18th ICID | International Congress on Infectious Diseases, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Awards

2018 Insitut Mérieux Award | Sanofi Pasteur Awards | Early Career Travel Grant | ISID New Investigator Award | ProMED Awards in Emerging Infectious Diseases | GSK Biologicals Awards for Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

2018 Institut Mérieux Award - ISID Young Investigator Award

Antibiotic resistance (ABR) is a major public health issue worldwide and innovative approaches to tackling resistant bacteria in humans, animals and the environment are urgently needed. For many years, the Institut Mérieux and its entities have been committed to the fight against antibiotic resistance and to the control of the spread of resistant infections. In order to provide an incentive for promising young investigators working in the field of ABR, Institut Mérieux allocates several awards worldwide to researchers or clinicians at the beginning of their carrier in recognition of a major achievement having significant impact on the handling of ABR.

In 2018, Institut Mérieux and the International Society for Infectious Diseases will award a joint Young Investigator Award of €10,000 Euros that will be given to the awardee during the 18th International Congress on Infectious Diseases/XVIII Congreso SADI in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 1 to 4, 2018. Recognizing that the rising threat of AMR requires a multisectoral “One Health” approach, applications from young investigators from the human, veterinary, and environmental fields will be considered.

Selection Criteria
  • Young investigator living and working in a Latin American country.
  • Less than 10 years of working experience after their postgraduate qualification in clinical infectious diseases, microbiology/pathology, veterinary medicine, environmental sciences, public health, or epidemiology.
  • Serving in a hospital, in the community, or in a relevant research institution on a full-time basis as infectious diseases clinician, non-specialist clinician, microbiologist (pathologist), researcher, veterinarian, environmentalist, public health official, or epidemiologist.
  • Involved and made outstanding contribution(s) in research and/or patient management with a national impact in the field of bacterial antibiotic resistance (excluding tuberculosis). Indeed, this award is specifically made on the basis of outstanding contribution to the field, rather than the strength of proposed future research.
  • Indicators of impact could be either publication(s) in prominent international journals and / or implementation of guidelines / protocols having led to significant improvements in the following areas:
    • Development of new tools / approaches in tackling antibiotic resistance.
    • Adoption of innovative approaches for controlling antibiotic resistance.
    • Any actions having led to improved control / measurable reduction of resistant infections in the healthcare setting, veterinary field, animal husbandry, or agriculture.
Selection Process and Conditions
  • Applications can be submitted using this link.
  • Application deadline: February 4, 2018
  • Awardee notification: February 15, 2018

More information on the Award: http://www.isid.org/grants/grants_2018Merieux.shtml


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ICID - Awards

The deadline for abstract submission for these awards is NOVEMBER 3, 2017.
Abstracts must be submitted electronically according to the guidelines for abstract submission.


Sanofi Pasteur Awards for Communicable Disease Epidemiology were created to stimulate research on and emphasize the importance of applied epidemiology in the field of communicable diseases for the overall improvement of health.

Appropriate research may be based on laboratory investigation (e.g. serotypes of pneumococcus found in invasive disease in children or adults; seroprevalence of hepatitis A according to age), clinical investigation (e.g. risk factors for dengue fever), epidemiologic field work (e.g. morbidity and mortality from influenza, incidence of Lyme disease), health economics (e.g. medical and social costs of influenza, cost-benefit of vaccination program), or a combination of these topics.

Two awards sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur will be presented for the best abstracts accepted for presentation at the Congress. Each award consists of $2,500 (USD) in addition to reimbursement of travel, accommodation, and registration expenses for the 18thICID.

Eligibility and Application Procedure:
  1. There are no age or professional requirements for the awards. The sole requirement is the acceptance
    of an abstract indicating outstanding accomplishment in the field of communicable diseases.
  2. All abstracts addressing communicable diseases can be considered for the award.
  3. If you wish to apply for these Awards please check the appropriate box on the 'affirmations' page while submitting your abstract.

