|Annals oj ihe MBC - vol. 4 - n' 4 - December 1991
MEDITERRANEAN BURNS CLUB
V GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE MBC
27 NOVEMBER 1991 - ATHENS - GREECE
Every year the General Assembly, on the occasion of
the Annual Meeting, has the task of examining, discussing and approving the Club's
activity in the previous year, and of reviewing future plans. The Order of the Day of this
Assembly is as follows:
- Approval of the Agenda
- President's Report
- SecretarV-General's Report
- Treasurer's Report
- Approval of 1989 Final Balance
- Approval of 1990 Budget 07. 08 09 10.
- MBC's future activities
- Admission of new Members at 1991 Meeting
- Election of some new national representatives
- Application by some scientific societies for enrolment in
MBC as Associate Members
- Election of MBC representatives for selection of MBC
- Any other business
MEDITERRANEAN BURNS CLUB
It is my pleasure to report to all the
members of the Mediterranean Burns Club on the developments that have taken place in the
life of the Club during the year 1990-91, since the last Assembly at Rabat. This has been
a very successful year, and I shall give only the highlights. Our indefatigable
Secretary-General will expand on our activities in greater detail.
The MBC is now firmly established and acknowledged as a premier professional association
with particular expertise, and its cooperation is being solicited increasingly.
- The United Nations. Within the UN International Decade for
Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) the MBC has been identified as the prime burn care and
fire disaster prevention facility. During the year one of the MBC scholarships was shared
with the UN, as a contribution to their worldwide efforts.
- The Commission of European Communities. The Common Market
looks upon the MBC as a strong link in its vast Civil Defence programme.
- CEMEC. The burn courses within the training programme of
the European Centre for Disaster Medicine have been assured by the MBC through our
- The MBC is also part of the United Nations Emergency Data
Collecting Network, UNIENET.
- The World Association for Emergency and Disaster Medicine
has strong links with the MBC as its principal thermal injury adviser.
- Detente. With the introduction of democracy in the Eastern
European countries, the MBC has been asked to advise on peaceful utilization of armed
forces now no more needed for fighting: Czechoslovakia is a case in point.
- International Civil Defence Organization. MBC is officially
nominated as a Regional Training Centre for ICDO.
- Inter- organization links
- The Société Française d'Etude et de Traitement des
Brul6s decided, at its recent Annual Meeting, to join the MBC en bloc as Associate
Members. We welcome this close liaison and would be prepared to have similar arrangements
with other professional, societies.
- International participation
The MBC has received many invitations from surgical and burn surgery and disaster
medicine organizations to participate in their meetings. Upon invitation the MBC has been
present and has presented papers at:
- AMELISAP: Association des M6dicins Liberaux Sapeurs
Pompiers. Montpellier, April 1991.
- 7th World Congress on Emergency and Disaster Medicine, May
1991, Montreal. The President of MBC was nominated President-Elect of WAEDM and our
Secretary-General was elected to the Executive Council.
- Spanish Society of Plastic Surgery. An Association of Burns
Surgeons has been founded.
- Slovak Society of Burns Surgeons. Kosice, Czechoslovakia,
- UCLA. University of California at Los Angeles. Symposium on
Disasters, July 1991.
- University of Bradford. Disaster Management Prospects in
the New Europe, Sept. 1991.
- 12th Meeting of SFETB: French Society of Study and
Treatment of Burns. La Baule (France), Sept. 1991.
- 4th Meeting of EBA: European Burn Association. Barcelona
(Spain), Sept. 1991,
- Ministry of Defence, Civil Protection, Czechoslovakia,
Prague, October 1991.
- CEMEC: European Centre for Disaster Medicine. international
Training Course. R. San Marino, Oct. 1991.
- The MBC is Liaison Member of the International Federation
of Surgical Colleges. The IFSC Council held its meeting in Palermo in conjunction with our
- First International Conference of Burns and Fire
The MBC organized in Palermo, September 1990, this first international conference with
the novel approach of considering burns as a clinical problem and fire disasters as a
society problem, closely interlinked for eff icient prevention and management. This was a
great success and the 2nd Conference is planned for October 1992, to coincide with the
10th Anniversary of the MBC.
- Fire disasters
From the preceding and the earlier notes above, it is evident that the MBC is being
increasingly involved in and being solicited for expertise in fire disasters. This is a
gap that is being filled very ably by the MBC and we are being looked upon as the experts
in the field. This has important international implications.
