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PACES Lifetime Achievement Award- Criteria & Nomination Process

The PACES Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes long-standing excellence in leadership, innovation, research and commitment to patient care in children and congenital heart disease patients with cardiac rhythm disturbances.


Attributes and Criteria


Competition for this annual Award is open to active or retired care providers who have demonstrated a sustained dedication to the field of pediatric and congenital cardiac rhythm disturbance management. Nominees should exemplify one or more of the following criteria in the field of arrhythmia management in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients:

  • exceptional leadership and vision
  • extraordinary commitment to teaching and training
  • personification of excellence and service as a role model
  • excellence in research and scholarship leading to notable advances
  • career-long contributions resulting in a significant and lasting impact


The Nomination Process


Each nomination package should contain:


  1. A nomination letter from a PACES member that includes the name and contact information of the nominee and summarizes the candidate’s accomplishments relevant to the Award;
  2. Two letters of support that identify specific examples of contributions made by the candidate, which qualify him or her for the These letters of support need not be from PACES members;
    • Candidates can be from any country of practice and are not required to be PACES members.


The nomination packet should be addressed to the PACES Executive Committee and must be received by January 31 to be considered for that calendar year. Nominations will be considered for 3 years. The nomination packet should be sent electronically to the current PACES President via email.


The Award will be presented at PACES’s annual meeting