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SMBE (SA) Encouragement Award

Biomedical Engineering Encouragement Award 

The SMBE (SA) Biomedical Engineering Encouragement award (previously the Draeger/SMBE award) is provided to acknowledge and encourage excellence amongst Biomedical Engineering practitioners. The award is a funded visit to a selected biomedical engineering conference or seminar. It provides an opportunity for someone that would not normally receive funding to attend.


Michelle Catlin with the 2002 Draeger/SMBE (SA) award
Michelle Catlin

Recipients

Pramod Lamichhane receiving the 2014 Encouragement Award
Tom Allen receiving the 2005 Encouragement Award
from SMBE President, Anne-Louise Smith


 

Lachlan Eberhard receiving the 2004
award from
Darren Kohlhagen of Draeger
Lachlan Eberhard & Darren Kohlhagen
SMBE (SA) President Anne-Louise Smith, & Draeger
representative Darren Kohlhagen, presenting the
2003 award to Rhys Winn
Rhys Winn
Ian Hill receiving the 1999 Draeger/SMBE (SA) award from Darren Kohlhagen of Draeger
Ian Hill

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SMBE Encouragement Award information & nomination form

Nominations are sought for this award in November each year.

Philosophy

This annual award is to be made as a means of acknowledging and encouraging excellence amongst Biomedical Engineering practitioners.  

Process

The recipient shall be selected by the council of the SMBE (SA) from amongst candidates who shall:

Be nominated by a peer who deems them worthy of such recognition

The nomination by a peer must give a clear indication or evidence of the nominee's abilities, skills, motivation or commitment that, in their mind, sets them apart and makes them deserving of particular recognition.

 

The Award

The award shall comprise a funded visit to a biomedical engineering conference or seminar as selected by the committee.  

Conditions

  • Open to all BME practitioners, from within SA and the NT, be they SMBE members or not.
  • The recipient must be in a position to attend the conference, in either their own or employer's time.
  • The recipient must provide an article for the newsletter, either reporting on the conference or seminar, or on another item of interest to the society. The award may be forfeited if this requirement cannot be fulfilled.
  • Individuals holding position on the council of the SMBE (SA) at the time of judging are ineligible for consideration.
  • All entrants are eligible for minor awards of complementary SMBE (SA) membership for a one year period.
  • The SMBE (SA) council reserves the right to not make the award.
 

Nominations

The Nomination Form should be printed out, signed by the proposer and the nominee, and should be forwarded to the address indicated. Please contact Honorary Secretary for further information.

 

 

 
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Updated March 10, 2015