations, or led efforts that have advanced the field of CE – particularly in promoting the profession to people in other related fields.
Professional Achievement in Management / Managerial Excellence
The award will be given to an individual for his/her contributions to the CE profession of a managerial nature, such as a paper of significance, solving of a problem or issue for the profession, or the application of new techniques to CE with measurable positive results.
Professional Achievement in Technology / Professional Development
The award will be given to an individual for his/her contributions to the CE profession of a professional or technical nature, such as research or development of a new technique or product, a paper of significance on a technical issue, or "trailblazing" work in a new application of clinical engineering.
Student Paper Competition
The award will be given to an individual currently a student in a CE or related graduate program that wrote a paper that contributes significantly to the body of knowledge in CE. Student Paper criteria
Antonio Hernandez International Clinical Engineering (individual)
To promote CE in countries where it is emerging through recognition of professionals in those countries who have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments in advancing CE in their own and, optionally, other countries; or, exceptionally, professionals from other countries for their extraordinary efforts in supporting those advancements. Award Criteria:
The award recognizes a clinical engineering (CE) professional from a country where CE is emerging who has made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of CE in his/her own country or, exceptionally, a professional from another country for his/her extraordinary efforts in supporting those advancements.
ACCE/HTF International ACEW (organizational)
This Award is given to the organization demonstrating significant improvements in national health technology management (HTM) structure/outcomes since ACCE and partners conducted Advanced Clinical Engineering Workshops (ACEW) in their countries This award is a joint Award between ACCE and the Healthcare Technology Foundation.
ACCE HTM Champion Award
This Award is given to a health delivery system leader - typically a physician - who has championed CE and Health Technology Management-HTM in a manner that has significantly enhanced the status of the profession either in the U.S. and/or around the world.