Presidents Award

This award will be presented at the discretion of the President to an individual or group of individuals to recognise and honour a significant and sustained contribution by him, her or them to the work of the Australasian Sleep Association in achieving its aims and objectives.

One award only can be made in any financial year. It may not necessarily be made each year.

The award will be presented by the President at the annual scientific meeting of the Association. The award will take the form of a medal, or other suitable memento, as decided by the President.

Past Recipients

Garun Hamilton - 2018
Awarded by: Peter Eastwood In recognition of his significant and sustained contribution to the work of the Australasian Sleep Association aims and objectives.

Robert Shea and Andrew Gikas - Joint winners, 2017
Awarded by: Maree Barnes In recognition of their significant and sustained contribution to the work of the Australasian Sleep Association aims and objectives especially in regards to Dental Sleep Medicine.

Nicholas Antic - 2016
Awarded by: Maree Barnes In recognition of his significant and sustained contribution to the work of the Australasian Sleep Association aims and objectives.

Craig Hukins - 2015
Awarded by: Nicholas Antic In recognition of his significant and sustained contribution to the work of the Australasian Sleep Association aims and objectives and his work with the Sleep Health Foundation.

Andrew Thornton - 2014
Awarded by: Nicholas Antic In recognition of his significant and sustained contribution to the work of the Australasian Sleep Association aims and objectives, particularly towards the ASA goal of establishing clinical standards within the profession and industry.

Anthony Williams - 2013
Awarded by: Shantha Rajaratnam In recognition of his leadership in building research capacity and high impact research in the field of sleep.

Alan Young (GP Education) and Stuart Armstrong (Psychologist Education)- Joint winners, 2012
Awarded by: Shantha Rajaratnam For their outstanding contributions to the education of General Practitioners (GP) and Psychologists in the field of Sleep Health and Sleep Medicine, as chairs of the GP Education Sub-Committee and Behavioural Management of Sleep Disorders Sub-Committee of the Education Committee.

Tracey Robinson-2011
Awarded by: Craig Hukins For her dedication to excellence in training in the field of sleep medicine and her work with the RACP STC in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine to engage the Training Curriculum in Sleep Medicine for the training of future Sleep Physicians.

David Hillman-2010
Awarded by: Craig Hukins For his significant contributions to the Australasian Sleep Association during his time on the Executive and his term as President of the Association. In particular for his enthusiasm and commitment to the establishment of the Sleep Health Foundation charity to assist in the wider promotion of sleep health and sleep medicine to the wider community.

Stephanie Blower-2009
Awarded by: David Hillman In recognition of her significant and sustained contribution to the work of the Australasian Sleep Association in achieving its aims and objectives, in her role as Executive Officer of the Association.

Harry Teichtahl - 2008
Awarded by: David Hillman For his significant contributions to sleep health & science in a wide range of areas and over a long period of time. Specifically his contributions include:
Research – leading and original work in central sleep apnoea in patients on methadone/narcotics
Significant work in the area of home monitoring of sleep
Research into AF & sleep disordered breathing
Education/policy/Leadership
Chair of Clinical Committee ASA
Co-chair for development of sleep medicine curriculum for RACP advanced trainees

Event
Upcoming Event Dental Sleep Medicine 2019 16 Oct - 18 Oct 2019 VIEW EVENT