To support education and research in underserved regions of the world, ISUOG makes available up to 6 travel grants for researchers to attend the World Congress.

The grant will support up to 6 individuals who are committed to research and improvement of services in their own regions and only candidates who meet the eligibility and qualifying criteria should apply.

Eligibility

  • Holds a postgraduate degree in obstetrics and/or gynecology or is engaged in imaging in obstetrics and gynecology
  • Has been in practice for three years or more as a specialist or trainee
  • Practices in a low-resource country - click here for list of eligible countries
  • Spends 50% of working time in a medical school, teaching hospital or government agency
  • Can communicate fluently in English
  • Can present an oral communication or poster if your submitted abstract is accepted
  • Can attend the full scientific programme of the Congress (17-21 October 2020)
  • Eligible for a visa to Germany
 

Qualifying criteria

  • A letter of recommendation in English from the Chair of your department or government/project Director. The letter must confirm that each of the eligibility criteria has been met prior to application
  • A written statement from the applicant in English explaining why you are applying and the potential benefits for you if you attend
  • An abstract must be submitted on or before the deadline date of Wednesday 1 April 2020 for consideration in the program and accepted for presentation
  • Please note priority will be given to new applicants who apply
 

Administration of the grant

  • ISUOG will book the applicant economy return air travel and travel insurance from the applicant’s country up to the value of £800. Travel will be booked through ISUOG’s appointed travel agent
  • Up to 4 nights’ accommodation will be provided by ISUOG for the applicant in Glasgow between the dates 17-21 October 2020
  • Complimentary registration to attend the Congress will be provided
  • A per diem of GBP £40 per day will be provided to the applicant for the duration of the Congress (between 17-21 October 2020). This will be given onsite at the registration desk upon arrival in Glasgow
  • The application of the travel visa to Glasgow if required is the responsibility of the applicant. ISUOG will issue the applicant with a visa invitation letter to facilitate this process.
 

How to apply

  • When you submit your abstract you will be able to apply for the travel grant and upload the required documents
  • If you are submitting more than one abstract you only need to upload the documents once
 

Testimonials from our 2019 Travel Grant winners

"I was privileged to be among the six travel grant winners for the congress this year for which I am very grateful and I say a very big THANK YOU to the organizers. The congress afforded me the opportunity of meeting face to face some researchers whom I have read about either by reading their books or articles.  

The sessions I enjoyed most were on fetal anomaly screening in first trimester, which I intend to research more about in my practice. Also the simplified way of teaching mid-trimester anomaly ultrasound using the 20+2 approach was intriguing.

The sessions on ISUOG Basic training practical curriculum were also very impactful sessions, which helps on how to impact knowledge on trainees.

I really enjoyed the congress party which was one of my benefits as a travel grant winner.

 I look forward to a more exciting congress in Glasgow come 2020"

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"I take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for enabling me to attend the 29th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Berlin from October 12-16, 2019 as a travel grant winner. This was an academic feast for me with a platter of various obstetric and gynecological imaging talks. Attending the oral presentations and going through the large number of e-posters gave me an insight to the research being done worldwide. I thoroughly enjoyed the masterclasses especially the ones on cortical development, fetal brain which also left me wondering about the remarkable effort put by the speakers to bring together their work from two different places in one lecture. I learnt many new things and feel a little more knowledgeable. It is such continuing education which enables us to improve our practice and provide better patient care. Well, I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and the hospitality. And yes, the table tennis boards were a great idea to keep the accompanying person busy.

I would love to attend the world congress every year and also recommend the same for those practicing obstetric and gynecological imaging. ISUOG rocks!!"

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"It's was a great honour to attend world's 29th ISUOG in Berlin, a great city, with warm welcoming hosts and event organizers. I was intrigued by the well-researched abstract presentation that is relevant to clinical practice. Great evidence based oral presentation and ample opportunity to interact and form learning partnerships with our hospitals. Great discussions, live scans and workshops that were available.

At the end of the conference, I definitely knew I must and will attend the next conference in Glasgow to see what new knowledge I can get and moreso to share the knowledge and research."

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"This year Congress was fantastic! I experienced that this was great Congress ever seen and also my first ISUOG congress in which I participated. The congress was well organized! The presentations were amazing. I learnt a lot: detecting congenial anomalies lie features of trisomy 21, four chamber view in detection of cardiac anomalies, diagnosing endometriosis using ultrasound. The most thing I learnt is how to do research in ultrasound. I presented also in this congress my research on IOTA use by Rwandan OBGYN residents. I can recommend to anyone to join next ISUOG congress and myself."

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" It was a prodigious privilege of mine to have received the Travel Grant from the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology enabling me to introduce myself on behalf of my Institute begins in the pristine milieu of the ISUOG. I considered the 29th world congress of ISUOG as a platform where I could get updates from the best experts across the globe and fetch the current international standards to be implemented at our regional practice of clinical imaging, management. I am really grateful to the ISUOG team for giving the chance to interact with practitioners from multiple disciplines across the globe coming to Berlin. I was looked forward to interact with practitioners from multiple disciplines across the globe coming to Berlin with a purposed aim of enriching my research ideas and then convey those to my disciples, who really are interested to put their effort for the purpose of uplifting the current standards of our local research. I had attended so many conferences throughout my career, this was the best conference I have been able to attend and it far exceeded my expectations."

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