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IFCC Abbott Visiting Lecturer Programme

Visiting Lecturer Programme

The IFCC-Abbott Visiting Lecturer Programme is a tool to facilitate international educational exchanges within IFCC.

The aims

  • The IFCC-Abbott Visiting Lecturer Programme (VLP) is a programme to support international exchange of lecturers and aims to facilitate international educational exchanges within IFCC.

The application procedure

  • Download (Application Form) (doc)
  • Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year and must be submitted at least 4 months prior to the proposed visit in order to ensure adequate time for review.

Selection of speakers

  • The society should select its speaker(s)
  • For assistance please refer to the Speakers Bureau.


  • Each member association (full or affiliate) may apply for up to a maximum of three (3) Visiting Lecturers once every year.
  • Each Visiting Lecturer should deliver at least two lectures or one lecture and one workshop.
  • Each presenter may be asked to record a lecture (~ 20 minutes) for inclusion in the IFCC eAcademy; this should preferably be completed prior to the visit.

Travel and accommodation

  • IFCC will fund only economy travel and visa fees of the Visiting Lecturer to a maximum of 2.500 CHF per speaker and 5.000 CHF per application.
  • The National Society will provide hotel accommodation, meals and local transportation.

Approval of application

  • Approval will be made by the Chair of the VLP and the EMD Executive Committee.


  • Both the National Society and the IFCC-Abbott Visiting Lecturer shall complete the appropriate survey forms and submit a brief report to the Chair of the IFCC VLP within one month of the IFCC-Abbott Visiting Lecturer's visit.

For further clarifications, please contact the IFCC office

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