In August 2018 the University of Limerick, in partnership with The Network: Towards Unity for Health will be hosting an impactful healthcare conference themed Community Empowerment for Health: A Multi-Sectorial Approach. We invite you to join The Student Network Organization Ireland (SNO Ireland), which will provide a direct link between students and The Network: TUFH. You will have the opportunity to learn more about healthcare projects in our own community and around the world, and to engage in one of the greatest healthcare conferences to take place in Limerick. As we prepare to welcome delegates from over 40 countries around the world, we want you to be a part of the process. Join SNO and The Network: TUFH for Limerick 2018 - we look forward to seeing you there!
The best health outcomes for the many and increasing number of people with complex or chronic healthcare needs often depends on effective teamwork and collaboration between various healthcare professionals with different skills and knowledge. The HealthFusion Team Challenge (HFTC) aims to develop this important capability prior to graduation in a way that is transformative, authentic, and fun.
The HFTC is an extracurricular competition for students from the health professions. It provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in teamwork and collaboration as they develop a management plan for a client with complex health needs.
There is roughly a four week preparation period, during which students are asked to produce a short presentation outlining their management plan. Teams then meet at the end of this period for the HealthFusion Team Challenge, where they present their case and participate in a range of team-based questions round designed to test their overall collaboration and communication skills. The judging panel decides which team has displayed the greatest mastery of teamwork on the day, and they are named HFTC Champions.
Pioneered by academics from the University of British Columbia over 25 years ago, the Health Care Team Challenge was brought to Australia and developed by an interprofessional team of Queensland academics under the name of HealthFusion. The University of Queensland was the first university in Australia to host a Health Care Team Challenge with its pilot event in 2007. In 2009, the HFTC Team launched the inaugural Annual National HealthFusion Team Challenge (Oz HFTC) in front a large audience. The University of Limerick was the first University in Ireland to host the HFTC last year and plan to run the HFTC again at UL this semester.
13th - 17th November - Dublin
What is the Global Forum on Human Resources for Health?
To date, three global forums on human resources for health were convened setting the foundation for important developments in the health workforce agenda. The First Global Forum (Uganda, 2008) resulted in the development of a global roadmap for HRH development and originated the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (the Kampala Declaration and Agenda for Global Action); the Second Global Forum (Thailand, 2011) called for increased investments, sustained leadership and adoption of effective policies on HRH; and the Third Global Forum (Brazil, 2013) concluded with the Recife Political Declaration on HRH: renewed commitments towards universal health coverage.
November 2017. The forum, co-hosted by Trinity College, Dublin, Irish Aid, Department of Health, Ireland, Health Services Executive, World Health Organization and Global Health Workforce Network, will bring together a multisectoral group of actors, across the education, finance, health and labour sectors, as well as multilateral and bilateral agencies, academic institutions, health professional associations and civil society.
Participation at the Forum will be by subscription, with a number of sponsored places for participants from the Global South and subsidized rates for medical students and junior doctors. There will be approximately 700-800 participants for this year’s Forum.
Find more information about the event on the WHO website.
Location: NUI Galway
Price: €30 (but bring sleeping bags), €20 without accomodation
It's that time of year again! October 13th-15th at NUI Galway - the AMSI National General Assembly is upon us...a weekend full of activities, elections trainings and most importantly a bit of craic!
Whether you're new to AMSI or not, this is an open event and we are happy to welcome everyone to Galway. Don't miss out on the biggest event of the AMSI year! Prepare to be inspired.
Tickets available here
More info can be found on the facebook event
See you all in Galway!
The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dublin
Saturday 23rd September 2017
This annual one day event is aimed at interns and final year medical students to provide valuable information at this critical stage in their career. The day will be focused on specialty training as well as including talks about medical career planning. The purpose of the day is to provide information on the training programmes available as well as the opportunity to speak with senior trainees and consultants to find out what life is like working in the different specialties.
This free event is a joint initiative between the HSE, Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies and the Medical Council and has been designed to highlight the range of excellent training and broad spectrum of career opportunities open to medical graduates in Ireland. The event features career planning seminars, presentation, workshops, career clinics and information stands for each postgraduate training body.
Secure a place by emailing Deborah.email@example.com by close of play on 15/06/2017.
The Scholarly Education Research Network are pleased to announce that their SERN conference this year will take place on the 30th June 2017. The conference is open to all in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Ultimately the objective of this conference is to enhance healthcare education by bringing together individuals with an interest and responsibility in healthcare education.
Dr Jerry Marsden, Consultant Dermatologist at University Hospital Birmingham from 1987 to 2013. Main interest was skin oncology and in particular the management of primary and loco- regional melanoma. Lead author 2010 UK Melanoma Guidelines. Also Flight instructor for the EASA commercial pilot licence, multi-engine piston rating and instrument rating 2014 to date. Main interest is flight safety in both commercial and general aviation, and the opportunities this might offer to the UK NHS.
KEEN TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT?
You are invited to submit abstracts of papers concerned with research and new concepts in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing healthcare education. One of SERNs goals is to foster and promote high quality healthcare education research and scholarship. Presentations will be in the form of either oral or poster presentations.
If you are interested in submitting an abstract please contact Deborah Millar at Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form. Completed applications to be returned to Deborah Millar no later than 28/04/2017.
24 - 25th May, Dublin
Citywest Convention Centre
In numbers 3,000 delegates, 15 summits. 160+ Speakers, 120+ Exhibitors and Startups.
Ireland's largest Startup Digital Med Tech and Healthcare Services Event. Most medical specialities will be represented including, but not limited to; Cardiac & Diabetes, Neurology, Oncology/Clinical trials, Radio Surgery,
This two-day conference will feature World-Class leaders in both healthcare and healthcare management. This is an excellent opportunity for medical students to interact with leaders in the medical community. Tickets are normally €390.00, however, students can register for a ticket price of €50.00 using the Promotional Code 'AMSIMember'.
For further information, visit their website.
4th - 5th May
1 Day: €20 , 2 Days: €30
The President and Council of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland welcome all delegates to the Annual Congress of Anaesthesia 2017. This is a great opportunity not only to learn but also to meet up with colleagues and friends. This year’s programme will include a Difficult Airways and a Regional Anaesthesia workshop, keynote addresses and symposia covering areas as diverse as obstetrics, lung disease, neuro critical care, fluid management and anaesthetics and Alzheimer’s’ disease. This will surely be an excellent professional development opportunity for everyone.
More information about the Annual Congress can be found on their website.
25th - 26th March
General Admission: £25 (Scrubs members) £30 (non-members)
Scrubs are excited to announce that the Emergency Medicine Conference 2017 will be held on Saturday 25th and Sunday the 26th March - two days of expert seminars and hands-on demonstrations - perfect for the budding intensivists amongst you or for anyone with an interest in emergency medicine/trauma/critical care. The conference is open to all medicine years, plus paramedic, nursing, midwifery, and dentistry colleagues. Even better: lunches and certificates (plus plenty of tea/coffee/biscuits) are supplied. Places are limited so we'd advise getting your ticket as early as possible and to make the most of the early bird rates!
This year they will have:
Multiple Casualty Scenario by 204 Field Hospital
Surgical, Paediatric and Vascular Emergencies
The 'Flying Doctor’ Fred McSorley
Emergency Medicine Revision
Anaesthetics and many more!
Join the Facebook Event to keep up to date with all the latest news for the EMC 2017!
Devere Hall, University College Cork
UCC Pharmacy Society & UCC Cancer Society in association with University College Cork are proud to host a conference on the multi-disciplinary nature of cancer research. The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and charities to talk about the various aspects of cancer ressearch from designing a drug at the bench to it's use in the clinic. Our keynote speaker for the conference is Dr Fergus Couch from the Mayo Clinic in the US who will give a talk titled "Decoding Breast Cancer Predisposition Genes". Dr Fergus Couch, a UCC alumni, has worked over a number of years on identifying the particular genes that cause breast cancer. Using this information clinicans have been able to administer more appropriate treatments to patients and deliver more successful outcomes.
