Unite. Aspire. Empower.

Saturday 20th March 2021, 12:00pm - 5:00pm (*UAE time)

International conference for  SCHOOL STUDENTS interested in MEDICINE




Created to inspire.

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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


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.

World-renowned speakers


Dr Michael Dixon 


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.


Gareth Presh

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 


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. 

Teodora Popa

London Geneticist

London geneticist, UCL Teaching Fellow for the MSc Personalised Medicine, PhD candidate in human genetic engineering and Artificial Intelligence


Mohamed Alameri

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.


 get involved

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 info@medefine.org

Meet the student organising committee

Charlotte Anna Stoll

Abu Dhabi Lead

Aarav Sethia

Dubai Vice Lead

JESS Dubai (Year 12)

Nika Pourmohammad

Ambassador and Promotional Lead

JESS Arabian Ranches

(Year 10)

Tamar Khaled 

Dubai Lead

JESS Dubai (Year 12)

Nieffer Sharif 

Ambassador Coordination Leads

Brighton College Abu Dhabi(Year 12)

Jeongyeon Kim

Ambassador Coordination Lead

Steve Jonan Cingapagu 

Abu Dhabi Vice Lead

SoEi Kim

Social Media Lead

Jeevarshan Elangovan

Social Media Lead

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! Your role will include: -Spreading the word about the conferece with your friends at your school and at other schools through emials, newsletters, presentations etc. -Getting in touch with your school careers/education counsellor to involve your school as an Official Partner of the conference (the school logo will appear on the conference webpage). The school counsellor needs to fiil in a School Partner from on the website and arrange a short call with out team. -Following the Instagram account of the conference @uae_aspiring_medics_conference and reposting and tagging us in any of your posts. -Tagging your school on Instagram posts and getting your school to reshare posts aboiut the conference -Providing us with a picture and a short quote that we can use on this webpage and social media platforms ***Prizes for the most active ambassadors. We would also like to recognise the efforts of those ambassadors who go above and beyond to promote the conference. The most active ambassadors on Instagram who reshare our posts daily and find innovative ways of promoting the conference to attract followers to the conference account will receive a FREE online copy of the international bestselling book The Unofficial Guide to Getting into Medical School, plus a special certificate as a Gold Ambassador. ***Please note: In order to make sure that the ambassadors meet all the role requirements mentioned above, our team will closely monitor your engagement on social media and will verify if your school has become a partner. If the above requirements are not met, you will not receive a certificate.



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.

Conference agenda

Saturday 20th March, 12:00-4:00pm (UAE time)


*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?


Dr. Zeshan Qureshi - Lessons from the medical profession

Feedback and certificates

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