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.
Nominations can be made by an individual or an organisation
Nominations are accepted between 1st May – 1st October