Welcome Message Dear Medical Students & IFMSA Friends, IFMSA-Egypt has always been an inspiration for not only medical students in Egypt but all over the world, it always aims to offer Egyptian physicians a proper introduction to Global health issues and to introduce our health system and hot topics for other medical students abroad. And as Egypt is the country of legacy we would like to continue the legacy of IFMSA-Egypt in SRTs to introduce to you the 4th IFMSA-Egypt SRT “Cleopatrain”. IFMSA-Egypt is a non-political, non religious and non profit student-run organization that represents more than 80, 000 Medical Students all over Egypt. IFMSA-Egypt is a full National Member Organization of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA). IFMSA-Egypt is represented through more than 4500 Medical Students in 23 Egyptian Medical Schools. As mentioned, IFMSA-Egypt has successfully conducted 3 successful SRTs and we plan not to stop on that, we find it an opportunity for Medical Students from all over the world to meet up and discuss different topics including our theme event for this year “safe injection and “ ,we find this one of the hot topics which reflects a major health problem with the spread of hepatitis and AIDs, so we aim this year to discuss different strategies on how to make injections procedures safe
for patients and we can cooperate with different authorities to achieve that. Last but not least, you are invited from all over the world to the land of pharaohs “Egypt” where you will find hospitality, knowledge and fun. We are working day and night to show you what our organization has to offer for the content and environment of this meeting. We are waiting for you in Hurghada next May.
On behalf of IFMSA-Egypt Family,
Amro Aglan, IFMSA-Egypt President 2016 – 2017
Welcome to Egypt, Land of Legends and mystery Dear IFMSA friends, Are you eager to experience international details concerning the venue, Registration exchanges & different cultures, learn more procedures, our exceptional social program and more details, hope you will enjoy readabout IFMSA and improve your skills? ing it. To be a certified lFMSA trainer and conduct different trainings! Are you thrilled to We are looking forward to welcome you all go snorkelling in the Red Sea between the to Egypt in May exotic fish and coral reefs? To set off on a Warm greetings from Sunny Egypt desert safari and enjoy sand boarding? This is your opportunity for a lifetime adrenaline-rush experience, with great honour: IFMSA-Egypt invites you to join us in our 4th SRT (Cleopatrain) held on the 3rd to the 7th of May in Hurghada. After 3 successful SRTs & PRET’s and the Sincerely, amazing feedback we’ve got from all the On behalf of the organizing Committee, participants who came from all over IFMSA including EMR, Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Americas, IFMSA-Egypt exchange team is enthusiastic to make another story to tell Abd El-Rahman but even much better, The OC is highly motivated, got the necessary experience, so let El-Bakary us show you what our country has to offer Head of OC for the environment of this event and what our organization has to offer for the content of this training to be an extraordinary one. We’ve included in this package all the
About IFMSA-Egypt In 1969, IFMSA-Egypt was established by a group of highly motivated, determined and enthusiastic medical students who wanted to establish a Medical Studentsâ€™ Association away from all the political issues that were taking place by then that aims at empowering all the medical students in Egypt. Throughout the years; each generation in IFMSA-Egypt has done its best to serve the expansion & the development of the association, with the vision of seeing lFMSA-Egypt as one of the largest studentsâ€™ organizations in Egypt. And today, reaping the fruits of what our founders and predecessors sowed: IFMSA-Egypt is working to represent more than 82,000 medical students, of which 2,700 are active members in 23 schools of Medicine present all over Egypt. Our active members are working to empower all the medical students through organising more than 150 local and 20 national projects annually, in addition to handling more than 300 exchanges each year.
History of hosting international meetings And when it comes to international events, history has witnessed IFMSA-Egypt’s organizational capacity in AM 1980, the Exchange Meeting in 1996 (later on named March Meeting), AM 1998, EMR1, AM 2005, EMR5 and most recently EMR11. In addition, we also managed to organize 3 SRT’s and PRET’s in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
Snapshot of our previous subregional training
TNT Training New Trainers (TNT) is training for anyone interested in becoming an IFMSA soft skills trainer. You will learn how to train and inspire others, how to organize and facilitate trainings and much more. You will have the unique chance to become a member of the big and awesome Training Support Division family.
