BGS Scotland

Trainees

New Trainee Representatives:

The Committee is looking for new trainee representatives, ideally at ST4 level and above.  Prospective candidates are asked to write 150 words outlining why they want the position and what they would bring to the role.  The deadline is 17 November 2017.  Please email applications to mds@bgs.org.uk

 

Upcoming Meetings:

Manchester, 20-21 January 2018: BGS Trainees’ Weekend 2018

 

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

The BGS MDS runs an annual essay competition for medical, nursing and therapy students, with prizes of £500, £300 and £200 for the top 3 essays.

This year the title is: ‘The Parkinson’s you can’t see’.  Word limit 1500.

Submissions by 23 February 2018 via scientificofficer@bgs.org.uk

 

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.