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Decontaminator of the Year Award

Individuals must nominate themselves for this award.

This award recognizes the author of an outstanding paper on the topic of decontamination. The Decontaminator of the Year Award was established in honor of Anne Cofiell, who served as the IAHCSMM representative to AAMI where she chaired numerous working groups. Cofiell also authored many articles and spoke on Central Service (CS) topics at IAHCSMM conferences and numerous educational programs around the country. She advocated on behalf of the CS profession for the regulation of reuse of single-use devices.

Nominees will be evaluated on a typewritten paper that focuses on the importance of decontamination in the workplace. A curriculum vitae/resume must also be submitted for evaluation. All submissions must be the original, previously unpublished work of the nominee.

The recipient of this award will be recognized during the 2019 Annual Conference and Expo, and will receive an engraved plaque and a monetary award in the amount of $1,000.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Nominee has been an active member of IAHCSMM in good standing for at least one year

Documentation Requirements

  • A paper that demonstrates an understanding of the importance of decontamination in the workplace. Papers must:
    • Be original and previously unpublished. Previously published papers will not be considered;
    • Be presented in essay form;
    • Contain references in standard citation format;
    • Contain a title page with the author's name and contact information;
    • Have numbered pages; and
    • Be typewritten and at least 1,000 words in length.
  • Nominee's curriculum vitae/resume.

Decontaminator of the Year Award Nomination Form

To begin the application process, either pdfClick Here to download the PDF Application or use the online form below.

Individuals must nominate themselves for this award.

Nominee Information


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Deadline: January 15, 2019

Note: All papers become the property of IAHCSMM and cannot be reproduced, published or edited in any form without the written permission of IAHCSMM. Applicant grants permission to IAHCSMM to reprint and distribute this submission.


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