U.A.E. ASPIRING MEDICS & scientists CONFERENCE
Unite. Aspire. Empower.
The LARGEST international conference for SCHOOL STUDENTS interested in MEDICINE and SCIENCE
Saturday 18th March 2023, 10:00am - 2:00pm (*UAE time)
Why join us
The UAE Aspire Med Conference is the must-attend event of the year for school students interested in becoming future doctors & scientists. Last year we welcomed over 400+ students representing 50+ schools from across the UAE. Each year, the Annual UAE Aspiring Medics and Scientists Conference remains the largest event for aspiring medics and school students interested in healthcare professions.
The conference is organised by students for students. The event is FREE for all to attend; it aims to educate, inspire, and bring together tomorrow’s future healthcare professionals and scientists by getting them inspired by some of the world's greatest speakers and academics.
In-person and virtual, free event hosted across all UAE regions
FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS
Dedicated to school students (Year 9 to Y13) interested in Medicine and Science
International, inspirational and thought-provoking speakers
Certificates provided on attendance
Key insights into the daily lives of renowned doctors and scientists and tips on how to become one
Motivational stories from those who have succeeded in the world of healthcare
Dr Michael Dixon
LVO, OBE, MA, FRCGP
Medical Advisor to the UK ROYAL FAMILY (HRH Prince of Wales) and Chair of the College of Medicine UK.
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. Imad Hakim
Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Dr. Imad Hakim is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in Cataract and Refractive vision correction surgery at at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai. He holds a graduate degree from the University of Aleppo in Syria, obtained in 2002. Dr. Hakim also holds a certificate in Ophthalmology from Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich, Germany. He undertook his sub-specialty training in Cataract and Refractive surgery at Realeyes Eye Clinic in Munich, Germany. He has published research papers on Cataracts and retinas in leading international medical journals.
Dr. Salma Yassine
Paediatric ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Dr. Salma Yassine is a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in paediatric and neuro-ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai. She holds a bachelor’s in science (2012) with high distinction and a medical degree (2016) from the American University of Beirut. She finished Her ophthalmology residency at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in 2020 before pursuing a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota in 2021, followed by another fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC.
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.
Scientist (Genetics), Teaching Fellow at University College London (UCL)
Teodora is a recognised London-based scientist working in the field of genetics, personalised medicine, in vitro fertilisation. She is leading the Masters programme in Personalised Medicine at UCL. She is passionate about using the latest technology such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence to teach science and medicine.
Dr. Fahd Quhill
Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Dr Fahd Quhill is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in Medical Retina and Ocular inflammatory disease at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai. Dr. Fahd trained in Ophthalmology in the United Kingdom at Oxford, Birmingham and London, completing three Medical Retinal Fellowships in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He has published 27 research papers on retinal and ocular inflammatory disease in leading journal/s such as Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology and Eye, among others.
Emirati PhD researcher at Imperial College London, UAE representative at Cop26
Huda is a PhD researcher in plastic electronics at Imperial College London, Vice President for the first global youth council in the UK and Co-founder of UAE STEM. She obtained Associate Fellowship recognitions (AFHEA) for her university teaching contributions at Imperial college London. Huda is also a youth 4 sustainability council member, a Masdar initiative supporting youth for future sustainability, and was part of the youth Emiratie delegation to COP26 in Glasgow.
Co-Founder of UAE STEM
Co-Founder of UAE STEM, Member of the Youth for Sustainability council and a PhD candidate in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) genetic diagnostics in paediatric patients at UCL Institute of Great Ormond street child health & The Zayed Centre for research into rare disease. He has worked at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City’s molecular diagnostic laboratory and at University College London (UCL) as a teaching fellow. Mohamed was part of the UAE Delegation to COP26 in Glasgow as a Y4S youth delegate . In addition, he is a previous member of UAE’s Global Youth Council in the UK.
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.
New speakers announced soon
Keep an eye on our Instagram community page @aspiringmedicsuae to find out who the next speaker is!
Meet the student organising committee from 2022
Ambassador and Promotional Lead
JESS Arabian Ranches
Outreach Lead and Co-organiser
Ambassador Coordination Leads
Brighton College Abu Dhabi(Year 12)
Become a student champion
Are you interested in being a Champion for the largest conference for aspiring medical students or scientists? Here’s an invite to join our enthusiastic team of school students!
You'll receive a certificate from us in recognition of your efforts and a nice opportunity to demonstrate leadership skills for your CV.
Become a Student Champion
This year we’ve created a new, exciting job role and it’s exactly what it says in the name. If you want to promote and hype up this conference, keep reading. This title will be the beginning or extension of your journey to being a leader, an influencer and a passionate member of our conference team. If you want to confidently chant ‘we are the champions’, these are the steps to doing so:
Attend the conference
Share the word with anyone and everyone through sharing social media posts, posters around school etc.
Be open to learning and welcoming new skills as well as opening doors to great opportunities
Write a review of what you have completed during your time as a champion.
What’s in it for you?
Certificates will be provided recognising your crucial role in co-organising the largest UAE Aspiring Medics & Scientists Conference
Certificates signed by our collaborators including World Health Organisation, Medical Royal Colleges, and many others
We hope these can boost your involvement in future activities and help with upcoming University applications (especially for those thinking of becoming future doctors and scientists!)
bECOME A PARTNER
If you'd like your school/academic institution to get involved in the conference by sharing the event with your students or by helping with organising, we'd love to have you on board. 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 or SCIENCES in the future with free presentations and resources for your school/academic institution.
*Please note: there is no cost involved, participation and support is completely free.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Logo will be on this website and you'll receive a certificate of partnership.
We'll support your school and students interested in Medicine or Biosciences in the future with free resources and presentations.
Send us an email at email@example.com with the subject "Partnership UAE conference" and we'll reach out to you.
Register for the 👇🧑🏻🔬 conference🧑🏻⚕️👇
Network with doctors & scientists from Oxford University, University College London, Imperial College London, and Harvard University who will be travelling to Dubai to meet you in person
Certificates provided signed by doctors and WHO for in-person attendance
Top tips from doctors & scientists: Getting into top universities (UAE & UK)
Dedicated 1:1 networking sessions provided for students and parents
Join dedicated information sessions for parents about medicine & science applications at top universities in UK & UAE
Dubai College, Al Sufouh - Al Sufouh 2 - Dubai
Saturday 18th March 2023 (10am-2pm UAE time)
Price: FREE (open to students and parents)
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Cannot join us in person?
We strongly recommend in-person attendance (free of charge) as you will be able to meet doctors & scientists in person. If you cannot join us in person, you could attend the conference online. The conference will also be streamed live online, but you won't have the chance to meet the speakers, UK doctors & scientists in person. The in-person conference will allow you to network and find out the best tips and tricks for applying to medicine and sciences at top universities in UK and UAE.
To register for the online conference: Click here