Official call for nominations for induction into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

    LONDON, ON, Jan. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The nomination process for induction
into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is officially underway. Individuals are
invited to nominate a Canadian citizen who has made either a single
meritorious contribution or achieved a lifetime of outstanding accomplishments
in medicine and the health sciences. The deadline for nominations is June 16,
    Up to six individuals will be awarded, including posthumously, in one or
more of four categories: applied research, basic research, builder and
clinical care. Most recent inductees include Senator Dr. Wilbert Keon, a
world-revered cardiac surgeon and visionary, and Dr. Endel Tulving, a
cognitive scientist in a league of his own.
    "There is no better feeling than to see a colleague, mentor, student or
caregiver who has achieved greatness recognized with the honour of being
inducted into the Hall of Fame. It speaks to the importance of their work, and
gives tremendous value to the support system in which they flourish such as
the people, institution and infrastructure," says Dr. David Hawkins, CMHF
Board Chair.
    The Selection Committee comprised of six prominent Canadian medical
leaders will meet in September 2008 to choose the 2009 laureates. Those
selected to become laureates will be formally recognized at a prestigious
induction ceremony to be held on April 29, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec. Their
stories will join those of the 71 laureates currently displayed in the hall's
distinguished portrait gallery in London, Ontario.
    The nomination process is straightforward. A nomination form and a letter
signed by two individuals stating the reasons for nomination are to be
submitted to The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Support material is welcome
but not necessary.
    For your copy of the nomination form or more information about the
nomination process, please visit or call 519-488-2003.

    The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is the only national charitable
organization dedicated to celebrating Canada's medical heroes, both past and
present, who have contributed to the understanding of disease and the
advancement of health and well being of people everywhere.

For further information:

For further information: Janet Tufts, Executive Director, (519)

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