Recognition Awards

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

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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CARE and LIFE Award

The Creative Achievement in Reproductive Endocrinology (“CARE”) Award and the Laboratory Innovation in Fertility and Embryology (“LIFE”) Award were established in 1998 to recognize and reward outstanding accomplishments by a CFAS member who is a registered nurse or laboratory technician currently working in an ART clinic in Canada. In 2007, the award was expanded to include all CFAS Special Interest Groups (SIGs). The newly created CARE and LIFE Award is a patient-focused award and no longer reflects the original acronyms. It is intended to recognize distinguished, self-directed achievement as evidenced by commitment, initiative and innovation in either service or research. This award is given annually if a nominee of sufficient merit is presented.

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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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