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Annual Symposium


Bursaries to attend the BDIAP Symposium on Lower GI Pathology will be announced 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 Members 

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

How do I apply?

  1. Complete the online application form below. 
  2. Your Clinical Lead/Head of Department must complete the verification document and return this to Louisa Coulthurst by email:

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:

  • All covid-related risk and costs are the responsibility of the recipient and will not be covered by the bursary. 
  • You will be asked to provide your IAP Reference Number when completing the online form. This 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 received. 
  • The verification document must be submitted directly by your Clinical Lead/Head of Department to Louisa Coulthurst:
  • It is not possible to save and return to the application form. 
  • 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:

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 10th November 2023. 
  • Bursary recipients are required to submit a short report within 3 months 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 10th November. 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.