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Bursary Descriptions

To support life long learning and participation in the annual CSTM Scientific Conference, the CSTM members offers three bursary categories.

Applications for these bursaries must be received for review by the CSTM Award Committee by February 15th of the application year. The Committee Chair will notify the successful candidates by email by March 1.

Letendre Bursary

The primary focus of the Pat Letendre Bursary is to provide members with financial assistance to pursue ongoing education in transfusion medicine. The bursary is named for Pat Letendre, a long-time instructor in transfusion science at the University of Alberta, early adopter of the Internet's potential for professional development, CSTM webmaster (2001 - 2010) and a strong believer in the joy of life-long learning. The amount of $500.00 is awarded annually to each of two recipients and is to be applied towards registration or associated expenses related to attending the CSTM Scientific Conference.
This bursary is awarded based on merit. We believe that supporting Canada’s best and brightest transfusion medicine specialists ultimately leads to better patient outcomes and safer transfusion medicine practices. We proudly accept applications from members from the interdisciplinary team in all regions of Canada. Applicants must be a CSTM member in good standing. 
The 2018 Letendre Bursaries were presented to Joanna McCarthy and Mirette Hanna.
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