Hong Kong ASPIRING MEDICS CONFERENCE
The Largest Hong Kong Medical Conference for School Students Interested in Medicine
Sunday 27th March 2022, 4:00pm-8:00pm (HK time)
Online via Zoom
With student ambassadors from:
Why join us
The Hong Kong Aspiring Medics Conference is the must-attend event of the year for school students interested in becoming future doctors. Hosting world-renowned inspirational speakers, this conference will enrich your understanding of a career in medicine as well as showcase motivational stories and advice from those who have succeeded in the world of medicine.
This conference is completely run by students for students, and we’re here to rejuvenate your passion during these difficult times. If medicine, surgery, or healthcare is your dream career, this conference is for you!
Virtual and completely free
FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS
Dedicated to school students (Year 9 to Y13) interested in Medicine and Surgery
International, inspirational and thought-provoking speakers
Certificates provided on attendance
Key insights into the daily lives of renowned doctors and surgeons and tips on how to become one
Submit an art-piece and the winner gets their piece displayed at an exhibition at WHO Geneva
who is this
This conference is open to high school / secondary school students (pre-medical, NOT university students) with a desire to apply to medical school and with a passion for a career in medicine and surgery.
Dr Michael Dixon
Medical Advisor to the UK Royal Family (HRH Prince of Wales) and Chair of the College of Medicine UK
Michael Dixon LVO, OBE, MA, FRCGP is a world-renowned healthcare leader who served as a chair of the NHS Alliance as well as President of the NHS Clinical Commissioners. He currently chairs the College of Medicine and is a visiting professor at University College London.
Health Systems Expert at WHO Geneva
Isabelle Wachsmuth is working at the World Health Organisation WHO headquarters leading an innovative incubator Art Impact For Health and SDGs to grow art and culture within the medical environment. This new innovative strategy aims to build resilient individuals, communities, and health systems, creating a global creative and organic community movement that advances the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Health for All.
Dr Bogdan Chiva Giurca
Clinical Doctor, Harvard GHI Collaborator, NHS Clinical Entrepreneur
London-based and award-winning Dr Bogdan Chiva Giurca has authored three medical textbooks and is the Global Alliance and Clinical Champion Lead for Social Prescribing. Alongside his clinical duties, he has also undertaken various projects in fields such as Global Health, Social Prescribing, and Healthcare Teaching.
Dr. Zeshan Qureshi
London Paediatric Doctor, Best-selling author, TEDx speaker
Dr Zeshan Qureshi is a leading, innovative medical educator and entrepreneurial doctor. He is currently a paediatrician based at the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital in London as well as an author of 15+ bestselling medical textbooks.
CEO World Health Innovation Summit
CEO World Health Innovation Summit, Collaborator of United Nations and World Health Organisation (WHO).
Dr Mark Kristiansen
Associate Professor at University College London (UCL) and Head of UCL Genomics
Associate Professor in Genomics at University College London (UCL) and Head of the Genomics Facility at the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Diseases in Children, London. Dr. Kristiansen is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy the co-director a several world-renowned Masters programmes at UCL.
tHE POWER OF
ART IN HEALTH
Win the chance to have your work showcased in the Palais des Nations in Geneva as part of the World Health Organisation (WHO) exhibition showcasing the power of Arts in Health!
Submissions: OPEN; Deadline: 23rd March 2022
What is this?
Whether you’re the next Picasso or can barely colour in the lines, we invite you to not only attend but be part of our conference! Get creative using any means (painting, poetry, story, photography etc.) to produce a piece that fits in line with our theme and the exhibition title of "The Power of Art in Healthcare". The deadline for the pieces is the 23rd of March. Please note that submissions after midnight on the 23rd of March will not be considered.
The theme of the competition is "Sustainable Health and Planetary Health: The power of art in portraying the importance of our link with nature (the importance of preserving water, air, lands and to recover our harmony with nature)". Essentially, the main theme is about sustainable healthcare and importance of the environment within healthcare.
