On the evening of May 28th, during the awards ceremony for the 2015 ACCES Annual Educational Seminar and Trade Expo, a newly created ACCES Award was presented to two worthy recipients. Paul Auffrey and Jeremy Dann each received the ACCES Clinical Engineering Professional Lifetime Achievement Award for their outstanding commitment and dedication to the Clinical Engineering profession and community in Atlantic Canada.
The ACCES Clinical Engineering Professional Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a Clinical Engineering Professional in the Atlantic Canada clinical engineering community who, through their outstanding commitment and dedication during their career, has made significant contributions to the advancement of our profession. The Lifetime Achievement Award is not an annual award; rather it is a special recognition award to be granted to a recipient as deemed deserving by the ACCESS Board of Directors.
Both this year’s recipients have demonstrated their outstanding commitment to the Clinical Engineering Community: Paul Auffrey and Jeremy Dann were both members of the Foundation Team that brought together Clinical Engineering professionals to form a structured society, the Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society (ACCES). Jeremy Dann was also the very first ACCES president, serving over 5 years leading the ACCES Board of Directors; and Paul Auffrey pioneered the Clinical Engineering conference (currently named the ACCES Educational Seminar and Trade Expo) over 20 years ago. You can click on the following links to find more information on the history of ACCESS and the Clinical Engineering conference.
The Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering community would not be as strong as it is today without the hard work and dedication of these two individuals. We are forever grateful!