Maria Machado Memorial Education Program Award

This award is presented in honour of Maria Machado, an outstanding pharmacist who was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident on February 23, 1993. In remembrance, St. Paul’s Hospital Pharmacy Department and the B.C. Branch Council of C.S.H.P. established the award.

Award Description
This award will be given to a B.C. hospital pharmacy department to expand or initiate a patient counseling and/or education program.

All hospital pharmacy departments in British Columbia are eligible for the award provided they have staff pharmacists who are active members of the B.C. Branch C.S.H.P. Deadline for submission is September 30.

Click here for the Award Application Form

Selection Criteria
The CSHP-BC Branch Awards Committee will review each submission based on the following criteria:

  • Patient counseling and/or education program (new or expanded)
  • Patient information materials (handouts, pamphlets, digital tools, etc.) that are clear, concise and innovative.
  • At least one participant is an active member of CSHP-BC Branch
  • Letter of approval from Director of Pharmacy.

Award Presentation
The award will consist of a certificate and a cash award of $250.00. The B.C. Branch C.S.H.P. Awards Committee will reassess this award on a yearly basis.