Call for nominations are now open for the 2018 Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Awards

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Cancer Australia is calling for nominations for the 2018 Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award.

The Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award recognises individuals who have made outstanding contributions to improving outcomes for women with gynaecological cancers in two categories:

  • Category 1 - Members of the community: those with personal experience of gynaecological cancer, as a woman with a diagnosis of gynaecological cancer; a community or family member; or carers who have been directly involved in the support and care of a woman with gynaecological cancer;
  • Category 2 - Health professionals or researchers: researchers and health professionals of all disciplines involved in gynaecological cancer research or clinical care, including (but not limited to) specialists, primary care practitioners, nursing and allied health professionals.

Two Awards will be given – one in the Members of the community category and one in the Health professionals or researchers category. Each Awardee will receive a commemorative token.

This Award is named in honour of the late Jeannie Ferris, former Senator for South Australia, who was passionately committed to raising awareness about gynaecological cancer in Australia. Senator Ferris was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in October 2005 and passed away in April 2007.

For information on the selection criteria and the compulsory eligibility criteria, and to download the Nomination Form, please visit the Cancer Australia website