Applications Are Now Open!

Now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 AIBD Ambassador Program

Engage with AIBD faculty, chairs, and attendees in educating peers and professionals on important topics in IBD. AIBD Ambassadors will participate in program planning, poster abstract and content review, attendee question moderation, and may be considered for panel discussions as steps towards building your academic IBD portfolio and increasing engagement in the overall program.

To be eligible to join the Ambassador program you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be pursuing an academic career in IBD  
  • Have already demonstrated research, education, or other academic endeavors in the IBD field
  • Additional MD applicant requirements: Applicants should be within 7 years of GI fellowship (IBD fellowship preferred) or specialized training

*International, pediatric gastroenterology, surgery, nurses, pharmacists and advanced practice providers are encouraged to apply

Application Requirements:

  • Current CV/Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation from an established mentor/colleague in the IBD field (Strong letters of reference from mentors and faculty are required and should state how the program will enhance the ambassadors' career in IBD)
  • 250-word personal essay answering the question "Why do you want to be an AIBD Ambassador?" (i.e., Why is this opportunity important to you? What skills/assets/strengths make you an ideal candidate?)

Term Limits:
If you are accepted, this is a 2-year commitment and you will be expected to attend AIBD 2024 and AIBD 2025 to fulfill your responsibilities. All accepted ambassadors will receive complimentary registration to AIBD during their active years.

*Prior submission does not impact your ability to reapply. Repeat application is strongly encouraged if you are not accepted on the first round, as the steering committee reviews all applications annually.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET
Accepted applicants will be informed no later than June 7, 2024