Prizes and awards:
The winning piece will be showcased by our World Health Organisation partners as part of a wider exhibition in Geneva which focuses on the role of Arts in Health!
Use the submit button below to enter the competition by the 23rd of March 2022.
Group entries are also accepted. If you are submitting a piece on behalf of a group of students, please write the full names, year of study, and school of all participants involved.
Winners will have the opportunity to present (a very short presentation with an opportunity to describe their artwork) at the conference. Should you not wish to present, all you have to do is inform us via the above-attached email.
Meet the student organising committee
UCL (Medicine, Year 2)
Brighton College (Year 11)
Marketing & Social Media Lead
CUHK (Medicine, Year 1)
Outreach and Communications Lead
HKU (Medicine, Year 4)
Ambassador Coordination Lead
International Christian School (Grade 12)
Become a student ambassador
Are you interested in being an Ambassador for the largest conference for aspiring medical students? Join our enthusiastic team of students to help promote this event!
You'll receive a certificate from us in recognition of your efforts and will be a great opportunity to demonstrate leadership skills for your CV.
What you need to do as an Ambassador:
Attend the conference
Share the conference with anyone and everyone through sharing our social media posts, posters around school etc.
Recruit new Ambassadors from different schools
Contact your schools to further promote the conference
What’s in it for you?
Certificates will be provided recognising your crucial role in co-organising the largest HK Aspiring Medics Conference
These certificates will be signed by our collaborators which include the World Health Organisation, the Medical Royal Colleges, and many more
Provide experiences that help with upcoming university applications (especially for those thinking of becoming future doctors!)
IMPORTANT: All ambassadors will be selected on a first-come-first-served basis and so we may close the application process once we have found the team members we are looking for. Applications will be processed by our team every Thursday.
Become a partner
If you are a teacher, counsellor or another member of staff and you'd like your school/academic institution to get involved in the conference, we'd love to have you on board. Your main roles would include sharing the event with your students or by helping with organising, Your school's/academic institution's logo will be on our website, plus you'll receive a certificate of partnership from us at the end of the event to recognise your efforts.
Moreover, we'd be very happy to support your school/academic institution and your students interested in Medicine in the future with free presentations and resources for your school/academic institution.
*Please note: there is no cost involved and your participation and support is completely free.
Education adviser/counsellor/ society/students registers below
We will schedule a 15 minute call to meet each other and see how we can best collaborate.
Your school will become an official partner for the conference, sharing this event with your students/other schools.
Your logo will be on this website and you'll receive a certificate of partnership.
We'll support your school and students interested in Medicine in the future with free resources and presentations.
Sunday 27th March 2022, 4:00pm-8:00pm (HK time)
Welcome & Introductions
Global health advocacy and championing Sustainable Development Goals - Gareth Presch, CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit
The connection between Medicine and Research - Genetics, academia, and career progression with Dr Mark Kristiansen, Head of UCL Genomics
Break & Q&A
Keynote Address from Dr Michael Dixon, Chair of the College of Medicine and Medical Adviser to HRH Prince of Wales
Medical school FACTS versus MYTHS session with Hong Kong and UK based medical students from HKU, CUHK, and several others
The Power of Art in Health with Isabelle Wachsmuth, World Health Organisation Lead for Arts in Health
Break & Art Competition Showcase
Inspiring the future generation of healthcare professionals: Practical tips from Dr Bogdan Chiva Giurca
Medical School application: tips and tricks
The realities of being a doctor: Session delivered by HK and UK Junior Doctors, chaired by Dr Navin Nagesh
Inspiration and motivation for tomorrow’s healthcare professionals led by Dr Zeshan Qureshi, Paediatrician, TED-X Speaker and Best-Selling Author of 15+ medical education best-selling books
Closing Remarks, Take Away Messages, Where next?