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IMI/HeSca Exchange Programme 2012

This year, one IMI Member will be fully funded to attend the HeSCA Annual Conference in June (20-23) held in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Applications are now invited and should be submitted electronically to the Honorary Secretary before May 1st 2012.

In return, the successful applicant will be required to provide a detailed report of the conference for inclusion in the Institute Journal VISCOM.

If you are successful in obtaining the IMI/HeSca Exchange Programme award, you will automatically be awarded the conference fee, 4 night’s accommodation and a Pat Turnbull Travel Award which will pay for any travel incurred up to a maximum of £500.  There is no separate travel application form required for the award this year.  The IMI/HeSca Exchange Programme award itself does not provide a maintenance grant; any additional costs must be met by the member.

Successful applicants need not register themselves with HeSca; this will be done on their behalf by IMI.

The 53rd International Conference on Health & Science Communications will be held in the city of Providence which is capital of the state of Rhode Island, New England. With its magnificent coastline, beautiful beaches and sailing heritage this part of the USA is full of history and culture. Nestled into Narragansett Bay and bordered on the east by the Seekonk River, Providence is a small and friendly city.

This conference will offer opportunities to reflect on our profession with a focus on staying connected and relevant. It will showcase some of the most interesting ways to communicate, stay creative, and maintain our professional networking relationships.

You can find more information about the conference on the HeSCA web site

If you would like to be considered for this Exchange Programme, please complete the IMI/HeSca Exchange Programme award application form and email it with your CV to Carol Fleming, Honorary Secretary no later than 1st May 2012.  Please note that applications must be emailed and that paper documents will not be accepted. The following documents must be included in your application:

- Completed Institute application form
- Member’s CV

All applications will be assessed by a Sub-Committee of IMI Council.  Their recommendation will be ratified by IMI Council and a decision on this award will be made by 18th May 2012.

If you have any queries regarding the IMI/HeSCA Exchange Programme, please contact Carol Fleming, IMI Honorary Secretary.

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