Recognition Awards

CFAS Awards intend to recognize and honour professionals for outstanding contributions in the field of Reproductive Medicine and Science.

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Award of Excellence in Reproductive Medicine


Award of Excellence in Reproductive Medicine

The Award of Excellence in Reproductive Medicine is an honour reserved for members of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society for an outstanding contribution to and leadership in the field of Reproductive Medicine and Science. As well, the nominee should demonstrate tremendous dedication to advancing the field of Reproductive Medicine and Science in research, clinical activity, teaching and consulting activities by meeting the criteria listed below. This award is given annually if a nominee of sufficient merit is presented.

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The Mathias Gysler Award

The Mathias Gysler Award is intended to recognize professionals in ART who have demonstrated exceptional progress in enhancing access to treatment or the potential for success of treatment in groups or individuals facing challenges.

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Carole Rhéaume Award

Carole Rhéaume RN was an exemplary fertility nurse who worked at Ovo Clinic based in Montreal. Carole was a tireless patient advocate, a caring nurse and a true leader. She was also an active member of CFAS including both its Nursing and Admin Special Interest Groups. Carole spearheaded numerous initiatives to improve patient care and access to care. In that role she actively collaborated with the Association of Infertile Couples of Quebec and helped organize activities to promote infertility awareness. Unfortunately, Carole was tragically killed in the winter of 2015 when she stopped her car on the side of the road to help another motorist who had veered off track. This award seeks to acknowledge and commemorate Carole’s passion for, and contribution to patients with infertility.

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Alpha Award

The CFAS Alpha Award is awarded bi-annually, coinciding with the ALPHA Scientists in Reproductive Medicine Meeting (ALPHA). This award is given to a Clinical Embryologist who is deemed to have made a distinguished contribution to clinical embryology and is accompanied by a travel award for up to 2500$ towards attending the ALPHA Meeting. The winner is required to present their award-winning abstract in an oral presentation at the ALPHA meeting. This award is open to CFAS members only.

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