AMSTERDAM

25-28 SEP 2024

AMSTERDAM

25-28 SEPTEMBER 2024

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The Scholarships offered by EADV

The EADV Honours and Awards Committee, under the chairpersonship of Prof. Asja Prohic, offers scholarships consisting of complimentary registration, a travel stipend of 1000 EUR and a one-year EADV membership for the 2025 calendar year.

EADV Scholarships are only assigned to those participants travelling to Amsterdam to attend the Congress in person.

Applications closed on 17 April 2024

Michael Hornstein Memorial Scholarship

EADV will offer this scholarship to one selected applicant from each Central, Eastern, Western & Northern European country.

John Stratigos Memorial Scholarship

EADV will offer this scholarship to one selected applicant from each Southern European & Mediterranean country.

Imrich Sarkany non-European Memorial Scholarship

EADV will offer this scholarship to a maximum of thirty (30) young dermato-venereologists from non-European countries (1 selected applicant from each country)

In case of doubts on the Scholarship you need to apply for (according to your working country), please consult this list or contact scholarship@eadv.org

IMPORTANT: Only complete applications filled in according to the requested format will be considered by the Honours and Awards Committee. Applications submitted for the wrong scholarship or that are incomplete and/or not filled in properly will be automatically rejected. We advise that applicants do not wait until the last day to submit the application as the whole procedure and eventual reviews require time to be finalised.

Mandatory criteria

  • Must be a Resident/Trainee OR a Specialist in Dermatology and/or Venereology OR a Scientist in the related field
    (Scientists are required to reach a minimum of 25 points to be eligible, while the other two categories are required a minimum of 5 points)
  • Must be under 40 years of age (at the time of the application)
  • Must not have previously received one of the above EADV Scholarships or the EADV-AAD Grant, nor have been awarded any other EADV Grant for 2024
  • Must have adequate knowledge of the English language
  • Will be expected to prepare a brief report at the conclusion of their experience

Required documentation (in English)

  • The Scholarship Application Form completed online
  • A short CV (not more than 3 pages)
  • A list of publications written as explained in the document “How to prepare my publications list” available here. Please download the relevant list of publications template from here.
    IMPORTANT: a new scoring system applies. Please, ensure your list of publications has been prepared/updated accordingly before uploading it.
  • A letter of support (endorsing the application) on official headed paper, written, signed, and stamped either by the training director or head of department
  • A confirmation of professional status, one of the below:
    • A current copy in English of the applicant’s training certificate indicating the start and end date 
    • OR The original copy in English (or certified translation) of the applicant’s specialist certificate 
    • OR A confirmation of current engagement in full-time research/PhD studies in Dermatology and/or Venereology and/or Cutaneous Biology related subjects
  • A copy of ID (i.e. identity card, passport)

IMPORTANT: Only complete applications filled in according to the requested format will be considered by the Honours and Awards Committee. Applications submitted for the wrong scholarship or that are incomplete and/or not filled in properly will be automatically rejected. We advise that applicants do not wait until the last day to submit the application as the whole procedure and eventual reviews require time to be finalised.

Scoring system

Evaluation of EADV Scholarship applications is made based on an objective assessment of the applicant’s scientific activities.

Points are given according to the following system:

Typology of publication1st or last author (Number of points)Any other place in the authors’ list (Number of points)
Paper published in a journal indexed in PubMed2010
Book or chapter published by an international publisher168
Paper published in a journal NOT indexed in PubMed105
Book or chapter published by a national publisher84
Poster or oral presentation presented in an international congress20
Poster or oral presentation presented in a national congress10

To be eligible to apply:

  • Trainee or certified specialist in Dermatology and/or Venereology: A minimum of 5 points are required.
  • PhD Students or Scientists already holding a PhD degree in Dermatology and/or Venereology and/or Cutaneous Biology-related sciences: A minimum of 25 points are required.

IMPORTANT: Only complete applications filled in according to the requested format will be considered by the Honours and Awards Committee. Applications submitted for the wrong scholarship or that are incomplete and/or not filled in properly will be automatically rejected. We advise that applicants do not wait until the last day to submit the application as the whole procedure and eventual reviews require time to be finalised.

