IHPBA 2020 Travel Grant Application
As part of our mission to support education and research in HPB surgery, IHPBA and the IHPBA Foundation will provide up to 30 travel grants for young surgeons from underserved regions to attend the 14th IHPBA World Congress. The grant package will also include attendance at one of the Postgraduate Courses on 21 September. These grants are intended to support individuals who are committed to research and the improvement of services in their own regions and only candidates who meet the eligibility and qualifying criteria should apply.
Be an IHPBA member, under the age of 40 before 20 September 2020 or within the first 5 years of qualifying as a specialist surgeon.
Practice in a low-resource country -
for list of eligible countries. Priority will be given to applicants in group A countries but abstract presenters from group B countries can also apply.
Spend 50% of working time in a medical school, teaching hospital or government agency.
Be able to present an oral communication, poster or video in English if your submitted abstract is accepted.
Be available to attend the full scientific programme of the Congress (21-24 September 2020).
Have or be able to obtain the required documents for travel to Australia.
Before proceeding, please ensure that you have the following documents available to upload. Applications will not be validated without the following information:-
letter of recommendation
from the chair of your department, programme director or president of your IHPBA chapter. The letter must confirm that each of the eligibility criteria has been met prior to application.
written statement from the applicant
explaining why you are applying and the potential benefits for you if you attend.
on or before the submission deadline date of 21 January 2020. You are requested to provide the abstract reference number. To submit an abstract, please visit the
IHPBA Membership number
Successful applicants will be notified after 21 April 2020.