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Patient Travel Scholarships

SPM Patient Travel Scholarships

Throughout the year, the Society for Participatory Medicine (SPM) provides scholarships to patients who need financial assistance to help with their travel-related expenses when traveling to speak at conferences. These conferences are important, as they help e-patients share their participatory medicine story directly with relevant audiences. Without financial assistance, many patients are not able to afford to attend these conferences. (The Society also works with a number of conferences to have conference fees waived for e-patients.)

Donate to the Travel Fund or Apply for a Scholarship.

Donate to the Travel Fund

Your help is needed in order to ensure our e-Patient Travel Fund has the resources necessary to help e-patients everywhere. To-date, we’ve sent over a dozen patients to speak at conferences around the country. You can help us send dozens more by making a donation to the travel fund today! You can help us spread the word of the e-patient movement by donating to our Travel Fund directly at any time.

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Donate by Mail

If you’d like to mail us a check, please specify “Travel Fund” on the “Memo” line of your check. Please mail your check (no cash please) to:

  • The Society for Participatory Medicine
    PO Box 610231
    Newton Highlands, MA 02461

Please make checks payable to the Society for Participatory Medicine. The Society for Participatory Medicine is a 501(c)3 public charity, so your donation may be tax deductible as allowable by law.


Apply for a Travel Scholarship

If you are a Society member (a patient or caregiver) and interested in participating in a patient-friendly conference, you may apply for a travel award to attend.

» Apply now.


The Fine Print

All scholarship applications must be submitted through the above form. Once your application is reviewed, you will be notified as to whether your application has been accepted, and the scholarship award amount you will be given.

In exchange for the scholarship, we are asking awardees to participate in conferences by documenting and sharing your experiences in a variety of ways, including blog posts, white paper, note taking at the table topics event and tweeting about the conference.