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March 19th, 2013


IFMSA-JO JO Delegation Report Done By:

Fu’ad Habash National Treasurer 2012/2013

Index (3) Get to know the Delegation (4) Various Pictures from Activities (7) Presidents’ Session Report (8) Plenary Report (10) SCORP Report (11) SCORE Report (13) SCORA Report (14) SCOME Report (15) SCOPH Report (17) SCOPE Report

IFMSA-JO JO Delegation to March Meeting USA 2013 A total of 8 delegates represented Jordan in this assembly and were divided into different committee sessions

Fu’ad Habash from UJ Head of Delegation, Presidents’ session and Plenary

Yazan Mousa from JUST

Waleed abdelnabi from HU

SCORE sessions

SCORE sessions

Yazan abu Salah from HU

Ammar Al-Basiti Basiti from HU

SCOPE sessions

SCOME sessions

Rand Al-Sharaiha Sharaiha from HU

Maryana Mazahreh from HU

SCORA sessions

SCORP sessions

Talal Al-Zghari Zghari from HU SCOPH sessions

Participation in various activities National food and drink party and Cultural Night

Joining forces with Palestinian delegation for a Dabkeh

Daily NMO Hour

Regional Meeting

Active Participation in Sessions and Small Working Groups

Presidential Session Report by Fuad Habash First Session  Energizer from pamsa  Plenary introduction: decision makers, be on time, and always be prepared by reading the changes, definitions for point of order, point of information and general instructions.  NMO report: presenting structure and activities, has to be submitted twice a year by NMO president, president summarizes the activities and projects and general info.  Discussions with team of officials and their progress.  Money reimbursement : One thirty Fayette passport, witness, passport  alumni tasks update: help in residency, residency their aim in IFMSA fundraising  sponsors and grants received: ecfmg and Kaplan, WHO

Second Session  long term fundraising plan  Fees update for GAs: there might be some increase in the fees for the upcoming General Assemblies as we are going through financial crisis and meetings are costing more by time.  Policy statements: various policy statements were mentioned relating to global health, gender equality and others Third Session New ew NMO recruitment conducted by Lujain, various activities on how to get new NMOs and new members within our organization. It was a long session with activities Fourth Session  Talk about Advocacy  August Meeting 2013 Chile:: they asked for how many delegates are we sending to calculate a realistic budget. I have sent 3 delegates as tickets are expensive and it is far and I don’t think that we will be capable of sending a full delegation. delegation I am also concerned ncerned about the success of the GA OC in organizing this event. They have also been hesitant in making a big GA as they weren’t able to sign any contracts with sponsors  WHO update about internships and meetings  global youth forum  travel assistance fund: given iven to presidents, soft copy, your presence shall be essential for you to be funded by IFMSA Fifth Session  IFMSA awareness: database and materials and TNM (training new members) sessions conducted by Lujain.  Training support division: very important to have a division in any NMO, essential to do database that keeps all information about trainers. Trainers can't work on their own without a division that motivates and coordinates them. them

Plenary Report By Fuad Habash First Session This session was very easy going and all of them were passed because of absence of direct negatives  Committee and CCC elections: elections: new members have been voted upon to take over the chair and CCC team  Am2013 Chile update: note change date, winter, 5 hotels next to each other, they might change date again, OC has changed and fundraising issues.  surgical suturing combat: training students for surgical skills  Good medical practice: training for thics of medicine  Sudan tropical exchange program: tropical diseases exchange program  teddy bear hospital book: a book that is published to kids made by students  Medical students report committee  Med keeper

Second plenary We still didn't have voting rights because of website update, update, our website wasn't yet updated. Nothing major happened during this plenary, motions were accepted because of absence of direct negatives. Third plenary Presentations were held for the following positions:  President: Joško from Croatia  VPE: Fredrick from Sweden  VPI: Dmitri from Greece, Clara from Switzerland  Sec Gen: Salma From Sudan, Claudel from Canada  Treasury: no one applied Voting will be done later Each candidate was asked questions by the presidents in relation to their aims and how will

