Nomination deadline for the 2020 Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award is March 13, 2020.
Download the nomination form.
The nominee must be a fellow or member in good standing of the American Academy of Ophthalmology who has demonstrated a pattern of humanitarian service in the United States or abroad over a period of at least several years. Qualifying service might include, but is not limited to:
- Free care to the indigent;
- Service in innercity, rural or international locations with disadvantaged persons;
- Care for underprivileged individuals of specific racial or ethnic background;
- Care in settings of high risk to the ophthalmologist.
The service must have been above and beyond the usual service commitment required by a sponsoring organization, or expected by virtue of the type of service involved, should have entailed personal sacrifice on the part of the ophthalmologist, must have been consonant with the principles of the Code of Ethics of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and length of service must be sustained. Only one such award may be given to an individual during his or her lifetime.
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