Travel Awards

Travel awards will be available for trainees (graduate or medical students, postdoctoral fellows and medical residents) to attend the conference. The amount and number will depend upon our success in fundraising, but our goal is to give a minimum of 10 awards at $1,000 USD.

Application process: To be considered, you

  1. Must submit an abstract by the May 15th deadline (see guidelines here) by emailing to and cc.
  2. Indicate in the email that you would like to be considered for a Trainee Travel Award
  3. Attach a letter from your advisor/supervisor supporting your application for the Travel Award and attesting that they will support travel expenses not covered by the travel award.

We also have travel awards earmarked for trainees from the African continent using funds that were remaining from the meeting in South Africa. For more information, please contact Sharon Donovan