- The Annals
Our quarterly journal, The Annals, is now running the fifth volume and has become a
valuable scientif ic publication. Considering the Club's extended interests as mentioned
in point 5 above, the full title now is "Annals of the Mediterranean Burns Club -
Incorporating Fire Disasters". Reciprocal arrangements have been established with 5
other similar journals
The Commission for the Promotion of Burns Care Facilities in Mediterranean Countries
has been very active in its contacts with universities, governments and hospitals, under
its energetic Chairman, Prof. John loannovich.
The Commission of Prevention of Burns and Fire Injuries has been very productive with
papers, lectures and video films under its able Chairperson Dr. Maddalena Ferrara.
The Disaster Commission's work should logically lead us to the Club's Incorporating Fire
Disaster. The Commission on Nursing and Paramedical Professions has successfully promoted
the interest and training of this important sector in burn management.
The membership of the Club is constantly on the increase. We have been turning down
requests from prospective members who are not from the Mediterranean countries.
All the Members of the French Society for the Study of Burns have "en bloc"
become Associate Members of the MBC, as noted under point 2.
Reciprocally, several MBC members have been made Honorary or Associate Members of other
sister organizations. The full list of current members will be found in the Annals, Vol.
IV, N. 2.
- History of the MBC
Your Secretary-General and President have briefly summarized the history and early
years of the Club in the current issue of the Annals: Vol. IV N. 2. The IVIBC Constitution
is also reproduced in that issue.
This Annual Meeting was scheduled for April 1991. As you all know it had to be postponed
due to the Gulf War. We are all grateful that the war is over, but it has underlined,
among other dangers, the particular problem of mass fires and conflagrations which concern
us professionally very much, and which casts on our shoulders a new role and
Our Athenian friends have done a marvellous job in organizing this Annual Meeting against
such odds and on behalf of all MBC members I thank Professor loannovich and his Committee
for this successful gathering here in the cradle of Western Civilization and a temple of
The Club's activity has mainly
concentrated on the activities established in the programme approved during the Rabat
Assembly in 1990, and in particular on:
- Sector of prevention and public education
- Sector of disasters and emergencies
- Sector of promotion of cultural exchange between countries
- Sector of promotion of cooperation
- Sector of management and coordination of MBC activities
- Sector of'preventi . on and public educationThe MBC has so far produced 6 videotapes which have been dubbed in English, French,
Arabic, Spanish, Greek, Turkish and Italian. They are available on request to all those
who are willing to undertake to use them in a burn prevention campaign.
The videotapes are entitled:
- Prevention of Burns in Children
- Prevention of Burns in Everyday life
- Prevention of Electrical Burns at Work
- Prevention of Industrial Disasters
- Self -protection from fires
Defence from Forest Fires
As further support for the last two of the
above videotapes the MBC Directive Board has also shown its interest in the sector of
"behaviour education" in the event of a fire.
In 1990 experts and qualified technicians prepared a programme for the production of two
videotapes aimed at the education of ordinary people and volunteer groups in
"Immediate Care" and "Sanitary First Aid" in the event of Fire
The foundations have also been laid for the study of a project aimed at the realization of
a multimedia teaching campaign on prevention and the behaviour to adopt in the event of
burn accidents and fires.
This is a new educational instrument to be used in schools, industries, etc. It makes use
of various methods of information, e.g. still photographs, action sequences, cartoons,
written texts, graphics, audio, etc., all managed by a computer which has the function of
sole supervisor and is the link between the system and the user.
Further printed educational material has been produced, i.e. notices, albums, posters,
etc, and is available to all Members forwarding requests.
An invitation is once again extended to Members to communicate any ideas or suggestions
they may have and to make proposals concerning these types of programmes. All proposals
will be carefully examined and passed on for their realization to all those who forward
- Sector qf disasters and emergencies
After the success on the scientific
level of the "First International Conference on Burns and Fire Disasters"
(Palermo, September 1990), the Directive Board contacted the Dutch publishing company
Kluwer in order to publish a volume containing the papers presented,
The publishers have undertaken to promote the volume in the international book world. This
is one of the few texts that exists on the specific subject.
The problem of fire disasters continued to be a subject of keen interest for the Club, in
view of the effects that such disasters can have in the sector of Civil Defence,
cooperation among peoples, and in the social life of a nation.
