National Awards

The John H. Gibbon Jr. Award | AmSECT Award of Excellence | AmSECT Perfusionist of the Year

The John H. Gibbon Jr. Award

The award is designed to honor a candidate making a significant contribution to the cardiopulmonary discipline interrelating with the field of extracorporeal circulation.

  • The specialty of the candidate is not a criterion for the award.
  • The significant contribution must be in, or relate to, the field of extracorporeal circulation.
  • The candidate may receive the award only once.
  • The award consists of a medal and a check in the amount of $1,000.

AmSECT Award of Excellence

The Award of Excellence is presented annually to a perfusionist who demonstrates that work of excellence which best exemplifies creativity and intellectual honesty in perfusion. This award is presented for excellence in any area such as education, continuing education, research, publication or leadership.

  • The person receiving this award must be active in the field of extracorporeal technology and be a member of AmSECT.
  • No perfusionist may receive this award in two consecutive years.
  • The award consists of a plaque and a check in the amount of $1,000.

AmSECT Perfusionist of the Year

The Perfusionist of the Year Award is presented annually to a perfusionist making significant contributions to the field of extracorporeal technology.

  • The award is presented based on a variety of reasons. Examples include excellence in the field of perfusion or extracurricular activities associated with the field of perfusion.
  • The award recipient must be active in the field of extracorporeal technology and must be a member of AmSECT.
  • No perfusionist may receive this award in two consecutive years.
  • This award is not to be presented for any one specific reason repeatedly, for there are many people in the field of extracorporeal technology making worthy contributions in a variety of areas who deserve recognition.
  • The award consists of a plaque and a check in the amount of $1,000.

Nominations for 2018 Awards are now open!

Nominations for the John H. Gibbon Jr. Award, AmSECT Award of Excellence, and the AmSECT Perfusionist of the Year are now open and will remain open until December 1, 2017. 

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Previous Award Winners

AmSECT Membership Eligibility

An Active Member shall be any perfusionist active in the practice of extracorporeal circulation technology. There are also opportunities to become a Transitional Active Member for those less than a year removed from graduation from an approved accredited training program. Other options include; an Associate Membership, International Membership, Perioperative Blood Management Clinician Membership, and Student Membership.

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