Award of Merit


The Award of Merit is presented to a Dermatologist who has shown excellence in contributions made to the Canadian Dermatology Association over many years. These contributions can have been made locally, provincially, regionally, nationally or internationally.

The contributions can be in all or some of the following areas:

  • clinical and research activities;
  • teaching;
  • organizational and administrative ability; and
  • community services.

Nomination Guidelines

  • The award is open to living members.
  • Nominees must be members of the Canadian Dermatology Association.
  • Nominations can be submitted by peers, colleagues or trainees but must be supported by two dermatologists.
  • Self-nomination is ineligible.
  • Nominations will be evaluated by the Membership and Awards Committee taking into consideration the eligibility and focus of the award.
  • The CDA shall be under no obligation to make the award annually.
  • The award will be presented at the CDA Annual Conference.
  • Nomination submissions must be received by the deadline date. Any submissions received beyond that date will not be considered.

The nomination submission must include:

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of nomination
  • Two letters of support (maximum of two pages per letter)

2022 Dr. Vince Bertucci

2021 Dr. Gordon Searles

2020 Dr. Mariusz Sapijaszko

2019 Dr. Richard Haber

2018 Dr. Jerry Shapiro

2017 Dr. Alain Brassard

2016 Dr. Jason Rivers

2015 Dr. Peter Hull

Submit Nomination

2023 Submission Deadline – March 1, 2023 at 11:59pm ET