African Scholarship

Application Deadline Extended - 31 March 2011

Bringing the expertise to Africa to make the EHPBA 2011 a success must have some impact on Africa in general. We have therefore developed an African Scholarship program and have raised funds from a range of sponsors including the South African societies, EHPBA, Donald Gordon Medical Centre and Johnson and Johnson to support this. The marketing and selection process will be driven by PAAS and the logistical support will be provided by Turners Conferences.

We recognize the need to support surgeons and Gastroenterologists at all levels of experience. Some of the African leaders in these fields must be included/ invited. Recipients should be encouraged to submit abstracts to the ASSA/SAGES scientific committee. Those who have abstracts accepted will receive full financial support. All others will receive a significant proportion of their travel, accommodation and registration expenses paid for. Selection panel will consist of the President of ASSA, General Secretary of PAAS and the current President of PAAS. The exact number sponsored will be determined by the money raised for the scholarship.

Applications will be made through the Website and managed by Turners Conferences. Once the scholarships have been awarded, Turners will manage the acceptance process and then through their travel agency organize the travel and accommodation for the recipients. No cash payouts will be made.

Martin Smith Martin Veller
EHPBA 2011 Cape Town 2011

Sponsorship to attend the 2011 EHPBA / ASSA / SAGES meeting Cape Town 12-16th April 2011


Funds are available to support a number of junior and senior surgeons and gastroenterologists from Africa (other than South Africa) who wish to attend the 2011 EHPBA/ASSA/SAGES combined conference in Cape Town. The amount awarded will depend on the number of applicants, but it is intended that this sponsorship will cover a significant proportion of the costs of travel, accommodation and registration. Those applicants who have had abstracts accepted are will be given preference. Although the abstract submission is closed, late submission of abstracts will still be accepted.

How to apply

To apply for sponsorship, please complete the enclosed application form and return it, together with a title and abstract of your talk, as email attachments to Turners before 31st March 2011.

Post-application procedure

  • All applicants will be informed, by email, of the outcome of their application by the 4th of April 2011.
  • Successful applicants must email a copy of their registration form, stating 'African Scholarship' to the Congress Organizers. It should be clearly marked "Attention Gill Slaughter - African Scholarship" and sent to
  • If, for any reason, you are unable to accept the offer, please advise the organisers as soon as possible so that the opportunity may be extended to another qualifying applicant.

Travel and Accommodation

Please take note that you will be responsible for all your own travel arrangements, passport and visa formalities, accommodation and meals other than those included in the official Congress programme. The Congress Farewell Party is not included as it is available at an optional additional cost to all delegates.

Acceptance of your application should not be interpreted as a commitment by the Congress or its organisers to any other financial contribution.