AAFPRS Awards

 

Foundation Awards

The AAFPRS Foundation Awards Program was instituted to recognize research completed and previously presented at an Academy meeting and members who have contributed to the Academy and to their communities.  The Foundation awards are coordinated by the Awards Committee of the AAFPRS Foundation. 

Residency Travel Award

The AAFPRS Foundation offers two travel grants to encourage residents and medical students to explore careers in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and support their attendance at the AAFPRS Annual Meeting.

Travel grants are awarded to the most outstanding abstracts primarily authored by an AAFPRS Resident Member or Medical Student; non-member residents are not eligible for this grant.

  • Winners will receive complimentary conference registration for the AAFPRS Annual Meeting and a $250 award to help defray travel costs.
  • If selected, the author must present the abstract at the upcoming Annual Meeting.

To be considered for a Residency Travel Award, you must submit your abstract by the deadline (January 31), and indicate you want to be considered for this grant. There is a place to provide this information in the official Call for Abstracts Submission form.

  • The Call for Abstracts typically opens on November 15 the year prior to the meeting.
  • Links to the submission form can be found in the ‘Key Dates and Deadlines section at the bottom of our events page https://www.aafprs.org/events.

Community Service Award

This award may be presented each year to an AAFPRS member who has distinguished himself/herself by providing and/or making possible free medical service to the poor in his/her community.

Efrain Davalos Award*

The Efrain Davalos Award is an international award which may be presented every four or five years in conjunction with the Foundation’s International Symposia. The award recognizes those outside the U.S. and Canada who have made a significant contribution to facial plastic surgery.

F. Mark Rafaty Memorial Award

This award may be presented each year to any AAFPRS member who has made outstanding contributions to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery

The Fatima Porter-El Mitchell Excellence in Fellowship Award
This new award strives to recognize an AAFPRS Member who exemplifies a prevailing effort and attitude of excellence in a significant way, within the context of the AAFPRS Fellowship Program.

John Dickinson Teacher of the Year Award

This award honors an AAFPRS Fellow or Member for sharing knowledge about facial plastic surgery with the effective use of audiovisuals in any one year.  The Awards Committee seeks nominations from the Electronic Media Subcommittee each year.

John Orlando Roe Award*

This award, named for John Orlando Roe, the surgeon who accomplished the first rhinoplasty in 1887, includes a certificate and recognition along with 2 hours of research mentoring time to the graduate fellow who submits the best clinical research paper written during fellowship.

Sir Harold Delf Gillies Award**

This award is named for Sir Harold Delf Gillies, a British otolaryngologist who in September 1917 described the tubed pedicle flap. Dr. Gillies frequently visited the U.S. and lectured widely to surgeons of various specialties and was given the title “Father of Plastic Surgery.” A certificate and recognition is provided along with 2 hours of research mentoring time to the graduate fellow who submits the best science research paper written during fellowship.

William Wright Award

This award may be presented each year to an AAFPRS member who has made outstanding contributions to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

To nominate a fellow AAFPRS member for one of the above awards, please complete and return the Foundation Awards Nomination Form

 All nominations for the Community Service, F. Mark Rafaty Memorial, John Dickinson Teacher, William Wright and Fatima Porter-El Mitchel Excellence in Fellowship Awards may be submitted by AAFPRS members to the Awards Committee no later than July 15.

*Coordinated by the International Symposium Committee and the AAFPRS Foundation Board of Directors.
**The Roe and Gillies Awards are automatically selected from papers submitted by Academy fellows during their fellowship year. Paper should not be published prior to review.