Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, starting January 1st of the calendar year.
The applicant must be an active member of the WHS. The applicant must also be on the Organizing Committee of the meeting requesting support.
The Executive Board will review applications on a first come-first serve basis and will make funding recommendations to the Board of Directors for the final decision.
Download the application, complete the form, then MAKE SURE to Print/Save As a pdf file. Name your file: LastNameDateofSubmission.pdf, then submit your completed appllication through the Submission Form at the bottom of this page. *** Failure to follow these steps may result in total loss of all entries on the form ***
All completed applications should include the following information:
Significance and Value to the Society
Describe the stated purpose of the conference/course and how it aligns with WHS mission. Does the conference address an important topic in the field and how will the outcome of the conference move the field forward in terms of scientific knowledge, technical capability, and or clinical practice? How will the topic/activities of the course specifically benefit the Society as a whole and its members?
What is the targeted audience of the conference/course and to what extent does that audience reflect the interests and membership of the society? How will the conference/course benefit Society members and is there a pathway to bring new/junior members into the society through participation in the conference/course? Organizers agree to share attendees list for a one time WHS new member discount offer as a way in which this conference will help expand Society membership.
Conference details: A brief summary regarding the topics, speakers, organizational structure and venue should be provided.
- Invited Speakers & Meeting Organizers - Provide a list of proposed/invited speakers with tentative topics. What are the qualifications of the organizers, including previous history of organizing such conferences or courses? At least one organizer (applicant) should be a member of the Society.
- Agenda - What is the planned duration of the conference/course and what is the proposed agenda? Application should include a copy of the proposed program.
- Venue - Describe the proposed venue for the conference/course including details of meeting room space, break out space, and dining space if relevant.
Requests should not exceed $2000 as that is the maximum amount allocated by the society and may be reduced, depending on the number of successful applications. Please provide a justification for the budget along with overall information, i.e. what is the proposed budget for the entire conference/course and what is the requested amount from the Society?