October 2014 archive

From the World Health Summit

  I honestly could not recommend enough, to members of Medsin UK and beyond, taking any opportunity to attend the World Health Summit in the future. Don't get me wrong, the summit definitely has it's flaws (a reliance on pharma funding being a huge one), but the experience of more

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014

Cardiff Global Health Student Network Introductory Event

On Thursday 2nd October 2014, Cardiff Global Health Student Network held their introductory event to the year! Held at Talybont Social, the place was packed full of inquisitive students eager to learn more about the Global Health Short Course that would be undertaken throughout the term. more

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2014


  What does a global mental health crisis look like?  Not much like a crisis involving infectious disease. Even crises involving other non-communicable diseases are more tangible. An obesity crisis is clearly visible – particularly if you reside in the USA or parts of more

Posted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Cafe Communique - Write for us!

Cafe Communique ( is an online global health magazine which aims to bring together science, epidemiology, research and the humanities to a dynamic online platform. Our partners include Imperial College London School of Public Health, the WHO Collaborating Centre and the more

Posted on Thu, 16 Oct 2014

Call for delegates to the COP20 Climate Change Summit in Peru

Hi Medsinners! The IFMSA are looking for delegates to the COP 20 - the Lima Climate change conference which will happen on December 1st-12th 2014 in Lima, Peru. The delegation will be composed of four people, including an IFMSA Executive Board Representative who will coordinate the more

Posted on Mon, 13 Oct 2014

call for applicants! global surgery international small working group!

Good day Medsinners! Yet another international opportunity has come up - to work in an Internatinal Small Working Group on GLOBAL SURGERY! The working group on Global Surgery was created at the  IFMSA General Assembly August Meeting 2013 in Santiago, Chile. Since then they more

Posted on Mon, 13 Oct 2014

Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Weekend

It was 10am on a (rare) sunny Saturday in Glasgow, and I had never seen a group of people more excited about a cup of coffee in my life. Representatives from all the Medsin branches in Scotland and Northern Ireland had gathered for our annual, and always eagerly anticipated, regional weekend. more

Posted on Thu, 2 Oct 2014

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