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AIDA Awards

AIDA’s Awards recognise our members’ outstanding contributions towards improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The 2016 AIDA Awards will be presented at the AIDA 2016 Gala Dinner on Friday 16 September in Cairns. We can’t wait to find out who will be awarded: AIDA Indigenous Doctor of the Year; Indigenous Student of the Year; and Associate Member of the Year.

Award prize

Award recipients will receive an AIDA 2016 Conference Package, as well as a trophy presented during a formal ceremony at the Gala Dinner on Friday 16 September. The AIDA 2016 Conference Package provides conference registration, flights and ground transfers, and four nights’ accommodation including breakfast.

Nominations for this year’s awards have now closed.

Selection Criteria

  • Anyone can submit a nomination (you do not need to be an AIDA member to nominate someone).
  • A nominee must be a current AIDA member.
  • Members who hold a position on the AIDA Board or Secretariat are ineligible for nomination.

Indigenous Doctor of the Year

One award is granted to a nominated member who must have been an active member for a minimum of two years and made a significant contribution to improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through:

  • health care delivery, including, but not limited to contributing to community needs as a health care provider
  • health awareness, including, but not limited to promoting awareness of the impact of social and economic issues on health
  • access to health care or improving health care services in any field
  • medical education and training
  • health policy or research
  • advancing health and medical issues in the political arena
  • advancing AIDA’s purpose and vision
  • demonstrating leadership through participating in representation activities.

Indigenous Student of the Year

One award is granted to a nominated member who must have been an active member for a minimum of one year and made a significant contribution to improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through:

  • promoting and contributing to health initiatives
  • initiating, promoting or participating in health awareness
  • developing health promotion programs
  • advancing AIDA’s purpose and vision
  • demonstrating leadership through participating in representation activities.

Associate Member of the Year

One award is granted to a nominated member who must have been an active member for a minimum of two years and made a significant contribution to improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through:

  • health care delivery, including, but not limited to contributing to community needs as a health care provider
  • health awareness, including, but not limited to promoting awareness of the impact of social and economic issues on health
  • access to health care or improving health care services in any field
  • medical education and training
  • health policy or research
  • advancing health and medical issues in the political arena
  • advancing AIDA’s purpose and vision
  • demonstrating leadership through participating in representation activities.

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2016 AIDA Award recipients: Indigenous Student of the Year - Mr Ian Lee; Associate Member of the Year - Professor Jennifer Reath; and Indigenous Doctor of the Year - Associate Professor Dr Bradley Murphy.