Tony Walker, the winner of the APEHRF (David Komesaroff) Best Paper Award has gifted his prize to another conference attendee: Judy Willie. Judy is the first indigenous paramedic in Vanuatu and attended the 2013 conference to extend her knowledge in the field. The prize is a travel award currently worth $4000 and will allow Judy to attend one of the APEHRF reciprocal conferences and present a paper. The reciprocal conferences are held in the UK and the US and the prize includes conference registration, return travel and accommodation costs.
Gary Strong was awarded the door prize, which was a Panasonic Toughpad. Gary has donated his prize to the New Zealand Chapter of PA, to be used for individuals conducting field research.
PA recognises these most gracious gestures from our colleagues.