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ACA Industry Innovation Award 2023

The ACA are delighted to announce that the ACA Industry Innovation Award returns in 2023. This award acknowledges innovation in the field of continence care and is open to industry applicants.

 

The Award

This is an annual award providing a glass award trophy, certificate, email Winner logo and a full page advert in the ACA Continence Matters newsletter detailing the winning innovation. If the winner is a corporate member of the ACA they will be able to advertise their winning innovation on the ACA Website. All companies submitting an application MUST be exhibiting at this year’s annual ACA conference.

 

 Award Criteria

Applicants for the Industry Innovation Award 2023 must be exhibiting at this year’s ACA conference. Applicants are invited from all exhibitors, both corporate members of ACA and those who are not members.
Applicants are required to prepare their submission using the ACA Industry Innovation Award application form and must not exceed the word limit. Companies may also submit a video demonstrating their innovation, if they wish. The video must not exceed three minutes in length.

 

 All submissions should:
  • Detail the development of a product/innovation to improve the lives of service users or ability of the clinician to provide better bladder and bowel care.
  • The innovation must have been launched since our conference in 2022.
  • Demonstrate clearly why the chosen innovation in continence care is important.
  • Address the questions provided in the ACA Industry Innovation Award application form.
ALL OF THE ABOVE MUST BE INCLUDED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE AWARD

Application Submission

Completed applications should be submitted electronically to the ACA event manager, elaine.mckeown@fitwise.co.uk by midday Friday 21st April.  It is the responsibility of the company to ensure the entry has been received by this time.  Any entry received after the deadline will not be considered
  
Judges:    A panel of 4 Judges will be convened to include 2 members from the ACA Executive, an ACA Patron or guest judge, and a representative from Fitwise will be included to ensure confidentiality and coordinate entries and judging.
Judging will take place prior to conference and the award made at the Drinks Reception on Day 1.

 

For application form CLICK HERE

 

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ACA Award in memory of Dorothy Mandelstam

Award 2023

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

The ACA are delighted to announce the 2023 ACA Award in memory of Dorothy Mandelstam.  This award acknowledges the pioneering continence work of Dorothy who was a founder member of the ACA.

 

The Award

This is an annual award providing payment of conference fees and attendance expenses (travel, accommodation up to £120.00).  The winner (or a member of their team) MUST present their work at the annual ACA conference, 15th and 16th May, 2023 in Birmingham. The winner and runners up will be encouraged to submit their articles for publication.

 

Award Criteria

All applicants must be current members of the ACA. Any member, including students, are invited to apply.
Applicants are required to submit a 2000-word report on a chosen aspect of continence care that improves the quality of patient care, which could include a continence service development, research and development, a reflection on continence care or improvement project undertaken. 

 

 All submissions should:
  • Describe clearly why the chosen aspect of continence care is important.
  • Demonstrate the use of any relevant evidence (research / literature / national guidelines) to inform, change and improve practice.
  • Demonstrate relevance to patient care
  • Demonstrate new research, innovation, productivity or reflection.
  • Identify areas requiring further development
 Guidance for submission
  • Include a front page with a project title, name of applicant, ACA membership number, organisation, contact details must appear on this page. No identifiable information is to appear on any other page of the submission to allow anonymised judging.
  • Respect patient confidentiality and anonymity
  • Avoid mentioning the manufacturer or distributer of any product by name
  • Use Harvard referencing system and provide a separate reference list if references included
  • Use 12 font size and be double spaced
  • Adhere to the 2000 word limit (only 10% over is allowed) . References are included in this word count.
ALL OF THE ABOVE MUST BE INCLUDED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE AWARD

 

Application Submission

Completed applications should be submitted electronically to the ACA Secretariat, aca@fitwise.co.uk by midday Friday 17th February 2023.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the entry has been received by this time.  Any entry received after the deadline will not be considered   
Judges:    3 ACA members from either the ACA Executive, Conference Organising Group or Education Group.

 

Honorary Life Membership of the ACA

Honorary life membership will be conferred on those members who have made a national contribution to the ACA. Find out how you can nominate someone you know here.

The ACA Honorary Award, 2009, was awarded at conference to Ian Pomfret for his many years contribution to the ACA .

ACA Fellowship Award

This award is open to colleagues in the field of continence care from around the Globe. Find more details about this award here.

The first ACA Fellowship award was awarded to Ray Addison for his pioneering work in the field of continence care.