Also this year the ERA-EDTA has decided to give up to 90 travel grants to attend the Amsterdam Congress to the best rated abstracts in the various categories.
The Presenting Authors must be 40 years old, or younger, by December 31, 2014.
All awardees will receive:
a) Free congress membership;
b) A grant for EUR 500.00, except for the Presenting Authors of the best abstracts of each category whose grant will be of EUR 1,000.00.
The Presenting Authors of the two best abstracts of each category, independently of age, will also receive a diploma. For details on how to apply, please refer to the abstract submission website.
“ASQ” helps young abstract authors attend the 51st ERA-EDTA Congress
Over 7600 delegates coming from 127 countries attended the 2013 ERA-EDTA Congress, held in Istanbul on May 18-21 2013, and took advantage of a high quality and varied programme which incorporated the latest developments and ideas in basic, translational and clinical science.
Shortly after the meeting, ERA-EDTA circulated an electronic congress feedback questionnaire aimed at collecting impressions, suggestions and remarks related to this event.
Not only the results of the survey provided the Association with very useful information aimed at improving the quality and the organization future congresses, but the completion of the questionnaire was also linked to a very important initiative, named Altruistic Support by Questionnaire (ASQ), that helps young doctors living in developing countries to attend the ERA-EDTA Congress in Amsterdam next year!
Considered the number of completed feedback questionnaires, during the last meeting held in Würzburg, the ERA-EDTA Council decided to offer 4 grants to the presenting authors (younger than 45) of accepted abstracts coming from countries where the GDP is less than USD 10,000 a year.
The grant consists in a flat fee (calculated considering the country of residence of the winner) that is meant to cover travelling, board and living costs. Each grant also includes a free registration for the 51st ERA-EDTA Congress in Amsterdam.
The selection of the winners will be performed by the Chairman of the Paper Selection Committee taking into consideration the following parameters: quality of the abstract, age of the presenting author, GDP of the country of residence and equal geographical distribution of the grants.
We warmly invite young doctors, especially those living in disadvantaged areas, to submit an abstract for the upcoming ERA-EDTA Congress in Amsterdam.
Deadline for abstract submitting is January 24, 2014.
The Paper Selection Committee has selected the best abstracts submitted to this year’s congress.
Click here for the list of the 8 best abstracts submitted by young authors, who will receive a travel grant of EUR 1000, free congress registration and a diploma.
Click here for the list of the best abstracts submitted by young authors, who will receive a travel grant of EUR 500, free congress registration and a certificate.
Click here for the list of the 8 best abstracts, whose authors will receive a diploma.
Click here for the list of the winners of the ASQ travel grants. They will receive a flat fee that is meant to cover travelling and accommodation costs, free congress registration and a certificate.