It's never too early to start thinking about nominating deserving ASHT members and contributors!
ASHT accepts nominations annually for the following awards:
- Nathalie Barr Lectureship Award
- Paul Brand Award of Professional Excellence
- Lifetime Fellowship Award
- Honorary Membership Award
Applications are located below.
|2013 Awards Timeline|
|July 1, 2013||Award nomination submission period opens|
|August 2, 2013||Award nomination submission deadline|
|September 11, 2013||Award winners notified|
|October 26, 2013||Award presentation at 36th Annual Meeting|
The ASHT Research Division names the following at each Annual Meeting:
The Nathalie Barr Lectureship Award is among ASHT’s highest honors, recognizing and honoring a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists who has made significant original contributions to hand rehabilitation in one of the following ways:
- The development or refinement of professional theory and/or techniques
- Contributions to hand therapy development as a profession and to ASHT
- Outstanding research
The nominee must have shared this information through publications and speaking presentations. The nomination is open to all ASHT members.
The honorary lecture is announced at the Annual Meeting and given at the following year’s meeting.
The guidelines for this award are currently under revision (May 2013). Please check back soon.
Lifetime Fellowship status is an honor awarded to individuals in recognition of career-long contributions to the Society and the field of hand rehabilitation. Lifelong ASHT Fellows are honored for their long-term Society membership participation, exemplary leadership, and documented achievements in the field. The nomination is open to ASHT members active for a minimum of 15 years or who are founding members. Eligible nominees must have made notable contributions to the profession through leadership, demonstrating influence and achievements, having shown frequent and sustained efforts to advance the field of hand therapy over a period of at least several years preceding and up to the time of nomination for this honor.
The Honorary Membership Award recognizes individuals for their long-term professional interest and interaction with the Society. Recipients have made significant noteworthy advancements to the hand therapy field. The nomination is open to professionals who are not certified hand therapists (CHTs) and/or those not eligible to be members of the Society.