About the Event

IFMSA General Assemblies are among the biggest youth-led events around the world. Held twice a year – once in March, once in August, they are attended by over 800 medical students from more than 100 countries. The country hosts are elected one year prior to the meeting by the National Member Organizations (NMOs) of the Federation, giving the organization committee plenty of time to put together the optimal settings for medical students to learn, discuss, meet and exchange.

IFMSA-Québec will be the host of the 2018 edition of the August Meeting. Preceding the GA, a 3-day pre-conference for medical students will be organized, with a focus on capacity building. Residents, junior doctors and IFMSA Alumni will be engaged in a health symposium that will run parallel to the GA.

WHAT WE OFFERam2018-in-brief

Our project aims to build a community of global citizens in order to have an impact on the quality of care of our patients. This event will engage future physicians differently, and contribute to the changes we want to see in our health system. Students will feel empowered by their knowledge and build on their new international connections. We will strive to ensure a sustainable meeting with minimal ecological footprint (carbon-neutral).

The IFMSAs General Assemblies hope to inspire the next generation of future physicians to become leaders and advocates through exchange of ideas, networking and learning from the various programming sessions. They feature namely: meetings of each Standing Committee; governance and decision-making sessions; training opportunities for self-skills development; inspiring activities and projects presentations.