Herman J. Flax Lifetime Achievement Award
The Herman Flax Lifetime Achievement Award was established by the International Rehabilitation Medicine Association in honour of Herman Flax who provided outstanding leadership to IRMA and his specialty throughout his long career as an academic physiatrist. ISPRM continues this award to honour individuals with a lifetime of outstanding and unique contributions to the care of individuals with disability and the specialty of physical and rehabilitation medicine.
Recipients of this award will have made contributions in the areas of patient care, research, education, administration and advocacy including advancing the ISPRM. This award is ISPRM’s highest honour and is awarded on a bi-annual basis.
|2015||Chang Il-Park||South Korea||ISPRM|
|2003||William Peek||The Netherlands||ISPRM|
|1994||Herman J. Flax||USA||IRMA|
Sidney Licht Lectureship Award
The Sidney Licht Lectureship Award was established by the International Rehabilitation Medicine Association in honour of Sidney Licht, its founding father and a tireless advocate for the expansion of rehabilitation medicine. ISPRM continues this award to honour physiatrists who have made consistent contributions to the advancement of international physical and rehabilitation medicine.
Those receiving the award will be respected and admired by their peers for their outstanding accomplishments in advancing the care of those with disabilities internationally, and for their leadership within the ISPRM. The ISPRM when selecting individuals for this award includes among the criteria recognition that the awardees have substantive information to share with their colleagues through the lectureships.
|2020||Naomi Lynn Gerber||USA||ISPRM|
|2019||Isabelle Laffont||France||ISPRM||2018||Fary Khan||Australia||ISPRM|
|2013||Henk Stam||The Netherlands||ISPRM|
|2011||Walter Frontera||Puerto Rico||ISPRM|
|1990||Herman J. Flax||Puerto Rico||IRMA|
|1986||Ofelia Reyes||The Philippines||IRMA|
Haim Ring Memorial Awards
ISPRM established the Haim Ring Memorial Award – Individual to honour Haim Ring, its second President and an inspirational leader. This award recognizes individual members who demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in promoting international visits and exchanges.
|2019||Andrew Haig||USA||2017||Andrew Cole||Australia|
|2015||Anthony B. Ward||UK|
ISPRM also established the Haim Ring Memorial Award – Institutional to honour Haim Ring. It recognizes institutions who demonstrate strong engagement in hosting international visitors and exchanges.
|2020||The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The University of Melbourne||Melbourne, Australia||2019||Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Institute of the University of Sao Paulo Medical School General Hospital (Instituto de Medicina Física e Reabilitação do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, IMREA-HCFMUSP)||São Paulo, Brazil|
|2017||The Center of Rehabilitation Medicine in the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University||Nanjing, China|
|2015||Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
|Baltimore, MD, USA|
|2013||Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,
Jefferson Medical College
|Philadelphia, PA, USA|
|2011||Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Individual Honour Role Members
Individual Honour Role Membership is granted by the Executive Committee to any Active Member following a recommendation of the Awards and Nominating Committee, as a mark of respect in recognition of distinguished contributions to the field of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
The following members have been recognised for their contributions to the field of PRM and are Individual Honour Role Members of ISPRM:
|2007||Haim Ring (†2008)||Israel|
|2005||Carl V. Granger||USA|
|2005||Satiko T. Imamura||Brazil|
|1988||Gustave Gingras (†1996)||Canada (IFPMR)|
|1988||Alan T. Jousse||Canada (IFPMR)|
|1978||Sidney Licht (†1979)||USA (IRMA)|
|1976||Francisco Barnosell||Spain (IFPMR)|
|1968||Frank Krusen (†1973)||USA (IFPMR)|
|1964||Frederic Kottke (†2014)||USA (IFPMR)|
|1960||Philippe Bauwens||UK (IFPMR)|
Individual Honorary Members
Any person approved by the Executive Committee who has made outstanding contributions to the management and care of people with impairments and disabilities.
2001 Donna Jones – Honorary Membership