Symposium Mammographicum offers three types of bursary:
To facilitate study by an observational or clinical attachment in a specialist training centre in the United Kingdom over a period of one or two weeks.
To facilitate attendance at the Symposium Mammographicum biennial conference. Invitations are welcome for the next event, which is scheduled to take place at the Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate from 7 to 9 February 2021 (deferred from the 21 to 23 June 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic).
To facilitate travel to countries with less well-developed breast screening and imaging services than the UK, to deliver education or consultancy to support the development of such services.
For more information and eligibility to apply, please click on the criteria below.
In all 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. The bursaries 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 closing date for bursaries with regard to the 2021 conference is 1 September 2020. The charity has received a high degree of interest during 2019/20. As funding is a limited all applications will be considered at the September 2020 meeting of the Trustees to ensure all applications can be considered as fairly as possible. Applications for the 2021 conference received after the 1 September 2020 will not be considered. However, applications will be welcome for the 2022 event – the closing for which will be 25 November 2021.
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, Gaza to Australia and Kenya to Jordan. Click here to read their stories..