THE MESSAGE FROM THE OC Dear IFMSA friends, It is with great pleasure that the Organizing Committee invites you to participate in the Training 4 All (T4All), between the 8th and 12th of September 2014, in Guimarães, Portugal. This T4All is an unique opportunity, since it's the only one of its kind that gathers together all the IFMSA’s Standing Committees plus the Trainings Support Division. We intend to train local officers and national officers on general training skills, human rights and peace, exchanges program, medical education and peer educ ation on both public and reproductive health. Additionally, and aware of the new era of health challenges that comes along with the post-2015, we’ll provide you two joint sessions on global health, encouraging the trainees to take advantage of their recently-acquired skills to engage at a local and national levels on health advocacy. Portugal is a country well known for its people and the warm welcoming that characterizes us. Because of that, we choose Guimarães to be our hosting city. It was the first city of Portugal, where our country was born, and it’s a city full of history and personality. Moreover, in 2012, it was the European Capital for Culture, which boosted the city’s capacity to receive such events. As we want you to know it, our social program will provide you a guided touristic tour, so you’ll be able to know everything about our history, while you appreciate the beautiful sightseeing. We gave you plenty of reasons to come to Portugal; invite your friends, choose your formative tracks and discover all the potential that Training 4 All has. We did it all, because of you. Warm regards,
Alberto Abreu da Silva President of the Organizing Committee
THE TRAININGS PLAN We thought really carefully about the way we want the trainings to happen, and that’s why we planned all the formative programs with all your beloved Standing Committee Directors and the Trainings Support Division Director. Below, may you find the general agenda for the T4All.
Day 1 (8th)
Day 2 (9th)
Day 3 (10th)
08:00 – 08:15 – 09:00 – 10:30
Wrap up Arrival
14:00 14:00 16:30 16:30 – 17:00
22:00 22:00 – 00:00
General Trainings Free Afternoon
Global Health 2
Dinner Social Program
Be aware that the free afternoon is yet to be decided with the trainers. This means that, for instance, if the TNT trainers realize that they need those slots of time for their workshop, the trainees will have to attend it.
Each formative track will have its own environment, venue and trainings sessions. Nevertheless, the General Trainings (day 4) that you can see in the agenda will be soft-skills trainings delivered by the TNT trainees, supervised by the TOT trainees. This way, we can provide all the T4All participants a general soft-skills international training at the same time we certify the new trainers.
TRAINING NEW TRAINERS (TNT) The TNT is one of the most emblematic trainings of IFMSA. This particular training will provide the trainees important soft-skills, required for everyday life, either as medical students or associative members. General trainings, such as communication skills, facilitation skills and leadership, will dig deep in the trainees’ minds and souls, bringing up their most full and bright potential. Plus, the trainees will get the chance to put to practice everything they have learnt, during the general Trainings (day 4), supervised by the TOT trainees. It is recommended that you have already some IFMSA trainings.
TRAINING OLD TRAINERS (TOT) Without TNTs, there would be know trainings. Have you ever thought about running a TNT of your own or with your best friend? Do you think that the Trainings Support Division of your Local Committee would benefit from trainings? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the right training track for you. The TOT training will provide you all the essential skills required to organize a TNT. Additionally, if you want to develop your training skills one step further, you should definitely apply for the TOT. Nevertheless, keep in mind that you should already have some experience on delivering trainings.
INTERNATIONAL PEER EDUCATION TRAINING – PUBLIC AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (IPET) Yeahhh… Get ready for the funniest training ever! This iPET will provide you with peer education skills on both Public and Reproductive Health, which will definitely be very important for your campaigns and projects aiming to raise awareness and to address youth people on these topics. If you are interested in any of these issues and you want to advocate for a world with better health, this is the right training for you!
TRAINING ON EXCHANGES (TOE) Bite my TOE! This is a new name for the old-school Sub-Regional Training focused on exchanges. Either you are a LORE, LEO, NORE, NEO, Contact Person or whatsoever, this is the training! It will provide you with skills concerning the IFMSA’s Exchanges Programs, plus social programs management, exchanges promotion as well as some discussion on how to improve the current programs mechanisms. If you’re into exchanges, you shouldn’t definitely skip this!
SCORP CAMP The SCORP Camp is the most adequate training track for the ones who are majorly concerned with human rights and peace issues. It will address the relation between health and human rights and how can we, as medical students, act at this level. It will promote experiences-sharing, as well as it will develop the trainees capacities to act and react to situations at both local and national levels.
SCOME CAMP The SCOME Camp is the training track dedicated to medical education. This specific track will take advantage of all the researches occurring in Portugal concerning medical Education topics, giving the trainees specific skills. For instance, medical students assessment and core medical student curriculum will be some of the key issues addressed in this training. Along with this, there will be time to debate and discuss the situations in each participants’ country so the training can be also outcome-oriented.
GLOBAL HEALTH SESSIONS Aware of the urge to put health discussion on governments agenda, and having in mind the turning moment we are facing with the post-2015, the Global Health Sessions that you can find in the agenda will tackle two different issues, related with the New Era and the Post-2015, and aim to empower and inspire the participants to engage at their local and national levels on this discussion: •
Unravelling the Post-2015: what is it, where did it come from and what to expect?
Engaging local activism: How can youth activists like medical students engage on their countries on global health issues?
The City of Guimarães Known as the cradle of the Portuguese nationality, Guimarães is a mark in the history of Portugal. In the eleventh century, several battles and political decisions were made in this city, leading to the independence of the County of Portugal and therefore originating our country. This is the reason why “Aqui nasceu Portugal” (Here Portugal was born) is written in a wall in the city and everyone says that Guimarães was the first city of Portugal. After this period, the city was always one of the major cities of our country, and a lot of historical events happened, which gives to Guimarães a strong historical heritage and importance.
Firstly, the city is know by its Historical Centre, which comprises, among other places, the Guimarães Castle, the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza (wonder where came from the British 5 o’clock tea tradition…), the statue of D. Afonso Henriques (first king of Portugal), Oliveira Square, Santiago Square, Oliveira Church, Toural Square, …
Additionally, the city is located at the bottom of Penha Mountain, a more or less 600 hundred meters height mountain that offers a splendid landscape and view of the city. You can get there by a 15 minutes cable-car travel, an experience that you should not miss during your stay here. Who knows if you’ll have sessions there?
During the night, the city historical centre changes its appearance and it literally shines! A lot of good restaurants, bars and youthful vibe fill the Oliveira & Santiago Squares, where you can relax and hangout with your friends while having a good drink or icecream. Because all of this, Guimarães was considered in 2001 UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2012 was chosen, jointly with Maribor (Slovenia), as the European Capital of Culture. Please, visit the Tourism of Guimarães website for more information (http://www.guimaraesturismo.com).
The Social Program The OC will provide the participants a day and night social program. During the free afternoon, the participants you will offer you the possibility to either stay in Guimarães, getting to know the city better or just relaxing in one esplanade, or go to the beach in Vila do Conde, enjoying one amazing seaside afternoon! Moreover you can find in the agenda social program every nights, during which you will be offered a touristic tour in Guimarães, so you can discover the city by night; a typical Portuguese culture night; a bars night; and, at last but not the least, a National Food and Drinks Party, for which we expect you to bring the best of your country! Stay tuned!
The Facilities The accommodation will be held in the Pousada da Juventude (Youth Boarding-house), a reconstructed building situated right in the heart of the city. This building presents a typical architecture and materials, based on granite and late-XIX century windows. May you find the address below:
Pousada da Juventude de Guimarães Complexo Multifuncional de Couros Largo da Cidade, 8 4810-430 Guimarães
The venues will be scattered through the entire city, so each formative track will have its own place and room, giving the participants the privacy they need for their trainings and the opportunity to walk in Guimarães and discover its beauty.
