Travel Bursaries

The UK Myeloma Society is an organisation of people working to improve the outlook for patients with myeloma and related diseases.

The UK Myeloma Society is an organisation of people working to improve the outlook for patients with myeloma and related diseases.

Every year the UKMS provides a number of Travel Bursaries to attend key myeloma and haematology meetings. These include the International Myeloma Workshop (IMS) and the American Society of Haematology (ASH).

The Bursaries joint with our Premium sponsors are of sufficient value to cover meeting registration and travel. Applications are open to all medical and scientific staff working in the field of Myeloma in the UK. This includes doctors in training, consultants, scientists, myeloma nurse specialists and myeloma pharmacy specialists. 

We are grateful to the Michael Morley Trustees for providing continued support for the Travel Bursaries that enable healthcare professionals to attend key international Myeloma related meetings. 

Every year the UKMS provides between 3-6 Travel Bursaries to attend key myeloma and haematology meetings. These include the International Myeloma Workshop (IMW) and the American Society of Haematology (ASH).

Pre Covid, the Bursaries joint with our Premium sponsors are of sufficient value to cover meeting registration, travel and basic accommodation. 

Applications are competitive and will take the form of  an abstract submitted to the UKMS Exec. A call for applications will be made via an email to the membership  approximately 4 months before the meeting date and specific details of the process will be given.

All successful candidates will be expected to present either their abstract or a short overview of key points from the meeting at the next UKMS Spring Day or Autumn Day following the meeting.

If you would like to apply for either a travel bursary to ASH, IMW or EHA and are not already a member of the UKMS, please click below to complete the form.

Winning Abstracts

If you would like to apply for either a travel bursary to ASH, IMW or EHA and are not already a member of the UKMS, please click here to complete the form.

The UKMS were delighted to award 2 joint bursaries to cover the registration for EHA 2023 to the value of £900 each. The abstracts were judged from a panel made up from the Executive. The successful applicants will present their abstract at the Autumn Day in November 2023 and will review the meeting for the e-newsletter in July.

Congratulations to the successful applicants:

Martha Egheose Ehikioya, a medical student intercalating in Masters of Research in Clinical Science, Norwich Medical School – Takeda

Amrutha Sridhar, Specialist Registrar in Haematology, Clinical Research Fellow, NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility – Menarini Stemline

Martha Egheose Ehikioya

Amrutha Sridhar

How to Apply

The UKMS were delighted to award 3 joint bursaries to cover the registration for IMS 2023 to the value of £900 each. The abstracts were judged from a panel made up from the Executive. The successful applicants will present their abstract at the Autumn Day in November 2023 and will review the meeting for the e-newsletter in January.

Congratulations to the successful applicants:

Amrutha Sridhar, Specialist Registrar in Haematology, Clinical Research Fellow, NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility – Menarini Stemline

Daniels Hughes, Clinical research fellow in Smouldering Myeloma, UCL Cancer Institute – Amgen
 
Ed Watson, CRUK-funded Clinical Training Research Fellow: reading for DPhil in Cancer Sciences, Botnar Institute for Musculoskeletal Sciences, Oxford – Janssen

Edmund Watson IMS abstract

Daniel Hughes COSMOS IMS 23

The UKMS were delighted to award 2 joint bursaries to cover the registration for ASH 2023 to the value of £1,200 each. The abstracts were judged from a panel made up from the Executive. The successful applicants will present their abstract at the Spring Day on the 20th March 2024 and will review the meeting for the e-newsletter in January.

Congratulations to the successful applicants:

Yakinthi Chrysochoidou, a Post Doctoral Training Fellow at the ICR

Gaurav Agarwal, student Master of Science (Computational Biology and Quantitative Genetics) at Harvard

ASH abstract

Yakinthi Chrysochoidou

ASH abstract

Gaurav Agarwal Targeted NGS Panel Guides Risk

ASH abstract

Gaurav Agarwal High Throughput Risk Poster

The UKMS were delighted to award 4 joint bursaries to cover the registration for ASH 2022 to the value of £1000 each. The abstracts were judged from a panel made up from the Executive. The successful applicants will present their abstract at the Spring Day in March 2022 and will review the meeting for the e-newsletter.