Fourth plenary  Registration fees for meetings are not fixed Euros, according to the country's currency  Increase ncrease the fees of meetings 

Late registration fees shouldn't be more than double of early

Fifth plenary  voting lead to choose: o Mona Faramawy for EMR RCA o Bronwyn Jones for publication director o Joško from Croatia for IFMSA president o Salma Hassan from Sudan for secretary o Fredrick for VPE, o dimitrios for VPI o Empty treasury spot  Tunisia will be holding march meeting in 2014 EMR plenary  Change currency to dollar for EMR  EMR code name is now changed to internal operating guidelines (IOG)  Libya NMO changed its name to a shorter one.  Kuwait was voted to host emr10! 10 countries voted on that. that Some countries didn’t have voting rights

SCORP (Standing Committee on Human uman Rights and Peace) Report by Mariana Mazahreh The sessions started on March the 10th with an icebreaker and some energizer followed by a presentation on Emergency medicine and Access to healthcare given by an external speaker: Dr. Terry Culligan. He discussed some topics like: why is EM (emergency medicine) needed worldwide, how to build emergency medicine and acute care system and IFMSA & IFEM (international federation for emergency medicine). Regional Hour within SCORP session: session we were distributed into regional groups; we talked about where the Middle East is now, expectations, strength and weakness. We focused on the fundraising and the financial problems we face in the Middle East as SCORPions. Joint oint session with Public Health Committee on Mental Health. SCORPions chose their SWGs:     

Human Rights Day Mental Health Peace Test Go SCORP SCORP capacity building

On March 11th we started the session with a presentation on Universal Declaration of Human Rights and a discussion on article cle 12 ‘’the right to privacy’’, privacy’’, small groups and some games on human rights were included . Time management and other topics like fundraising and leadership were discussed in SWGs. SCORP ORP project presentations and project fair: We had the chance to present Operation Hope project and why it took the first place in project fair competition in EMR 9. Man Manyy people were so excited to help the Syrian refugees in many ways. It was an opportunity to share some projects and inspire each other. One of the other interesting projects presented was Blood Donation Project from IFMSA-Egypt. IFMSA Project goals were: increase ase the awareness of medical students about the importance of blood donation, compensate the shortage in the reserved of the central blood bank and motivate the medical students to donate blood. March 12th was a free session day with SWGs we learned an essential skill on how to get a second meeting or appointment with a specific person in 1 minute. On March 13th the session included discussions and a presentations on many topics: 

Harm Reduction: we could understand the relation among harm reduction and HR, with identifying violations connected to it.

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Introductory training to the recruitments, motivations, and advocacy which are the keys for developing our standing committee. Experienced xperienced members of Medsin-UK Medsin discussed immigration and health as human rights rig and tackle immigration issues with focus on health as human right.

March 14th was the Open Mic day where everyone had the opportunity to share their stories and followed with SCORP photo and ending the GA with goodbyes and spreading SCORP spirit.

SCORE (Standing Committee ommittee on Research Exchange) Report by Yazan Mousa and Waleed Abdelnabi First Session started by icebreaker then we attended ECFMG Joint session, they announced that they will start supporting IFMSA by 50.000 $ in return of having access ss to IFMSA exchange database database. Second session: we discussed the negative points in doing a research in every region, about our region i.e. EMR the most important point was safety as the Middle East is considered unsafe for students to come here due to political pol instability in the region.

