AAD Katılım Bursu


Sent on behalf of Dr. DeDee Murrell, Chair, World Congress Education Fund Task Force 

June 21, 2011 
Professor Ertugrul H Aydemir 
Society of Dermatovenereology 

Dear Professor Aydemir: 

It is my pleasure to invite the Society of Dermatovenereology to participate in an international scholarship program for developing countries administered by the World Congress Fund Review Task Force of the American Academy of Dermatology. This scholarship program was established with funds from the 18th World Congress of Dermatology held in New York in 1992. 

At this time, applications are being solicited for attendance scholarships for the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology to be held the 16-20 of March, 2012 in San Diego, California. 

On behalf of the World Congress Fund Review Task Force, I would like to invite you and your colleagues at the Society of Dermatovenereology to direct up to 2 eligible applicants to apply by clicking here. Awardees will receive a complimentary registration for the meeting and one course (fees for these will be waived), and a stipend to be presented at the Annual Meeting. Their Poster Abstract will be electronically displayed at the AAD Annual Meeting, as part of the Technical Exhibit. 

Applicants must be endorsed by their national dermatologic society and attach an official letter of recommendation to their online application (PDF version recommended). Letters of endorsement from Societies must be on official letterhead and signed by officers of the national dermatologic society. Societies may endorse up to 2 eligible dermatologists for this scholarship. 

Applicants must be within three years of completion of their dermatology training at the time of the meeting and must submit a Poster Abstract as part of their application for consideration by the World Congress Fund Review Task Force. Applicants may submit only 1 abstract. The abstract must be in English and must be submitted through the online application. Please note that applicants are required to provide accurate and complete information about all presenters for the abstract. No edits or corrections can be made once the abstract is selected. 

Please note that the scholarship program does not include any specific travel expenses. By applying for the scholarship, applicants indicate that they understand that no travel funds are available and that it will be their responsibility to make their own arrangements and pay for their own travel. Applicants should be aware that hotels can cost up to US$250-US$300 per night and often require a credit card at the time of check-in as insurance against incidental expenses. 

Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible for the scholarship. 

The deadline to submit applications online is the 15th of July, 2011 in order to be considered for the 2012 AAD Annual Meeting. 

Please note that only the national society can submit a nomination letter – local societies or foundations may not submit letters without an accompanying letter from the national society. 

I want to stress that all those who are interested in applying for scholarships must be nominated by their national society and we are asking you advertise this opportunity to any potential candidates. If you are not the appropriate individual from your society, please forward the materials to your society’s current president or secretary. 

In determining nominations, you may use whatever mechanism you choose. However, it is important to note that your nomination does not mean that an award is automatically granted. The World Congress Fund Review Task Force will review all nominations and make selections of awardees based on merit and available funding. 

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Coura Badiane, International Affairs Specialist via email at[email protected]

All applicants will be contacted in August regarding the status of their application. 


DeDee Murrell, MD
Chair, World Congress Education Fund Task Force