AChPM Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Discipline of Palliative Medicine

Nominations closed 30 June 2022.

The Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (AChPM) awards this prize in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by a palliative medicine Fellow to the discipline.


A nominee must be a Fellow of the AChPM and/or RACP, nominated by another Fellow of the AChPM and/or RACP.

(All AChPM Fellows are eligible, including those in PCHD.)

Self nominations will not be accepted.


The award recipient receives a cash prize of $500 and a certificate formally presented at the Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM) Conference in September 2022.


Before proceeding, read the terms and conditions and notify your nominee of your intent to nominate them.

In your nomination, provide detail on the contribution your nominee may have made to palliative medicine in:

  • the promotion of the specialty
  • education and training
  • clinical service development
  • community development
  • research
  • policy and advocacy
  • their lifetime achievement in palliative medicine
Download nomination form

Submit your nomination form and any supporting documentation in a single PDF file to

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Selection process

All nominations received are judged by an Award Review Panel comprised of the Chapter President (or their delegate), the ANZSPM President (or their delegate) and at least one other Fellow.

Only one prize is on offer to the most outstanding nominee each year.

The prize recipient is announced by the AChPM at the biennial ANZSPM Conference and, in alternate years, at the ANZSPM Update.

The AChPM reserves the right not to award the prize if all nominations received do not meet the sufficiently high standard.

Associate Professor Jenny Hynson | 2021 recipient

associate-professor-jenny-hynsonAssociate Professor Jenny Hynson is Head of the Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program, a state-wide service for children with palliative care needs based at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

Jenny helped establish and grow the service and has over 20 years’ experience in providing children’s palliative care. She has a PhD in the area and has contributed to major texts and peer reviewed journal publications. Jenny has represented the needs of children on numerous local and national committees and is currently Secretary of Paediatric Palliative Care Australia and New Zealand (PAPCANZ).

PAPCANZ is currently collaborating with Palliative Care Australia on developing a Commonwealth-funded National Action Plan for paediatric palliative care.

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