The Forbes Norris Award is given annually to a neurologist thought by his/her peers in the ALS/MND community to have shown exceptional care and compassion in the study and management of ALS/MND.
More specifically, the criteria are as follows. The winner of the Forbes Norris Award:
- Is a major participant in the delivery of outstanding ALS/MND patient care;
- Is a significant contributor to the medical literature on ALS/MND clinical management or basic science; and
- Is a member of team/s undertaking ongoing research into ALS/MND care, management and/or basic science.
The Forbes Norris Award will consist of an inscribed crystal bowl and framed citation of the awardee’s work. The judging panel will consist of the Chair of the Alliance, two Directors and a representative of the World Federation of Neurology. The award is presented at the Opening Ceremony of the International Symposium on ALS/MND each year.
Nominations can be made by any individual or organisation.
Nominations are accepted between 1 May and 1 October annually.