HeFSSA Travel Scholarship 2020
HeFSSA Travel Scholarship 2020
“Enhancing Heart Failure Management in South Africa”
The Executive Committee of HeFSSA has established the HeFSSA Travel Scholarship as part of its contribution towards optimising patient care and to enhance local Heart Failure expertise. We believe that this will expand knowledge and broaden your expertise in heart failure management. We also hope that this experience will help you to develop educational programmes at your medical institution and to share the acquired knowledge with your colleagues.
Two travel grants will be awarded annually. Each grant will cover economy airfare, registration, and accommodation.
Candidates may be a medical practitioner in the public or private sector (i.e. a Cardiologist, Physician, Internal Medicine or Cardiology Fellow or similar) or Researcher (basic scientist in heart failure). Applicants must be paid-up members of the SA Heart and HeFSSA. The Programme/Course/Conference needs to be internationally or locally accredited and focussed on promoting knowledge of Heart Failure. Prior recipients will not be allegeable.
Application can be submitted to the HeFSSA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your contact details and hospital affiliation, qualification, private and or public practice and if you are an RSA citizen (or permanent resident). Provide a motivation as to why the specific program or course has been selected and include the programme of the conference (or URL). HeFSSA office will confirm receipt by return e-mail. Application for this award does not guarantee the applicant will receive the award and no correspondence will be entertained after a decision is made. The applicant will be notified of the outcome of the application within four weeks of receipt. Awards will be made on a first submitted - first considered basis with no more than 2 awards per annum.
Process and Terms
Society will pay economy airfare (most cost- and time effective routing) and accommodation that allow attendance of the academic program and registration. All travel and logistics will be arranged through the society office. The recipient needs to secure a VISA (if required) and make the necessary ground travel arrangements.
Within one month of returning from the conference, the recipient must submit the official CPD Congress Certificate and a substantial evaluation/review/report of the course content. This report can reflect on key lectures and late-breaking trials, as well as other sessions attended, which will impact on your practice including some photos. The purpose of this report is to share knowledge gained that could impact on colleagues’ practices. This report could be included in SA Heart and or HeFSSA Newsletter.
HeFSSA strongly recommends that the recipient create opportunity to give feedback (lecture) at appropriate educational forums to colleagues (please confirm when these take place).
Should the recipient not attend the conference or fail to submit feedback report, HeFSSA reserves the right to request repayment of any monies paid.