Congratulations to the successful applicants:

Joshua Bomsztyk, Clinical Fellow in Amyloidosis and ST5 in Haematology at University College London – The Binding Site

Sarah Bird, Haematology trainee currently undertaking a PhD at the Institute of Cancer Research – Amgen

Alexandros Rampotas, Academic Clinical Fellow in Haematology, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – GSK

Venetia D’Arcy, Haematology Registrar at Watford General Hospital – Janssen-Cilag

ASH abstract

Alexandros Rampotas

ASH abstract

J Bomsztyk

ASH abstract

Sarah Bird

ASH abstract

Venetia D’Arcy

Applications are now closed.

EHA virtual will take place on the 9-17th June.  The UKMF are pleased to award three joint travel bursaries of £140 each towards early bird registration. Two for clinicians and scientists and one for a nurse. This opportunity is available for members only.

For more details on how to apply, please contact Wendy@ukmf.org.uk

The UKMF were delighted to award 5 joint bursaries to cover the virtual registration for ASH 2021 to the value of £450 each.  The abstracts were judged from a panel made up from the Executive. The successful applicants will present their abstract at the Spring Day in March 2021 and will review the meeting for the e-newsletter.

Congratulations to the successful applicants:

Celgene: Hannah Giles – University of Birmingham, Specialist Registrar in Haematology

Sanofi: Zoe Craig – University of Leeds, Senior Medical Statistician

GSK: Roisin McAvera – Queen’s University of Belfast, PhD Researcher

Janssen-Cilag: Faouzi Djebbari – Churchill Hospital, Oxford, Advanced Haematology Pharmacist

Amgen: Annabel McMillan – Whittington & UCLH, Haematology Consultant

Winning Abstracts

If you would like to apply for either a travel bursary to ASH, IMW or EHA and are not already a member of the UKMS, please click here to complete the form.

Applications are now closed.

EHA virtual will take place on the 9-17th June.  The UKMF are pleased to award three joint travel bursaries of £140 each towards early bird registration. Two for clinicians and scientists and one for a nurse. This opportunity is available for members only.

For more details on how to apply, please contact Wendy@ukmf.org.uk

The UKMF were delighted to award 5 joint bursaries to cover the virtual registration for ASH 2021 to the value of £450 each.  The abstracts were judged from a panel made up from the Executive. The successful applicants will present their abstract at the Spring Day in March 2021 and will review the meeting for the e-newsletter.

Congratulations to the successful applicants:

Celgene: Hannah Giles – University of Birmingham, Specialist Registrar in Haematology

Sanofi: Zoe Craig – University of Leeds, Senior Medical Statistician

GSK: Roisin McAvera – Queen’s University of Belfast, PhD Researcher

Janssen-Cilag: Faouzi Djebbari – Churchill Hospital, Oxford, Advanced Haematology Pharmacist

Amgen: Annabel McMillan – Whittington & UCLH, Haematology Consultant

Applications are now closed. 

Thank you to the panel of judges who scored the abstracts. We are pleased to announce the following winners.

Dr Oliver Cohen, Royal Free

Dr Aikaterini Kazantzi – UCH

Nadjoua Maouche  – Oxford University

The UKMF offered 3 bursaries to promising clinicians, scientists and nurses who wish to attend the ASH virtual annual meeting on 5th-8th December 2020. Applicants must be a member of the UKMF. It is free and super easy to become a member. If you would like to join, visit the home page or follow this link. 

The bursaries were available for clinicians and scientists each to the value of £350 for non-members. A further 2 bursaries for the same amount was also offered to nurses.

Look out for more bursary opportunities throughout the year.

Thank you to the UKMF Platinum sponsors, Amgen, Takeda and The Binding Site for their continued support.

Congratulations to the winners of the bursaries below. These are joint awards with some of our Platinum sponsors. The bursaries covered the registration fee for ASH Virtual in December 2020.  Thank you to our Platinum sponsors:

The Binding Site – Oliver Cohen

Amgen – Aikaterini Kazantzi

Takeda – Nadjoua Maouche 

The winners have kindly written a review of ASH 20, which can be found below in the conference reports.

Review of ASH 2020

Dr Oliver Cohen

Review of ASH 2020

Dr Aikaterini Kazantzi

Review of ASH 2020

Nadjoua Maouche