The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s IAHPC Traveling Scholarships, to support their travel to the 5th International Public Health and Palliative Care conference in Ottawa Canada on September 17-20, 2017.
As per the criteria for applications, preference was given to applicants who are active members of the IAHPC, living and working in countries that are classified as lower, lower-middle or upper-middle income categories, working full time in palliative care and who have a poster or oral presentation accepted by the congress organizers.
In total, 32 applications were received from individuals living in a wide range of countries with different backgrounds and professions, including physicians, nurse, psychologists and other disciplines. The committee was pleased with the high quality of applications and was unable to sponsor more applicants due to the limited funding available.
We would like to thank all those who applied, and for their interest in both the IAHPC and Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and congratulate all of them for their hard work advancing hospice and palliative care in their countries.
The final list of the 13 grantees selected by the IAHPC are:
Nezamuddin Ahmad, MD Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nasur Buyinza, MD Kampala, Uganda
Aliki Karapliagkou, PhD Bradford, United Kingdom
Andrii Kuchma, MD Vyshneve, Ukraine
Abhishek Kumar, MD Thiruvananthpuram, India
Victoria Ludovick, MD Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Camilo Meneses Cortex, MD Santiago, Chile
Diane Mukasahaha, RN Kigali, Rwanda
Layth Yahya Ibrahim Mula-Hussiain, MD Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
Olanrewaju Onigbogi, MD Lagos, Nigeria
Roberta Ortiz, MD Managua, Nicaragua
Beverley Sebastian, MPH Harrare, Zimbabwe
Jean Claude Tayari, MPH Kigali, Rwanda
The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) is pleased to announce it will provide:
- Ten (10) scholarships to support the travel of palliative care workers to attend the 5th International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference. The conference will take place in Ottawa Canada on September 17-20, 2017.
Deadline to submit a scholarship application for 5th International Public Health and Palliative Care conference is May 15, 2017.
Results will be announced by early July.
Applicants from all disciplines are welcome. In order to apply for a traveling scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have not received grants from IAHPC in the past 3 years
- Be current IAHPC members. If you wish to apply and are not an IAHPC member, you may join by clicking here.
Preference will be given to applicants:
- Living in Lower, Lower-Middle and Upper-Middle income categories as per the World Bank income classification data. See here.
- Applicants who have been IAHPC active members for two or more consecutive years.
- Actively working in palliative care.
- Graduated less than 10 years ago from specialty or medical school
- Have an accepted abstract for poster / oral presentation. Proof of acceptance of the poster will be required.
Winners of the scholarships can apply the scholarship funds to off-set the cost of their travel and accommodations.
More detailed information about the application process and the online form are available at the IAHPC website here.
If you need information on how to apply please contact Genevieve Napier, IAHPC Manager of Programs and Projects at firstname.lastname@example.org.