Career Awards

Victor Blanchette Award

The Victor Blanchette Award was designed to recognize an outstanding CPTHN member who demonstrates the CPTHN vision by improving the lives of children and families living with inherited and acquired disorders of bleeding.

This award was named in honour of Dr. Victor Blanchette, a leader in treatment of bleeding disorders in children. Victor’s career began in the 1980’s with several prospective multicentre randomized clinical trials evaluating different management strategies in children with newly diagnosed acute ITP. He continued to be a key driving force in childhood ITP but his contributions to inherited and acquired bleeding disorders go far beyond childhood ITP given his seminal contributions to prophylaxis in haemophilia and to spearheading groups involved in developing outcome assessment tools to follow patients with haemophilia. Finally, Victor, along with Maureen Andrew, merged the Platelet and Thrombosis Groups and after Maureen’s tragic death, Victor continued as the driving force behind what is now the CPTHN. Throughout his career Victor has educated, mentored, and befriended many students, residents, and fellows – many of whom today are CPTHN members. Truly Victor has been the father of the CPTHN and as such we would like to honour him with this award.

First awarded in 2017 to Dr. Georges Rivard, the Victor Blanchette Award will be awarded every 2 years by the CPTHN at the annual general meeting.

Victor Blanchette Award Recipients

2022 – Mariana Silva

2019 – Margaret Rand & Sara Israel

2017 – Georges Rivard

Maureen Andrew Award

The Maureen Andrew award was designed to recognize an outstanding CPTHN member who demonstrates the CPTHN vision by improving the lives of children and families living with inherited and acquired disorders of clotting.  The recipient must have shown an ability to embrace the philosophy of Maureen Andrew and her incredible dedication to children with thrombotic disorders.

The award was named in honour of Dr. Maureen Andrew, former leader and pioneer in pediatric thrombotic disorders and founder of the 1-800-NOCLOTS help line. Maureen worked at both the Hospital for Sick Children and McMaster and developed the pediatric hemostasis thrombosis programs at both centers. She was a woman who changed the field and the way physicians practice.  She was a mentor to students, physicians, and nurses wanting to learn about childhood thromboembolism.

The Maureen Andrew Award will be awarded every 2 years by the CPTHN at the annual general meeting.

Maureen Andrew Award Recipients

2023 – Mary Bauman

2021 – Patti Massicotte

2018 – Michele David

2016 – Anthony Chan

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