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39th Congress of the Society International of Urology (SIU) | South Africans Athenaeum InterContinental Athens , Greece

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

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ASPEN is proud to fund the conference registration and related travel costs for 1x Urology Consultant and 1x Senior Urology Trainee from South Africa to the 39th Congress of the Society International of Urology (SIU) in Athens, Greece from the 17th - 20th of October 2019.

Join delegates from the worldwide urology community for SIU 2019. The host city of Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world with recorded history going back over 3,400 years. Greece’s history as the birthplace of democracy and home country of Hippocrates, often referred to as the "Father of Medicine", make it the perfect place to hold our forward-looking and innovative yearly Congress.

Make a positive move in your professional development by applying for this highly-anticipated meeting in a must-see metropolis!

Event dates 17 October 2019 to 20 October 2019
Application dates 31 May 2019 to 4 August 2019
Venue Athenaeum InterContinental Athens
Greece
Greece


Qualifying Criteria

An applicant should be a HCP from South Africa that:

  • Is a Senior Urology Trainee AND 
  • Can provide a letter from their Head of Department of Surgery or Division of Urology, confirming his/her position and suitability for the sponsorship AND
  • Can submit a motivation on why he/she should have the sponsorship awarded to him/her.

Post Event Feedback Requirements

1. Present highlights of the congress to an Interdepartmental Academic meeting OR an Interdepartmental National Registrars meeting within 6 months AND

2. Report back on congress highlights and sessions of special interest and relevance to Urology trainees on a digital media platform. Particularly targeting the weekly webinar for Urology registrars.


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
South Africa 2 of 2 scholarships still available Departing JHB, Cape Town, Durban
17 October 2019 at 00:00
Arriving Athens, Greece
17 October 2019 at 00:00

Additional Flight Details
TIMES are not fixed and depends on availability when bookings are made. DATES are fixed. If you prefer different dates you have to inform us on acceptance of the scholarship. Travel includes return flights. Airport transfers in Athens from the airport to the hotel and vice versa is NOT part of the scholarship. Bookings are based on the available scholarship budget.
Departing Athens, Greece
20 October 2019 at 00:00
Arriving JHB, Cape Town, Durban
20 October 2019 at 00:00

Additional Flight Details
TIMES are not fixed and depends on availability when bookings are made. DATES are fixed. If you prefer different dates you have to inform us on acceptance of the scholarship. Travel includes return flights. Airport transfers in Athens from the airport to the hotel and vice versa is NOT part of the scholarship. Bookings are based on the available scholarship budget.


Accommodation Scholarship Available

Accommodation will be booked in a 4 star hotel and includes breakfast only. Lunches will be provided from the conference, but dinner will be for the delegate's own cost and arrangement.



Conference Attendance Scholarship Available

Conference Website:
https://www.siu-urology.org/congress-2019

Programme:
https://www.siu-urology.org/congress-2019/scientific-programme



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, accommodation and return flight tickets. Please note that venue transfers (from the hotel to the conference and vice versa) and airport transfers are NOT part of the scholarship

    Please note that delegate is responsible for his/her own travel insurance and medical insurance and cancellation fees.

    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 ASPEN to successful applicants or service providers under Independent Medical Educations' terms and conditions either.

    Please note that ASPEN is not made aware of which applicants received conference scholarships, due to stringent compliance regulations – please do not make direct contact with ASPEN 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 and arrangement of the applicant.

    Should you have any queries, questions or concerns regarding the process, please contact Mrs Albertina Ngobeni-Potgieter who is the MPC IME Manager at albertinan@ps.studio.

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