Patient Inclusion Scholarship

ISQua’s annual conferences bring together key thought leaders and experts in healthcare quality and safety.

It is our aim to bring together delegates and speakers from across the world to learn from each other, and to test ideas, research findings and insights. It is our hope that attendees return to their homes to apply new knowledge and skills to the benefit of patients, who are the reason we all do what we do.

ISQua is committed to incorporating the experience of patients, who are experts in living with their condition, within our conference, while ensuring they are neither excluded nor exploited.

To facilitate this ISQua are offering five patients/patient advocates/caregivers free registration (Pre- & Main) to ISQua's 36th International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa from 20th - 23rd October 2019 and a stipend to cover travel and/or accommodation costs.

Application Process:
The call for applications opens on 28th February 2019 and closes on 17th April 2019.

The scholarship covers:
• Registration fees for the Conference
• A stipend to assist with travel and accommodation costs, the amount of the stipend will be established by ISQua and the successful applicants will be informed of this stipend by email. 

Applicants are required to:
• Complete an on-line application form which will require details of the applicant’s education and career to date as well as a written submission of no more than 300 words on the potential benefit to their work and region from participation at the ISQua Conference
• When scholars have been chosen, all applicants will be notified via an e-mail on the status of their application.
• Successful applicants will be given 10 working days to accept the offer. If the applicant does not reply within the 10 working days the scholarship will be allocated to another applicant.
• Applicants will be required to organise and cover the cost of all their own visas. 

Terms and Conditions

The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) is responsible for offering this scholarship.

Any scholarship offered is non-transferable

The scholarship cannot be deferred

Monetary payment cannot be made in lieu of participation in the conference

ISQua reserves the right to reject an application or terminate an awarded scholarship if the information submitted by the applicant is found to be false

In the event of any dispute ISQua’s decision is final

If you are awarded the scholarship you will be required to travel to the ISQua conference in Cape Town, 20th - 23rd October 2019. If you are unable to travel, for any reason, any funds paid out by ISQua must be repaid in full. 

If you are awarded the scholarship you will be required to take part in sessions at the conference which will be assigned by ISQua, including possible panel sessions, Q&A sessions, plenary sessions, debate sessions etc. 

The deadline for applications is April 17th. No applications will be accepted after this date.

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* 1. I agree to the above Terms and Conditions. 

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* 2. Please provide your contact information:

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* 3. Social Media Profiles (please provide links to all applicable)

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* 4. Did you submit an abstract for ISQua 2019?

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* 5. If yes, was your abstract accepted for presentation/poster display/ePoster?

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* 6. Please state if you are applying for this scholarship as: