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Abstract Award applications are due at the time the abstract is submitted for consideration. Applications for The Liver Meeting® 2017 Abstract Awards will be accepted April 1 – June 1, 2017.

Basic Science Young Investigator Travel Award

These awards enable young researchers submitting basic science abstracts for The Liver Meeting® to receive travel support. Applicants must be 35 years old or younger.

Fellow Research Award

This award is given for the best abstract submitted by a fellow. Applicant must be a member of AASLD.

International Young Investigator Travel Award

These awards enable young international researchers submitting abstracts for The Liver Meeting® to receive travel support. Applicants must be 35 years old or younger and fluent in English, presenting the research, and an international attendee.

Liver Transplant and/or Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellow Awards

These awards enable liver transplant and/or hepatobiliary surgery fellows submitting abstracts for The Liver Meeting® to receive travel support. The applicant must be a trainee and the author or co-author of the abstract submitted and he/she will need to indicate what type of surgical trainee they are (e.g. transplant surgery fellow, hepatobiliary surgery fellow, surgical resident, other type of surgical trainee).

Pediatric Research Award

The purpose of the award is to foster excellence in pediatric liver disease research. Only a physician/scientist with a primary appointment affiliation in a department of pediatrics will be eligible (fellows and junior faculty within 3 years of appointment). Applicant must be an AASLD member.

Resident Research Award

The purpose of the award is to recognize high quality research undertaken by a resident in training. Applicant must be in training in an accredited US residency program (internal medicine, surgery, pathology, etc.; sub-specialty fellows are not eligible). The applicant must be a primary contributor of the project and committed to a career in liver disease. Applicant must be an AASLD member.

Student Research Award

Applicant must be a graduate or undergraduate student (i.e. has not received an MD, PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree) and is the primary contributor to the research.

Young Investigator Travel Awards

These awards enable young researchers submitting abstracts for The Liver Meeting® to receive travel support. Applicants must be 35 years old or younger, and an AASLD member.

Questions

For more information about abstract travel awards or reimbursement policies, send an email to awards@aasld.org.

Reimbursement Policies

Reimbursement of travel award funding is distributed by the AASLD Foundation following the recipient’s participation in The Liver Meeting® (including abstract presentation and required attendance at the AASLD Foundation Awards Reception). Failure to meet these requirements will result in forfeiture of the award and award funding.

The following reimbursement policies apply to all travel awards except the International Young Investigators Abstract Travel Award.

  • All reimbursement requests must adhere to AASLD Foundation standards as listed in the award notification email and on the reimbursement form.
  • The recipient must complete, sign and mail an AASLD Foundation reimbursement form along with ORIGINAL, ITEMIZED receipts to the AASLD Foundation office.
  • Reimbursements are paid by check in US dollars. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing following receipt and approval of reimbursement documents by the AASLD Foundation.
  • Reimbursement may be requested for eligible travel related expenses up to the maximum amount of the award/grant. Expenses in excess of the award amount will not be reimbursed by The AASLD Foundation under any circumstances.
  • Visa and other entry requirements are the sole responsibility of the individual award recipient and costs for obtaining a visa or other travel documents are not reimbursable.
  • The recipient is responsible for providing the appropriate supporting tax documents.
  • The reimbursement funds will comply with all Internal Revenue Code requirements and any other applicable federal or state law.
  • No funds will be distributed onsite, or prior to the conclusion of the meeting.
  • No funds will be distributed if all meeting participation requirements are not met.
  • No arrangements are provided “in-kind.”
  • Awards are not transferrable.
  • The recipient is responsible for presentation of the abstract. If anyone other than the named recipient presents the abstract for oral presentations, the award and award funding will be forfeited. For poster presentations, the named award recipient must be present during the designated hours for presenters to be in attendance or the award and award funding will be forfeited.
  • The AASLD Foundation must be notified immediately if the recipient will be unable to attend The Liver Meeting® or present the selected abstract so that an alternate recipient can be notified.

International Young Investigators Abstract Travel Award

Recipients of the International Young Investigators Abstract Travel Award will receive a monetary award upon completion of the abstract presentations at The Liver Meeting® 2016.

If you have questions, contact awards@aasld.org.