In February 2019, we announced the creation of a Doug Altman Scholarship to commemorate Doug Altman’s contributions to medical research and to support aspiring leaders of evidence-based medicine (EBM).
The call for submissions was highly competitive, with entries from 26 countries around the globe, and we were overwhelmed by the quality of submissions received.
Through the generous support of the McCall McBain Foundation and due to the high quality of submissions, it is with great pleasure that the EBMLive Organising Committee can reveal that 16 awards will be issued to early-mid career researchers to attend EBMLive in 2019. Eight Doug Altman Scholarships have been awarded to the top eight submissions to support travel, accommodation and registrations fees. And, a further eight applicants have been awarded our inaugural Building Capacity Bursary to support travel, accommodation and registration for students, early-mid career researchers and clinicians from low and middle-income countries. This is an exciting new initiative that contributes to our aim of adding capacity to EBM globally.
The inaugural Doug Altman Award will be announced on the final afternoon of EBMLive. The award will be presented to one of the eight shortlisted Doug Altman Scholars that demonstrate a strong potential for leadership in EBM, and who actively engages and contributes throughout the conference.
Stay tuned for more news on the dedicated social events and sessions for students, early-mid career researchers and clinicians in the 2019 EBMLive programme.