Awards

2018 Canadian Women's Heart Health Advocacy Award

Recognizing visionary contributions as an advocate for the heart health of women in Canada, through mobilizing others to increase awareness and take action to reduce women’s risk of heart disease or support their management of the disease.

Do you know someone who is a passionate advocate for women and heart disease? The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Heart & Stroke are searching for outstanding advocates in women’s heart health to be nominated for the 2018 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Advocacy Award.  

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy represents the strategies developed, actions taken and solutions proposed to influence decision-making to create positive change for people and their environment on a particular cause. It is how we transform public attitudes into action by educating, empowering and supporting individuals and communities.

Why an Advocacy Award?

The 2018 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Advocacy Award recognizes the contributions of an individual or group working to improve the heart health of women in Canada through advocacy, awareness, and support. The award recognizes the outstanding commitment in mobilizing women and health professionals to take heart health seriously and act to reduce women’s risk of heart disease.

The award will be presented to the winning individual or group during the closing ceremonies of the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit on Friday April 6, 2018. The winner will receive an award of recognition plaque and a cheque for $500.

The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Award Selection Committee will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

  • Mobilizing Communities – building knowledge and skills of the community to advocate for programs and policies.
  • Fostering Coalitions and Networks – engaging the community and other stakeholders in identifying key community issues that affect women’s heart health.
  • Promoting Community Awareness – support public awareness campaigns in the community.
  • Changing Organizational Practices – collaborating with others to advocate for the implementation of policies and procedures within organizations and groups.

Nominations are being accepted until 5:00pm, Eastern Time, on Friday February 23, 2018. Nominees may be patients, family members, caregivers, healthcare professionals, researchers, organizations or community advocates currently working and/or living in Canada. Please note that the recipient/group representative will be invited to the award presentation on Friday, April 6, 2018 and is encouraged to attend to accept their award. Travel expenses will be covered by the Summit

 

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Best Poster Award

The 2018 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit will include an award for best poster. The person judged as preparing and delivering the best poster will receive an award of recognition and a cheque for $250. Posters displayed at the Summit will be judged by the 2018 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit review committee on April 5, 2018 with the best poster selected based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Design and methodology
  • Supporting data
  • Quality of presentation

Best Rapid Fire Oral Presentation Award

The 2018 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit will include an award for Best Rapid Fire Oral Presentation. The person judged as preparing and delivering the best rapid fire oral presentation will receive an award of recognition and a cheque for $250. Rapid fire oral presentations will be judged by the 2018 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit review committee, based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Design and methodology
  • Supporting data
  • Quality of presentation
  • Presenter stays within allotted time

The recipients will receive their award during the conference’s closing remarks on Friday, April 6, 2018.