6th international Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users Jersey City/New York, USA 6 - 8 September 2017

Scholarship Selection Criteria

Applications were reviewed by three independent reviewers for each application according to the following scoring systems.

Academic Scholarships

Successful applications were selected based on whether their abstract was one of the top ranked abstracts selected for a presentation. Presentations were selected based on the top mean/median scores for each abstract.

Practitioner Scholarships

Please explain your role in your organisation and why attending this conference is important to you (score 1-5)?

  • Very good (score 5) – The person is clearly doing very important work focused on enhancing hepatitis C prevention and care for people who inject drugs, and they have done an excellent job at clearly articulating why attending this conference is important to them. This person has an abstract also accepted for presentation at the conference.
  • Good (score 4) – The person is clearly doing important work focused on enhancing hepatitis C prevention and care for people who inject drugs, and they have done a good job at clearly articulating why attending this conference is important to them.
  • Average (score 3) – The person is doing some work focused on enhancing hepatitis C prevention and care for people who inject drugs, but they have could have done a better job clearly highlighting why attending this conference is important to them.
  • Below average (score 2) – It is not clear how much work this person is doing with respect to enhancing hepatitis C prevention and care for people who inject drugs, and they have could have done a better job clearly highlighting why attending this conference is important to them.
  • Poor (score 1) – The person did not do a good job at clearly highlighting their role in their organization and what they are specifically doing to enhance hepatitis C prevention and care for people who inject drugs. They did not do a very good job at clearly indicating why attending this conference is important to them.

Why are you in need of a scholarship to attend the symposium (score 1-5)?

  • Very good (score 5) – The person has very clearly articulated why they are in need of a scholarship to attend the conference. It is very clear that there is no other way that this person would be able to attend the conference if they did not have this funding to attend.
  • Good (score 4) – The person has clearly articulated why they are in need of a scholarship to attend the conference. It is clear that there is no other way that this person would be able to attend the conference if they did not have this funding to attend.
  • Average (score 3) – The person has articulated why they are in need of a scholarship to attend the conference. It is clear that it would be difficult for this person to attend the conference, but may have other funding to attend.
  • Below average (score 2) – The person has tried to articulate why they are in need of a scholarship to attend the conference. But, it is not clear why they are in need of a scholarship to attend the conference. It is not clear if they may have other funding to attend.
  • Poor (score 1) – The person has not articulated why they are in need of a scholarship to attend the conference. They did not do a very good job at indicating why attending this conference is important to them.

How will your presence at the conference assist the HCV community you work with (score 1-5)?

  • Very good (score 5) – The person has done an excellent job describing why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do.
  • Good (score 4) – The person has done a good job describing why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do.
  • Average (score 3) – The person has described why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do, but the response could have been more detailed.
  • Below average (score 2) – The person has some description about why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do, but the response lacks considerable detail.
  • Poor (score 1) – The person has some description about why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do, but the response lacks detail and is not well articulated.

Provide a brief outline about how you will accomplish knowledge transfer of the information that you learned to other healthcare providers and people living with HCV in your community (score 1-5)

  • Very good (score 5) – They have clearly highlighted an innovative plan for the sharing of information and knowledge that they will acquire when they return home to their setting. They have provided some very concrete examples of how they will return home and share the results of the conference with their community.
  • Good (score 4) – They have highlighted a plan for the sharing of information and knowledge that they will acquire when they return home to their setting. They have provided an example of how they will return home and share the results of the conference with their community.
  • Average (score 3) –They have suggested some ways that they will share the information with their community, but provide little details in terms of a plan or any concrete examples for how they will actually achieve this.
  • Below average (score 2) –They have not really suggested ways that they will share the information with their community, and do not provide details of a plan or any concrete examples for how they will actually achieve this.
  • Poor (score 1) –They have not suggested ways that they will share the information with their community, and do not provide details of a plan or any concrete examples for how they will actually achieve this.

Community Scholarships

Why is hepatitis important to you (score 1-5)?

  • Very good (score 5) – The reason why hepatitis is important to the applicant is very clear, their reasons are well-articulated, and it is very clear that the participant has taken considerable effort to highlight the reasons for why they think this is important.
  • Good (score 4) – The reason why hepatitis is important to the applicant is clear, their reasons are articulated, and it is clear that the participant has taken effort to highlight the reasons for why they think this is important.
  • Average (score 4) – The reason why hepatitis is important to the applicant is stated, their reasons are stated, and it is clear that the participant has taken some effort to highlight the reasons for why they think this is important.
  • Below average (score 2) - The reason why hepatitis is important to the applicant is not well stated, their reasons are stated but lack some explanation, and the participant could have taken more effort to highlight the reasons for why they think this is important.
  • Poor (score 1) – The reason why hepatitis is important to the applicant is not stated, their reasons for why hepatitis is important are not stated, and the participant could have taken considerably more effort to highlight the reasons for why they think this is important.

Please explain your role in your organisation and why attending this conference is important to you (score 1-5)?

  • Very good (score 5) – The person is clearly doing very important work focused on enhancing hepatitis C prevention and care for people who inject drugs, and they have done an excellent job at clearly articulating why attending this conference is important to them.
  • Good (score 4) – The person is clearly doing important work focused on enhancing hepatitis C prevention and care for people who inject drugs, and they have done a good job at clearly articulating why attending this conference is important to them.
  • Average (score 3) – The person is doing some work focused on enhancing hepatitis C prevention and care for people who inject drugs, but they have could have done a better job clearly highlighting why attending this conference is important to them.
  • Below average (score 2) – It is not clear how much work this person is doing with respect to enhancing hepatitis C prevention and care for people who inject drugs, and they have could have done a better job clearly highlighting why attending this conference is important to them.
  • Poor (score 1) – The person did not do a good job at clearly highlighting their role in their organization and what they are specifically doing to enhance hepatitis C prevention and care for people who inject drugs. They did not do a very good job at clearly indicating why attending this conference is important to them.

How will your presence at the conference assist the HCV community you work with and how will you share information from INHSU 2017 (score 1-10)?

  • Very good (score 9-10) – The person has done an excellent job describing why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do. They have clearly highlighted an innovative plan for the sharing of information and knowledge that they will acquire when they return home to their setting. They have provided some very concrete examples of how they will return home and share the results of the conference with their community.
  • Good (score 7-8) – The person has done a good job describing why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do. They have highlighted a plan for the sharing of information and knowledge that they will acquire when they return home to their setting. They have provided an example of how they will return home and share the results of the conference with their community.
  • Average (score 5-6) – The person has described why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do, but the response could have been more detailed. They have suggested some ways that they will share the information with their community, but provide little details in terms of a plan or any concrete examples for how they will actually achieve this.
  • Below average (score 3-4) – The person has some description about why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do, but the response lacks considerable detail. They have not really suggested ways that they will share the information with their community, and do not provide details of a plan or any concrete examples for how they will actually achieve this.
  • Poor (score 1-2) – The person has some description about why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do, but the response lacks detail and is not well articulated. They have not suggested ways that they will share the information with their community, and do not provide details of a plan or any concrete examples for how they will actually achieve this.