IHPBA Distinguished Service Award 2019

Call for Nominations for the 2019 IHPBA Distinguished Service Award (Americas Region)

Nomination deadline – 30 November 2018


The IHPBA Distinguished Service Award/Medallion is the pre-eminent award of the IHPBA, recognizing the work of an individual who has provided leadership and made significant contributions to the field of hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery as well as to the IHPBA itself.  The selection of the recipient for the medallion is based on:

- The individual’s contribution to HPB surgery in the Americas Region
- his/her contribution to the IHPBA
- and is preferably awarded to an individual who has retired or is about to retire from active HPB practice.

The award will not be given posthumously.

Current active membership in the IHPBA would be expected, but is not mandatory.

The awardee ideally should attend the appropriate congress.  Complimentary registration and two nights’ accommodation will be provided.

The award will be made during the AHPBA Annual Meeting which will be held in Miami, USA on 20 - 24 March 2019.

Nomination and Selection Process – deadline 30 November 2018

Nominations should be sent electronically to the IHPBA Management Office for the attention of Professor Kevin Conlon, IHPBA Secretary General (awards@ihpba.org).  The deadline for nominations is Friday 30 November 2018.

The nomination should be accompanied by a nomination letter outlining the nominee's achievements and merits for this award in the form of a citation (maximum 500 words) that can be used for the presentation, a letter of support from two or three other IHPBA members in good standing, the nominee's CV and a high resolution photograph of the nominee.  Individuals can be nominated more than once but they cannot self-nominate.

The nominating committee will bring forward one to three names to the IHPBA Council who will choose the final awardee by vote. The Council will vote on nominations by the end of January 2019.

Award Presentation

The presentation will be made by the IHPBA President at a plenary session of the AHPBA Annual Meeting and will include reading of a citation that highlight the awardee’s major accomplishments and contributions.  The awardee will receive the engraved gold medallion.  The awardee will be expected to respond briefly to the award. 

The award will be highlighted in the programme of the Annual Meeting.  The citation and photograph of the awardee will be published in HPB journal, as a news item from IHPBA, on the IHPBA website, and the award will be highlighted in the next IHPBA newsletter.


Alison Shamwana, Executive Director, IHPBA

on behalf of

Professor Kevin Conlon, Secretary General, IHPBA

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