BSACI Medical Scholarships

The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) are generously offering scholarships for medical trainees in the UK to attend the World Allergy Organization (WAO) & BSACI 2022 UK Conference in Edinburgh from 25th-27th April 2022. We are writing to you as the Junior Members’ Representatives for the society.

To increase awareness and interest in Allergy as a specialty, BSACI is offering up to 10 scholarships for 2nd yr. Foundation Programme, Internal Medicine and Paediatric ST1-3 trainees in the UK to attend the WAO & BSACI Conference. We hope you are able to disseminate this information to trainees in your deanery/medical school.

Information about the meeting and scholarships can be found at 

www.wao-bsaci.org/abstracts-and-awards/

Details of the award:

1. Open to all Foundation year 2, Internal Medicine and Paediatric Trainees (up to ST3) with an interest in or considering a career in Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

2. Up to £700 to cover conference fees, hotel accommodation and travel expenses.

3. The application involves supplying a 300-word statement detailing why the applicant would benefit from this scholarship with a supporting letter from their current supervisor. Please also include how you can help increase awareness of the speciality of allergy either within your department or with other trainees after the conference, such as a grand round presentation, a trainee learning event or a department meeting.

4. Abstract submission for the conference is encouraged but is not a requirement.

5. Deadline for submissions is Monday 28th February 2022

6. You will be notified of the outcome of your application on Monday 7th March 2022

Attached is a flyer detailing the scheme and how to apply.

COVID-19 safety measures:

BSACI is working closely with Edinburgh Conference Centre to deliver a safe conference for all on 25th-27th April. To find out about the safety measures for the conference and guidance on travelling to Scotland visit www.wao-bsaci.org/abstracts-and-awards/

If you or any of your colleagues have any questions or require any further information, please contact marie@bsaci.org or on 0207 501 3910.

Best wishes,

Cherry Alviani and Neha Christian

Dr Cherry Alviani

Paediatric Allergy Registrar

University Hospital Southampton

Dr Neha Christian

Adult Allergy Registrar

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Marie Gibbs

Training and Education Coordinator

British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI)

Working days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8am-4pm