Conferences/Events - International


Summer School Ghent: Bemsa Belgium 

July 3rd - 12th, Ghent, Belgium

7th Edition of this 10-day educational program. Students have the option to chose between two different workshops; 'Health & Migration' and 'Reproductive Health & Rights'. 

Lectures are thought by renowned doctors and professors from Ghent and around the world and is completed with various social and cultural activites. 

Fee €435 (registration before 1st March)

More information can be found on their website.

Social Medicine Course: EqualHealth Haiti

July 9-29, 2017 - Central Plateau, Haiti

Fees: €2,400

The EqualHealth Social Medicine Course, Beyond the Biological Basis of Disease, brings together medical and nursing students from Haiti, North America, and around the world to share in an immersive three-week intellectual and cultural exchange focused on the principles of Social Medicine. Learn about Global Health Interventions, Social Justice in Healthcare, Advocacy and Health and Human Rights with a small group of inspirational health professionals.

Course is taught through French

Priority deadline to apply: February 13, 2017

More information can be found on their website.

Global Health Summer School 2017 -  Innovation, Access & HealtH: Barcelona

16th - 21st July - Barcelona, Spain

Fee: €225

The course will gather key experts in the field to address the causes, contexts, and consequences of the inequitable access to medicines and what to do about it. It is aimed at students and young professionals studying and working in health-related fields to provide a broad understanding of the complex issue that is access to medicines, from drug development in university labs to prescribing a medicine, exploring the role of different actors, the impact of intellectual property, the need of political will and the genesis of advocacy and activist movements.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information can be found on their Website, and on their Facebook Page.

I AM Summer SchooL: Amsterdam, The nETHERLANDS

18th - 27th July, Amsterdam

Fee: max 725 euros (including food and accomodation)

Open to all (para-)medical students who are interested in the topic of rare diseases. The summer schol will focus on the challenges a doctor faces when he sees himself confronted with a patient suffering from a rare disease. Participants are expected to fulfil an active role in which they will be doing research, interviewing all the stakeholders, including patients and practicing how to work with a patient suffering from a rare disease that possibly knows more about his condition than his physician. 
There will also be an extensive social programme in which the participants will get to know each other and, of course, Amsterdam!

Application deadline: 17th March

More information can be found on their website and Facebook page


25th July - 7th August 2017, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt

This course includes a mix between a scientific curriculum that introduces the students to tropical medicine and infectious diseases covering the basics and clinical aspects, and a specially tailored social program that will make you experience Egypt with all its beauty and treasures. Includes, accommodation, 2 meals a day, transportation and a social program

Fee: €420 (Registration before 15th March, €460 if register up to 15th June )

For more information, check out the website.

Medicine Summer School: Angers, France

26th June - 7th July

Cost: ~€500

Application Deadline: April 16th

The Université d'Angers will be hosting 6 summer schools this year including: Research, Simulation in Healthcare, Bioinformatics, and Vascular. Each of them includes conferences by international and renowned researchers, workshops, hands-on activities, visits to research facilities and biotech companies, and attractive social activities.

All the information and videos of previous editions are found on their website

RECAP Summer Program: IFMSA Palestine

Aug 1st - 28th - West Bank of Palestine, in the cities of Abu Dis and Bethlehem.

Refugee Camp Project (ReCaP) is a collaborative project run by the IPPNW and IFMSA-Palestine for medical students to spend a month in Palestine learning about the lives and healthcare needs of refugees affected by the ongoing conflict. Participants spend the 1st week learning about the historic and contemporary facts of the conflict, followed by a 3 week medical internship. The hope is to empower participants to in turn educate others on the truths they have learned and to act as advocates, whilst working together with Palestinian coordinators to continue and expand the ReCaP project for future years.

 Participants must have completed 2 years of medical school

Fee: covered by the IPPNW Germany. Students must pay for their own transport to Palestine

Deadline: March 20th, 2017 at 23:59 pm CEST

More information can be found on their website.

Cairo International Medical Summer School

2nd - 11th August 2017

Cairo, Egypt

Fee: $325

During the Summer School, you will not only gain a rich medical experience in our well-known hospitals but also explore the Egyptian culture and create unforgettable memories in an even more unforgettable land. Choose one of 3 workshops; Emergency and Basic Surgical skills, Tropical medicine and Infectiuous diseases or Pediatrics.

Deadline to apply: midnight 20th May

Application Form

More information can be found on their website.