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ERS INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS 2019 (SINGAPORE) IFEMA , Madrid , Spain

This initiative is made possible due to the generous funding of:

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GSK is proud to fund the conference attendance and related travel costs for 3x Singaporean Healthcare Professionals that are Respiratory Physicians or Respiratory Consultants to the ERS International Congress 2019 that will be held in Madrid, Spain from 28 September - 2 October 2019. 

ERS is the biggest congress in respiratory medicine, it is a forum to get updated with the latest studies in the field, to meet peers and key opinion leaders, to enjoy the many educational sessions and to be part of this exciting and productive atmosphere, in a great congress centre and an historic and alluring city.

Don't miss out and APPLY now!

Event dates 28 September 2019 to 2 October 2019
Application dates 15 February 2019 to 28 April 2019
Venue IFEMA
Madrid
Spain
Spain


Qualifying Criteria

An applicant should be a Singaporean Healthcare Professional who:

  • Is a Respiratory Physician (that works in the private or public sector) OR
  • Is a Respiratory Consultant (that works in the private or public sector) AND 
  • Have been authors on publications relevant to asthma and COPD OR 
  • Is an oral or abstract presenter at the congress or have otherwise actively participated in original research or scientific work that is being presented AND
  • Is willing to share learning to the community at large or peers after the congress

Post Event Knowledge Transfer

  • CPD/CME Workshop

    Initiate knowledge transfer by presenting information that you acquired while attending the conference at a CPD/CME Workshop. You will be required to obtain an attendance register signed by all attendees and upload it to the MPC system to serve as evidence of knowledge transfer.

  • Publish in a Medical Journal

    Initiate knowledge transfer by writing an article that is published in a medical journal. The subject matter of the article should be based on information that you obtained while attending the conference. You will be required to upload a copy of the article to the MPC system to serve as evidence of knowledge transfer.

  • Post in the MPC Knowledge Share Database

    Initiate knowledge transfer by writing an article and post it on the MPC Knowledge Share database for access by registered users to serve as evidence of knowledge transfer. The subject matter of the article should be based on information that you obtained while attending the conference.


Scholarships Available

Travel Scholarship Available

Medical Scholarships are available for qualifying professionals practicing or working in the countries listed below. The corresponding is included in the Scholarship.

      Flight Details to Scholarship Flight Details after Scholarship
Singapore 3 of 3 scholarships still available Departing Singapore
27 September 2019 at 00:00
Arriving Spain
27 September 2019 at 00:00

Additional Flight Details
Travel includes return flights as well as airport transfers in Spain from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Please note that departure and arrival TIMES are not fixed yet. This will only be done when actual bookings are made for successful delegates. Flight DATES, however, are fixed, if you prefer different dates, the additional costs (accommodation) will be for your own cost and you need to inform us on the day you accept the scholarship as we immediately start with bookings. Flight bookings are made based on the scholarship budget available to us.
Departing Spain
3 October 2019 at 00:00
Arriving Singapore
3 October 2019 at 00:00

Additional Flight Details
Travel includes return flights as well as airport transfers in Spain from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Please note that departure and arrival TIMES are not fixed yet. This will only be done when actual bookings are made for successful delegates. Flight DATES, however, are fixed, if you prefer different dates, the additional costs (accommodation) will be for your own cost and you need to inform us on the day you accept the scholarship as we immediately start with bookings. Flight bookings are made based on the scholarship budget available to us.


Accommodation Scholarship Available

Accommodation will be booked in a 3 or 4 star hotel and includes breakfast only. Lunch, if not included in the registration fee at the conference, and dinner is for the delegate's own cost and arrangement.



Conference Attendance Scholarship Available

Welcome from the Congress Chairs: 

Welcome to Madrid 2019! We are delighted to welcome friends and colleagues to our home city of Madrid for the ERS International Congress 2019.

Madrid is not only the capital of Spain – it is also the leading economic, cultural, industrial, educational and technological centre of the Iberian peninsula. Located in the centre of Spain, it has a well-developed transport network and a great hotel infrastructure which makes it the ideal venue for the Congress.

