As for every international conference and other educational events, the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) will offer a Patients & Parents Sponsorship Programme to enable as many patients as possible to attend the 18th TIF International Conference for Patients and Parents, which will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 3 – 5 November 2023.

Applications are now CLOSED

INFORMATION In the context of the Sponsorship Programme for Patients & Parents, TIF will:
  • Try to sponsor patients/parents in order to secure a balanced geographical representation, depending on the availability of funding.
  • Take into consideration the personal motivation and commitment of the applicant (based on the information provided in their application form).
  • Priority will be given to those applicants who have not received any sponsorship from TIF to-date.
  • Priority will be given to low-resource countries and new members of TIF.
CRITERIA The successful applicants are selected by the Board of Directors of TIF based on the following specific criteria:
  • Patients to be over 18 years of age.
  • Patients to have a good level of understanding and speaking English.
  • Patients to belong to a National Thalassaemia Association. A letter should be provided from the President of the Association.
  • The National Thalassaemia Association must be a member of TIF and is essential to have settled any outstanding membership fees owed (including the year 2023).
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE The Sponsorship Package for each successful applicant includes:
  • Complimentary Registration fees. This includes 2 coffee breaks and lunch on each Conference days (4th and 5th November 2023), Conference material (bag, programme, badge etc) and access to any hospitality events organised.
  • Travel cost coverage.
  • Hotel accommodation: A max. of 3-nights’ accommodation (3rd, 4th & 5th of November).
  • Transport to and from the airport (where necessary).
Please note that any other expenses (e.g., ground transportation, meals, visa fees etc.) are not included in the package and are the responsibility of the successful candidate. All arrangements will be made via TIF’s collaborating travel agency. Any extra days (accommodation) or any other requirements should be covered by the participant. If you wish to be considered for a sponsorship, please complete the application form here by the 26th of May 2023. We note that a first-come-first-served policy will be in place. No applications (or other requests for sponsorship) will be accepted after the deadline. Applicants will be informed regarding the decision of the TIF Board, no later than 5th June 2023.