VvE Achievement Award

From 2014 the VvE has issued an annual VvE Achievement Award to acknowledge big achievements made in epidemiology and to honour those who made important contributions to the field. The selection is up to the organizing committee of the WEON and nominations are endorsed by the board. There are no strict criteria other than that all Board members should agree that the person awarded indeed made important contributions to epidemiology as a science. The Award consists of a small statue of an owl, made of bronze.