IAHPC announces ten Traveling Scholarships to EAPC 2019 in Berlin

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The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) is pleased to announce it will provide ten Traveling Scholarships to support the travel of palliative care workers to attend the 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) in Berlin, Germany from  23-25 May, 2019. The deadline to apply is 31 December 2018 and results will be announced near the end of January 2019.

About the congress

The congress “Global Palliative Care — Shaping the future” will explore how palliative care fits with the current global health agenda and will provide delegates with a unique opportunity to network and meet with colleagues, clinicians, caregivers, researchers, volunteers and educators in palliative care from across the globe to exchange knowledge, to celebrate diversity and richness, make new links, new collaborations and develop projects during the time spent together. More than 3000 participants are expected to attend the congress.

For the first time at an EAPC congress, there will be a Children’s Palliative Care Seminar on Thursday 24 May 2019. Those working, or with an interest in paediatric palliative care are invited to submit abstracts specifically for this part of the programme. Abstract submission is still open and will close on 31 October 2018. To submit an abstract, click here.

Apply for a scholarship

Applicants from all disciplines are welcome to apply, but must meet the following criteria:

  • Be current IAHPC members. To apply for membership of the IAHPC, click here.
  • Be current members of IAHPC at the time of the 16th World Congress of the EAPC.

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Have not received grants from IAHPC in the past 3 years.
  • Have been IAHPC active members for two or more consecutive years.
  • Whose institution is an IAHPC active member. To see a list of institutional members click here.
  • Are living in Lower, Lower-Middle and Upper-Middle income categories as per the World Bank income classification data. To see click here.
  • Are dedicated full-time to palliative care in their current work.
  • Graduated less than 10 years ago from university.
  • Have an accepted abstract for poster/oral presentation. Proof of acceptance will be required.
  • Describe in their applications long term goals which lead to improvements in any or all of the following areas: service provision; education; availability of and access to medicines; and public policy

This programme offers funding for travel and registration only, applicants will need to secure funding from other sources to cover additional expenses.

More detailed information about the application process and the online form are available on the IAHPC website.

Should you need information on how to apply, please email Genevieve Napier, IAHPC Programs Officer at gnapier@iahpc.com