The Traveling Fellowship Program serves as a vital link between the Society and its counterparts in Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. During odd-numbered years, European Fellows tour North America, while Asia-Pacific Fellows visit during even-numbered years. The tours between the Society and Latin America will take place every three years.
Individual hosts are responsible for the costs of lodging, meals, local transportation, entertainment and associated costs of the fellows. Hosts ensure that the fellows are met at the airport when they arrive and arrangements are made for taking them to the airport for departure. The typical visit blends time spent in scientific endeavors (clinics, operating rooms, lectures and labs), a tour of the host facility, social functions and recreation. Hosts are encouraged to use their creativity to plan a unique and exciting experience. For example, hosts have taken the fellows on special tours of historic sites, attended sporting events, and arranged shopping trips and outdoor activities unique to their locations.
The Traveling Fellowship Committee also encourages members to group host, with several institutions in one area sharing the hosting duties and costs, thus adding to the diversity of the tour. However, since the tour is of short duration, the Committee asks that group hosts be cognizant of the amount of travel involved and to schedule some downtime.
In order to be a host, a member should:
•Work in a facility that is conducting varied and different research in orthopaedic sports medicine.•Be willing and able to spend a significant amount of time with the fellows.•Have experience and interest in hosting international guests.•Be able to create a unique experience for the fellows.
In order to provide a varied rotation, and promote participation among North American sites, hosts may only be asked once every few years. The Committee strongly encourages facilities that have never before hosted to apply.
If you are interested in hosting the Traveling Fellows, download and complete the host application. Also, please provide a sample itinerary showing how you would blend time spent in scientific endeavors, a tour of the host facility, tours of other sports medicine and research facilities in the area, social functions, sightseeing and recreation.
Contact Debbie Czech with questions.
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