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Strauss and Katz World Congress Fund Scholarship

The AAD's World Congress Fund Review Task Force offers attendance scholarships to dermatologists from developing countries to encourage their participation at  AAD Annual Meetings. The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held March 4-8 in Washington, D.C. .

The scholarship includes a stipend, complimentary registration for the meeting and one educational session, and an invitation to a dinner with AAD leadership on Thursday, March 3. Selected abstracts will be displayed electronically at the AAD meeting and featured in the World Congress Fund Poster Abstract Book. 

The World Congress Task Force has awarded more than 360 scholarships to dermatologists from 48 countries since 2006.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Only nationals of developing countries are eligible.
  • Apply as a resident in dermatology or apply within three years of completing dermatology residency training at the time of the meeting. The goal of the Poster Exhibit Scholarship Program is to bring young dermatologists, including those still in training, to the AAD Annual Meeting for educational and networking opportunities.
  • Be endorsed by a national dermatologic society. A signed letter of endorsement from the society is required to be attached to the online application and must be in Adobe Acrobat portable document format (PDF).
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have never attended AAD meetings.
  • Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible.
  • No deferrals permitted. Eligible applicants may reapply the following year if unable to accept scholarship.
  • View a sample Letter of Recommendation.

Applications for 2016 will open on May 1, 2015.

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