Pre-Event

Dates: July 29th 2018 – August 2nd 2018
Location: Québec CITY, Canada

Preceding the General Assembly, a pre-conference will be organized for about 300 medical students.  More than 12 different workshops will run in parallel, during 3 full working days. The focus will be on capacity building of health learners

Day-long trainings on advocacy, leadership and communication will be organized in partnership with the IFMSA International Teams, in addition to team building activities and personalized learning sessions.

A special workshop will be organized regarding the theme event of the AM2018, « Social Accountability: Health Beyond the Hospital », as a strategic priority of the Federation. This peer-to-peer capacity building event will focus on the necessary skills for becoming a physician of the 21st century.

The complete list of workshops will be available on our website by mid-April 2018.


Québec City, the host city

Letter from Regis Lebaume, Mayor of Quebec City
Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec

The city of Québec, founded in 1608, is located less than three hours away from Montréal.

Québec City is like a stroll through history. As the cradle of French civilization in North America, it’s a living history lesson with a remarkable blend of architecture, heritage, art, and culture. It is the only fortified city of the sub-continent.

The city has captured the soul of the province over the centuries and holds a fierce grip on the French Canadian identity. According to the Lonely Planet, it also happens to be one of North America’s oldest and most magnificent settlements. Its picturesque Old Town, the only walled city north of Mexico, is an Unesco World Heritage site.

There’s more than a glimmer of Old Europe in its classic bistros, sidewalk cafes and manicured squares. It is a living museum of narrow cobblestone streets, 17th- and 18th-century houses and soaring church spires. It also has the splendid Château Frontenac towering above it all.

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Accommodation

All participants will be lodged at the Québec City International Hostel, located in the heart of the old city. The hostel has a courtyard, meeting rooms and even its own bistro! The entire hostel will be booked for this event. Wi-Fi is provided. http://aubergeinternationaledequebec.com/


Venue

Trainings will be held at the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP), located only 15 minutes away from the accommodation by foot. Every room is equipped with projector, whiteboard, flip charts and modifiable seating. Wi-Fi is provided.


Transport

Transport to the Pre-GA will be provided from Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport #YQB and from Quebec City train station and bus terminal (Gare du Palais) on the arrival day, July 29th 2018.

We will not offer transportation on July 29th from any other city.  If you fly in to Montréal, we suggest you to look for different options, such as ViaRail (train) or Orléans Express (bus), both of which offers frequent and low-cost routes from Montréal to Québec city. You can also look at carpooling, on the AmigoExpress website. The road should take you less than three hours.

A transfer will be provided to the General Assembly in Montreal on August 2nd for all participants.


Social Programme

Different activities will be proposed to participants during the night time. On the arrival day, we will offer a meet-and-greet directly at the hostel, with beers, pool and babyfoot tables for you to enjoy. On the other days, we will invite you to discover Québec city and its charming districts, including through a « Ghost Tour » at night, showcasing you our unique history.

There are plenty of bars and clubs in the surrounding : we will make sure to take you to the best of them !