The Registration The registration process does not require any certification from your NMO, so you just simply have to fill in the registration form here or in the following link (http://t4all.anem.pt). Registration will happen in two moments, the early and the late registration. Early Registration Fee: 120 € Late Registration Fee: 145 € (Fee covers transportation, meals, social program and lodging) Early registration will open on 12th May and will close on 12th June. During this registration, you’ll be able to choose the training you want the most. Still, you have to be selected by the trainers of your workshop. After this, you be will sent the final confirmation. After this, and please do note that we will be really strict on this, you will have seven days to proceed with the payment by bank transfer and to upload the bank statement in your registration personal area. Otherwise, you will receive an e-mail explaining that we won’t consider your registration anymore. If you come to this point but you still want to attend T4All, just register again and your registration process will reset. Late registration will occur by the same principles. It will open on 20th June and it will close after notification on T4All website and IFMSA Yahoo servers. ANEM/PorMSIC Bank Information Name: ANEM Address: ANEM-AEFMUP Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro HSJ Piso 01 4200-319 Porto NIB: 0035 0651 0051 5859530 17 IBAN: PT50 0035 0651 00515859530 17 BIC SWIFT: CGDIPTPL
The Transportation The OC will assure you the transportation on the Arrival Day from the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport to Guimarães (hours to specify) and on the Departure Day from Guimarães to the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (hours to specify). After the registration is closed, participants will be notified by e-mail with
transportation during the event will be covered by the OC. We highly recommend the participants to arrive in Oporto, at the Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport. If this is not the less expensive option, you can also arrive at the Portela International Airport in Lisbon. If this is your case, you will have to catch a train in Gare do Oriente (CP Website) and reach Campanhã Train Station in Oporto. OC will try to pick you up there, but if this is not possible, you will have to go by subway to the airport to get the free transportation to Guimarães. Nevertheless, if you have any issues regarding this topic, please just e-mail the OC and we will clarify your doubts.
Visas Portugal is part of the Schengen countries, which means that the following countries do not need VISA: Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, St Kitts and Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela. All the others have to apply in the Portuguese Embassy for a Visa, according to the rules that you can see here. In case you have any doubts or problems please approach the OC.
Other Important Infos CLOTHING & WEATHER During September it’s still summer in Portugal, with sun and temperatures ranging from 20ºC to 30ºC. We advise participants to bring confortable and fresh cloths for each day of T4All. For the opening ceremony, we recommend you to bring semi-formal clothing. Don’t forget to bring with you flip-flops, shorts and for sure a jacket! Also, if you intend to show up during Yoga sessions, bring adequate clothing as well. DAMAGE & RESPONSIBILITIES Any damage done by participants at the venue or happening during the event will be of his/her full responsibility, with no involvement of ANEM/PorMSIC. HEALTH SYSTEM To have access to Portuguese Health System participants only need to hold the European Health Card, and each participant prior to arrival should ensure its possession. If you are not from Europe, please contact the OC or your Minister of Health in order to clarify your specific situation. EMERGENCY CONTACTS Portuguese National Emergency number is 112 Police Stations Number: +351 253 421 222 / 253 513 334 / 253 422 570 Hospital: +351 253 422 570 Taxi Call Centre: +351 253 525 252 Participants’ Buddies Numbers Alberto +351 913 446 950
Inês +351 913 108 404
Sérgio +351 918 800 566
Ana Rita +351 917 343 540
Lucas +351 913 337 345
The Organizing Committee Alberto Abreu da Silva, President of the OC
Helena Fonseca and Diogo Silva, SCORP CAMP Coordinators
Jo達o Ramos and Miguel Romano, iPET Coordinators
Pedro Diogo Grilo and Agostinho Sousa, SCOME Camp Coordinators
Gerrit Högemann and Rúben Raimundo, TOE Coordinators
Miguel Cabral and Mariana Reis Costa, TOT Coordinators
Alberto Abreu da Silva and Ana Valadas, TNT Coordinators
Duarte Sequeira, Trainings and Materials Coordinator
Mónica Paes Mamede, Treasurer and Fundraising Coordinator
Sérgio Pereira, Inês Garcia Moreira and Lucas Lopes, Registration Coordinators, Transports and Venues Coordinators and Participants’ Buddies
André Fernandes and Ana Valadas, Social Media and Promotion Coordinators
Ana Rita Marques, Social Program Coordinator and Participants’ Buddy
We are looking forward to welcome you!