Conferences and congresses are meetings that provide channels of scientific exchange, where researchers can present and discuss their work. They take place all around the world and for all kinds of scientific fields. Several conferences are especially aimed at medical students. These offer a great opportunity for students and doctors at the start of their careers to present their scientific data to an international audience and to look at presentations, experience the conference surroundings, and get sensitised for future professional meetings.
Egypt's capital Cairo has hosted the International Ain Shams Medical Students' Congress, organised by the Ain Shams University students' scientific society for 15 years (www.ausss.com). Lectures and oral presentations by professors and students and workshops will improve your knowledge and masterclass sessions will improve your skills. Social and side events will allow you to experience north Africa's cultural highlights, such as the pyramids of Giza or Luxor.