Aug 22, 2010

IHI Open School at the General Assembly of the IFMSA

Dear all,

from the 31. of July to the 6th of August I participated at the 59th General Assembly of the International Federation of Medical Students's Associations in Montrèal, Canada. Over 600 medical students from all around the world took part in the event, and a lot of them got to learn something about the IHI Open School.

IHI Open School had four of it's Chapter members present in Canada, and together with a prospective Chapter Leader from Trondheim and Anthony Gifuni from the local Montrèal-Chapter we were able to promote the Open School day and night. =)

IOS-Oslo gave an introduction to Patient Safety to the participants in the Standing Committees on Medical Education (SCOME) and Human Rights and Peace (SCORP), and the OS was presented at the Regional Meetings of the Americas, Asia&Pacific and Europe.

A regional Chapter-event was held on the 3rd of August, and 32 students participated in that event, and the feedback we got was very positive. There is a growing interest of health system improvement and patient safety among health care professional student's all over the world, and hopefully we'll come together and learn through the IHI Open School-network.

The next IFMSA General Assembly will be in Jakarta, Indonesia in March 2011, hopefully there will be someone representing the Open School there too =)