ANZSPM celebrates our Honorary Life Members. Honorary Life Membership is the highest honour bestowed by ANZSPM and is awarded very rately. Members are awarded Honorary Life Members by nomination, and the Award is made at the complete discretion of Council.
Awarded in 2021 for his selfless contribution to the Society and the Specialty, both as a founding member of ANZSPM and in his capacity as Chair of the Australian Chapter of Palliative Medicine 2015-2016. You have been a constant and valued contributor to our Conferences and education and training programs. YDouglas continues to support the Society and the growth of palliative medicine as a clinical specialty.
Awarded in 2021 for Dr Cairns' very significant contributions to palliative medicine practice, training and education particularly in regional and remote settings and in research and its translation. Dr Cairns was a founding member of ANZSPM and his dedication to the field of palliative medicine has touched the lives of many health professionals and patients alike.
Awarded in 2021 for his many contributions to ANZSPM and in the wide-ranging advisory roles he has played across his thirty year career as a palliative medicine physician. Professor MacLeod has been a constant and valued contributor to ANZSPM Conferences and education and training programs and he has played a significant leadership role in curriculum development and training in New Zealand. He has continued to support the Society and the growth of palliative medicine as a clinical specialty in his role as Advisor to Hospice New Zealand and through his editorial and textbook authorship roles.
Awarded in 2011 for his significant contributions to palliative care, tropical and preventive medicine and to ANZSPM. Professor Maddocks was Senior Australian of the Year in 2013.
Awarded in 2009 for his founding role in ANZSPM in 1992 and his many contributions to ANZSPM and to the Specialty thereafter. Professor Ravenscroft was President of ANZSPM 1994-1998 and Chairman of the ANZSPM Therapeutics Committee from 1993 to 1999. He was instrumental in setting up the Palliative Care Medications Working Group which reported to government; and in setting up the Chapter of Palliative Medicine within the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. His contributions to recognition of the Specialty through formal training and education were especially significant.
Awarded in 2016 for her significant role in developing palliative care services in Western Australia, and in founding and heading the Asia Pacific Hospice Network. Dr Shaw's pioneering and ongoing work in palliative care spanning more than three decades also saw her supporting service development in Singapore and in 16 other Asian countries, teaching and contributing to the establishment of palliative care in widely diverse cultural and economic circumstances.