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The award is not given on a regular schedule, but only as individuals are nominated. This award was named the Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2004 ACVR Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada in honor of the first recipient, Dr. Myron (Mike) Bernstein.

Nomination of Potential Awardees:

The nomination must be made in writing by an Active ACVR Diplomate and must include:

  • Letter of nomination from the sponsoring ACVR Diplomate
  • A summary of the contributions of the individual relative to the ACVR. This information will be posted on the ACVR web site if the nominee is awarded
  • Two letters of support from additional ACVR Diplomates

Such nomination must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format with copies to the ACVR Administration, Executive Director, and the ACVR President at least 45 days prior to an Executive Council Meeting.

Selection of Award Winners:

Winners of the Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award must have 3/4 affirmative vote by the ACVR Council.

Presentation of the Bernstein Award:

The ACVR President will present the Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. If the nomination is made at the year-end Executive Council meeting, the award will be presented the following year. The original award was a Waterford Crystal Clock engraved with the following:

 

The Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented to

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For Outstanding Contributions to the ACVR

 

Listing on the ACVR Web Site:

All winners of the Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award will be posted on the ACVR web site. This site will contain a summary of the contributions of the winners to the ACVR along with his/her picture.  Previous Recipients listed HERE