With numerous talks throughout the day, we hope that there is something there for everyone. There is no obligation to stay for an entire session but we do ask if you could enter and exit the hall as quitely as possible when a talk is in session.
You can register for the event on eventbrite here.
For More information, follow the event on Facebook.
14th March, Dublin - 14:00h - 20:00h
RCPI Conference Centre, No 6 Kildare Street
Free to attend
Over the past five years, there has been growing interest in Traffic Medicine as a relatively new field of medical research and practice. The National Office for Traffic Medicine (NOTM) has devised an innovative programme, which includes the development of guidelines, education and research in medical fitness to drive.
However, the evidence base for decision-making remains slender, and the NOTM is keen to promote research in the Irish context. The aim of this research seminar is to provide an open research forum for all those researching in areas related to traffic medicine.
For further information, contact the National Office for Traffic Medicine at 01 863 9788 or e-mail DirectorTrafficMedicine@rcpi.ie
The Galway Medical Symposium is back this year with the highly anticipated theme ‘The Future of Medicine’! We have exciting talks and workshops with both laparoscopy and bronchoscopy simulators lined up just for you. Registration is €10 per person and this includes a certificate of participation, scrumptious breakfast from Mr Waffles, an authentic Malaysian themed lunch, a tea break and an unforgettable learning experience. You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity!
Sign up online using this link:
AMSI invites you to take part in the 4th Annual national competition for the AMSI Medical Case Conference.
With competitiveness increasing year upon year, this is a great oppurtunity to compete against your colleagues and represent your college at a national level.
This competition is open to any clinical student to enter and their presented case can relate to any speciality bar surgery.
6 minutes are allowed for the presentation itself and 3 minutes for Questioning by the judges. There will be 3 judges present on the night.
Students will compete against the winners of NUIG, Queens Belfast, UCC, UCD, UL, RCSI, and Trinity at the end of February.
We are very excited to see the strength of our medical students this year!
You're invited to the 4th Annual AMSI Intervarsities and Medical Case Competition!
Students from medical schools throughout Ireland are invited to participate in sporting events such as tag rugby, football (soccer), 2K and 8K running races, basketball, and more at the AMSI inter varsities hosted by AMSI UL at the University of Limerick! The trophy will be awarded to the college with the most points at the end of the day's events.
The intervarsity sporting competition will be followed by the AMSI Medical Case Competition, in which students representing each of the medical colleges in Ireland will go head to head presenting interesting medical cases they have seen through their studies.
Food and refreshments will be provided! A full itinerary and details for the day will be posted by February 10, 2017.
Best of luck to you all!
Tickets are available for €5.92 at Eventbrite
We are delighted to have renewed our partnership with ICHAMS for a third year. Taking place in RCSI from Februauary 16th - 18th 2017, ICHAMS is a conference for undergraduate healthcare and medical students to present their research to peers and professors in the field. In addition to the high caliber of delegates and professors at the conference, there are numerous workshops which will be offered on a variety of topics, as well as the opportunity to network with peers from all over the world.
Passive participation is still possible - Register here
AMSI are committed to creating a generation of future health professionals who are aware of the healthcare needs of a wide variety of patients. Some of these patients may be living in times of great instability and turmoil. Through a national campaign this week, we wish to inform medical students in Ireland about the scope of the issues involved regarding healthcare access in zones of conflict.
As part of our #SyrianHealthcareAccess campaign, a number of events are happening across universities in Ireland, organised by AMSI's #SCORP and our wonderful officer for Human Rights and Peace: Ciara Clarke
AMSI NUIG: Wednesday, 15/02/2017, 19:00. A workshop on emergency aid in zones of conflict, with NEMS and friends of MSF Soc.
AMSI UL: Thursday, 16/02/2017, 18:00. Mina Dawood, the local officer for Human Rights and Peace is delivering an engaging talk on working in a UN Syrian Refugee Camp.
AMSI UCD: Thursday 16/02/2017, Film Screening. Time TBC!
