U.A.E. ASPIRING MEDICS CONFERENCE
Unite. Aspire. Empower.
Saturday 20th March 2021, 12:00pm - 5:00pm (*UAE time)
International conference for SCHOOL STUDENTS interested in MEDICINE
Why join us
The UAE Aspire Med Conference is the must attend event of the year for school students interested in becoming future doctors, hosting world-renowned inspirational speakers that will enrich your understanding of a career in medicine as well as showcasing motivational stories from those who have succeeded in the world of medicine.
We’re here to rejuvenate your passion during the difficult times facing the global pandemic. If medicine or surgery is your dream career, this conference is for you!
Virtual, free event hosted across all UAE regions
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
Motivational stories from those who have succeeded in the world of medicine
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
LVO, OBE, MA, FRCGP
Medical Advisor to the UK ROYAL FAMILY (HRH Prince of Wales) and Chair of the College of Medicine UK.
Dr Suhaila Qayed
Family Physician, Former Head of Dubai Residency Training Program
Dr. Suhaila Qayed has worked as head of Dubai Residency Training Program, then moved to London as Director of DHA office.
CEO World Health Innovation Summit
CEO World Health Innovation Summit, Collaborator of United Nations and WHO.
Hodan Al Sheikh
Head of Excellence & Innovation
Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children
Hodan Al Sheikh is an advanced quality and patient safety specialist and is a certified excellence assessor, lead auditor for quality management systems and occupational health and safety management systems.
Dr Bogdan Chiva Giurca
UK DOCTOR, NHS CLINICAL ENTREPRENEUR
Award-winning London-based doctor, Author of three medical textbooks, Global Alliance and Clinical Champion Lead.
Dr. Huda Ezzeddin
Consultant, Diabetes & Endocrinology
Consultant, Diabetes & Endocrinology
Director of Academic Affairs
HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers
Dr Navin Nagesh
London Academic Doctor,
Dr. Navin has been involved in medical education and has contributed to innovation in teaching curricula at both school and undergraduate stages nationally. He has mentored thousands of medical school applicants to pursue their dream of becoming a doctor. These accolades have been recognised by Royal Colleges and he became a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health.
London geneticist, UCL Teaching Fellow for the MSc Personalised Medicine, PhD candidate in human genetic engineering and Artificial Intelligence
Co-Founder of UAE STEM
Mohamed is a London scientist, the co-founder of UAE STEM and PhD candidate in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) genetic diagnostics in pediatric patients at UCL Institute of Great Ormond Street Child Health
Dr. Zeshan Qureshi
London Paediatric Doctor, Best-selling author, TEDx speaker
Paediatrician based at world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, author of 15+ bestselling medical textbooks.
Submit an abstract
School student researchers and innovators – present your work!
UAE Aspire Med Conference is pleased to invite the submission of abstracts for poster presentation. Submit an abstract (short, 250 words maximum description of your project) before the 7th of March 2021 for a chance to be selected for oral presentation. Whether you have done a research project, developed a local community initiative or set up a charity, these are all exciting initiatives worth sharing. There will be a prize for the best entries as well as for the best presentations.
To send your abstract, please email
Meet the student organising committee
Ambassador and Promotional Lead
JESS Arabian Ranches
Ambassador Coordination Leads
Brighton College Abu Dhabi(Year 12)
Become a student ambassador
If you’re enthusiastic, passionate and keen student ready to spread the word about this exciting conference, join our team of student ambassadors and represent your school!
You'll receive a certificate from us in recognition of your efforts and a nice opportunity to demonstrate leadership skills for your CV.
*the call for Ambassadors is now closed
What do Student Ambassadors do?
As a Student Ambassador your role will be vital in speading the word about the Conference. You will receive a certificate after the conference to recognise your work and to make sure your CV will stand out from the crowd!
bECOME A PARTNER
If you'd like your school 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 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 and your students interested in MEDICINE in the future with free presentations and resources for your school.
Education adviser/counsellor/ society/students fills in a short form
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 in the future with free resources and presentations.
Saturday 20th March, 12:00-4:00pm (UAE time)
Meet the doctors and speakers
Dr. Bogdan Chiva Giurca - Inspiration for Future Medics
Dr. Huda Ezzeddin's journey into medicine
Insights from Mrs. Hodan Alsheikh
Gareth Presch - World Health Innovation Summit and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Dr. Suhaila Qayed - The personality traits of a doctor
Dr Michael Dixon - Advice for the future generation of medical students
Break - Q&A time
Dr. Navin Nagesh - A life journey, not just a career
Panel discussion: the power of STEM with Teodora Popa and Mohamed Alameri
Inspiring the future generation of doctors, surgeons, and scientists
Closing remarks, take-away messages, where next?