Several members of the University College of Osteopathy family were recognised at the 2018 iO Awards on Saturday 13 October.
The annual awards are hosted by the Institute of Osteopathy and have the following categories.
- Principal of the Year
- Associate of the Year
- Research in Practice Award
- Communities of Practice Award
- Practice of the Year
- The President’s Medal
- Rising Stars
Those from the UCO that received awards were:
Professor Stephen Tyreman, awarded The President's Medal for his lifelong work for the profession.
Charles Hunt, Vice-Chancellor of the UCO, was given Honourary Lifetime Membership of the Institute of Osteopathy.
Patricia Sadler, UCO technique tutor received the Associate of the Year award.
Recent UCO graduate Avishag Bar-Zaccay was awarded a Rising Star award.
Charles Hunt said of the evening:
"I was delighted to see the UCO being recognised across so many areas at the iO awards including our staff and students, but was particularly honoured to be able to see my friend and colleague Professor Stephen Tyreman receive a President's Medal for his lifetime contribution to the profession. Stephen has done so much for the UCO and the profession with his work on curriculum development, philosophy and values, all of which have made a huge impact on the way osteopaths work in practice. He has been a great friend and mentor to me throughout my career at the UCO and a more fitting award could not have been made.
"I would also like to thank the iO for honouring me with life membership for the work I have done on behalf of the profession which seems piddling alongside Professor Tyreman’s contributions!"
Congratulations to all the award winners.