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IPA Distinguished Service Awards

Every two years during each IPA Congress, IPA recognizes those who have provided extraordinary service and contributions to geriatric mental health in three distinct categories: the field of psychogeriatrics, congress host country (this year – The Netherlands), and the IPA organization. For IPA, there is no greater honor. For this reason, the IPA Board of Directors submits the nominations and makes the selection, with one exception – service to host country. For this award, the IPA Board of Directors generally solicits nominations from key figures within the congress host country. The congress host country award represents IPA’s ongoing commitment to the development of psychogeriatrics around the world. This award is viewed as yet another opportunity to recognize and enhance care in a particular country or region.

Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics
With this Award, IPA recognizes colleagues who have provided extraordinary service to the field of Psychogeriatrics. Recipients have demonstrated inspiration, leadership, vision, ethics, innovation, organizational development and motivation in areas of Psychogeriatrics which include service delivery, advocacy/public policy, training, multidisciplinary care, community care, research, scholarly activities, writing, etc.

Service to Congress Host Country
With this Award, IPA recognizes people who have provided extraordinary service in the area of psychogeriatrics to the Congress host country. Recipients have demonstrated inspiration, leadership, vision, ethics, innovation, organizational development and motivation in areas of Psychogeriatrics which include service delivery, advocacy/public policy, training, multidisciplinary care, community care, research, scholarly activities, writing, etc.

Service to the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA)
IPA appreciates and recognizes those exemplary professionals who have devoted their leadership and catalyzing efforts to the service of IPA. The Service to IPA Award is presented to colleagues who have been, or are currently, extremely important to the growth and development of the IPA organization. These are leaders whose contributions go above and beyond in their creative energy to guide the path of the organization in a variety of ways.

Recipients

2013

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics

Nori Graham, United Kingdom

For many years, Dr. Nori Graham was the head of old age psychiatry at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Many of her trainees are now leaders in the field of Psychogeriatrics in the United Kingdom. Dr. Graham has been an excellent clinician and role model for many. During her career, she participated in research, especially the Gospel Oak Study, and has published “Alzheimer’s at your Fingertips”, now in its third edition.

Dr. Graham has displayed wisdom, creativity, innovation and leadership in the dementia movement in the United Kingdom and internationally. She was chairman of Alzheimer’s Disease Society UK for several years and of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) for six years. She established the Friends of ADI which raises money for Alzheimer’s associations in developing countries. She has selflessly visited many countries, especially in the developing world to advocate public policy, train clinicians, and promote the development of local Alzheimer’s associations.

Although now retired, Dr. Graham is engaged in charitable activities with nursing homes and age concerns in the United Kingdom.

Distinguished Service to the Congress Host Country

Dong-Il Kwak, Byung Hoon Oh, Jung Ho Lee, Korea
These distinguished gentlemen are grandfathers of the Korean Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (KAGP). Professor Kwak served as founding President and Professors Lee and Oh served as Presidents. They are regarded as mentors of young physicians/investigators who specialize in geriatric psychiatry in Korea. They contributed to hosting the 2004 IPA Regional Meeting in Seoul and this IPA 2013 International Congress. Professor Oh has also served on the IPA Board of Directors.

Distinguished Service to IPA

Masatoshi Takeda, Japan

With a warm and diplomatic style, Professor Takeda has been one of the most outstanding contributors to IPA - as a leader of an IPA Affiliate, chair of the 2007 IPA International Congress (Osaka), member and secretary of the IPA Board of Directors and finally, 2009-2011 IPA President.

Through his inspiring leadership as a meeting organizer, he convened the silver jubilee congress in Osaka in 2007. The 2007 International Congress was the most successful conference in IPA’s history with record numbers of delegates and sponsors.

Professor Takeda has also been a leader in building IPA’s community of professionals around the world by championing IPA within Japan. He has fostered a model of collaboration between IPA and the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society (JPS) which has become the model of interaction between IPA and its sister organizations around the world. This has also included the translation of IPA publications into Japanese.

2011

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics

Martin Prince, United Kingdom

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics in the Congress Host Country
Marlies Veldhuijzen van Zanten-Hyllner, The Netherlands
Thea Heeren, The Netherlands

Distinguished Service to IPA
Helen Fung-kum Chiu, Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China

2009

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics
Henry Brodaty, Australia

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics in the Congress Host Country
David Conn, Canada
J. Kenneth Le Clair, Canada
Nathan Herrmann, Canada

Distinguished Service to IPA
David Ames, Australia
Joel Sadavoy, Canada

2007

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics
Siegfried Kanowski, Germany

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics in the Congress Host Country
Kazuo Hasegawa, Japan
Shunsaku Hirai, Japan
Masaaki Matsushita, Japan
Tsuyoshi Nishimura, Japan

Distinguished Service to IPA
Jacobo Mintzer, United States

2005

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics
Lars Gustafson, Sweden
Dilip Jeste, United States
Bengt Winblad, Sweden

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics in the Congress Host Country
Her Majesty, Queen Silvia, Sweden
Astrid Norberg, Sweden

Distinguished Service to IPA
Alistair Burns, United Kingdom

2003

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics
Ewald “Bud” Busse, United States
David Jolley, England, United Kingdom.

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics in the Congress Host Country
Gene Cohen, United States
Barry Lebowitz, United States.

Distinguished Service to IPA
Edmond Chiu, Australia

2001

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics
Carl Eisdorfer, United States
Raymond Levy, England

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics in the Congress Host Country
Jean-Marie Leger, Limoges, France

Distinguished Service to IPA
Barry Reisberg, United States

1999

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics
Tom Arie, United Kingdom
Kazuo Hasegawa, Japan
Jean Wertheimer, Switzerland

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics in the Congress Host Country
Joel Sadavoy, Canada
Ken Shulman, Canada

Distinguished Service to IPA
Sanford Finkel, United States

1995

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics
Herbert Bower, Australia
Lissy Jarvik, United States
Felix Post, United Kingdom
Sir Martin Roth, United Kingdom

1993

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics
Manfred Bergener, Germany
Gösta Bucht, Sweden
Kazuo Hasegawa, Japan

1989

Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics
Manfred Bergener, Germany
Sanford I. Finkel, United States
Zior Kaneko, Japan
Naotake Shinfuku, Japan








 

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