WABIP Visiting Scholar Travel Grant
PURPOSE: To expand the practice of Interventional Pulmonology and Disease Management in a developing country.

ELIGIBILITY: A WABIP member who is able to affect change in his or her country.

WHAT IS COVERED: The WABIP will cover airfare and other travel expenses as well as part of lodging expenses (depending on submitted budgets) for the scholar with existing plans for a specific training location and one-on-one mentorship with a known expert. Plans should also include a follow-up with the scholar upon the scholar's return to his or her country.

REQUIREMENTS: The candidate must: 1) send us the completed application form, 2) provide a letter of endorsement from his/her institution, detailing the need of training by the institution, and 3) provide a detailed travel itinerary with budget items.

Examples of training include: (a) EBUS training to begin an EBUS practice in a university hospital as part of a new national lung cancer management program, (b) Thoracoscopy and Thoracic Ultrasound training as part of building a national thoracic ultrasound teaching program improving pleural disease management, (c) Bronchoscopy Cryobiopsy training in order to initiate a university-based cryobiopsy practice and develop a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients with interstitial lung disease.

The deadline for receiving this application is December 14, 2018.

OUTCOME MEASURES: The selected candidate must submit a report immediately after training and another report one year after implementation of changes in his or her country. Recognition: An article about the visiting scholar will be placed in the WABIP Newsletter, on the WABIP website, and the scholar will be acknowledged at the WABIP World Congress.

SELECTION: The society will be selected by vote of the WABIP Executive Board.


WABIP Society Visiting Professor Travel Grant
PURPOSE: In order to help educate members of a developing country's bronchology society in bronchology and interventional pulmonology.

ELIGIBILITY: The candidate must be a member society of the WABIP representing physicians from a developing country (as defined by the current World Bank’s Low Income Economies and Lower-Middle Income Economies classifications -- Reference). Applications should be submitted by the President of the society, the Congress President, or other members of the society's leadership.

WHAT IS COVERED: The WABIP will pay airfare and travel expenses for one speaker/member of the WABIP to attend and teach at the country's congress. Such speaker/member shall be determined by the Executive Board, in consideration of the needs of the candidate. The society must agree to cover all hotel and meal requirements for the WABIP Visiting Professor.

REQUIREMENTS: The candidate/society must: 1) send us this completed application form no less than six months prior to the congress date, and 2) send the agenda for the congress with a list of confirmed speakers and topics.

The deadline for receiving this application is December 14, 2018.

OUTCOME MEASURES: The society must submit a report of the congress describing the congress agenda, speakers, workshops and a paragraph explaining how the congress advances the missions of the WABIP and the country's bronchology association.

RECOGNITION: An article about the society and its congress will be placed in the WABIP Newsletter, on the WABIP website, and the society will be acknowledged at the WABIP World Congress.

SELECTION: The society will be selected by vote of the WABIP Executive Board.