Pru Pratten Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award
This Lifetime Achievement Award recognises a member's significant contributions to the profession and the ASA over their entire career.
To be eligible for nomination
- The nominee must be a financial and continuous member of the ASA for a minimum of 15 years
- Nominees cannot have previously received the ASA Sonographer of the Year, Pru Pratten Memorial Award
- Current sitting ASA Board members and ASA staff are not eligible for nomination.
Nominees may also be put forward for the Awards of Excellence in the same year, however separate applications will need to be submitted.
The nomination criteria includes three categories:
Service to the ASA – includes presenting at ASA events, writing for the Sonography journal and being active on ASA committees / branches
Mentoring and training – includes being actively involved in the training of others to more formal positions of Clinical Supervisors or educators
Service to humanity and innovation – includes research, volunteering to outreach communities or the creation of new ways of educating and training sonographers.
You can find the detailed criteria here.
2020 Nominations closed 10 March 2020.
In 2019, the prestigious Pru Pratten Memorial Award was renamed to The Pru Pratten Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of a member's significant contributions to the profession and the ASA over their entire career.
2019 Louise Worley
2018 Anita Bowman
2017 Ilona Lavender and Michelle Pedretti
2016 Kerry Thoirs
2015 Cain Brockley
2014 Jessie Childs
2013 Ann Quinton
2012 Vanessa Pincham
2011 Susan Campbell Westerway
2010 Bonita Anderson
2009 Margaret Condon
2008 Faye Temple
2007 Robyn Tantau
2006 Jane Keating
2005 Shaun O’Regan
2004 Val Gregory
2003 Pru Pratten
2002 Stephen Bird
2001 Jenny Parkes
2000 Marilyn Zelesco
1999 Peter Coombs
1998 Roger Gent
1997 Margo Harkness