The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is a panel with a three-award-year term which searches year-round for instances of significant achievement in medicine and public health that benefit mankind substantially. Its members then focus on the key individual or individuals responsible for the achievement and encourage appropriate parties to nominate them for the award. The advisory committee meets each January, June, and August, and, in the last session, shortlists the nominees.
This list is then submitted to the International Award Committee, together with a summary of each candidate’s accomplishments in October. The SAC members are either Thai scientists or high-ranking public-health technocrats. The panel is supported by a full-time secretariat.