TNHRT TNHRT is a main pillar when it comes to capacity building within SCORP. TNHRT aims to create ambassadors for human rights and humanitarian values within healthcare as well as the broader community. During the training, you will gain more knowledge on human rights, tools to advocate for human rights and soft skills for training, inspiring and empowering others. After the TNHRT, you will be a certified human rights trainer with skills to conduct trainings, workshops and activities linked to human rights. Human rights are fundamental and indispensable for every human being. Basic knowledge about it is important for every person. Possibly, it is of even greater importance for future health. Even if you have not been active within SCORP before, you are more than welcome to participate in this training.
iPET provides peer education skills on Sexual and Reproductive Health, which will definitely be very important for campaigns and projects aiming at raising awareness and addressing 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.
This workshop will be facilitated by the WHO Country Office in Egypt through sessions that will provide an outstanding discussion about safe injections, the practices silent epidemics, safe injection global network overview and national as well as international strategies to combat unsafe injections. Through advocacy and leadership training sessions, participants will not only be recipients of new knowledge but advocates of combating the issue. â€œmore info in theme-Event Sectionâ€?
TMET It aims to create medical education experts, through informative lectures and enjoyable workshops conducted by MET trainers from all over the world. The workshop will introduce students to the most important medical education topics, such as Curriculum design and development learning and teaching basics, research in medical education and so on. Training is to build capacities and empower medical students to advocate and actively participate to the development of medical education in their own medical faculties. Thus, TMET isnâ€™t only about expanding knowledge in medical education, itâ€™s also about acquiring training skills Participants will be challenged to develop presentation skills, strategic planning, spreading a message and leadership This measure the Standing committee to grow and to be more effective in the upcoming years
PRET A PRET is an international meeting of the IFMSA Local exchange officers, Local Officers on Research Exchanges, National Exchange Officers, National Officers on Research Exchanges and anyone interested in Exchanges can participate. There will be three days of exchange-related sessions, small working groups and trainings with the main objective to develop SCOPE and SCORE, improve your skills as an Exchange Officer, solve common problems, get to know to IFMSA, share experiences, meet new people, get super motivated and of course, have a lot of fun.
Reasons to attend this SRT • Experienced Trainers: We will take your IFMSA experience and knowledge to a whole new level as we are preparing a group of different trainings and workshops conducted by experienced trainers in IFMSA including team of officials members. • Be the Change you want to see: If you think you can change the world then, this is a crucial experience to gain because usually our participants graduate our trainings and go make the changes they want to see • Friends & Family: If you want to make friends from all over the world and become a family for a lifetime, this is your place. • Skills: If you want to acquire skills that will empower you to be a leader in the future and implement your goals and put your name in history, we promise you knowledge that enable you to tackle any challenges the future holds. • Having Fun If you are sun deprived and want a glowing tan, if you want to swim with dolphins, if you to snorkel to an underwater world of colorful fish and corals, if you want to go for a safari trip in the middle of the desert on a camel, if you want to meet the pharohs and go inside a pyramid. well Hurghada, Egypt is the place to go.
Making all injections safe
Unsafe Injection & Global Outbreaks Unsafe injection practices are a global issue. Over the past few decades failures to follow safe injection practices have burdened many developing as well as developed countries with outbreaks of infectious diseases. Globally, approximately 3-4 injections per person per year are administered. As such, the danger of contaminated needles and syringes put thousands of millions of people at risk of contracting bloodborne pathogens including hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Safe injection practices include measures taken to perform injections in a manner that is safe for patients and providers. Such measures are included in standard infection prevention practices and apply to all patients in all healthcare settings. Healthcare should not provide a pathway for transmission of bloodborne viruses to patients or providers. We as future healthcare providers, we should involve in finding solutions to Public Health issues and learn about public health issues steadiness and global health. We should be equipped with the right skills and knowledge for that. WHO country office will organize Panel in the second day for all the SRT participants to disseminate the knowledge among all the attendees of the workshops. Our theme event aims to to increase the social accountability of the medical students towards this crucial topic and create new generation of advocates and well knowledgeable future health care providers Questions and answers session will follow to guarantee that the information is well understood and discussed perfectly during the panel In order to asses the knowledge of the participants and focus more on the their needs, questionnaires will be distributed among all the accepted participants. In addition, we will distribute a post-SRT survey to evaluate the learning and knowledge of participants after the theme event.
