APWA Traveling Fellowship Program 2018

Adelaide – Hong Kong – Osaka – Tokyo – Narita tour

(15 October – 11 November 2018)

Aim of the Program

The APWA Traveling Fellowship Program is aimed to be an international collaboration that will enhance training and exchange of knowledge and skills in wrist surgery.

Target Applicants

  • Surgeons interested in wrist surgery and research and are willing to fulfill the responsibilities of this program.
  • Maximum 3 applicants will be accepted in 2018 program

Recruitment Criteria for Applicants

  • Active FULL Member of APWA
  • No age limitation but young surgeons are encouraged
  • Be a Certified Orthopaedic / Plastic / Hand Surgeon in your own Country
  • Speak fluent English
  • Demonstrate commitment to the clinical practice and research in wrist disorders as manifested through working experience, presentations, publications and teaching
  • Available for the compulsory period of the fellowship training schedule (15 Oct – 11 Nov 18)

Responsibilities of Successful Applicants

  • Attend all the activities arranged by the supervisors of different centers
  • Be prepared to give oral presentation about the travelling experience in 4 th APWA Annual Congress on 10 – 11 November 2018 in Narita, Japan.
  • Submit abstract and provide at least one academic presentation at the Adelaide APWA meeting
  • Submit a written report at the end of the programme within 3 months to the Secretary General of APWA on or before 31 December 2018
  • The training centers and supervisors are approved by the Executive Board of APWA
  • Clinical activities in the training centre have to be focused on wrist disorders, management and surgery

    (e.g. operations,  clinic visit, in-patient round, research meeting, journal club,  basic research facilities on wrist surgery etc.)

  • The training centers will arrange or recommend accommodation facilities for the fellows

Training to be Provided by the Training Centers & Supervisors

2018 Traveling Fellowship Program

2018 TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
RegionPeriodTraining CenterSupervisor
Adelaide,
Australia
15 – 19 Oct 2018Flinders UniversityGregory Ian BAIN
Hong
Kong
22 – 26 Oct 2018Prince of Wales Hospital –
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Pak-cheong HO
Osaka,
Japan
29 Oct – 2 Nov, 2018Kansai Electric Power HospitalKeiji FUJIO
Tokyo,
Japan
5 – 9 Nov, 2018International University of Health and Welfare Toshiyasu NAKAMURA

Narita,
Japan
10 – 11 Nov, 20184th APWA Annual CongressToshiyasu NAKAMURA

Sponsorship

  • Limited travelling sponsorship for the THREE applicants will be provided by Arthrex company (Global). If you withdraw from the fellowship program during the training period, you will not receive travelling sponsorship.
  • Temporary Practice license, Entry Permit VISA may be required in each country. Application fee and courier charge will be paid by the fellow.

Application Instructions

Applicant must:

  • APWA Paid-up Full Member
  • Be a Certified Orthopaedic / Plastic / Hand Surgeon in his/her Country
  • Speak fluent English
  • Demonstrate commitment to the clinical practice and research in wrist disorders as manifested through working experience, presentations, publications and teaching.
  • Make himself/herself available for the entire duration of the fellowship training schedule
  • Be prepared to give oral presentation about the travelling experience in upcoming APWA Congress
  • Submit a written report at the end of the programme within 3 months to the Secretary General of APWA

Required Documents

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. One Personal Statement in English
    • Do not exceed 500 words, detailing why you want to be an APWA Travelling Fellow and what you can offer to the programme
  3. TWO Confidential Recommendation Letter from senior Orthopaedic / Plastic / Hand Surgeons who are working / have worked with you and are familiar with your work.
    • At least ONE of the Recommendation Letters must be from an APWA paid full member
  4. Curriculum Vitae*
  5. A High Resolution Photo

*Complete your Curriculum Vitae on a separate attachment according to the following format.

  • Full Name of applicant
  • List of international and local professional medical organization to which you belong
  • List the committee appointments, which you received in the above medical organizations
  • List articles you have published, with title of the article, name of journal, name of authors, pages number and date of published.
  • List the textbooks or chapters, which you have written or edited. Identify title, publisher and year.
  • List manuscripts submitted for publications, identify the article and the journal. Provide the date of submission.
  • List research grants received and the sources. Provide all authors in proper sequence and amount of each grants.
  • Describe clinical and basic research work, which is now in progress.
  • List all the movies, sound slide programmes, exhibits, audiotapes and videotapes that you have developed or co-developed. You should also list the scientific meetings where each has been presented.
  • List scientific presentations, at international meeting (include title of paper, organization, location and meeting dates).

*All the documents and signed application form must be sent to [email protected]  or uploaded and submitted below. 

Application Deadline

All application must be submit to [email protected] or uploaded below on or before 30 June 2018.

Application must be received by the office no later than 11:59PM, 30 June 2018 (UTC +8hours) for 2018 Adelaide – Hong Kong – Osaka – Tokyo – Narita tour.

Selection of Travelling Fellows:

THREE fellows will be chosen from the applicants for each tour. The selection of the Travelling Fellows for the tours will be made by the APWA Travelling Fellowship Committee.

Application Procedure

Step 1

Download the instructions and application form

Step 2

Upload the completed application form, reference letters, certificates, and brief CV.

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