Oscarz is the Cutting Edge awards dinner.

Dapaanz members are passionate about making a difference for individuals, whānau and communities; dapaanz is passionate about making a difference for our members. The Cutting Edge awards dinner is a great opportunity to acknowledge and honour excellence and innovation in addiction treatment practice and research. Awards were presented by dapaanz and Matua Rai. 

dapaanz Excellence Contribution to Addiction Practice award

Dapaanz is committed to fostering excellence in addiction practice so that people affected by addiction can achieve recovery and a fulfilled life.

There are some outstanding New Zealanders who contribute to the recovery of those affected by addiction in multiple ways. Research, science, and policy when translated into clinical practice, make a considerable contribution to the service-user experience. Also, health and allied health professionals and people in the community, who walk alongside the person on their recovery journey, all contribute to achieving the best possible outcomes for people with addiction.

The ‘dapaanz Excellence Contribution to Addiction Practice award’ will be awarded to a person who has made a significant contribution to improving outcomes for people affected by addiction.

Criteria
This award is open to individuals who have contributed to improving client outcomes through best practice in the addiction field. The award is not open to organisations.  Applications close 14 August.

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dapaanz Excellence in Peer Support award

Dapaanz is committed to fostering excellence in addiction practice so that people affected by addiction are supported to recover in the way that works best for them. There are many people with lived experience who are working to improve outcomes for New Zealanders affected by addiction. The ‘dapaanz Excellence in Peer Support Award’ will be awarded to a person (not an organization), working in a peer support or consumer role who has made a significant contribution to improving outcomes for people effected by addiction.

Criteria
This award is open to all peer support/consumers who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of addiction practice.

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dapaanz Newcomer award

Newcomers to the sector often bring fresh insight and energy, yet are rarely acknowledged for their contributions. The dapaanz Newcomer award trophy acknowledges excellence for those new to addiction practice. Any dapaanz member who has been in the addiction sector for two years or less can be nominated.

The criteria for nominees to meet to be eligible for the award are:

  • Demonstrates Leadership
  • Demonstrates Innovation
  • Contributes in a positive way to the Team/Work

 As part of the nomination process you will be asked to provide details and examples as to how the nominee has meet the criteria above.  Applications close 1 August. 

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dapaanz Best Abstract award

The five abstracts that score the highest in: educational value; relevance to theme; quality of content; and application to practice will be reviewed by the Abstract Selection

Panel against the following criteria.

  • New or innovative thinking
  • Solution-focused
  • Likely to enhance practice
  • Person / family focused
  • Culturally inclusive 

The Best Abstract Award Trophy will go to the abstract writer(s) based on these two sets of criteria.

dapaanz Best Poster award

Dapaanz makes an annual award for the best poster contribution to clinical practice. This year the conference attendees get to vote for the best poster.

 

Matua Raḵi New and Emerging Researchers award

In encouraging the emerging addiction research workforce and recognising  the value of evidence into practice, Matua Rai is pleased to support the New and Emerging Researcher Award. This $500 cash award will be presented for an oral or poster presentation at Cutting Edge carried out by an individual or group who have undertaken a research initiative

Matua Raḵi Workforce Innovation award

This award seeks to showcase innovations in work practices that contribute to improving workplace wellbeing and staff engagement. This initiative focuses national attention on addiction treatment organisations and services engaged in best workforce practices. Matua Rai’s desire is to promote better jobs for our workforce resulting in better services and outcomes for tāngata whai ora.

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