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The John Gilroy Potts Award is an award made to the author of an article published in a refereed journal, the content of which made a significant contribution to emergency medicine. It is an award made in the pursuit of truth, knowledge, and wisdom by physicians in emergency medicine.

Dr John Potts is a Foundation Fellow of ACEM. In his early career he worked in general practice and in overseas postings with the Federal Department of Health and Immigration.Dr Potts subsequently spent much of his working life developing and enhancing the practice of emergency medicine in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and contributed to the development of emergency medicine as a specialty.

The annual award is presented the recipient at ACEM College Ceremony.