In recognition of culturally sensitive educational tools that enhance the commitment to better diabetes care and education.

SPONSOR: Abbott Diabetes Care ~ $750

Purpose

The Practical Diabetes Educational Resource Award recognizes individuals who have developed a novel educational tool for use in their practice to improve the lives of people with diabetes or those who care for them. This tool may be broadly applicable or be tailored to a specific cultural or other subgroup of people with diabetes or those who care for them.

The Award

Recipients of the Practical Diabetes Educational Resource Award will receive $750 and a commemorative plaque presented to them at the Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society of Endocrinology & Metabolism (CSEM) Professional Conference.

Eligibility

Nominees must be a:

  • Diabetes Canada Professional Section Member in good standing for a minimum of two years
  • Canadian Citizen or a landed immigrant

Note: Members of The Awards Committee and the Co- Chairs of the Awards and Membership Portfolio are not eligible to for nomination.

Nomination process

Requirements

  • Nominations must be submitted by a Diabetes Canada Professional Section Member in good standing on the official nomination form available from Diabetes Canada (Microsoft Word or PDF format)
  • Access to or a copy of the resource
  • Current curriculum vitae of the nominee (PDF file)
  • Submit a head shot (high resolution jpgs (300 dpi) and 4 x 6 in size)

Letters of recommendation

  • Nominations must include two letters of support: One from the nominating Diabetes Canada Professional Section Member attesting to the specific contributions of the applicant and the second letter from an individual who can attest to the benefits that have arisen from the development of the resource.
  • Both letters must mention the resource developed by the nominee and describe how it improves the lives of people with diabetes or those who care for them.

Approval process

The decision to grant the award annually is at the discretion of the Awards Committee. The committee reserves the right to not grant the award in any given year if a suitable candidate is not identified. All decisions of the Awards Committee are final and not appealable.

Notification process

The recipient will be notified by the Co-Chairs of the Awards and Membership Portfolio in sufficient time so they can arrange to attend the presentation ceremony at the Annual Professional Conference. All applicants will be notified of their application status. Unsuccessful candidates are encouraged to re-submit their application the following year.

Deadline for nominations is May 1st of each year.

Applications

Online Application Form