Early Career Volunteer Award


The Early Career Volunteer Award is given in recognition of those residents, fellows and new dermatologists who are in their first 10 years of practice and have achieved significant contributions at a local, provincial, national or international level through volunteer activities that have a medical or dermatological aspect.

The volunteer services may include physician or public education, leadership, and administrative responsibilities. Consideration will also be given to involvement with patient groups, medical history societies, political action groups, and religious or charitable activities provided they have a medical or dermatological aspect. The volunteer activities should demonstrate a meaningful commitment of time, energy, and resources, as well as, meaningful benefit to others.

  1. The award is open to residents, fellows and dermatologists who have been in practice 10 years or less and are a member of the Canadian Dermatology Association.
  2. The accomplishments of the nominee are the major criteria for this award.
  3. Members cannot nominate themselves.
  4. More than one award per year will be considered. No award need be granted in any one year.
  5. In addition to a nomination letter, a minimum of one support letter with up to a maximum of three letters are required to validate the nomination.
  6. Nominations shall be in writing and will include the candidate’s curriculum vitae and a brief submission as to why the individual should receive the award. Include names and addresses of nominators.
  7. Completed nomination form must be submitted electronically by the deadline date.
  8. The Membership and Awards Committee shall consider the nomination and pass its recommendations on to the Board of Directors.
  9. The award will be presented at the CDA Annual Conference.

2022 Dr. Rachel Asiniwasis and Dr. Mark Kirchhof

2021 Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi and Dr. Michele Ramien

2020 Dr. Kerri Purdy

Submit Nomination

Entries must be received by March 1, 2022