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Diabetes UK Professional Conference - Funding information

There are multiple funding options available to delegates, please review the options below or contact the team for more information. 

Diabetes UK bursary scheme

We’re delighted this year to expand eligibility of our Reduced Member rate to include all delegates earning up to £26k per annum (previously £24k) which will allow more people to benefit for the 2019 conference.

However, if you do not automatically qualify for the Reduced Member rate, but would be unable to attend at the Professional Member rate, we are pleased to release a limited number of bursaries to enable you to register at the reduced rate. These are available until Friday 7 December for professional members of Diabetes UK who are earning between £26,000 and £35,000 per annum and do not have alternative funding. You can apply for a bursary at the time of registering.

If you aren't already, join Diabetes UK as a Professional Member today.

Diabetes UK conference grants

For 2019's conference, we are delighted to offer a limited number of conference grants to those who have submitted an abstract to the conference that has been accepted for presentation. These are intended to assist with the travel and accommodation requirements to attend and present your abstract. 

A link to the conference grant form will be shared with you in your abstract acceptance letter that will be sent by the end of December. You will need to complete your registration for the conference before submitting your conference grant form. The early bird rate will be extended for successful abstract presenting authors.

Grants will be payable, by cheque, at the conference once we have verified your attendance. 

Hospital/Clinic training departments

Apply to your training department in the first instance. 

Charities attached to hospitals/clinics

If a charity is attached to your hospital/clinic, check if they fund attendance to educational events and apply to them.

Pharmaceutical funding

Funding for educational conferences can be obtained via your pharmaceutical representative. Each company has a different application procedure, so do liaise with your representative on how to apply for funding. 

Once you have received confirmation that your pharmaceutical representative will be able to fund all or part of your registration fee, we can accept payment through all the payment methods listed on our how to pay page.

Pharmaceutical companies cannot fund delegates to attend social events (i.e. the conference dinner). 

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