Venue & Accomodation
About Hurghada Hurghada is a city in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt. It is one of the countryâ€™s main tourist centers and the second largest Egyptian city (after Suez) located on the Red Sea coast. zThe city was founded in the early 20th century, and until a few years ago it was a small fishing village. But since the 1980s, it has been continually enlarged by Egyptian and foreign investors to become the leading coastal resort on the Red Sea. Holiday villages and hotels provide aquatic sport facilities for windsurfers, kitesurfers, yachtsmen, scuba divers and snorkelers. It is well known for its water sports activities, nightlife & desert life. Hurghada leaves no cold as the daily temperature hovers round 30 Â°C (86 Â°F) most of the year.
Golden 5 Emerald hotel & Resort • Location: Overlooking the Red Sea, this luxe resort hotel lies 5 km from Hurghada Grand Aquarium and 22 km from Makadi Bay. • Rooms: - Great view balconies - High speed Internet access - Cabled flat TV screens - Direct Dial Phones - Comfortable bedding - Air conditioning / individual control units • Meeting rooms: Fully equipped with all needed facilities that is suitable for our workshops • Other facilities: - Private sand beach with,Surfing/boogie boarding, Scuba diving, Horse riding/rental, Snorkeling, Sailing on site also Sauna, spa and fitness center. - Water park with three swimming pools - There’s a 24-hour piano bar and a shisha lounge, as well as an international restaurant and 7 eateries • For further details about the venue check the website (https://goo.gl/ p5KcbF)
Registeration & Payment
Registration & Payment Early fees (Before the 10th of April): 100 Euros Late fee (Before the 22nd of April): 110 Euros 1. Apply through this form on our website or facebook event (https://goo.gl/forms/6jUMuCbxP9UlO7kj1) 2. You will receive a confirmation mail for your registration, invitation letter and further payment details. 3. Then you have to fill a confirmation sheet for your arrival details The fee is including all trainings, boarding, lodging, materials, transportation and social program.
Visa & Travel
Transportation Airports: • Hurghada international airport (HRG) • Cairo international airport (CAI) • Marsa Alam international airport (RMF) We will be there for you: the fees include transportation from these airports to the venue on the arrival day (3rd of May) and on the departure day (7th of May)
Visa Information After the Registration and the Approval by the respective NMO President, Accepted participants will receive an official Invitation Letter to facilitate the Visa Application Process. Visa Coordinator is responsible for providing all the registered delegates with all the information and assistance they will need in order to apply and issue the visa. Regarding the categories of countries for entry to Egypt:
Group A: Citizens of the following countries are required to be in possession of a pre-arrival visa: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Burundi, China, Cote Dâ€™Ivoire, Croatia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, The Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tai- wan, Tatarstan, Thailand, Tunisia & Turkey. Group B: Citizens of the following countries are allowed to apply for Visa upon Arrival: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Por- tugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts & Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America & Venezuela. Group C: Citizens of the following countries may enter Egypt for a period of no longer than three months without making a visa application: Bahrain, Djibouti, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates & Yemen.
Social & Post SRT
Letâ€™s have some fun More entertainment and fun, Are You Ready!! Adding to the traditional social program which includes the National food & Drinks party (NFDP) and both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the OC are bringing a lot to the table. Starting by sea activities through snorkeling trip and enjoying the beauty of the Red sea with its amazing coral reefs and colored fish, moving to the desert, enjoying the beauty of the desert with mountains and camp fire and safari. We will also have a walking tour in the city and enjoying the traditional shows all around in Hurghada. Also donâ€™t forget to bring your Flags and your traditional food and if you have traditional costume feel free to wear it that night
Organizing Committee Abdelrahman Elbakary Abdelrahman Adly Head of OC
vice Head of OC
Mohamed Hakeem Sec.Gen & Treasurer
Khaled Azzab Social Coordinators
Logistics, Venue & Transportation coordinators