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Childcare Service at the IVBM

Destination Sitters, a woman owned and WBENC certified business, specializes in providing babysitters for parents attending conferences.

If you are looking for a babysitting service while at the meeting, contact

The above service is for informational purposes only. The North American Vascular Biology Organization and organizers of the IVBM do not endorse any service.  It is the meeting participant's responsibility to verify the appropriateness of the service and to make reservations.



Meeting Child Care Grants

Applying for a Grant

Small grants up to $750 per family are available for meeting attendees who are bringing young children to a meeting or who incur extra expenses for childcare during the meeting. Grants are available for the 22nd International Vascular Biology Meeting.

Apply Online

Applications will be available soon. To apply, complete the online childcare grant application by the deadline below.

IVBM Child Care Grant Application

Deadline has been extended to August 24, 2022

Allowable Expenses: 

  • Child care expenses at the site of the meeting*
  • Extra child/dependent care expenses at home incurred because the primary caregiver was attending the meeting (such as overtime at a child care center, cost of a sitter, etc.)
  • Expenses incurred in bringing a caregiver and/or dependent

Receipts will be required for all reimbursement.

*NAVBO does not provide or recommend child care providers and does not assume responsibility or liability for child care services of any sort. It is the responsibility of the parent(s) or guardian(s) to thoroughly investigate all child care providers.

Unallowable Expenses:

  • Regular home-based child/dependent care expenses
  • Travel or other expenses related to the attendee’s participation in the meeting (including meeting registration, meals, travel to the meeting, or other expenses the attendee would already be incurring by attending the meeting)
  • Food
  • Tickets to local museums, amusement parks, etc.

Selecting Grants

If the number of requests for grants exceeds the funding, preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers.

Application Misrepresentation

NAVBO reserves the right to deny funds to applicants who misrepresent their funding needs.

Changes in Circumstances

If the need for your grant changes between when you applied and the date of the Meeting, you must notify NAVBO to explain. You will be notified if your need is still eligible for funding.