No city on earth is more alive than Madrid, the city that never sleeps. It is a beguiling place whose sheer energy carries a simple message: this city really knows how to live.

With a history dating back to the ninth century, it gains importance from the 16th, when it became the capital of Spain. This long history can be traced through its historical architecture, from medieval mansions and royal palaces to the unimagined angles of Spanish contemporary architecture, from the sober brickwork and slate spires of Madrid baroque, to the extravagant confections of the belle époque. 

We must also mention the official site of the Royal National Academy of Medicine, whose Chairs represent outstanding figures of Spanish medicine, such as the Nobel Prize winner Ramón y Cajal and the great humanistic Gregorio Marañón.Few cities boast an artistic pedigree quite as pure as Madrid's: many art lovers return to it. For centuries, Spanish royals showered praise and riches upon the finest artists of the day, from home-grown talents such as Goya and Velázquez to Flemish and Italian greats. Masterpieces by these and other Spanish painters such as Picasso, Dalí and Miró now adorn the walls of the city's world-class museums.

Rising above the humble claims of its local cuisine, Madrid has evolved into one of the richest culinary capitals of Europe. The city has wholeheartedly embraced all the creativity and innovation of Spain's gastronomic revolution. But this acceptance of the new is wedded to a passion for the enduring traditions of Spanish cooking, for the conviviality of the eating experience and for showcasing the infinite variety of food from every Spanish region.

Once again, the Congress programme will cover key topics in respiratory medicine from across the spectrum of 8 disease areas, including TB, lung cancer, chronic and acute respiratory failure, sleep breathing disorders, interstitial lung diseases, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, COPD and asthma, amongst others. We are set to deliver the best advances in both science and education, and will specifically highlight the importance of vaccination, smoking cessation, rehabilitation and clean air.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ERS International Congress where we will continue our mission to promote lung health and drive standards in respiratory medicine, in close partnership with national societies, patient organisations, and various institutions all over Europe and beyond.

Congress Chair: Prof Pilar de Lucas
Congress Co-Chair: Prof Carlos A. Jimenez-Ruiz

Conference website: https://erscongress.org/ 



Terms and Conditions

  1. Travel

    1. MPC will make all flight bookings.

    2. MPC reserves the right to book the most economical flights on the carrier of MPC's choice.

    3. MPC reserves the right to recover any additional costs from the scholar, where costs have been incurred for the following reasons:

      • Flights are missed and re-booking fees are charged.

      • Flight times are changed after booking confirmations and fees are charged.

      • If flights, accommodation bookings, vehicle rentals and related activities are cancelled and cancellation fees are charged.

  2. Accommodation

    1. In all cases, a 4 star hotel or guesthouse equivalent will be used.

    2. With regards to official travel, MPC will only cover room rates and will not refund the following personal costs, including but not limited to:

      • Telephone costs

      • Mini bar / Alcoholic beverages

      • Entertainment

      • Laundry

  3. Post Event Knowledge Transfer

    Successful applicants are expected to give back to their medical community by sharing the information they obtained while attending the conference. Evidence of Post Event Knowledge Transfer needs to be supplied to MPC within 6 months of attendance of the conference. Please refer to the "Post Event Knowledge Transfer" section for approved Knowledge Transfer methods.

  4. Event Specific Terms and Conditions

    Scholarship includes conference registration fees, return flight tickets, accommodation and airport transfers (from the conference venue to the airport and vice versa). It does not include dinner or additional workshops at the conference. 

    No payments, whether in cash or cash equivalents, will be made to a successful applicant – all scholarship related costs will be paid directly to the service provider by MPC.

    No payments may be made by GSK to successful applicants or service providers under Independent Medical Educations' terms and conditions either.

    Please note that GSK are not made aware of which applicants received conference scholarships, due to stringent compliance regulations – please do not make direct contact with GSK regarding any aspect of the scholarship.

    The scholarship does not include the cost of acquiring a Passport or Visa. All costs related to Passports and Visas are for the cost of the applicant.

    Should you have any queries, questions or concerns regarding the process, please contact Miss Albertina Ngobeni who is the IME Project Manager at albertinan@mpconsulting.co.za.

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