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Annual Symposium


Applications to attend the BDIAP Symposium on Breast Pathology will open shortly. 

Bursaries will consist of free meeting registration and a financial contribution towards travel and accommodation. 

A total of six bursaries will be available to attend the Symposium. 

All applications will be formally reviewed by the Innovation Subcommittee. 

Am I eligible?

Applications are open to:

  • BDIAP Member Country Trainee Members 
  • BDIAP Member Country Allied Scientist/Affiliate Members 

Applicants must be a BDIAP Trainee or Allied Scientist/Affiliate Member from the UK, Ireland, Belgium or the Netherlands.

How do I apply?

  1. Complete an online application form. 
  2. Your Clinical Lead/Head of Department/Laboratory Manager/ Line Manager must complete the verification document and upload the signed form.

When completing the online application form applicants will be asked to write a short statement (150 words) to demonstrate how they would benefit from being awarded a BDIAP bursary. 

Please note:

  • You will need to make sure that your membership record is up to date before starting an application.  Please contact Louisa Coulthurst: if you need to update your email address. Other details of your membership record (address, phone number, qualifications, NTN (if applicable) , date of training completion) can be found on the profile page of your Member Area
  • Only completed applications will be considered. Applications are considered complete once the online form has been submitted and a supporting verification document has been uploaded. 
  • The verification document must be submitted directly by your Clinical Lead/Head of Department/Laboratory Manager/Line Manager.. 
  • Applicants should not register for the meeting until they hear the outcome of their bursary application. If you are applying for a bursary and have already registered, please inform Louisa Coulthurst:

Application deadline is 23:59 BST on Friday 20 September.  

Conditions of the Bursary

The following conditions apply for successful bursary recipients:

  • Bursary recipients are required to attend the networking reception following the Symposium on Friday 22 November 2024. 
  • Bursary recipients are required to submit a short report within 1 month of the meeting. We will provide awarded applicants a guideline of what to include. The report will be made available on the BDIAP website and circulated to BDIAP members via our e-newsletter.
  • A member is not entitled to more than one BDIAP bursary in any two-year period.

Successful recipients are invited to attend the Symposium Dinner on the evening of Friday 22 November 2024. This is not a requirement of the bursary, but recipients are welcome to join the dinner. Please contact Louisa Coulthurst if you would like more information. 

Key dates: 

  • Closing date for applications: Friday 20 September 2024
  • Applicants notified of the outcome of their applications: w/c 7 October 2024