SGD about new database: supported by MICROVALVE. Searchable by country, database begins in August; problems with old database, supplier and funding (detailed later). PET session: Preparing students, addressing expectations, travel info/visa, cards of acceptance, FAQ, avoiding undesired mess. Factors to take into consideration when organizing a P PET: Size of program, no. of exchange students, agenda, facilitators, logistics/budget. Is on a local/regional/national level? Open Access (OA) to Research - 80% of research is publicly funded - Authors are not paid for their work - Average cost of subscription for health science journal is 1500$ - For-profit journals are 3 times more expensive than non-profits - In neuroscience, for-profit profit journals are 890% more profitable than non-profit profit journals High journal prices slows down the process; translation, harm policymanking, policymanking, negative impact on patient care. As a result, policymakers do not have access to research literature. Open access entitles the free, immediate, online access to scientific and scholarly articles with full reuse rights. OpenSNP  Application examplee for genetic codes (Journal called Plusmedicine) - Two paths to Open Access: SELF ARCHIVING (PubMed Central), OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS (PLOS|Medicine) - x8700 Published open access journals at current moment: Plos Public library, BIomedCentral, DOAJ - Repositories for universities and research institutes x2000 Setting the default to Open: 1. Institutional Open Access Policy (160 inst.)

Obama policy issued February 22nd: all science and technology published articles will be made available within 12 months of publish. Brussels as open access gets an 80Euro boost. ACADEMIC SPRING (Guardian Newspaper) Medsin UK with British Medical Association (BMA)  Endorsed the right to Open Access of Research. What can students do? Student Statement on the Right to Research (Summer 2009)  AMSA USA involved. International alliance of 58 graduate and undergraduate student orgs representing 7 million students. THERIGHTTORESEARCHCOALITION GHTTORESEARCHCOALITION Kenya, [MSAKE] educated half of the medical students] Uni of Nairobi have played significant role in OA movement. Vice Chancellor signed Berlin Declaration Oct 12 - OPEN ACCESS Advocacy guides  incorporates students opinions from over er a dozen campuses. NAGPS - “Unlock taxpayer-funded funded research” Washington Post Bill in current 113th US Congress International Open Access Week (21-27 27 October) How can you help? Join the coalition, start open access working group within your NMO, support making open access an IFMSA initiative, help translate R2RC resources into your language(s), get active locally, reach out to librarians ( they pay for journal subscriptions!), subscriptions!), hosting awareness days, including OA on websites/newsletters, advocate for national/institutional level, engaging professional associations. @R2RC

Then, we chose 2 trainings in SCORE session: session IFMSA MSA documentation: the trainer gave us information about the documents from A A-Z that the student needs them in order to do a research exchange in another country Global Health and Neglected Diseases in which the students go to another country to learn about a disease that is common in that country such as TB in brazil for example. Students spend 4 weeks of training about that disease. The he first week wee they are given lectures then on the second and third week they are distributed in the clinics to see patients and know the symptoms and signs of that disease and on the last week they participates in campaigns to give health awareness to the population and then they come back to their home country teaching people and health workers about about that disease. On the last day the SCORE director discussed the bylaws of exchange by voting .

SCORA (Standing tanding committee on Reproductive Health and AIDS)

Report by Rand ElSharaiha First Session  

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Introduction session held by Desiree our SCORA D. and setting ground rules for the following meetings. ICPD and youth involvement: Discussing the International conference on population and development and the youth involvement in their coming conference held by the United Nations. SCORA policy statements: Female gentile mutilation, Comprehensive sexual education, Equity in Marriage, and finally youth participation. SCORA external update: Update by SCORA LO Joško,, recently elected president, about the updates of SCORA and their international inte work with organizations. Gender and Sex: Discrimination in some cultures and SWG (Small working groups) about different cultures with different treatments and rights for women and men all over the world. GLMA: Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Associati update about the disparities and policies regarding the gay and lesbian community. SCORA project fair.

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Comprehensive Sexual Education: lifelong education regarding attitude, beliefs, and values concerning sexual information. Peer education ation and specific audience: How to cater a sex ED class towards a specific audience like teenage boys, the elderly, specific cultures, etc. FaceAIDS: An organization helping people face aids all over the world with their world world-hit video.

Third Session was a Session free day with only SWG’s at night. Fourth Session   

IPAS: an organization concerned with women’s sexual rights presented about unsafe abortions and their consequences. Session: Virginity and dealing with patients with focus on sexual history, when when to recommend an HIV/AIDS test, and how to break the news for the patients. Cultural Sensitivity workshop.

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SCORA Training: Advocating for SCORA issues and democracy within non non-governmental organizations. SCORA Evaluation for the outcome of the SCORA sessions and workshops

SCOME (Standing Committee on Medical Education) Report by Ammar Al-Basiti -

The first thing every SCOME-dian SCOME should know is what Medical education really is, and what the objectives of the M.E are, it should be known that M.E is the wheel of reform and improvement which revolves faster than the cycle of evaluation and research, and it is a place of increasing responsibility because it is directly related to the health of people, and the ultimate aim of M.E is to developp the expertise of health professionals which will end by providing the society with skilled professionals whom put the patient care above self-interest.


The vision of SCOME:: A world, in which health care professionals are fully-equipped equipped and dedicated to continually improving the conditions for patients through society and themselves.


When leading or participating in a SCOME project some obstacles may come up, here are some of the most common problems that were discussed in MM2013:-

Problem Stubbornness

Solution Learn the mistakes from other, trust that your team members have same goal, communication.

Not motivated

Do a medical activity (Motivational weekend)


Take deadline time management trainings




What is great about IFMSA meetings – from a SOME-dian point of view - that it gives you the opportunity to be updated with different curriculums from all over the world, so on one hand we show the positives of the educational system of Jordan so that other countries cou could benefit from it, and on the other hand we could try upgrading ours by seeing other countries projects and curriculums.


The development ment of the medical curricula: the development of the medical curricula should be organized and act as a step by step basis, basis, these steps include three fundamental stages:stages:   

Medical School Government Student political representation

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Union Of Medical Schools Patients Outside interest groups

1- Influencing medical curricula: 2- Regulating 3- The actual change of the curriculum

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Media Funding body

SCOPH (Standing Committee on Public Health) Report By Talal Al-Zghari First Session: Morning session: moderated by (SCOPH-D: (SCOPH kitti horvath) Introduction to SCOPH moderated by kitti horvath SCOPH is the organ of IFMSA by external speaker Regional hour /EMR everyone talked about the campaigns and projects that have been done every country. Small working groups (SWG): 1. Teddy Bear Hospital Pillar Foncillas (AECS Catalonia-Spain) Spain) Overview of NMOs participating in the TBH, updating the TBH Manual 2. Super campaigns on Public Health Joseph McArthur and David Carrol (Medsin UK) Build up long term international collaborations for better advocacy and campaigning 3. Entitlements of migrants to access health care Harrison Carter (Medsin UK) Analyze and appraise the international perspective on the health treatment Restrictions of migrants 4. First Aid for All Frederik Martiny (IMCC Denmark) Introduce and implement first aid education in schools around the world 5. Migration of workforce Kitti Horvath (SCOPH-D; D; HuMSIRC Hungary) Overview the current situation in different regions and prepare a report for the United Nations World Youth Report 2013 Night session was a conjoint session with SCORP discuss a project about mental health

Second Session: External Organizations in Collaboration with IFMSA SCOPH: 1- Global health in globalized world :  The role of non-governmental governmental public health associations. 2- American Public Health Association ( APHA)  It’s the oldest and largest association  More than 50.000 member  Finance more than 18 million/year  In its annual meeting there are more than 13,000 attendees and more than 1,000 scientific sessions.

