Standards Development Award
Awarded to up to five people annually for major contribution(s) to the development or revision of a specific AAMI standard or international (ISO or IEC) standard under development by an international committee or subcommittee administered by AAMI, or for ongoing contribution(s) or service towards notable advances in standards development. Chairs of the originating committee for a standard are invited to consider nominating any major contributors to the efforts for recognition by AAMI. A public call for nominations also will be issued. Staff nominations (if any) are considered at the discretion of the selection committee. Selection is by the AAMI Standards Board. Awardees receive a plaque that is presented at the AAMI Annual Meeting or other appropriate meeting.
- Marked leadership and/or unusually productive service that has enhanced the prestige, standing or interests of, a particular AAMI-administered national or international technical committee(s).
- Outstanding contributions in the areas of research or testing, leading to new or revised standards.
- Development of an educational product or program or publication (book, article, blogs, etc) that benefits the work of an AAMI or ISO/IEC technical committee.
Nominations Must Include
- Completed and signed nomination form
- Three letters of support for the nominee that detail the individuals’ involvement and service.
- Letters should be thorough and persuasive.
- CV or Resume
Submit your nomination here. Deadline for submissions is
January 11, 2021 EXTENDED! January 18, 2021. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ralph Basile,Vice President of Marketing and Regulatory Affairs, Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. Recognized for work resulting in TIR12:2020, Designing, testing, and labeling medical devices intended for processing by health care facilities: A guide for device manufacturers. This revamped document serves as an easy-to-understand reference document for manufacturers, ensuring instructions for use (IFUs) are clear for end-users, ensuring patient safety. This effort to standardize better IFUs directly resulted from the efforts of Basile and his colleagues to bring device manufacturers and frustrated health technology managers together, bridging a divide in information and understanding.
- David Osborn, Senior Manager, Global Regulations and Standards, Philips, recognized for work with the ISO TC121 /SC3 working group. David’s practical understanding of software, alarms, human factors, risk management, and much more have proved invaluable to the group and they work towards creating internationally recognized standards for medical devices. The scope of Osborn’s work tends to apply to “all medical devices.” Most recently, David’s efforts have turned towards COVID-19, helping the AAMI COVID-19 Response Team author several crucial consensus reports guiding the design and labeling of emergency use ventilators, resuscitators, and CPAP/BiPAP equipment.
- Joan Spear, consultant, Ambassador for the United States and Canada, Instrument Reprocessing Working Group (AKI)Recognized for work with several AAMI sterilization and device processing working groups. Having worked in both manufacturing and as a nurse, Spear is recognized as someone who can approach a problem clinically and scientifically. She has participated in many discussions regarding medical device sterilization standardization and proved a key contributor during the design of AAMI TIR12:2020. Spear is currently helping to author AAMI ST98, Cleaning validation of health care products -- Requirements for development and validation of a cleaning process for medical devices.