- Sector of promotion qf'cultural exchanges between countries
In 1991, as in previous years, 10
scholarships were awarded. The physicians who received scholarships were the following:
- Dr. Golubovich Zoran (Yugoslavia) Dr. Geraci Vito (Italy)
- Dr. Grimaldi Monica (Italy)
- Dr. Belmahi Amine (Maroc) Dr. Merlino Giorgio (Italy)
- Paramedical staff:
- Ms. Dugone Rebecca (Italy)
- Mr. Kalada Abdehadi (Marocco)
- Ms. Karatza Anastasia (Greece)
- Ms. Ribisi Giovanna (Italy)
- Ms. Barone Cettina (Italy)
In 1991 the MBC assisted in the
organization of the 5th Meeting, now being held in Athens. The Directive Board has
deliberated, as in previous years, to make a financial contribution of 25 million Italian
lire and to pay for the printing of promotional material such as folders, posters, etc.
and for their sending.
As a result of the postponement of the Meeting due to the Gulf war, the contribution was
higher than expected because it was necessary to produce and send two series of folders,
In 1991 the MBC was pleased to accept official invitations to participate in numerous
Meeting and Congresses in Mediterranean countries and elsewhere. On 19th and 20th April,
in Montpellier, the MBC was represented by the Secretary General at the "Assises
Européennes de médicine d'urgence et de terrain -organized by AMELISAP (Association des
Meclicin~ Lib6raux Sapeurs-Pompiers).
From 13th to 16th May, in Montreal, the MBC was present in the persons of the President
and the Secretary-General at the proceedings of the WAEDM (World Association for Emergency
and Disaster Medicine). The MBC's participation aroused keen interest and in the course of
the General Assembly the President of the MBC and the Secretary-General were respectively
elected President of the WAIEDM and Member of the Directive Board for the three-year
From 13th to 15th June the Secretary-General of the MBC, on official invitation,
participated in the Twelfth Congress of the French Burns Society held at La Baule. The
General Assembly of the Society unanimously requested the enrolment of the MBC as an
In July 1991 the University of California in Los Angeles organized a -Symposium on
Disasters---. The President, by official invitation, represented the MBC.
From 13th to 16th September, at the Congress of the European Burns Association in
Barcelona, the MBC presented a desk with a display of all its activities which was
received with great interest by all present.
From 1st to 4th October, on the official invitation of the Prague Civil Defence
Organization, the MBC was present at "Pragasec 91---. The President and
Secretary-General were thus able to contact specialists and authorities from
Czechoslovakia and other East European countries and to lay the foundations for future
scientific and cultural collaboration.
From 21st to 22nd October, at St. Vincent, the MBC, on official invitation, was
represented by the Secretary-General at the scientific proceedings of the International
Congress on Forest Fires.
From 23rd to. 24th October the MBC contributed to the realization of the ref resher course
on "Management of mass burns and fire disasters" held in San Marino in the
context of the annual programme organized by CEMEC (European Centre for Catastrophe
The MBC has officially been invited to take part in an International meeting on 1ntensive
Treatment' of Severe Burns" organized by the A.V. Vishnevski Institute of Surgery, to
be held in Moscow in February 1992.
The MBC will take part as a collaborating institution in the scientific proceedings of the
"World Conference on Health Emergencies in Technological Disasters", organized
by the Italian Ministry of Civil Defence, to be held in Rome in May 1992.
Future MBC meetings
The year 1992 marks the tenth
anniversary of the constitution of the MBC and of the institution of the G. Whitaker
International Burns Prize.
The MBC, the 0. Whitaker Foundation and the Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns
Therapy, Palermo, to honour this occasion, intend to organize in Palermo from 30th
September to 3rd October:
The Sixth Meeting of the MBC and The Second International Conference on Burns and Fire
Disasters - Perspectives 2000
The leading specialists in the field of burns and fire disasters will be invited to
discuss future perspectives in the treatment of burns both as an individual pathology and
as a social problem in the event of disasters.
The announced Refresher Course that the MBC was to have held in Cairo in March 1991 on the
invitation of our Egyptian colleagues, during the annual meeting of the Egyptian Plastic
Surgery Society, was postponed because of the international problems due to the Gulf War.
The Course will be held in 1992.
The quarterly publication of
"Annals of the Mediterranean Burns Club" continues regularly. The circulation of
3000 copies has permitted wide diffusion in countries all over the world.
We have received many expressions of approval and numerous requests for the publication of
articles, also from specialists working outside the Mediterranean area.
As announced during the Rabat Assembly, preparations are in course - with the purchase of
supplementary equipment - to use the printing workshop of Palermo Civic Hospital for the
publication of "Annals" directly by the MBC.
