IFMSA March Meeting 2019

A six-membered delegation of ALEM is currently taking part at the 68th IFMSA General Assembly in Portoroz (Slovenia), organised by SloMSIC – ZŠMS . About 1100 Medical Students from over 100 countries are taking Part in the General Assembly, which is one of the biggest Student organised Event worldwide.

The IFMSA ( International Federation of Medical Students‘ Associations) is among the biggest youth organisations worldwide and reunites more than thousand medical students from more than 100 different countries twice a year. The goal of the general assemblies is to vote a new executive board (EB), to decide on the new host countries of future meetings, to vote new policies and bylaws, to get in contact with foreign National Member Organisations (NMOs), to exchange ideas, to inspire, to meet and to discuss.

The ongoing assembly, called „ IFMSA March Meeting 2019“, officially started on friday (01.03) evening with an opening ceremony featuring traditional slovenian Music, Dance and a video intervention from the General Director of the WHO (World Health organisation) and has been followed by a social program. Since this morning, the ALEM delegation takes part on different working sessions in order to contribute to the IFMSA projects.
Our SCOPH Team is working on public health issues including AMR (antimicrobial resistances) and our SCOME-Team (Standing Committee on Medical Education) exchanged ideas about how to improve the involvement of students in medical education and threatened the issue of global health. During the president sessions, questions and answers have been given by the EB-members and the Plenary procedures have been explained.
Currently representing the ALEM delegation at the March Meeting 2019: Alexander Lang (Head of Delegation), Frédéric Schwarz (Presidents Session) Lisa Zangarini (SCOPH), Julie Zangarini (SCOPH) Yannick Hoffmann (SCOME) and Nathalie Schmitz (SCOME).