Medics worldwide: news and opportunities from the IFMSA
- By: Jana Kammeyer
The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) was set up directly after the end of the second world war. The first meeting that saw the establishment of the federation was held in Copenhagen, Denmark in May 1951. Starting from the exclusively European founding organisations, the federation has expanded to include 95 national member organisations from all over the world in the 55 years of its existence.
More than 600 medical students are expected to participate in the General Assembly Meeting, 1-7 August 2006, in Zlatibor, in Serbia and Montenegro, where IFMSA's 55 years will be celebrated. Three days before the assembly (28-31 July), 10 international workshops will be held, organised in cooperation with IFMSA's external partners. Participants will have the opportunity to join workshops focusing on chronic diseases, poverty and health, medical ethics, improvement of academic quality, leadership training, organ donations, malaria training, and international peer education training. Further