If you're around the above universities, pop down and engage with the AMSI activities- make sure to keep yourself informed on what's going on in the world around you!
During the week, a number of events are happening, including:
1. Interactive workshop / talk evenings across the 7 universities, based around communication, reflection, resilience and awareness of specific mental health conditions that medical students may find themselves facing.
2. A nationwide survey of 7000 medical students, aimed at improving the quality of mental wellbeing services provided by medical schools to their students. Please click here to submit your own response.
3. A live webinar with Dr. Zeshan Quareshi, to be streamed internationally on Saturday February 4th at 5:00PM. Click here to connect
4. A multimedia campaign aimed at promoting awareness, normalising stress and opening up to our peers about the mental health difficulties medical students face.
If you would like to share your story about mental health anonymously, click through to the link.
Do you want to join the new AMSI team?
Elections will be taking place in RCSI (exact venue tbc) on Tues 22nd Nov at 7pm.
There are 10 positions up for grabs:
2 Local Committee Chairpersons
6 Local Officers
- Local Officer for Public Health
- Local Officer for Human Rights & Peace
- Local Officer for Medical Education
- Local Officer for Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Local Officer for Professional Exchanges
- Local Officer for Research Exchanges
Projects and Committees Officer
If you think you have what it takes to be an AMSI RCSI local officer please send an email expressing your interest to email@example.com and come along to the elections. Each candidate will be expected to make a 1 minute speech on the night followed by 30 seconds of questions.
Descriptions of the 10 roles are outlined below so have a quick read.
If you have any questions, pop an email to the address above or message the AMSI RCSI Facebook page.
See you all on Tuesday! :-)
AMSI TCD is growing! Do you want to be part of our team??
At our elections we will be electing 7 new members to our Local AMSI Committee!
The positions up for grabs are:
• Local Officer & Local Officer Assistant for our Standing Committee on Medical Education (SCOME)
• Local Officer & Local Officer Assistant for our Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS (SCORA)
• Local Officer & Local Officer Assistant for our Standing Committee on Professional Exchanges (SCOPE)
• Local Officer Assistant for our Standing Committee on Research Exchanges
If you think you have what it takes to be a TCD local officer or local officer assistant please send an email expressing your interest to your Local Committee chairs Nick & Tess at firstname.lastname@example.org before lunchtime on Monday the 21st of Nov. Elections will be taking place in the TBSI on 21st at 7pm. Each candidate will be expected to make a 1-2 min speech on the night.
All current members of the AMSI committee will be eligible to vote (Local Officers & Support committee members)
Please read the descriptions of the standing committees and local officer roles below.
If you have any questions, pop an email to the address above or message the AMSI TCD Facebook page.
See you all next Monday! :-)
Ever wanted to travel overseas for your medical elective? If your answer is yes, we have great news for you as our AMSI UCC's first ever Professional Exchanges program is beginning next summer!
WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?
You get to do your elective in another country without having to tediously organise the placement and logistics yourself – we pretty much do the work for you.
Applications are currently open to complete a four-week elective in 1 of 8 countries during July 2017: Japan, Indonesia, Ghana, Brazil, Portugal, Germany, Catolona & Austria. For our inaugural year, we have 4 spots in total for UCC Medical Students.
Application Closing Date: 25/11/2016 at 23:59.
Includes: 4 Week Hospital Placement, Accommodation & 1 Meal Per Day. Local social programme also available (additional costs may be required)
GEM3 & DEM4: Meets criteria for MX4090.
Open to all clinical years (Priority will be given to successful GEM3 & DEM4 applicants).
FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION CHECK OUT https://amsiucc.wordpress.com/2016/11/13/travel-overseas-for-your-elective/
and come talk to us at the info night with any questions you may have!
Looking forward to seeing you Thursday and receiving your applications
AMSI's Anti-Microbial Resistance Awareness Week is here!
All throughout the week we will be going through many of the issues associated with this extremely important topic.
Look out for what your AMSI Local Committee is doing in your University and get involved