Travel Awards/Grants

Travel Awards/GrantsThe Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons (CABPS) will award a minimum of four (4) travel awards/grants annually, two in each category of Physician/Resident (Medicine/Surgery/Psychiatry) and Allied Health. Applicants will apply this grant towards attendance to Canadian Obesity Weekend.


This annual award recognizes applicant in the field of bariatrics, who are members of CABPS, offering them an opportunity to apply for a travel grant to help offset costs to facilitate attendance at Canadian Obesity Weekend.


The applicant must be a current member of CABPS. (Self-nomination is accepted.)

The applicant is required to register and attend the current year’s CABPS Conference - Canadian Obesity Weekend.

The applicant is required to submit a 500-word article, within their specific field as it relates to Bariatrics, for publication in the CABPS Newsletter, Bariatric Bytes.

Application Process

Applications must be completed and submitted electronically to: Dr. Judy Shiau (Internal Medicine), Dr. Pierre Garneau (Surgery), Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam & Dr. Sarah Nutter (Psychiatry/Psychology) and Ms. Jennifer & Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam (Allied Health) at by the submission deadline.

Submission Deadline

Friday, March 11, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m. ET


Five Hundred Canadian Dollars (CDN $500.00) for travel/accommodations.

Complimentary Membership in CABPS for the following year.

Free Conference Registration for the following year or subsequent year dependent on the category in which you fall.

Cheque will be presented at the CABPS Annual Conference.

Notice of Decision

Friday, March 25, 2022 to facilitate registration to Canadian Obesity Weekend.

Download the Application Form

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