Inspired by Your Potential

It is our pleasure to officially invite you to the 67th IFMSA General Assembly August Meeting 2018.

In the works for the past two years, our team, composed of our NMO’s most motivated members, has been tirelessly planning what we hope to be the most inspiring and incredible IFMSA General Assembly yet. Be it your first, your last, or one of the many IFMSA international events you will attend, we know how excited you are to meet new and old friends, to discuss those global health issues that are so dear to your heart, to take those decisions for the advancement of our Federation at its highest decisional body and to discover a new part of the world.

Everything has been thought of: an eco-sustainable GA – a first of its kind, a theme event relevant across borders in this day and age, a side event at the height of our Alumni, a geographical location that will make you enjoy the best that Quebec has to offer, and carefully planned post-GA in collaboration with our sister organisation CFMS. All of this, hosted in the most vibrant, multicultural, open-minded and innovative city in Canada, in the heart of our summer, a season you won’t want to miss.

We know way too well how busy these seven days will be. This is why we have taken great care to plan everything so your stay in our beautiful province goes as smoothly as possible, from the moment you set foot out of the plane to the time you return home with all your memories, ready to make a change locally and globally. Of vital importance, we have set up a whole team and contacted the appropriate agencies here in Canada to facilitate the visa procedures, to ensure truly a global representation of all IFMSA national member organisations.

This event wouldn’t be possible without the help, financial and symbolic assistance of our sponsors and partners. Quebec Medical Association is the proud title sponsor of this event and we thank them for their contribution to this event. We are also proud to be able to count on the support of our head of states and ministries of education and health Justin Trudeau, Philippe Couillard, Gaétan Barrette, Hélène David, to name a few.

Pack your most chic attire, your running shoes, your sunscreen and your global health advocacy love, because we are taking you beyond the hospital for a field trip you will never forget. My team and I are waiting for you at #YUL with a warm ‘’Bienvenue!’’ and full of what Montreal has best to offer: innovation, warmth and love.

IFMSA – for everything that you have given us, this is our way to say thank you.

We believe that Montréal is a perfect city to welcome an IFMSA event.
It is internationally renowned as one of the most vibrant, young, welcoming and fascinating cities of the world. Few will resist the charm of this smart, captivating and spirited city. Montréal’s multicultural population is what shapes its cuisine, conversations, and looks. As a bonus, the city is easy to get to, with direct flights from most major international destinations.

On this website, you will learn about what we are offering as host of the IFMSA August Meeting – a friendly meeting space, hosted in the heart of the city, with views on our skyline and green spaces. We have also included information on the pre-general assembly (set to be in the historic town of Quebec City), on the Alumni gathering, retitled the Health Symposium, and on post-GA touristic options.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Québec, with a carbon-neutral General Assembly that reflects our sense of ethics and care for the environment, as well as our belief that students are powerful changemakers. Celebrating its 15th anniversary this past year, IFMSA-Québec has shown a remarkable commitment to the Federation over the past years, including a successful and memorable General Assembly in 2010, two sub-regional trainings, six IFMSA Officials, and many international assistants and programs coordinators.

We hope our event will engage future physicians differently, and contribute to the changes we want to see in our health systems. We will do our best to make IFMSA delegates feel empowered by their knowledge and their new international connections.

We truly can’t wait to welcome you to our collective home.

The Organizing Committee of the August Meeting 2018 & IFMSA-Québec’s Executive Board