BGS Scotland

Trainees

Upcoming Meetings:

Registration is now open for the BGS Trainees’ Leadership and Management Course 2018 which will  be held 22-23 September 2018, at Etc Venues in Manchester. If you plan on attending, please register as early as possible to ensure you complete the pre –course reading.

 

Essay Competition: The Parkinson’s you can’t see.

The anual essay competition has now closed.  We are reviewing entries and hope to be able to announce the winning essays in June.

 

British Geriatrics Society Movement Disorders Section Travel Grants

General Information

The British Geriatrics Society Movement Disorders Section is offering a limited number of grants of up to £500 to:

  1. Support attendance of meetings in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, by Specialist Registrars, other trainee doctors and allied health professionals, if the applicant’s study leave allowance is unavailable or insufficient to meet expenses to attend such meetings.
  2. To support Specialist Registrars, other trainee doctors and allied health professionals who have been accepted to present work relating to Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders at scientific meetings, where the applicant’s study leave allowance is unavailable or insufficient to meet expenses to attend the meeting and Central BGS office have not already funded the applicant once within the last two years.
  3. In exceptional cases, to support international medical graduates from developing countries (as defined by the World Health Organisation), who have been accepted to present work at Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders Scientific Meetings, where the applicant is unable to raise sufficient finance to meet the expenses to attend the meeting.

Eligibility

  • Where applicants are applying to attend a meeting abroad, the applicants must be a member of the British Geriatrics Society, and depending on their year of training, have attended at least one BGS Scientific Meeting in the last two years.
  • Priority will be given to applicants presenting papers (posters or platform communications).
  • At the discretion of the BGSMDS, travel grants may also be used to help a few International Medical Graduates with insufficient funding to attend and present at meetings in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.

How to Apply

Ensure that you can comply with all the conditions of the award set out in the application form, which can be downloaded here (BGSMDS Travel grant).  Decisions are usually made within five to six weeks. Where possible, applicants should submit their application well in advance of the proposed date of travel. Enquiries and requests for the ‘Applications procedures’ document and Conditions of Award should be directed to Joanna Gough the Scientific Officer at the BGS, scientificofficer@bgs.org.uk or 0207 608 8574.