3- Engaging with world health organization  WHO was founded at 1948  It has 6 regions ( AFRO, EURO, EMRO ,PAHO, SEARO WPRO )  Composed of 194 non-governmental governmental organizations (NGO)  WHO and IFMSA it’s one of the longest standing partner  IFMSA recognized as an official NGO  World health day 7/4/2013 ---- high blood Third Session: 1- IFMSA opportunities : aSummer schools bIntern ships cConferences dNetwork 2- SCOPH exchange : Started in 2009 Students from more developed region to less developed in the same country or worldwide 3-Parallel sessions A. Cancer issue: developed vs. developing countries Ljiljana Lukic ic (CroMSIC Croatia) Approximately 43% of cancer cases and 55% of cancer deaths occur in less developed Regions of the world. The situation is predicted to get worse: by 2030, if current trends Continue, cancer cases will increase… With this session, I would ld like to set questions of importance of looking at the situation in Context of country and culture, as some programs aren't suitable for some regions but had Showed results in other regions. B. HEALTH in the post-2025 2025 agenda: A Healthy future for all  Altagracia Mares (SCOPH Regional Assistant for Americas; IFMSA-Mexico) IFMSA Mexico) and Claudel  P-Desrosiers (IFMSA-Quebec)  With the increasing complexity of development, the challenge challenge is to safeguard achievements  And investments in the current health-related health related MDGs while also reflecting new priorities and  Securing the rightful position of health in the post-2015 post 2015 agenda. The health community must  Agree on very few goals, feasible targets and measurable indicators that put health at the  Heart of people understands of the purpose of development… C. Immigrants, refugees and their health issues by Zeinab Zorkot (LeMSIC Lebanon) The whole issue of health in a migration setting is underestimated. It is a multidimensional multidimensional Issue that involves cultural differences, financial difficulties, political problems etc… Lebanon Is a country of 4 million inhabitants, however more than 250 000 are refugees? It would be Really helpful for medical students to be aware of the implications that migration has on Health,, especially that migration has become a global phenomenon… D.Strengthening Strengthening National Member Organizations’ Projects with Innovative Health Education Strategies: World d Health Day Model by Helena Chapman (ODEM, IFMSA IFMSADominican Republic) In order to maximize the impact of the education campaign, communication strategies and materials may be displayed at the university, at local community sites, national posters at

Multiple sites and presentations at international forums. Using the “World Health Day 2012: Good health adds years to life” model, this presentation will describe the five novels didactic Strategies used to highlight the impact of aging on biological, social and psychological health. Strategies include the development of educational materials, health seminars, departmental Collaborations and community outreach. E.. How to get the most from your project by David Carrol (Medsin UK) and Joseph McArthur The theme of the general assembly is Advocacy and the Physician in Training. We want to Use this opportunity to show how SCOPHians can get the most out of the great work that is Already done within SCOPH and the IFMSA. In this session we intend to work with SCOPHians Too improve the effectiveness of their projects and ensure we have the greatest impact possible, Using case studies, discussion and award winning ideas... Fourth Session:  SWG ( finish their workshops) : 1) First aid 2) Advocacy 3) Tobacco smoking 4) Immigration statistics  Good bye session

SCOPE (Standing Committee on Professional Exchange) Written by Yazan Abu Salah    

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First Session Energizers and getting to know each other othe SCOPE in the past 6 months. Initial procedures: calling for voting rights: Recapitulation1st lation1st half of term 2012-13; 2012 questions and answers Discussing Unilateral fee: how and when to deliver the money Discussing possible bylaws proposals: who called for bylaw change recruited support. Joint session with SCORE: Educational commission for Foreign Medical Graduates lecture and discussion (ECFMGs) an organization discussing the possibility of a partnership with the IFMSA. IFMSA website:

Second Session Management of the data base, session for LEOs and NEOs: introduction to basics and new features on the website. Problems facing NEOs in each part of the website: questions session. Management of the outgoings: training on use of o data base.

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Third Session Promoting your NMO page: summery sheet what others did on their pages. Discussing Bylaws: changing website from f .net to .org on each bylaw, deadlines of delivering deliverin card of documents discussion AF market talk

Fourth Session Introducing new NMOs Serbia, erbia, Belgrade and Tanzania Presentation by Serbia, Belgrade and Tanzania about their SCOPE experience

End of Report Fu’ad Habash MM13 IFMSA-JO JO Head of Delegation National Treasurer for 2012/2013 +962 79 5086350

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