7th Biennial Conference

Breakthrough to Excellence

Cypress Lakes Resort, Hunter Valley | 11 - 14 Mar 2014

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The Board of Directors of the AusACPDM is committed to making the Biennial Conference accessible to persons from resource poor communities or workplaces, or where attendance at the conference would not be possible without additional funding support.

Therefore, the AusACPDM is offering a limited number of Scholarships for Australasian (Australia/NZ) and International (Non-OECD countries*) attendees.

Funding for the scholarships has come from AusACPDM membership fees and profits from previous conferences.

International scholarships applications will be accepted from residents of the following countries, please click here.

Scholarship applications for AusACPDM 2014 will close midnight AEST Monday 25 November 2013.

Scholarship Inclusions

Up to five (5) international and ten (10) domestic scholarships are being offered pending budgetary constraints and the discretion of the review panel.

Applicants may apply to receive all or part funding for:

  • Registration for the 2014 conference
  • Accommodation during the conference at Cyprus Lakes Resort, Hunter Valley
  • Travel to and/or from the conference

Accommodation and travel for successful applicants must be arranged through the Conference Secretariat (DC Conferences). Scholarship applicants are able to request a full or partial scholarship. 

All passport and /or visa arrangements and / or costs are the responsibility of the applicant and cannot be included in the scholarship funding.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive a conference scholarship for the 2014 AusACPDM conference in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia, candidates must:

  • Demonstrate proof of current AusACPDM membership 
  • Provide a written statement from their institution stating that other possible sources of funding have been applied for and institutional funding is not available
  • Provide proof of country of residence
  • Complete the self-nomination form (with signature) – nominations by other parties will not be accepted
  • Not be a recipient of other AusACPDM funding e.g PhD platform scholarship, invited speaker to the 2014 conference
  • Agree to have their name published as a scholarship recipient in the conference handbook and on the AusACPDM website
  • Agree to provide a written report (300 words) within 2 months of the conference on how their attendance at the conference has assisted in improving their knowledge, skills and service delivery

Priority is given to those applicants:

  • Whose participation will help enhance their own knowledge, skills and service delivery
  • Who have a sound plan for disseminating and implementing the acquired knowledge and skills with colleagues in their community or country
  • Whose clinical and research clients might benefit the most from the new knowledge and skills of the applicant and their colleagues

Application Procedure

  • Nominations must be made via the official nomination form, please click here to contact the Conference Secretariat to get your copy of the application form
  • Applications will be reviewed by AusACPDM Scholarship sub-committee which will consist of the AusACPDM President, Immediate Past President, and at least 2 other Members of the Board
  • Award of scholarships will be the decision of the subcommittee, taking into consideration the number and strength of applications and the available budget
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by no later than Friday 6th December 2013
  • Unsuccessful applicants may still register for the conference at the Early Bird rate, up until the 16th December 2013
  • The decision of the review panel is final and no further discussions will be entered into





For further information please contact the Conference Secretariat: DC Conferences Pty Ltd
Suite 103, Lvl 1, 3-5 West Street, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia | PO Box 637, North Sydney 2059 | P: 612 9954 4400 | F: 612 9954 0666 | E: ausacpdm2014@dcconferences.com.au
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