Annual Achievement Award
The Annual Achievement Award has been given since 1980 to distinguished individuals or organizations in a wide variety of fields. These individuals or organizations have made outstanding contributions, nationally and/or internationally, to cancer care and to patients with cancer. Winners of the Achievement Award join a long list of distinguished past recipients that includes pioneering researcher Judah Folkman, MD; Harmon J. Eyre, MD, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society; H. Lee. Moffitt, an innovator and advocate of community access to clinical trials; and Harold P. Freeman, MD, an early advocate and creator of patient navigation programs; and Nancy G. Brinker, founder and chair of Global Strategy at hte Susan G. Komen organization.
The Annual Achievement Award recipient is recognized at the ACCC National Oncology Conference. The winner receives the following:
- $1,000 cash award plus a plaque
- Travel expenses (round-trip coach airfare, accommodation, meals, parking, mileage)
- Meeting registration fee waived.
A “Call for Nominations” is issued in February. Members complete and submit the Award Nomination Form. The Award Selection Committee reviews the nominations and presents their top three (3) choices to the Board of Trustees in May. The Board considers the suggestions and selects the winner. The winner is then notified and recognized at the National Oncology Conference in the fall.
- Nominee MUST be able to attend and personally accept award at the National Oncology Conference.
- Nominee MUST be a nationally recognized leader in cancer patient care.
- Nominee will have made a national contribution in screening, prevention, and treatment; survivorship; patient advocacy; and/or laboratory science.