World Congress 2020 Travel Awards

The SCTC will be funding travel awards to support young investigators and trainees to attend the 6th Systemic Sclerosis World Congress, 5th - 7th March 2020, Prague. Please note the closing date for abstracts for the World Congress is 23rd September 2019.  

Travel awards will cover the congress fee (sponsored by the World Scleroderma Foundation) + up to 1000 USD to cover travel and accommodation. In exceptional circumstances consideration may be given to a higher level of funding for awardees with high travel costs.

Applications will be judged on the basis of the following:

  1. A personal statement of up to 400 words. This should include a description of what the applicant would  gain from attending the World Congress, in terms of career development and acquisition of knowledge and skills.
  2. A  copy of the abstract submitted to the World Congress (this can be a case report). If the applicant is submitting more than one abstract then s/he should select one for consideration of a travel award.
  3. A supporting letter from the supervisor.

Applicants send these three documents by 30th September to admin@sclerodermaclinicaltrials.org

AWARDEES OF 2019 SCTC TRAVEL AWARDS 16th International Workshop on Scleroderma Research, Cambridge

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Kimberly Showalter:
Histologic Features Correlate with the Modified Rodnan Skin Score, Serum Inflammatory Markers, and Patient Reported Outcomes in Patients with Early, Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis

Andreea Bujor:
Periostin as a novel marker of heart involvement in scleroderma

Silvia Bellando Randone:
The very early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis (VEDOSS) project: predictors to develop definite disease from an international multicentre study

Victoria Flower:
Assessment of the Repeatability and Convergent Validity with Dermal Collagen of High Frequency Ultrasound in Systemic Sclerosis

Emily Mirizio:
Defining the transcriptional profile of the skin in pediatric localized scleroderma (LS)

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