Award & Scholarship


With the XVth International Congress of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine becoming a virtual only meeting the Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism has generously offered to support more Scholarships covering the Registration Fee to support individuals with an interest in inherited metabolic diseases. The deadline for applications is Monday 8th November.

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 (

Criteria for admission
Applicants should satisfy the following criteria:
• Be from an IFCC National Society that is an IFCC full or affiliate member (a supporting letter from the National Society is necessary)
• Displayed an interest in inherited metabolic diseases

Completeness of the required documentation for admission (application form, copy of the ID or passport, supporting letter from the National Society, will be checked by the IFCC office/congress organisers.</span)

Further notes
Applicants who have already benefited of an SSIEM bursaries at the last ICPLM are excluded from evaluation if the number of applications exceed the number of allocated bursaries. Where more than one application achieves the same score, priority will be given to applicants from country that are not yet represented in the shortlisted candidates. This is to support diversity among the scholarship awardees.


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)