Gain an insight into our 2022 Travel Grantees and their work.
To support education and research in under-served regions of the world, ISUOG offers Travel Grants at each of its World Congresses. Travel Grant applicants are abstract submitters working in under-served regions of the world, and successful recipients are selected by the Scientific Committee. ISUOG was delighted to have had the following Travel Grantees join us in London for the ISUOG World Congress 2022.
Watch the Roving Reporter interview from the 2022 Congress with president Tom Bourne, CEO Johan Vos and two of our travel grant awardees:
Read more about the travel grantees who featured in the above interview:
Abstract title: Ultrasound OBGYN Teaching in 67 Clinics & Hospitals in Haiti: 2019-2021
Alicia was born in Cuba and became a physician in Venezuela from where she emigrated to the USA as a political refugee. She studied OBGYN sonography at the Université Paris V in Paris, France. Ultrasound was introduced to her on her GYN residency. “It was instant love for the technology, I was able to see inside the human body! Everyday I’m still amazed of how the technology has evolved” she states.
Since emigrating to the USA, she has been teaching and working as a sonographer. What gives her the most is to teach physicians and medical personnel from middle and low income countries. Alicia has taught ultrasound technology all around the world: in 2008 in Tanzania, 2014 in Bali, 2015 in the Philippines, 2016 & 2017 in Guatemala, Nepal 2017 and Haiti from 2019 to 2022.
Abstract title: A rare case of a complete tubal abortion
Eglantina Dema is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist in Albania. For 8 years, she worked part-time in at the Kruja Hospital Emergency Department (24h services) as a general doctor. This was in her free time, once or twice a week. For about 4 years she was a medical consultant at a factory, helping workers who fell ill. From 2012 to 2015, she worked as a doctor in the Child Consultation Clinic at the Kruja Health Center. She is currently completing a clinical observership in Reproductive Medicine in University Hospital of Vienna. Eglantina is also the author of many abstracts which have been published and/or presented in international conferences and congresses.
September 2021 - present: Lecturer at Aleksander Xhuvani University, Elbasan
January 2020 - present: Obstetrician and Gynecologist at the Xhafer Kongoli Regional Hospital , Elbasan.
December 2020 - present: Part-time Obstetrician and Gynecologist at the American Hospital, Tirana, Albania.
December 2019 - Present: Part-time Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist at the German Hospital, Tirana, Albania.
August - December 2020: Part-time Obstetrician and Gynecologist (with a focus on fertility and transvaginal ultrasound) at the Sante Plus Hospital, Tirana, Albania.
January - March 2020: fellowship at Imperial College London in Onco-Gynecology
"I am Eglantina Dema, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist from Albania. I applied for the ISUOG 2022 travel grant with my abstract titled "A case report of a complete tubal abortion". Fortunately I was one of the winners of this grant for the ISUOG World Congress 2022. I want to thank ISUOG so much for this great opportunity given to me. ISUOG World Congress is the biggest Congress in the world for Obstetric and Gynecologic ultrasonography and it is a big dream for every Obstetrician and Gynecologist to participate in the Congress. It is very difficult for a young Obstetrician and Gynecologist from a developing country like Albania to cover all the expenses of the ISUOG World Congress. I am so happy and appreciative that ISUOG offers Travel Grants at each of its World Congresses to support education and research in under-served regions of the world. This helps us to meet colleagues all over the world and to feel equal to them sharing knowledge, opinions and contacts with them. I enjoyed the ISUOG World Congress 2022 in London so much. I heard and learned so many things there that will help me crucially in my daily practice. I will share with my colleagues the information provided there. I want to thank so much my ISUOG contact, Iona, because she was so polite and helpful explaining everything related to my travel in detail making everything easier. Thank you so much!"