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EASL aims to support Young Investigators and helps them to attend The International Liver CongressTM by providing bursaries to cover travel and accommodation costs. Scientists with an excellent abstract that is accepted for presentation at the meeting will be considered for support.

EASL offers 2 types of bursaries to the presenting authors only of the best accepted abstracts who are aged 35 or under (as of 1 January) or are still in training.

The application is available during the abstract submission process, to anyone fulfilling the above criteria, without geographical restrictions.

Important deadlines

15 November 2017 Deadline for abstract submission and all above required documents
22 January 2018 Abstracts and bursary notifications
12-15 April 2018 Onsite bursary payments

(bursary payments will be made on the final presentation day)

The presenting authors of the 200 best scored abstracts will be awarded a bursary of EUR 650.00 each. This bursary will be handed out after the congress. In addition, the registration fees to the congress will be waived and all bursary recipients will receive one year’s free EASL membership. The membership credentials will be communicated after the congress.

The abstract submission fee of EUR 52.75  (5.5% VAT included) is not refunded if you are awarded a bursary.

An additional 200 presenting authors will have their registration fees waived. All bursary recipients will receive one year’s free EASL membership. The membership credentials will be communicated after the congress.

The abstract submission fee of EUR 52.75  (5.5% VAT included) is not refunded if you are awarded a bursary.

Bursaries conditions

The payment of the YI bursaries to presenting authors will be processed after after the congress. In order to verify physical presence on-site, poster presenters need to check-in before noon at the poster help desk each day for each poster presentation.

A passport, driving license or other recognised identification document will be requested to verify your identity.

Bursary requests can only be during the abstract submission process via the abstract submission platform. Requests received after abstract submission deadline, 15 November 2017, will not be considered.

The name of the presenting author must match the name of the applicant. EASL will only grant the above-mentioned bursaries to the presenting authors who attest that they are not being sponsored or financially supported by any other source in order to attend The International Liver CongressTM 2018.

One of the following supporting documents must be uploaded in English during the abstract submission process.

  • Proof of age: a clear copy of your ID, passport or driver’s license indicating your date of birth

OR

  • Proof of trainee status: a letter signed by the head of department on the department’s letterhead confirming that you are a trainee

EASL will automatically decline all bursary requests that do not conform to the above terms.
Applications will not be considered if all required documents are not uploaded before the 15 November 2017 (23:59 CET)

If you have difficulties uploading the necessary proofs or any other queries relating to bursaries, please contact ILC.abstracts@easloffice.eu

Congress registration for bursary applicants

Confirmed bursary applicants will receive a personal code to be entered during the registration process in order to benefit from complimentary registration.