The organizing committee of NorWHO cordially request the honor of your presence at the 2018 annual NorWHO conference, to be held in the UN-City, Copenhagen / Denmark on the week of August 20th-24th, 2018.
The details of this invitation are as follows:
Event description: NorWHO is an IFMSA sub-regional training program that gathers students in medicine, public health, and other fields from major universities across the world. Each year the conference focuses on a different topic. The theme for the 2018 conference is: Access to essential medicines – how can we ensure global equality?
The conference will focus on improving the global accessibility of essential medicines. This includes discussing the affordability of medicine, ensuring reasonable prices and evidence-based information to the public. The participants will take on roles of delegates from different countries, pharmaceutical companies or NGOs, and simulate a World Health Assembly conference, to discuss possible solutions for the topic. The conference is being held in the UN-city (European regional headquarters of the UN), which provides our participants with an authentic and inspiring setting.
During the conference, we will also be having experts within the field of access to essential medicine as speakers, and some of the speakers are as follows:
Magrethe Vestager, who is currently serving as the European Commissioner for competition.
Hans Hogerzeil, who is a former Director for Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies for the WHO.
Flemming Konradsen, who is currently the director for the Copenhagen School of Global Health.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom, who is the Director-General of WHO – he will be providing us with a video message
Registration for conference:
In order to participate at the conference, you have to pay a registration fee of €114 before the 5th of June.
The registration fee covers the cost of hosting the conference, expert lectures and workshops, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, 1 gala-dinner, coffee and fruit during the breaks and part of the social program.
You can register at: http://norwho.org/registration
The fee does not cover any of the travel expenses or accommodation in Copenhagen. However, if you need help with accommodation in Copenhagen, go to: http://norwho.org/accommodation
The conference is limited to 80 students, and the majority of the spots have already been filled, so you need to be quick if you want to secure your spot at the conference.
If you have any questions, then feel free to ask via email or visit our website or facebook page. We hope you will find this conference of interest, as we looking forward to seeing you in Copenhagen this summer!