The ASFA Awards Committee presents the following awards to outstanding ASFA members at the Annual Meeting. ASFA members are encouraged to nominate the colleagues that they feel are potential candidates for these honors. To view the list of past award recipients, please click on the links below.
The Lecturer Award of the American Society for Apheresis is bestowed upon a member of the Society who has consistently contributed to the Society as a speaker, teacher, or mentor. The nominee may have participated as an invited speaker in symposia or workshops as part of the allied health or scientific program. An appropriate nominee for this award will have repeatedly accepted invitations to appear on the program of the Annual Meeting or will have otherwise taken opportunities, on an ongoing basis, to fulfil the criteria of the Award as mentioned above. Eligible candidates must have been a member of the Society for at least 3 years at the time of their nomination. The prospective awardees must agree to be present at the Annual Meeting to receive the Award. Presentation of an award will take place at the Annual Business Meeting.
The Presidential Award of the American Society for Apheresis is bestowed upon a member of the Society who has consistently made major contributions to, and performed outstanding service for the Society over a number of years. Eligible candidates must have been a member of the Society for at least 5 years at the time of their nomination and cannot be a member of the Board of Directors of the Society at the time of their award. Final determination of the award is made by the Board of Directors. The prospective awardees must agree to be present at the Annual Meeting to receive the Award. Presentation of an award will take place at the Annual Business Meeting.
The Society for Hemapheresis Specialists was the first national organization in the United States which provided a forum for the professional development of technical specialists in the field of apheresis. In the ensuing decades since the founding of SHS, its members contributed to the maturation of apheresis as a medical specialty and to the growth of the American Society for Apheresis in to the principal platform for organized apheresis activities in North America. This award commemorates the pioneering efforts of SHS which have culminated in the high standards and sophistication which characterize the field of American apheresis. Its recipient is a hemapheresis specialist who has demonstrated sincere commitment to apheresis and who has emerged as a leader and role model in the field. The award will be presented at the Annual Business Meeting.