APEG Medals

Purpose

The Robert Vines Medal for Clinical Excellence in Paediatric Endocrinology and the Norman Wettenhall Medal for Research and Innovation were established in 2006 to recognise outstanding APEG members.

These medals are conferred on alternate years during a presentation ceremony at the APEG ASM and were established in honour of Robert Vines and Norman Wettenhall.

Eligibility and criteria

  • Any APEG financial member for longer than 15 years at the time of AGM and not a life member (check with APEG secretariat before nomination).
  • Have been an active APEG member i.e. involved in APEG committees/council
  • Nominated by 2 financial APEG members. Nomination include a letter of endorsement, outlining the suitability of the nominee for the medal should accompany each nomination and a recent nominee CV.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted
  • Recipient of the award may be invited to present at the next in APEG ASM meeting
  • No one serving on APEG council can be nominated
  • No one who has previously received the award can be nominated

Criteria related to specific medal

Robert Vines Medal for Clinical Excellence in Paediatric Endocrinology

  • Outstanding clinician in paediatric endocrinology
  • Clinical mentor and leader
  • Extensive career as an advocate for children and adolescents with endocrine disorders
  • Involvement in teaching/training from medical school to advance RACP trainees

Norman Wettenhall Medal for Research and Innovation

  • Strong research track record and research translation
  • Outstanding contribution to mentoring or provision a high level of support and guidance throughout paediatric endocrine training
  • Involvement in policy