APS 2019 Award Nominations
Each year, the American Pain Society presents these prestigious awards. 2019 awardees will be recognized at the APS Scientific Meeting, April 3-6, 2019 in Milwaukee, WI. Submit your nominations before August 13, 2018, to recognize a colleague for their contributions to the field of pain. All nominations must have a supporting letter submitted by the individual(s) making the nomination.
John and Emma Bonica Public Service Award
Recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of pain by an individual or an organization through public education, dissemination of information, public service, or other efforts that further knowledge about pain. The nominee must have produced a body of outstanding achievements through direct public service, dissemination of information and public education, or activities that have enhanced the field of pain and pain scholarship and have had a direct impact on the public. The recipient of this award need not be a member of APS, and the award may be given to either an individual or a group.
Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award
Recognizes individual excellence and achievements in clinical pain scholarship and is presented to a professional whose career achievements have made outstanding contributions to the field of clinical pain research and/or practice. Nominees must be APS members.
F. W. L. Kerr Basic Science Research Award
Recognizes individual excellence and achievements in pain research and is presented to a pain professional whose total career achievements make outstanding contributions to the field. Nominees must be APS members.
Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy in Children's Pain Relief
This award was established in memory of Jeffrey Lawson, whose mother, Jill, brought to the attention of professional organizations the practice of performing surgery and other procedures on children without the benefit of analgesia. The award recognizes advocacy efforts to improve management of pain in children. The award may be given to a patient, parent, professional, other individual, or a group of individuals or an organization. The recipient of this award need not be a member of APS, and the award may be given to either an individual or a group.
John C. Liebeskind Early Career Scholar Award
Recognizes early career achievements of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to pain scholarship or show substantial promise of doing so. For example, nominees must have made a series of distinguished empirical contributions to the field of pain or contributed substantially to the development of new theories or methods. Typically, nominees will be at the assistant professor level or its equivalent. The nominees must be APS members and must have received their terminal degree within the last seven years.
Elizabeth Narcessian Award for Outstanding Educational Achievements in the Field of Pain
Recognizes outstanding educational achievements in the field of pain. The award is given in memory of Elizabeth Narcessian, who lectured tirelessly on the mechanics of the appropriate use of opioids, patient assessment, and the various approaches to the rehabilitation of patients who have been devastated by chronic pain. Nominees must be APS members and must have made an outstanding contribution or innovation in education in the field of pain.
Distinguished Service Award
Honors outstanding and dedicated service to the American Pain Society and is presented to an individual or a group that has advanced the mission of the Society in a significant and lasting way. Emphasis is given to a body of contributions, which have been made within the context of APS and on behalf of the society. Nominees must be APS members.
Kathleen M. Foley Journalist Award
The Foley Award is currently under review. Please check back for updates.
Please contact Emily Panci at the APS office with any questions.