Education & Training
NASPGHAN provides lifelong continuing education for members at every level of their career.
The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Examination Date: November 18, 2013
Registration for 1st time applicants: 2/4/2013 through 4/30/2013
Registration for re-registrants: 3/14/2013 through 6/17/2013
The final month of each registration requires payment of a late fee.
All applicants must complete applications online during the registration periods. The requirements for online applications are found on the ABP website. Additional information including eligibility requirements is found on the ABP website. Each application will be considered individually and must be acceptable to the ABP.
American Board of Pediatrics
Deadline for applications: May 30, 2013
The Travel Award is intended to support the expenses of up to $ 5000 (or EU5000) of a Young Investigator or Trainee who wishes to travel and visit a unit in the US (for European applicants) or Europe (for US applicants) either for the purposes of learning a new technique, carry out a short project or of observing a different health system at work. Provisional approval for the visit/project should be obtained prior to the application from the applicant’s own department and the department to be visited.
The Travel Award will not be available to attend meetings or conferences and will be awarded on alternative years to a US or European applicant. Funding will be awarded alternately from ESPGHAN or NASPGHAN as appropriate. ESPGHAN will fund the first award in 2012. This year NASPGHAN will fund the award.
Applications may be made by any Investigator or Member, but priority will be given to a Young Investigator or Trainee member who has completed their training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology or Nutrition within the last 10 years. The Application form should be sent in with a letter of support from the relevant Heads of Departments, a CV, a brief description of the planned project or visit and the likely benefit to the applicant and/or their host institution or patient population.
The award winner will be required to submit a written report (including an accounting of how the award monies were spent) of their visit to both Councils within six months of the completion of their visit and present the outcome at the annual meetings of their respective Society.
Funding will be awarded alternately from ESPGHAN or NASPGHAN as appropriate and will be paid directly to the successful applicant. If the applicant is unable to take part in the visit/exchange for any reason, the sum in full must be returned to the awarding society and the head of the department of the successful applicant must guarantee that this happens. Additional funding will not be provided to supplement these visits.
The applications will be considered by the respective councils for each of their member applicants. The council members may make the decision themselves or appoint a selection committee with relevant experience. Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible to apply for the award. Members should not participate in the evaluation of an applicant if they work at the same institution as the applicant, or have worked with the applicant at the same institution in the recent past. Members should not participate in the evaluation of an applicant if there is any conflict of interest.
2013 Application Instructions
The applicant must the completed application by May 30,
2013. The application must include:
1. A completed application form
2. Applicant’s curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages).
3. Brief description of proposed project or visit and the likely benefit to the applicant and/or their host institution or patient population
4. Budgetary details on how the money will be used to finance the visit
5. Two letters of recommendation are requested: one from the host institution giving the necessary permission for the visit; and one from the unit to be visited which should include agreement for the visit and indicate what support will be provided to ensure the exchange will be successful. This latter letter should specify the time available for supervision, research opportunity (if relevant), space, equipment etc.
Applications should be sent to the NASPGHAN National Office – email@example.com and must be received no later than May 30, 2013.