The ALA Awards: who will you nominate next year?

Due to the impact of coronavirus, the 13th ALA Conference in Hobart will now be delivered online.    Unfortunately, as a result of the impact on members finding time to nominate and the inability to participate in a face-to-face event, there will be no presentation of ALA Awards this year.   

The ALA Awards process invites peers, colleagues and employees  to nominate an individual who has made a significant contribution to the following areas:

  • Outstanding contribution to the success of the ALA
  • Lymphology research 
  • Raising awareness of lymphoedema in the broader community

Whilst there will be no nominations and presentations in 2020, we encourage you to review award criteria, make consideration of people deserving of recognition and participate in the process in 2021.

Outstanding Contribution to the Association Award

The Outstanding Contribution to the Association Award recognises an ALA member who has made an outstanding contribution to the success of the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) and has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to achieve best practice in lymphoedema management, research and education in Australasia, as well as supporting those living with lymphoedema.

Eligibility

  • A current Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) member, who has been a member for at least five continuous years.
  • A nominee may not be a current member of the ALA Board or the ALA Membership Committee.
  • Must reside in Australia or New Zealand

Selection criteria

  • Has held a position on either the ALA Advisory Forum (including the ALA Council), ALA Board, an ALA Committee or as an ALA State Representative.  Nominees may have also  represented the ALA on a national or international body or government committees
  • Has made a major contribution to the success of the Australasian Lymphology Association
  • Has consistently demonstrated a commitment to best practice in lymphoedema management, research and education in Australasia

An example of an Outstanding Contribution to the Association Award nomination form is available here.

 

Contribution to Lymphology Research

The Contribution to Lymphology Research recognises an ALA member who has conducted, published and presented lymphoedema related research that will promote or support evidence based practice in the prevention, detection, diagnosis and management of lymphoedema.  This research will/has provided a benefit to those living with lymphoedema.

Eligibility

  • A current Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) member.
  • A nominee may not be a current member of the ALA Board or the ALA Membership Committee.
  • Must reside in Australia or New Zealand

Selection criteria

  • The nominee must have undertaken major research that will promote or support evidence based practice in the prevention, detection, diagnosis and management of lymphoedema
  • The nominee must be published in a national/international peer reviewed journal
  • The nominee must have presented research at an ALA Conference or a related international conference.

An example of a Contribution to Lymphology Research Award nomination form is available here.

 

Raising Awareness of Lymphoedema in the Community

The Raising Awareness of Lymphoedema in the Community Award recognises an individual who is either living with lymphoedema, cares for an individual living with lymphoedema or is a lymphoedema practitioner for their efforts to raise awareness and understanding of this chronic condition within their community.

Eligibility

  • Must reside in Australia or New Zealand 
  • Must be living with lymphoedema, care for someone living with lymphoedema or be a lymphoedema practitioner
  • If the nominee is a practitioner, they must be a current ALA member
  • A nominee may not be a current member of the ALA Board or the ALA Membership Committee.

Selection criteria

  • The nominee has coordinated or delivered a successful lymphoedema awareness event or campaign during 2019 or 2020.
  • The nominee has received positive media coverage for the awareness event or campaign (not including coverage in a lymphoedema publication or newsletter.)

An example of a Raising Awareness of Lymphoedema in the Community Award nomination form is available here.


Award recipients all receive:

  • Public acknowledgement and award presentation.
  • A professionally framed certificate
  • Become a member of the ALA Awards Hall of Fame

 

ALA Awards Hall of Fame

2020
There will be no award presentations this year

2019, Sydney
Outstanding Contribution to the Association                                 Kate Rogers
Contribution to Lymphology Research                                           Amanda Piggott
Raising Awarenss of Lymphoedema in the Community               Monique Bareham

2018, Brisbane
Outstanding Contribution to the Association                                 Gemma Arnold

2016, Darwin    
Outstanding Contribution to the Association                                  Beverley Mirolo
Contribution to Lymphology Research                                            Neil Piller
Raising the Awareness of Lymphoedema in the Community        Debbie Geyer

2014, Auckland    
Outstanding Contribution to the Association                                  Hildegard Reul-Hirche
Contribution to Lymphology Research                                            Louise Koelmeyer
Raising the Awareness of Lymphoedema in the Community        Yvonne Ferguson

2012, Cairns    
Outstanding Contribution to the Association                                 Brenda Lee
Contribution to Lymphology Research                                           Hildegard Reul-Hirche 
Raising the Awareness of Lymphoedema in the Community       Nerida Smith

2010, Melbourne    
Outstanding Contribution to the Association                                 Maree O’Connor 
Contribution to Lymphology Research                                           Robyn Box
Raising the Awareness of Lymphoedema in the Community        Mary D’Elia