- Sector oj'promotion and cooperation
It was announced in last year's report
that the University of Aleppo had requested the MBC to perform a study regarding the
planning of Burns Centres in the Republic of Syria. The MBC delivered its report within 2
months. in July 1991 the University of Aleppo authorities communicated that they had
accepted the proposed plan.
The activity continued of the Burns Centres in Madrid, Toulouse, Athens, Turin and Palermo
aimed at the realization of the COMETT 11 Project on behalf of the EEC. This concerns the
creation of a programme for a hypermedia system based on an interactive videodisk, as a
data bank in the sector of burns, and of a hypertext for information management. This
programme is intended for the training of medical and paramedical staff specialized in the
field of burns and their prevention.
An application has been presented to the EEC to participate in a second project named
"Tempus"; this will involve the participation of the MBC and an Eastern European
country, namely Rumania.
- Sector of management and coordination of MBC activitiesActivities have continued in order to increase and coordinate better the activities of
the MBC, as laid down in the programme presented to and approved by the General Assembly
A) In 1991 more equipment was purchased necessary to integrate the equipment already in
the possession of the Club and that owned by the Hospital, in order to set up a printing
centre that will enable the Club to produce all the printed material necessary for the
institutional activities and for the management of MBC and of "Annals".
B) The hardware and software system has been completed for the preparation of the MBC
bibliographical research Centre. As soon as the data base files have been filled, it will
be possible to link up with Palermo in order to have access to the data, which will be
provided on direct request.
In collaboration with the Department of
Plastic Surgery and Burns Therapy, Palermo, preparations are well advanced for the
preparation of all software necessary for the management of in-patients and out-patients
in a Plastic Surgery and Burns Department.
This laborious and expensive task is expected to be completed in the first 6 months of
1992. The MBC intends to make these programmes (in English and French, initially)
available to all Directors of Centres who wish to receive them, plus the hardware at cost
price. This use of modern technology will create a network among the various centres, at
Centres already in possession of Modem type equipment and communication systems can
already contact MBC headquarters using the number 091.6512509.
The creation of this system as planned will facilitate closer links of collaboration among
the Centres connected, on both the clinical and the scientific/didactic level, It will
thus be possible to create a common data bank for the whole Mediterranean area which every
Member can draw on for activities of research, study and collaboration.
I hope that the programme 1 have illustrated relative to the past and future activities of
the MBC will meet the approval of the Assembly.
I thank you all very cordially for your kind attention in examining it.
MEDITERRANEAN BURNS CLUB V GENERAL ASSEMBLY
A) NEW MEMBERS
- NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES: The General Assembly
unanimously approved the nomination of two new National Representatives:
M. COSTAGLIOLA (TOULOUSE) as French National
Representative; G. MAGLIACANI (TURIN) as Italian National Representative.
- REPRESENTATIVE FOR SELECTION OF SCHOLARSHIP:
The new representative member for the MBC
Scholarship is from Turkey.
- INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS: 79 new members have joined the MBC.
The distribution is as follows: ALGERIA EGYPT FRANCE GREECE ITALY LIBYA MOROCCO SYRIA
The Treasurer's Report, the Budget for
1991 and the Financial Balance for 1990 were unanimously adopted.
C) NEXT MEETING
On the occasion of the tenth
anniversary of the creation of the G, Whitaker International Burns Brize and of the
constitution of the Mediterranean Burns Club (MBC), the 2nd International Conference on
Burns and Fire Disasters and the VI General Assembly of the Mediterranean Burns Club will
be held in Palermo, from 30 September to 3 October 1992.
Second International Conference on
Burns and Fire Disasters: Perspectives 2000
Palermo (Italy) 30 September - 3 October 1992
On the occasion of the 10th
anniversary of the creation of the G. Whitaker International Burns Prize and the
institution of the Mediterranean Burns Club, the Second International Conference on Burns
and Fire Disasters will be held.
