Recognition of Members and Honours
The ASA Council recognises that many members diligently serve their state or territory committee or other ASA committees and may be overlooked at the National level for their contribution. The ASA invites you to consider those individuals on your committee who contributed solidly but perhaps inconspicuously over the years and may not have been formally recognised for their services to the committee over a long period of time or delivering benefits directly to the Society.
The information that you provide will be treated confidentially and will be referred to the Honours Committee for appropriate recognition. Please email us your suggestions or recommendations.
This award was established and first awarded in 1992.The first recipient was Dr John Roberts. The President's Award is made by the President, Vice President and Immediate Past President to a member who has made a significant contribution to the affairs of the ASA.
In 2011, the recipients was Dr Renald Portelli.
Gilbert Brown Award
This award was established in 1969 following a suggestion and donation by Dr Mary Burnell, a Past President of the ASA. It perpetuates the name of the first President of the ASA. Professor Douglas Joseph and Dr Judith Nicholas were the first recipients of the award. They were both awarded the Gilbert Brown Medal in 1969 and were presented with it at the annual dinner in 1970.
The award is made to an individual who has made outstanding and particularly meritorious service to the ASA and to anaesthesia in Australia. This service is normally in one particular area.
In 2009, the recipients were: Dr Haydn Perndt, Dr John Lauritz and Professor Ross Holland.
Life Membership was recommended as a membership category for distinguished Australian members in 1963. A postal referendum was held to include this category in the ASA Constitution. The first Life Member elected was Dr Harry Daly.
Life Membership is given to an individual for having given long and distinguished service to the ASA. It is the highest award of the ASA.
In 2009, the recipients were: Dr Richard Bailey and Dr Walter Thompson.