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Future Leaders in Preventive Medicine Travel Grant
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The American College of Preventive Medicine is pleased to offer eligible candidates one of twenty $500 travel grants to attend Preventive Medicine 2018 (ACPM's annual meeting). Eligible candidates must be medical students, who are ACPM members, and interested in preventive medicine and public health. Candidates selected to receive a travel grant within the last three years, are not eligible to apply.  The application is now closed.

About this year's meeting:

Preventive Medicine 2018, the annual meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine, is the leading annual gathering of physicians, health professionals, health care organizations, government agencies, and others committed to disease prevention and health promotion. The conference theme is is "Prevention at the Nexus of Health System Transformation." There is a changing landscape in health care delivery systems characterized by a number of transformational changes from the status quo—a shift away from a supply-driven system to demand-driven networks, away from physician-driven care to patient-centered care, from volume of services to value and patient outcomes achieved, and from fragmented health care systems to more integrated health care delivery organizations across the entire community. Transformation is only possible with clear vision, audacious goals, innovation, implementation of new policy and practice with evaluation of the change and engagement of stakeholders at every level. Population Health Competencies and a Preventive Medicine Mindset are fundamental drivers and levers to successful transformation!

Date and Location of Meeting:

May 23-26, 2018

Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Conference Rate: $219 (plus tax)

Eligibility Requirements:

1. Applicants MUST be a current member of ACPM's Medical Student Section.

2. Applicants MUST be currently enrolled in, and attending medical school.

3. Applicants MUST attend the ACPM Preventive Medicine 2018 meeting.

4. Conference (Wednesday-Friday) attendance is required. Attendees must be able to attend required events during the meeting. 

5. Applicants MUST submit their application by April 20, 2018.

Note: Candidates selected to receive a travel grant within the last three years, are not eligible to apply.

Application/Award Process:

The application submission process is now ONLINE! Please complete all sections of the grant application (below), and be sure to upload your resume/CV. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  

Candidates who are selected for a travel grant will receive:

  • One $500 check to reimburse meeting expenses (e.g., airfare, hotel, meals, etc.)
  • One complimentary basic meeting registration (spouse/guest passes are not included)
  • One ticket to the ACPM Awards luncheon(spouse/guest passes are not included)

NOTE: Travel grants are not provided in advance of the Preventive Medicine 2018 meeting. Awardees will be given a code to register for a complimentary basic registration, and receive the travel grant onsite (in the form of a check) at the Preventive Medicine 2018 registration desk.

Disclaimer (please read carefully):

Travelships/Grants will be awarded to twenty candidates for Preventive Medicine 2018. Awardees shall not receive more than one travelship to attend the Preventive Medicine 2018 meeting. Travelships/Grants are awarded at the sole discretion of the American College of Preventive Medicine based on applicant essays, available funding and satisfaction of all eligibility requirements. Candidates selected to receive a travel grant within the last three years of Preventive Medicine 2018, are not eligible to apply.

All decisions shall be considered final, without exception, unless a selectee is unable to attend the Preventive Medicine 2018 or is otherwise found to be ineligible for receipt of the travelship/grant. Failure to complete the travelship/grant application in its entirety shall be cause for immediate disapproval of a candidate's application.

Need Assistance?

Please contact Margaret EG Tran, Program Manager, should you require further assistance.

Need a roommate at PM2018?

Interested in rooming with another student during the meeting? Volunteers from the Medical Student Section are working on a rooming list for students (only) this year. MSS involvement is limited to providing a list of students interested in sharing a room onsite at the annual meeting. 

By completing the "Roommate Request Form", you agree to to assume any liabilities and responsibilities (financial or otherwise), that are associated with this arrangement. Roommates are solely responsible for working together to coordinate all arrangement. ACPM is not responsible for no-shows, and assumes no responsibility or oversight (financial or otherwise) for roommate arrangements.

Complete the request form online. Faxed or mailed forms will not be accepted.

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