Applications closed on 17 April 2024

To apply, you need to access the MyEADV platform and navigate to the Opportunities / Scholarships section. If you already have a profile, log-in with your EADV credentials (email address + password).
If you don’t have yet a profile, you will be required to create it.

Submit your application by 17 April 2024 – 23:59 CEST

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL DEFINITION

Important note to Healthcare and Non-Healthcare Professionals

Access to the different areas and sessions of the Congress depends on the status. Please read the description below to ensure you/your delegates comply with the regulations in place.
EADV Members are not designated as Healthcare Professionals by default. Please attribute the correct status (HCP or Non-HCP) during registration.

Definition

A multidisciplinary audience will attend the EADV Congress, and the EADV will assign different classes to healthcare professionals (HCP) and non-Healthcare Professionals (non-HCP) to ensure compliance with these regulations.

Chapter 3 of the Dutch CGR code defines HCPs as follows:
3.1 In the purpose of this Code of Conduct, the following terms shall bear the following meaning:
healthcare professionals: persons qualified to prescribe or supply prescription-only medicinal products.

Further explanation is provided in The General information about organising scientific meetings and Frequently Asked Questions from the CGR (Dutch Foundation for the Code for Pharmaceutical Advertising (to be referred to as the general information document from here on out) (20170214 CGR informatie congresorganisaties), where it states (at section 2 a, page 2) that: In the Netherlands the group of healthcare professionals comprises: physicians, physicians who are being trained to become a specialist (‘artsen in opleiding’), pharmacists, pharmacist’s assistants, obstetricians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and specialised nurses.

Dutch Nurses, in Particular

It further clarifies that:
… “Specialised nurses (limited to the lung, diabetes and oncology areas) only have independent prescription authority if they have completed a specific training programme for this purpose. The completion of this training is entered in the BIG register and so can be checked by anyone. This means that all of the other healthcare providers, such as regular nurses, dieticians, dental hygienists or supportive GP practitioners (‘praktijkondersteuners’), are not healthcare professionals and so – just like patients – belong to the ‘general public’. This group will be referred to below as ‘non-healthcare professionals’.
In terms of specialised nurses, the explanatory notes to the CGR code (20200701 Explanatory Notes CGR per 20200701) provide a specific list to be taken into consideration:

“3.1.d Definition of “healthcare professional”
…. pharmacist’s assistants and nurses with the additional BIG registrations:
Specialised nurses (gespecialiseerd verpleegkundigen):

  • Diabetes nurses
  • Pulmonary care nurses
  • Oncology nurses

Specialised nurses may only be considered as healthcare professionals if their BIG registration states that they have prescription authority. ….
Nurse specialists (NS) (verpleegkundig specialisten):

  • NS providing general healthcare
  • NS providing mental healthcare

Residents

Lastly, the explanatory notes state (at page 3) that:
Physicians in training to become a specialist (artsen in opleiding) are also considered as healthcare professionals within the meaning of the Code of Conduct. Medical students are not considered healthcare professional (see Newsletter 2006/4).

Other Categories

The general information document (sections 2d and e, page 3) goes on to clarify that industry employees and specialised journalists can be exposed to promotional content. Yet patients, patient representatives, and regular press or specialised journalists who target the general public will still be considered non-HCPs and should not be exposed to promotional content.
STUDENTS are NOT considered as Healthcare Professionals under the current
guidelines and will be automatically classified as NON-HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS.

Industry sessions

Satellite Symposia and Industry Hub Sessions presenting data on the development, research, or other issues related to prescription medicine is restricted to Healthcare Professionals and Industry Participants as indicated by the Industry Session Organizer. All promotional materials and marketing aids related to these industry sessions should be strictly limited to HCPs. Industry Session organisers can limit participation to certain representative groups independently from the EADV recommendations if deemed imperative to achieving the session’s intended purpose. The organising company reserves the right to refuse single categories, particularly if they are not adequately related to the session’s objective and purpose.

The industry session organiser is responsible for compliance with the session.