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Barry Sweedler Award – Deadline extended to August 5th, 2014 -14th Annual International Alcohol Interlock Symposium

Barry Sweedler, a friend and colleague to many road safety professionals, passed away in 2009. Barry was a strong supporter of solutions to prevent and reduce alcohol impaired driving, including alcohol ignition interlocks. He was an active attendee at the Annual International Alcohol Interlock Symposia series and supportive of new attendees, new ideas, and perspectives to advance the field.

In honor of Barry's contributions to improve traffic safety, the Barry Sweedler Award will be conferred upon one recipient each year to support their participation in the Alcohol Interlock Symposium. The successful nominee will receive a stipend of $2,000 to support travel and attendance.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible candidates are new to the symposium;
  • Eligible candidates have shown leadership through their work to support, promote, strengthen, expand and/or advance the use and delivery of these devices;
  • Eligible candidates have encouraged cooperation across agencies and built partnerships;
  • Eligible candidates include researchers, practitioners, advocates and professionals working in the field of alcohol ignition interlocks.  
Application Process
To nominate an individual, prepare a brief summary statement describing why the candidate is being nominated for this award and their contribution to the field in relation to stated eligibility criteria. Please submit the abovementioned electronically to Robyn Robertson (robynr(at)tirf(dot)ca) at the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), no later than August 5th, 2014. Information about the nomination process is also available at http://bit.ly/barrysweedleraward

Presentation of Award
The award will be presented in a formal ceremony during the Annual International Alcohol Ignition Interlock Symposium in Washington, D.C. www.interlocksymposium.com   

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