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Nominations Now Open for the 2020 APEX Awards!

 

Do you work with a pharmacist, pharmacy team, or friend of pharmacy who goes above and beyond for their patients? How about someone who has made a significant contribution to pharmacy practice in Alberta? Help recognize your peers for the outstanding work they do by nominating them for a 2020 APEX Award!

 

Once you have someone in mind, start by checking out the award categories to see if your nominee matches the criteria. Next, find someone who shares your enthusiasm for the nominee to second the nomination. Finally, write a compelling nomination letter and submit it online by December 6, 2019.

All APEX Award recipients and their nominators will be invited to celebrate at our annual APEX Awards dinner on April 2, 2020, in Edmonton.

Scroll down to see award categories, submission details, and profiles of past APEX recipients.

 

Good luck with your submission!

 

 

About the APEX Awards 

 

The APEX Awards recognize excellence in pharmacy practice in Alberta. Initiated in August 2007, the awards are jointly funded, promoted, and presented by the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA).

 

Visit the APEX Award Facebook Page 

 

Award Categories: 

 

The award categories are as follows (click on the award title for the terms of reference, online and printable nomination forms, and award details): 

 

  • M.J. Huston Pharmacist of Distinction This award is presented to a pharmacist who has demonstrated outstanding professional excellence in the practice of pharmacy.

    Helpful Hints
    • Use examples of how this nominee has demonstrated a long-term commitment to

      • innovation,
      • continual professional development, and
      • quality patient care.
    • How has the nominee’s leadership in pharmacy advanced
      • the practice of pharmacy, and
      • patient care?
    • Bring this person to life - is there anything else you would like us to know about this nominee?

  • W.L. Boddy Pharmacy Team Award This award is presented to a pharmacy staff team in Alberta who, by virtue of their practice, positively impact the health of their community.

    Helpful Hints
    • Provide examples of:
      • outstanding patient care,
      • exceptional collaboration skills (internally and externally),
      • practising to full scope, and
      • inter-professional collaboration.
    • Bring this team to life - is there anything else you would like us to know about this team? 

  • Award of Excellence This award is presented to an Alberta pharmacist for individual outstanding achievement in the field of pharmacy. This award is granted for a single unique accomplishment or contribution thus differing in this way from the Pharmacist of Distinction Award.

    Helpful Hints:
    • Describe the unique accomplishments and/or contributions made to pharmacy.
    • How has this contribution advanced the profession of pharmacy and patient care?
    • Bring this person to life - is there anything else you would like us to know about this nominee?

  • Future of Pharmacy The Future of Pharmacy Award is presented to up to three pharmacists per year who exude enthusiasm and passion for pharmacy, are visionary, and offer extraordinary promise to the profession.

    Helpful Hints
    • Please specify how this nominee has demonstrated
      • initiative in their practice and professional development,
      • commitment to patient care, and
      • leadership in their profession.
    • Bring this person to life - is there anything else you would like us to know about this nominee?

  • Friend of Pharmacy The Friend of Pharmacy Award is presented to a non-pharmacist who has contributed to the success of the profession of pharmacy.

    Helpful Hints
    • Specify how this nominee has contributed to the profession of pharmacy.
    • How has this contribution advanced patient care and the profession of pharmacy?
    • Bring this person to life - is there anything else you would like us to know about this nominee?

 

How to Nominate a Candidate

 

Prepare your nomination letter in a Word document.

 

  1. Click the blue nomination button when you are ready to proceed.
  2. You will be prompted to enter your contact information and the nominee's information in an online form.
  3. In the online form, you will be prompted to upload your letter of nomination and any supporting documentation.

 

Guidelines

  • Nomination letter should not exceed 1,000 words (approximately 2 pages, single-spaced.)
  • In your letter, share examples, stories, statistics (the results) about an individual's work.
  • Supporting documentation is encouraged (e.g. newspaper articles, reference letters, certificates of achievement, CV or biography.)
  • You can only submit one nomination at a time.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions