Award & Scholarship


Call for scientists interested in inherited metabolic disease.
Now inviting scholarship award applicants for travel grants:
attend the XIV International Congress of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine 2021, Munich, German, sponsored by SSIEM.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to learn from, and network with a distinguished group of international scientists in Germany this year

The Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism generously offered 20 travel grants (500EURO each) to support individuals with an interest in inherited metabolic diseases to attend the XIV International Congress of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine in Munich, Germany from 26th to 28th November 2021. The aim of the Society, founded in 1963, is to foster the study of metabolic and related topics, and to promote ideas exchange between professionals in different disciplines in inherited metabolic disease (

Selection criteria for the grants follow:
• Grant applications will be evaluated by a sub-group of the organising committee of the ICPLM
• Applications are welcome from scientists that have shown an interest in inherited metabolic diseases
• Grant applications are open to all, regardless of age, position or seniority, provided that the individual is a member of the IFCC member society of their country
• Priority will be given to the following categories of applicants: those who commit to submit an oral or poster presentation to the meeting; those who demonstrate financial need; and those who have shown commitment to the study and management of metabolic disease
• Inquiries may be directed to:


Poster presentations on all Topics in Paediatric Laboratory Medicine are invited.
Three scientific awards will be given for:


The best oral presentation by a young attendee (<40 years old on the 1st of January 2021) will be awarded the Michael Metz Award (€500), a new award commemorating the life and work of the past chair of the Task Force of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine


The best oral presentation by an attendee (>40 years old on 1st of January 2021, €300)


The best poster by an attendee (€300)