INDIANAPOLIS -- Those who know a physician who is an active volunteer in the community are urged to consider nominating them for the 2009 Indiana State Medical Association's (ISMA) Physician Community Service Award.
The annual award honors an Indiana physician for outstanding volunteer activities based on civic, cultural, social or economic contributions to the community.
The award will be presented during ISMA's annual convention Sept. 25-27, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Indianapolis.
To be eligible, physicians must:
* Be licensed within the state of Indiana,
* Be living,
* Not have received the award previously, and
* Have an outstanding record of community service, which apart from his/her specific identification as a physician reflects well on the profession.
Physicians who have been nominated previously, but have not received the award, may be re-nominated.
All nominations will be reviewed by an ISMA physician committee.
The recipient and the group or individual who nominated the recipient will be notified of the date and time the award will be presented.
The deadline for nominations is June 12. Nomination forms may be accessed at www.ismanet.org/news/convention/index/ht... or by calling ISMA at 1-800-257-4762 or 1-317-261-2060.