Congratulations to Professor Fergus Cameron who has been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Contribution Award from Diabetes Victoria!
The award recognises someone who has made a substantial and meaningful contribution by supporting, empowering or campaigning for people affected by or at risk of diabetes in Victoria.
Prof Cameron’s award is credit to his work in a number of areas including advocating on issues with the government, facilitating diabetes camps, undertaking research and servicing the Clinical Advisory Board for Diabetes Victoria. It was Prof Cameron who made the initial phone call that resulted in the RCH joining forces with Diabetes Victoria to start the Diabetes Camps Victoria consortium, which runs camps for kids living with diabetes. He has also been undertaking research into the impact of diabetes on the developing brain, which has gained an international profile.
Prof Cameron said receiving the award was unexpected.
“I am honoured to be listed among that list of previous recipients, some of whom are colleagues and personal mentors of mine,” he said.
“Diabetes care is all about team work and this award was really in recognition of our teamwork in advocacy, school support, diabetes camps and our research into the impacts of diabetes on neurodevelopment.”
The award was presented at the Diabetes Victoria Annual General Meeting this week.