At Astellas, our culture is rooted in openness and integrity, and we continuously work to be a trusted leader in the ever-changing healthcare environment. As of October 5, 2020, in step with the evolving global landscape, Astellas will no longer provide educational funding directly to individual healthcare professionals (HCPs) to attend congresses and conferences, including virtual attendance. Our consistent approach around the world is critical to our global reputation and the trust we share with healthcare professionals, the patients they serve, and the broader healthcare community.
We recognize the importance of healthcare professionals accessing timely educational information to improve care for patients, and we remain committed to providing ongoing high-quality medical education opportunities that help ensure the appropriate clinical use of our existing medications and new medical innovations, fulfil educational needs/gaps and, ultimately, improve patient care. Moving forward, Astellas will refocus resources on other educational activities we believe better reflect Astellas’ commitment to the global healthcare community and meet the changing needs of healthcare professionals and the patients they serve.
Grants to HCOs to Support HCP Attendance at Congresses
Healthcare Organizations (HCOs) may apply for funding grants to support HCP attendance at pre-identified, eligible congresses. HCOs must submit a grant funding application form and be able to independently manage the entire process without any hands-on support. A maximum of 10 HCPs can be funded through the grant request, and Astellas must have no involvement in the selection of the HCPs to receive support to attend congress. An HCO is only eligible to receive grants for HCP congress attendance two times per fiscal year (April to March) per therapeutic area Astellas supports.
Below is a list of Astellas groups that offer grants to HCOs to Support HCP Attendance at Congresses. Please click the link below for your country to learn more about the grant opportunity and how to apply.
- Adriatics and Baltics
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Middle East and Africa
- United Kingdom