The purpose of the CAIR Award is to recognize those who have made significant contributions and provided extraordinary service to the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association and/or the discipline of Interventional Radiology.

  • Service to Interventional Radiology may include teaching, research, clinical investigation, and/or promotion of Interventional Radiology or CAIR. Research must be recognized for quality and consistency by publication in recognized professional journals.
  • Service to CAIR may include outstanding contributions to the CAIR, other medical organizations, and/or government agencies.

The CAIR Award may also recognize individuals who have dedicated their past and present talents to advancing the quality of patient care through the practice of Interventional Radiology, and/or who, by their outstanding achievements, also help to ensure the future of the field.


  • CAIR member in good standing for the past five (5) years
  • Candidates may not nominate themselves
  • CAIR Board members are not eligible during their term of office
  • Individuals will not be considered if they have received an award within the last five (5) years

Nomination Process

Nominations must be submitted via email to luciana.nechita@cairweb.ca, by January 31st, 2023, attention: Nominating Committee, subject: CAIR Award nomination and include the following:

1) Completed nomination information, including:

  • Nominator’s name, affiliation, title, address, phone number, and email.
  • Nominee’s name, affiliation, title, address, phone number, and email.

2) A statement / letter of nomination, not to exceed 500 words, addressing the following areas:

  • Significance of contributions.
  • Quality and impact of contributions.
  • Years (duration) of significant effort.
  • Geographic range of contributions.
  • Resume or CV of nominee.

3) One (1) letter of support (in addition to the nominator’s narrative) from a person familiar with the nominee’s achievements.

Please note the letter of support must be from a person other than the nominator.

Evaluation Criteria

The process of evaluating nominations is:

1) Determination of eligibility for consideration

  • Does the nomination satisfy the guidelines for eligibility?
  • Is the nomination complete?

2) Determination of merit

  • If a candidate is deemed eligible, the merit of their nomination should be evaluated with respect to the narrative, letter of reference, resume/CV, and any additional supporting documentation.

3) Selection: A nominating committee will review the submissions and make recommendations to the CAIR Board for final approval.

  • CAIR is under no obligation to present the award annually.
  • Except under special circumstances, the award will be given to one nominee each year.
  • Only in the event of the demise of the nominee after being selected shall the award be presented posthumously.

Presentation of the Award

The CAIR Board President will present the Award at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Association for Interventional Radiology.