Grants & Scholarships

Despite global advancements in medical care, around the world humans are still dying of diseases that are easily treated by doctors with adequate education and training. SWME believes that medical education plays a pivotal role in addressing the challenges of these underserved populations. The SWME’s Grants & Scholarships Program assists communities worldwide through the support and continued professional development of their leading doctors.

SWME provides restricted and unrestricted educational grants to support continuing medical education and the exchange of ideas leading to a better, safer, healthier world.

Medical Education Grants

SWME believes that continuing medical education is an integral piece for worldwide well-being, enhancing the level of patient care. With the support of the medical device industry, SWME is pleased to offer access to restricted medical education grants. These are available for healthcare professionals who benefit and are eligible to attend independent US-based Medical and Scientific Educational Meetings in their areas of expertise.

Our grant approval process is in accordance with the recommendations and the guidance of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards of Commercial Support, the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice, the APACMed Code of Ethical Conduct, as well as internal policies.

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Currently, we are requesting grants for the following programs:

ISHLT 38th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions
International Society for Heart & Lung Transplant
April 11-14, 2018
Nice, France

14th Annual ECAS Annual Congress 
European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society 
April 15-17, 2018Paris, France
Paris, France

AATS 98th Annual Meeting

American Association for Thoracic Surgery
April 28- May 1, 2018
San Diego, CA

Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions

Heart Rhythm Society
May 9-12, 2018
Boston, MA

GEST 2018 (12th Annual Embolization Cancer Symposium & Technologies)

Complete Conference Management
May 17- 20, 2018
Miami Beach, FL

2018 AUA Annual Meeting

American Urological Association
May 18-21, 2018
San Francisco, CA

TVT 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
June 20-22, 2018
Chicago, IL

LAA/PFO 2018 The Structural Heart Disease Summit
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
June 22-23, 2018
Chicago, IL

78th Scientific Sessions
American Diabetes Association
June 22-26, 2018
Orlando, FL

TCT 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
September 21-25, 2018
San Diego, CA

AAO-HSNF Annual Meeting & OTC Experience
American Academy of Otolaryngology 
October 7-10, 2018
Atlanta, GA

2019 Conference

AAOS 20109 Annual Meeting  
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
March 12-16, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

ACC 68th Annual Scientific Session & Expo  
American College of Cardiology 
March 16-18, 2019
New Orleans, LA


Humanitarian Programs

SWME provides unrestricted educational grants to educational programs in developing countries, as well as sponsors continued medical education for doctors whose work has a humanitarian impact on their local community and who lack the funding to attend the world’s top continuing professional development activities.

SWME’s Humanitarian Programs are geared towards communities that are significantly disadvantaged in terms of their population’s access to quality healthcare, adequate medical facilities, and the resources required to treat diseases and improve their overall health and well-being.

Neurology Training for Non-Neurologists in West Africa
Focus on Parkinson's Disease and other Neurodegenerative Disorders
September 16-18, 2013
Accra, Ghana

American Diabetes Association 2012 Annual Meeting Sponsorships

American Diabetes Association 2011 Annual Meeting Sponsorships