The AHPA Lifetime Achievement Award honours a current AHPA member who has made a significant contribution during his/her work career in the areas of clinical practice, research, education, academics and/or administration. This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated excellence through such characteristics as mentorship, initiative, quality, innovation, leadership, enthusiasm and ongoing commitment in the area of rheumatology.

Please consider submitting a nomination letter on behalf of a deserving colleague. A nomination letter should include the following information:

  • A description of the achievements that would warrant this candidate being given a lifetime achievementaward.
  • Consideration of how the candidate has brought honour to the profession throughout his/her career lifetime.
  • How this candidate has modeled mentorship, innovation, enthusiasm and ongoing commitment in arthritis care.
  • Why this candidate is deserving of an AHPA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • A copy of the candidates current CV.

The deadline for submission is December 31, 2017 at midnight EST. Please forward your submission to Jackie Connolly, Membership Chair at


Jane Cottrell 2016 Receipt of the Lifetime Achievement Award 

(Photo Jane Cottrell with AHPA President, Leslie Soever)

Kathy Droiun 2013 Recipient Lifetime Achievement Award

Article in CRAJ  - click here

(Photo: Terri Lupton, Kathy Droiun, Jane Cottrell, Jennifer Burt)

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