Since 2009, SHEA has partnered with 3M to benefit the international community of healthcare professionals dedicated to infection prevention through our International Ambassadors Program. The program is dedicated to building collaborative relationships between U.S. and international healthcare professionals with expertise in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention.
In 2015, this program is updated to allow more Ambassadors to benefit from exposure to large US conferences dedicated to infection prevention and control. Selected ambassadors will be able to select the meeting they attend for training – SHEA Spring 2015 or IDWeek 2015 and provided a one-year membership in SHEA to foster networking and expose them to SHEA's journal and other educational opportunities that can promote knowledge dissemination. A total of 18 Ambassadors will be selected in 2015 and provided a $3,000 travel grant to cover the costs of attending the meeting of their choice.
Response to the International Ambassadors Program has been noteworthy since its inception: over 345 applicants from around the world have sought a place in this elite group. SHEA has welcomed sixty-two Ambassadors representing thirty five countries (Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, and Vietnam).
SHEA gratefully acknowledges the financial generosity of 3M Corporation, which supports the International Ambassadors Program.
The International Ambassadors Program (IAP) seeks candidates with 5 - 20 years of experience in order to allow for those more advanced in their career to attend. Applicants from emerging economies will be given higher priority than those from Western Europe and other developed international communities. The application is available now through November 21, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be notified of their status by December 31, 2014.
Questions? Download the IAP Application Eligibility