Travel Scholarship Program

Travel scholarship donations help ISOQOL give more scholarships to Annual Conference attendees who are students, new investigators, patients or from developing countries. These scholarships include Annual Conference registration, one-year membership and support to offset travel costs.


Your donations have moved the plane over 11,000 kilometers from the 2019 Annual Conference location in San Diego, California, USA. We made it to Prague, Czech Republic!

Thank you to all our donors for their contributions. Your generosity will help ISOQOL award more Travel Scholarships in 2020 for:

  • Patient Research Partners
  • Members from Developing Countries
  • Students and New Investigators

2018 Winners


New Investigator and Student Scholarship

Sana Ishaque, PhD Candidate, Australia
Nathan A. Pearson, MSc BSc (Hons), United Kingdom
Hannah Penton, PhD Candidate, United Kingdom


Developing Countries Scholarship

Yangjun Liu, PhD Candidate, Sweden
Meng Wang, Canada


Patient Engagement Scholarship

Jacqueline C. Jones, United Kingdom
Mary Stanbury, United Kingdom
Sandra A. Zelinsky, Canada


2019 Winners


New Investigator and Student Scholarship

Kyle Kemp, MSc, Canada
Natasha Roberts, BN (hons), Australia
Antoinette Davey, MPhil, United Kingdom


Developing Countries Scholarship

Adesola Odole, PhD, Nigeria
Tatiana Nikitina, PhD, Russia
Allan Berrocal, Costa Rica


Patient Engagement Scholarship

Allyson Berent, United States
Yelak Biru, MSc, United States
Kristian Ahm Hansen, Denmark

Corporate Scholarship Sponsors

To become a sponsor for the #MovethePlane fundraiser, contact

Business Class ($5,000+)

Special thanks to Optum for donating to the #MovethePlane Travel Scholarship Fundraiser. Optum presented their donation to ISOQOL during the 2019 Annual Conference.

Economy Class ($1,000+)

Thank You!

Thank you to our donors for contributing to the Travel Scholarship Fund.
Names that appear in green are Frequent Flyers, or individuals who donated in 2018 and 2019.

Albert W. Wu

André Hajek

Anne Klassen

Antoine Regnault

Antonia V. Bennett

Canhua Xiao

Carol M. Moinpour

Carolyn C. Gotay

Carolyn E. Schwartz

Christopher J. Evans

Claudia C. Bellucci

Colleen Pedersen

Cynthia Gross

David Baumann

David T. Eton

Deborah M. Miller

Dennis Revicki

Diana Rofail

Diana Zidarov

Diane L. Fairclough

Elizabeth J. Gibbons

Galina Velikova

Helen Kitchen

Holger Muehlan

Hongmei Wang

Hwee-Lin Wee

I-Chan Huang

Jacob Lippa

Jane A. Scott

Jennifer A. Freel

Joan J. Branin

Jose M. Valderas

Joseph Cappelleri

Josephine M. Norquist

Karon F. Cook

Kathleen J. Yost

Kevin P. Weinfurt

Kim Cocks

Krister Cromm

Liliane Lins Kusterer

Lori Frank

Lori D. McLeod

Madeleine T. King

Mary Kane

Maryam Mozafarinia

Matthew J. Kerry

Melissa J. Rowthorn

Michael Brundage

Michael C. Runken

Michelle K. White

Mirjam A. G. Sprangers

Nalin Payakachat

Phantipa Sakthong

Rick Berzon

Rieko Izukura

Ron D. Hays

Samantha Walker

Sandra Nolte

Shawn McKown

Simon Pickard

Soo Borson

Stacie Hudgens

Tito R. Mendoza

Wenjie Duan

William Lenderking

The International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) is a global community of researchers, clinicians, health care professionals, industry professionals, consultants, and patient research partners advancing health related quality of life research (HRQL).

Together, we are creating a future in which patient perspective is integral to health research, care and policy.