The scientific programme includes:
Burns disease: Perspectives 2000
Burns Centres organization and Functional
Fire disasters: Perspectives 2000
Fire and society: the home, the city, the environment
Management of fire disasters: wildfires, industrial fires, civil fires, nuclear fires
The health profession against disasters: surgical, medical, nursing, hospital
For further information contact:
M. Masellis M.D.
2nd International Conference on Burns and Fire Disasters
c/o Divisi~ne Chirurgica Plastica e Terapia delle Ustioni
Ospedale Civico - U.S.L. 58
90127 Palermo (Italy)
Tel. (91) 6063631 - 6063634 - 6063619
Fax (39-91) 596404
CLUB MEDITERRANÉEN DES BRÛLURES
BOURSES D'ÉTUDES CLUB MEDITERRANÉEN. DES BRÛLURES POUR MÉDECINS, INFIRMIERS ET MEMBRES
DU CORPS MEDICAL EN RAPPORT
Le Club Méditerranéen des Brûlures
(MBC) offre dix bourses d'études de spécialisation chaque année pour la prévention, la
thérapie, les soins et le recouvrement fonctionnel en matière de pathologie des
Les bourses sont réparties entre médecins, infirmiers et membres du corps médical de
compétence. Elles ont pour but, selon les termes des statuts du MBC, de promouvoir
l'échange de jeunes médecins, infirmiers et personnel du corps médical de compétence
des centres spécialisés entre les différents pays du bassin méditerranéen dans le but
d'atteindre un grand niveau en matière de soins médicaux et pour favoriser l'esprit de
Le montant de chaque bourse s'élève à 4.000.000 lires (quatre millions de lires),
rémunération brute. Cette somme permettra de payer le billet de voyage aller-retour et
les frais de séjour.
Le boursier devra obligatoirement fréquenter à l'étranger, pendant pas moins d'un mois,
un centre spécialisé dans le traitement des brûlures et de leurs séquelles, situé
dans l'un des pays appartenant au Club Méditerranéen des Brûlures.
Tous les médecins, les infirmiers et le personnel du corps médical de compétence des
pays faisant partie du Club peuvent poser leur candidature.
Les demandes, écrites en anglais ou en français, sur papier nontimbré, doivent parvenir
avant le 28 février de chaque année (on ne tiendra pas compte des retards de la poste)
et seront adressées à: Segreteria, Mediterranean Bums Club "Borsa ch studio",
c/o Divisione di Chirurgia Plastica e Terapia delle Ustioni, Ospedale Civico, via C.
Lazzaro, 90125 Palerme, Italie.
Le candidat devra spécifier dans sa demande quelle bourse il/elle sollicite (médecins,
infirmiers, personnel sanitaire) et indiquer ce qui suit:
- nom et prénoms, date et lieu de naissance, domicile et
numéro de téléphone;
- le pays et le centre où le candidat désire se rendre;
- un bref exposé des projets que le candidat entend
réaliser grâce à cette bourse;
- déclaration par le candidat de connaître bien la langue
(anglais ou français) nécessaire pour la réalisation des activités énoncées dans
- la signature du candidat dûment légalisée. Le candidat
devra joindre à la demande:
- un curriculum vitae décrivant le cours de ses études, son
activité professionnelle, sa participation à des séminaires etc.;
- la déclaration de la part du Centre hospitalier où le
candidat désire se rendre que sa demande a été acceptée;
- quelques lettres de présentation récentes (documents
originaux ou copies authentifiées) de Directeurs d'institut, de divisions ou de Services
avec des centres annexes pour les brûlures attestant que le candidat a fait des stages
dans ces centres pour parfaire sa spécialisation dans le domaine de la pathologie des
- liste des titres;
- les médicins devront ajouter:
- copie authentifiée du diplôme de doctorat (avec notes)
- ouvrages scientifiques publiés après le doctorat en
médecine - attestation de présence du chef d'Institut, de Division ou de Service où le
candidat travaille au moment présent.
La Commission-Juge est composée:
- du Président du Club Méditerranéen des Brûlures - du
Secrétaire Général du Club
- d'un représentant national tiré au sort au cours de
l'Assemblée générale parmi les représentants des différents pays n'ayant pas encore
gagné de bourses d'étude durant les années précédentes.
Chaque pays devant atteindre le même
nombre de représentation, celle-ci ne pourra être renouvelée qu'après égalité.
Les bourses seront attribuées pas plus tard que le 30 juin de chaque année. Les gagnants
seront informés qu'ils devront, sous les 30 jours, communiquer au Secrétariat de I'MBC
leur acceptation, l'adresse de la banque où ils désirent que soit versé le montant de
la bourse, la période qu'ils ont choisie pour retirer cette bourse, et un extrait du
casier judiciaire prouvant que le candidat n'a commis aucun délit. Le gagnant ne pourra
plus bénéficier de la bourse après le 30 mai de l'année suivante.
