of the Year Award
Each year the ORA Awards Committee issues a request to its membership to nominate candidates for this prestigious award. The Rheumatologist of the Year award was established in order to recognize oustanding contributions in the field of rheumatology.
A sample of the official ORA nomination form may be accessed via this link: ORA Nomination Form – Rheumatologist of the Year
Early Career Rheumatologist Award
In 2021, the ORA Awards Committee established the Early Career Rheumatologist Award. To be considered for this award, the ideal candidate is between 1-10 years of experience in their practice or academic career, has engaged with passion in an ORA project that has made an impact on the rheumatology community, has demonstrated longevity and commitment to the priorities of the ORA, and is a role model for early career members within the ORA.
Distinguished Members Award
The Distinguished Members Award was established in 2023 to recognize established ORA members who have led exemplary careers. To be considered for this award, candidates must be at least 55 years of age. They are not required to be active in ORA initiatives; nor may they have received previous awards of recognition by the ORA (example: Rheumatologist of the Year). Candidates will be chosen annually by the ORA Awards Committee.