The ASA Awards of Excellence honour outstanding achievement in sonography. They offer a unique opportunity to celebrate our most outstanding sonographers and their exceptional contribution to the profession.
The ASA Awards of Excellence presentations were held during our annual international conference (ASA2016 Melbourne) at the Awards of Excellence Breakfast and ASA2016 Melbourne Gala Dinner on Saturday 14 May 2016.
The ASA congratulates all of the ASA Awards of Excellence recipients and nominees, and thanks the nominators and adjudication committee for their efforts and support to ensure the ongoing success of the Awards of Excellence program.
There were no nominations for Sonographer of the Year – Tasmania / Northern Territory / Australian Capital Territory.
Pictured from left to right: Guest speaker Adam Elliot, Jill Muirhead, Tracey Taylor, Sandra O'Hara, Diane Jackson, Gary McCulloch, Carolynne Cormack, Rebecca Cooper, Kerry Thoirs, Jennifer Alphonse, Solange Obeid (St Vincent's), Sarah Skillen (St Vincent's), ASA President Tony Forshaw.
There is no better way to recognise and celebrate the important role of sonographers in the healthcare sector than through nominating those who you believe would be a worthy recipient of one of these prestigious awards.
The ASA Awards of Excellence are offered in the following categories:
The prestigious Sonographer of the Year – The Pru Pratten Memorial Award is awarded to an outstanding sonographer who, by their personal efforts and desire for excellence, has advanced the profession of sonography.
The 2016 Sonographer of the Year is Kerry Thoirs (pictured).
There is no nomination process in this category because the winners from all award categories (excluding Workplace of the Year and ASA Volunteer of the Year) are automatically considered for this award.
Recipients are able to receive this award on more than one occasion. The award recipient with the highest points across the eligible award categories will be the winner.
The benefits of receiving an ASA Award of Excellence includes:
All recipients receive:
What you need to know about the selection and judging the nominations includes:
To find out who the past recipients of the ASA Awards of Excellence are, visit the ASA Awards of Excellence Honour Roll.