Le MBC versera sur le compte bancaire du gagnant les deux tiers du montant de la bourse et
le reste à la fin de la période choisie, sous présentation d'un certificat d'assiduité
délivré par le Directeur du centre que le boursier aura fréquenté.
Le boursier devra informer le Secrétariat de I'MBC "Borsa di studio" du début
de la période de service et de toute interruption. Le MBC s'engage à publier le nom des
boursiers ainsi que leurs motivations dans son journal spécialisé, "Annals of the
MBC", où le Club pourra aussi publier les ouvrages résultant de leurs études.
Toute personne intéressée peut demander une copie de l'avis de concours et toute autre
information au Secrétariat de I'MBC "Borsa di studio".
MEDITERRANEAN BURNS CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS
FOR PHYSICIANS, NURSES AND'RELEVANT HEALTI1 PERSONNEL
The Mediterranean Burns Club (MBC) awards ten annual
Scholar ships for specialization in the prevention, therapy, care and functio nal recovery
in the field of burn pathology. The scholarships are divided between physicians, nurses
and relevant health pe~sonnel. The purpose of the awards, in accordance with the terms of
the statutes of the MBC, is to promote the interchange of young physicians, nurses and
relevant health personnel from specialized centres in the various countries in the
Mediterranean area with the aim of achieving a high standard of care and of stimulating an
ever,greater spirit of cooperation. The value of each Scholarship is fixed at the sum of
Lit. 4,000,000 (four million Italian lire),, less taxes. This amount is intended to cover
the cost of the return journey and living expenses. The Scholar has the obligation to
attend abroad, for not less than one month, a qualified Centre for the treatment of bums
and their sequelae, situated in one of the countries comprising the Mediterra nean Burns
All physicians, nurses and relevant health personnel from countries belonging to the
Mediterranean Burns Club are eligible to compete for the Scholarships. Applications,
written in English or French, on unstamped paper, must arrive by the deadline of 28th
February of each year (no account can be taken of any postal delays), addressed to:
Segreteria, Mediterranean Bums Club "Borsa di Studio", c/o Divisione di
Chirurgia Plastica e Terapia delle Ustioni, Ospedale Civico, Via C. Lazzaro, 90125
Palermo, Italy. The candidate must specify in the application which Scholarship he or she
is applying for (Physicians, Nurses, Health Personne and include the following:
- full name, date and place of birth, home address and
- the country and the Centre which the applicant intends to
- a brief programme describing the aims which the candidate
intends to pursue with the support of the Scholarship;
- statement by the candidate of competence in a language
(English or French) necessary for carrying out the activity described in the programme;
- the candidate's signature legally authenticated. All
candidates must enclose with the application:
- curriculum vitae, indicating academic record, professional
activity, attendance at seminars etc.;
- a declaration of acceptance and training hospitality on the
part of the Host Centre which the candidate intends to visit;
- recent letters of introduction (in the original or in
authenticated copies) from Chiefs of Institutes, Divisions or Services with connected Bums
Centre, attesting to periods of training confirming the candidate's specific preparation
in the field of bum pathology;
- list of qualifications;
- for physicians, additionally:
The Adjudicating Committee is composed of:
- - The President of the Mediterranean Bums Club
- - The Secretary General of the Mediterranean Bums Club
- - A National Representative drawn by lot in the course of
Annual Assembly from among the
representatives of the various countries which have not already received scholarships in
previous years. This position is not renewable until, in the course of time, the
individual countries have achieved equal representation. The Scholarships will be awarded
not later than 30th June each year. The winners will be informed that within 30 days they
must communicate to the Secretariat of the MBC their acceptance, the address of the bank
where they wish to have the scholarship money deposited, the period they have chosen to
take up the scholarship, and a declaration by the candidate that he or she does not have a
The Scholarship must be taken up by 30th May of the year following the award, at the
The Mediterranean Bums Club will credit in advance two-thirds of the amount by bank
transfer, and the remainder on termination of the period chosen, after a declaration of
satisfactory attendance issued by the Chief of the Centre where the programme was carried
The Scholarship winner must inform the Secretariat of the Mediterranean Burns Club
"Borsa di Studio" of the beginning of the period of attendance and of any
The Mediterranean Bums Club undertakes to publish the Scholarship winners' names, together
with relative motivations, in the "Annals of the MBC-, in which the Club may also
publish papers resulting from this study.
Any person interested may request a copy of the official announcement of the Scholarships
and other information from the Secretariat of the Mediterranean Bums Club "Borsa di