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The term to apply for one of the 6 full grants offered by PANLAR to the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting to be held in San Diego in November 2017 is now open.

  • 3 grants will cover: Registration, accommodation and return ticket.
  • 3 grants will cover: Registration and a discount on accommodation.

Selection criteria

  • Special consideration shall be awarded to applicants from Bolivia, El Salvador, Honduras, Cuba, Nicaragua and Paraguay.
  • Holding second citizenship does not exclude potential participants.

Applicant profile and documents required

  • Applicants shall be final year rheumatology residents in a certified program.
  • In case there are less than 6 applications from residents, recently graduated rheumatologists (max. 3 years) that are duly certified according to their country’s regulations, will be considered.
  • Priority will be awarded to the applicant who authors an accepted abstract to present at the meeting (oral presentation, poster, etc.) or who co-authors an accepted paper or has submitted an abstract (proof necessary).
  • An affidavit of English proficiency confirmed by the applicant’s service superior, as well as documentary evidence of advanced English studies.

Required documents

  • English CV.
  • Letter of intention or grant request in English.
  • Presentation letter from head of service or head of the rheumatology specialty course.
  • Endorsement from the national rheumatology association, society or college.
  • Passport and US entry visa with a validity of over 6 months.

Term and selection

  • Full applications shall be sent to
  • The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, September 28th, 2017.
  • The PANLAR Managing Committee and the Science and Education Committee shall evaluate applications and publish results on Friday, October 6th, 2017.
  • The decision reached by the PANLAR Executive Committee may not be challenged.
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