The International Section has for several years offered the International Section Prize, consisting of a US$1,500 cash award to assist a physician from an emerging market country or a physician-in-training (residents and fellows) in attending AOHC conferences. We recognize that the prize amount is probably insufficient to fund an international trip, but the award should help to reduce the financial barriers to international participation. Since the prize is intended to support not only engagement in, but contribution to, OEM practice, applicants must have had a presentation or poster session already accepted for the next AOHC.
The International Section Prize is intended to be needs-driven, so the selection committee will be seeking candidates whose AOHC travel is not already covered by their employer or academic institution. In addition, the selection committee will be seeking candidates whose AOHC presentation or poster session is focused on OEM in an international setting, or, at least, involves OEM learning that can be readily re-applied globally.
Although applicants may be notified of the acceptance of their 2020 AOHC presentations earlier, applicants will not be notified of the acceptance of their 2020 AOHC poster sessions until mid-February 2020, so the deadline for International Section Prize applications is February 21, 2020.
The simplified application process consists of completing the following form, by February 21, 2020, with following attached information:
Documentation of the acceptance of their presentation or poster session at the 2020 AOHC, including a copy of the abstract of the presentation/poster session.
A statement from their employer or academic institution that their travel expenses for attending the 2020 AOHC are not fully covered by their institution.
The prize winner will be notified as soon as the International Section Prize Selection Committee has completed its review of all applications. Questions regarding the prize and its application process may be directed to Chair of the International Section Prize Selection Committee, Leslie Yee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the 2020 AOHC are due by 11:59 PM CST on February 21, 2020.