There are two types of Bursary on offer by the trustees of Symposium Mammographicum and applications are invited from members of the diagnostic team to:
- A: Facilitate study either by an observational or clinical attachment in a specialist Training Centre in the United Kingdom over a period of one or two weeks
- B: Facilitate attendance at Symposium Mammographicum 2018 (the conference) to be held at the ACC LIverpool from 8 to 10 July 2018.
In each case applicants must be residing and working outside the United Kingdom and they may only apply for either Bursary A or B.
Bursary A is intended to contribute towards reasonable travelling expenses, accommodation, subsistence and training fees. The amount awarded depends upon the number of successful applicants in any one year and is entirely at the discretion of the trustees. Successful candidates are expected to write a report for the trustees at the completion of the course.
Bursary B is intended to cover the conference registration fee as well as provide a contribution towards overnight accommodation in a hotel for up to 3 nights and an allowance for travel. The maximum amount of the bursary will not exceed £1,650 which includes the registration fee. Successful candidates are expected to write a report for the trustees after the conference.
In both cases proof of purchase of travel tickets and confirmation of hotel or other accommodation booked will be required. In the case of Bursary A proof of training fees will also be required. In both instances the bursary will not be paid into the successful applicant’s bank account until either the course is completed or the conference has taken place. They must therefore be able to provide the necessary funds to support themselves while in the United Kingdom.
The bursary scheme has been running now for several years which has helped clinicians from around the world to further their professional careers as well as spread best practice and clinical approach in this specialised field. The charity has supported health care professionals from Nepal to Nigeria and Australia to Jordan. Click here to read their stories.