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The IAMAT-Stella & George Bryant Travel Medicine Scholarship

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Travel medicine training for Latin American practitioners

This scholarship is awarded to one doctor from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador or Central America. Preference will be given to practitioners with knowledge in travel medicine and the capacity to expand the practice in their country.

This scholarship is administered in partnership with the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Medicina del Viajero (SLAMVI). The IAMAT scholar must take the online travel medicine course offered by SLAMVI and attends a 5-day advanced travel medicine course offered by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Following the course, the recipient participates in clinical observations for 5 days with travel clinics at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC), and completes a travel health project. The LSHTM course is delivered through a series of lectures, academic discussions, role-play and problem-solving workshops, themed days, and group work. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to the successful scholar.


IAMAT will pay for the tuition, clinical observations, and 50% of the accommodations. The IAMAT scholar is responsible for transportation to and from London, local transportation, the remaining 50% of the accommodations, and any additional miscellaneous costs.

The course and clinical observations will take place in November 2022.

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed. Please check back in January 2022.

In honour of Stella & George Bryant

Stella and George Bryant loved to travel and were passionate advocates for the well-being of animals.

Stella was born in England in 1938 and came to Canada when she was eighteen. With only a high school education and after taking time to marry and have three children, she returned to work and enjoyed a successful career, working her way up to becoming general manager of a prominent advertising agency in Toronto, Ontario.

George was born in Kingston, Ontario in 1923, joining the Kingston Whig-Standard as a young reporter. He then moved to Toronto to write for the Toronto Star and remained there until his retirement. As a writer who travelled the world, he was quick to grasp the importance of IAMAT’s work.

Stella and George were both well-read and conversations with them were a delight – full of humour and poetry. They were loyal supporters of IAMAT ever since George met IAMAT founder Vincenzo Marcolongo and learned about the organization. In his role as travel editor for the Toronto Star, George wrote many articles to promote awareness of travel health and Stella was a member of IAMAT’s Board of Directors for many years. IAMAT is proud to sponsor a scholarship in their name.

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Last reviewed and updated: December 31, 2020

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