The awards will be presented by a member of the ISID Executive Committee and a representative of the Medical Affairs Department of Sanofi Pasteur during the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The recipients' names as well as brief descriptions of their work will be published in ISID News, an official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

 

Professional development travel grants for early career investigators: With a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ISID will support approximately 50 early career investigators to attend the 18th ICID and present their work during one of the poster or oral sessions. Grants will be awarded to the highest ranking abstract presenters addressing challenges in the area of infectious diseases in select countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita below or equal to USD $1,580*. The grant includes reimbursement of approved travel expenses, Congress registration, hotel accommodation, and, if needed, costs associated with visa application.

Eligibility and Application Procedure:
  1. Applicants must be less than 40 years of age as of November 3, 2017.
  2. Applicants MUST be living and working in one of the countries* listed below.
  3. To apply, interested applicants must submit an abstract describing their own original research to the 18th ICID as presenting author.
  4. If you wish to apply for these Awards please check the appropriate box on the 'affirmations' page while submitting your abstract.

*Elegible countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita below or equal to USD $1,580

Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea DPR, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, São Tomé e Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia

 

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ISID New Investigator Award: The International Society for Infectious Diseases is delighted to continue the ISID New Investigator Award for the 18th ICID. The award includes round trip economy airfare to the 18th ICID, hotel accommodation and registration for the Congress. The award will be presented during the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Eligibility and Application Procedure:
  1. Applicants must be based in countries outside North America or Western Europe.
  2. Applicants must submit to the 18thICID and have accepted an abstract of original research on any aspect of infectious diseases not previously published or presented at an international meeting.
  3. Only applicants who have not previously had an abstract accepted for oral presentation at an international meeting are eligible. For purposes of this award, acceptance of abstracts at regional meetings outside North America or Western Europe does not affect eligibility.
  4. If you wish to apply for this Award please check the appropriate box on the 'affirmations' page while submitting your abstract.

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ProMED Awards in Emerging Infectious Diseases:
ISID is pleased to announce the establishment of ProMED Awards recognizing the best abstracts submitted in the area of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Up to three awards will be made.

ProMED – a Program of ISID - is one of the largest publicly available emerging disease and outbreak alert systems in the world. ProMED publishes via the Internet reports of infectious disease outbreaks and toxic exposure incidents with commentaries from a worldwide staff of expert moderators on a real-time basis around the clock. ProMED-mail emphasizes transparency, is open to all sources, is free of political constraints, and is available to anyone free of charge. ProMED embraces the “One Health” model of emerging diseases, recognizing the commonality of human, animal and environmental health.

The ProMED Awards will be presented for the best abstracts in the area of emerging infectious diseases accepted for presentation at the Congress. Each award consists of $500 (USD) in addition to free registration for the 18th ICID.

 

Eligibility and Application Procedure:
  1. There are no age or professional requirements for the awards. The sole requirement is the acceptance of an abstract indicating outstanding accomplishment in the field of emerging infectious diseases.
  2. All abstracts addressing emerging infectious diseases can be considered for the award.
  3. To apply, interested applicants must submit an abstract describing their own original research to the 18thICID as presenting author.
  4. If you wish to apply for this Award please check the appropriate box on the 'affirmations' page while submitting your abstract.

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GSK Biologicals Awards for Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases:
GSK Biologicals Awards for Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases were originally created to identify and reward researchers for their work in furthering the understanding of infectious disease epidemiology. Two abstracts are selected for the award. Each award winner receives US$ 2,500 in addition to reimbursement of travel, accommodation, and registration expenses for the 18th ICID.

Eligibility and Application Procedure:
Abstracts meeting the following criteria will be considered:
  1. Abstracts must focus on infectious disease epidemiology
  2. Abstracts must be accepted for presentation at the 18th ICID
  3. Researchers should be at an early stage in their research career
The GSK Biologicals Awards will be presented during the Opening Ceremony of the congress on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The recipients' names as well as brief descriptions of their work will be published in ISID News, an official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

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