The purpose of the Allied Health Professional Award is to:
- Recognise an individual committed to providing exceptional care to people with ALS/MND
- Celebrate the sharing of expertise and exploration of new ideas for improving patient care
- Recognise significant contribution to the advancement of ALS/MND clinical management
More specifically, the recipient of the Allied Health Professional Award, will be:
- A current and active member of the ALS/MND clinical care team (i.e multi-disciplinary clinic, hospice or other specialty care facility which serves people with ALS/MND)
- A significant contributor to literature, education, conversation or otherwise recognised as a thought-leader in the advancement of ALS/MND clinical management
- Shows leadership in engaging and sharing care approaches with other ALS/MND Health Professionals outside of their own team
The award is specifically intended to go to individuals who are members of the Allied Health Professions, not a Neurologist or Neuroscientist. For the purposes of this award an Allied Health Professional is defined as a Nurse, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Respiratory Therapist, Speech/Language Pathologist, Dietician, Physician Assistant, Pharmacist or similar.
The recipient of the International ALS/MND Allied Health Professional Award will be announced and a formal presentation will be made during the annual Allied Professionals Forum.
The judging panel will consist of the sitting members of the Allied Professional Forum Program Committee and two Directors of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations whom are not part of that committee already.
Nominations can be made by an individual or an organisation
Nominations are accepted between 1st May – 1st October