Only AHPA members are eligible

Governing Committee: 
AHPA membership and nominations committee chairs
Chaired by the AHPA president

Nominations put forward by the governing committee
Recipient chosen by the AHPA President

This award is given out at the AHPA Annual Scientific meeting


2024 Extraordinary Service Award Winner

Paul Adam

This award recognizes the contributions an AHPA member has made in advancing the mission, vision, and goals of our organization. This year’s awardee is Paul Adam.

Trained as a social worker, Paul Adam worked at the Mary Pack Arthritis Program for over thirty years, first providing clinical care and then in an administrative role.  

Paul first joined the Arthritis Health Professionals Association board in 2007. Over a period of six years, he chaired the Education Committee, the Membership Committee, and was the AHPA representative to the Arthritis Alliance of Canada’s Models of Care work group.  

Paul’s second appearance on the AHPA board was in 2019 as the Western Member-at-Large. He became the President Elect in 2021, the President in 2022, and in 2023 was the Past President. He also sat on the CRA/AHPA ASM Planning Committee for two years, and was the interim Chair of Professional & Career Development 

Over the past few years, Paul has played an integral role in keeping the wheels turning at AHPA. He strongly believes in the importance of facilitating the exchange of knowledge between members using strategies like the website discussion board or the recent hybrid Joint Education Event that encouraged participants to consider how knowledge learned could change practice.  

Paul’s contributions to the Arthritis Health Professions Association have truly been Extraordinary, both over the last few years and throughout his involvement with AHPA. I am pleased to present Paul Adam with the Extraordinary Service Award for 2024. 

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