ISMPP Professional Excellence Awards

The awards program was established to honor the work and dedication of members who have a proven track record of excellence and achievement in the medical publications and communications profession. Award nominations are collected through peer submissions and reviewed by the Professional Excellence Awards Selection Committee. The awards are given out yearly at the ISMPP Annual Meeting.

Award Descriptions and Winners

The inaugural ISMPP Professional Excellence Awards Reception was held April 25, 2023 at the 19th Annual Meeting of ISMPP in Washington, DC. It is held every year during the annual meeting. 
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ISMPP Lifetime Achievement Award

The ISMPP Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award ISMPP can bestow on one of its members. It may be presented to a current member of ISMPP or emeritus member who has made notable and significant contributions with distinguished achievement to the Society, helping advance the medical publication and communication profession.

2024 - Karen Mittleman
2024 - Al Weigel
2024 - Karen Woolley
2023 - Yvonne Yarker

President's Award

The President's Award recognizes an ISMPP member who has distinguished themselves as “gamechangers” or “transformational” in their service to the Society. 

2024 - Catherine Skobe
2023 - Dawn Lobban

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award may be presented to ISMPP members with no more than five years of experience in the profession who have demonstrated significant contributions to medical publication and communication. It is meant to recognize “future leaders” within the Society.  

2024 - Mithi Ahmed-Richards
2023 - Simon Stones

Outstanding Committee Member Award

The Outstanding Committee Member Award recognizes individuals who have served, or are serving, on an ISMPP Committee(s) and/or Task Force(s) and recognizes the outstanding efforts and work the individual has put forth.

2024 - Ann Gordon
2023 - Sonia Schweers

CMPP Award

The CMPP Award is designed to recognize a current ISMPP CMPP™ that best exemplifies the roles and responsibilities of a CMPP. The award encompasses the commitment to ethical and transparent data dissemination standards and leadership in upholding and fostering integrity and excellence in medical publications. 

2024 - Megan Weigel
2023 - Dana Fox

Founding Members Award

The Founding Members Award was a special award given out at the 20th Annual Meeting of ISMPP in acknowledgement to the founding members who helped form the Society which 20 years later has grown to more than 2600 members internationally. 

2024 - Carolyn Clark
2024 - Robert Norris
2024 - Laurence Hirsch