The medal will be awarded annually at the IAP annual meeting to a single individual chosen by a panel of their peers. It is awarded in memory of the contribution made by Professor Feely to the discipline of pharmacology. The medal will be awarded in recognition of the role of the successful candidate in the delivery of service to the integrated disciplines of Clinical Therapeutics or Basic Pharmacology through their teaching, research, innovation, mentorship, and /or the delivery of exemplary clinical care to patients. Candidates will normally be active on the island of Ireland , however in exceptional circumstances, international candidates with strong links to the island of Ireland may be considered. The successful candidate will deliver a keynote lecture titled ” The John Feely Lecture”.
- Nominations for the medal will be sought in advance
- Nominations may be received from any member of the IAP and must be seconded by another member of the IAP
- Evidence of agreement to be nominated and attend in person to deliver the lecture and collect the award must be provided before the award is approved by the executive board. However acceptance is not required at the initial step of nomination.
- Nominations must be made through the official form.
- Late nominations and/or those not supported by a member of the IAP will not be accepted.
- Nominations will be reviewed by an Award Committee appointed by the Executive. This committee will comprise of 3 individuals with at least 2 being members of the society. The committee will shortlist applicants and present 2 or 3 candidates to the Executive Board. The Board will then have the final decision.
- It is responsibility of the President of the society to inform the successful candidate regarding the award and to liaise with them to seek their acceptance and to make arrangements for the completion of the award and delivery of the lecture.
- The successful candidate will be drawn from a panel of nominees accompanied by supporting documentation.
- The successful candidate will have demonstrated exemplary achievement , leadership and reputation in advancing the discipline of Pharmacology.
- As the medal recognises career achievements, no awardee may be nominated again.
Advice to Nominators
Nominations are sought for individuals integrity, judgment, and exceptional achievement, whose acceptance of the award would add luster to the Association. Conferring of the award acknowledges an outstanding contribution to scholarship, society, culture and/or civil society. Nominators should explain why each candidate may be considered the best in the particular category. The Executive Committee of the Association , chaired by the president , considers all proposals. The Executive Committee attaches great importance to achieving balance in composition of candidates ( between disciplines, gender, age, nationality, and geographic region)