Merit recognises that bona fide independent, educational, scientific or policy-making conferences promote scientific knowledge, medical advancement and assist in the delivery of effective health care.
We may provide financial grants directly to the conference organiser to reduce the overall cost of attendance of participants and to cover reasonable speaker compensation, travel, meals and accommodation expenses to Health Care Professionals who are good faith conference faculty members.
Pursuant to the APACMed Code of Ethical Conduct, Merit will not seek to control the content or management of third-party educational programs, e.g., selection of topics or educational methods, faculty, and attendees. Also, Merit’s decision to support a third-party education program must be based on enough information from the conference organiser to enable Merit to evaluate the medical, scientific, and educational merit of the program as well as the appropriateness of the venue and agenda.
Merit will not directly pay for conference costs such as facilities, faculty honoraria and travel expenses—all support is provided to the conference organiser to offset overall conference expenses.
*To the extent applicant is requesting the donation of Merit product(s) and Merit has physically provided such product(s) in Merit’s sole discretion, the applicant hereby certifies:
- Applicant does not intend to use the provided Merit products for commercial purposes and will not sell or trade such products for financial or commercial gain;
- Applicant can and will use the provided Merit products in a safe and appropriate manner; and
- Applicant will only use the provided Merit products in conjunction with the identified educational or research activity, and not for other research activities or to supplement inventory for patient use.
Although Merit receives many worthwhile grant requests*, it is unable to provide support to all of them. Requestor(s) will receive an email notification of approval or denial after the APAC Grant Committee has made its decision.
*This grant request is for Charitable Donation, Educational Grant and Research Grant only. A conference exhibitor or sponsorship arrangement is submitted and reviewed outside of this online grant request process. Requestor(s) can reach out to Merit local representatives for more details.