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Call for European Board Assistants

We would like to inform you that applications for EMSA European Board assistants are open! You can find the job descriptions of the applicable EEB assistant positions through the booklet below There are 6 amazing open EEB assistant positions in total, and you can apply to two of them at most! Be reminded that you would need to write two separate motivational letters if you decide to do so. To apply, please send an updated Curriculum Vitae, a short motivational letter, and EMSA Certificate of Membership before April 30th, 23:59 CET to secretary@emsa-europe.eu! Click here to download the booklet EEB Assistants Call Booklet by Ece Calisan on...

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Call for European Board Candidatures

We have a number of calls for the European Board 2019-20, EMSA Executive Board 2020-21, SupCo, and European Meetings! In order for you to be able to see them thoroughly and have a better understanding of the duties, we have prepared a joint booklet that can be reached here. Please make sure to apply for the calls described in the booklet and encourage your fellow members to take the step forward and act at the European level! All applications should be sent to secretary@emsa-europe.eu until 17th of May 2020, 23:59 CEST. Links to the application document templates can be found in the booklet. Download the booklet View this document on...

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EMSA E-GA 07.06.2020

Dear EMSA members, On behalf of the EMSA Executive Board, I am officially inviting you to the upcoming virtual extraordinary General Assembly, which shall take place fully online on June 7th, 2020! Due to the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-19, an outbreak unseen in recent history, we have been forced to cancel our Spring Assembly 2020 in Novi Sad, Serbia. The measures imposed by governments across Europe and our own responsibility towards the public and ourselves prohibit us from holding any physical gathering for the time being. However, as life in isolation has moved to the internet, EMSA too will hold this extraordinary General Assembly on an online platform in order to attend to its most urgent business. This event will allow us to not only move ahead with important procedural operations, but will also give us all a chance to reconnect, even online, with familiar faces from all across Europe. The preliminary agenda of the meeting shall include: 1. Opening of the General Assembly 2. Roll Call 3. Election of Constitutional Commission and Credential Commissions 4. Adoption of the Plenary Agenda 5. Adoption of the Minutes of the Previous General Assembly 6. Adoption of the Supervisory Council Report, Financial Audit and Annual Financial Report 7. Elections of the EMSA Executive Board 2020-2021 8. Elections of the Vacant EEB 2019-2020 Positions 9. Elections of the Hosts of EMSA Events...

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Digital Health in Medical Education Toolkit

Especially during global health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, digital health solutions have proven to be essential tools to defend public health and secure health systems. Equally, digital education is becoming more important in times of quarantine and a higher demand for a skilled health workforce.   The European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA) has created this toolkit to encourage future health care professionals to put the digitalisation of health care into practise. It provides an insightful context, an introduction to the topic of digital health and a framework to inspire students to start their own initiatives and discussions on moving forward.   You can find the Toolkit on the EMSA website: https://emsa-europe.eu/european-health-policy/ and via the online library MedBox:...

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Vulnerable Groups should be protected during the COVID-19 Pandemic | Joint Statement

he COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the human and financial costs of poor investment in health prevention services among vulnerable groups in Europe. Disadvantaged communities and vulnerable groups, such as Roma, LGBTQ, older persons, persons with disabilities, persons living with mental ill health and psychosocial disabilities, homeless people, prisoners, sex workers, refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, persons using drugs, people living at risk of poverty are amongst those who are particularly vulnerable. Unequal access to health and preventive services, inadequate housing, living and working conditions are responsible for poor health, leading to greater exposure to the health and economic effects of COVID-19. Poor mental and physical health, and pre-existing health conditions are also likely to decrease their already weakened ability to combat the virus. Discrimination, racism, domestic violence restrict vulnerable people’s access to good quality healhtcare even more. Right now they cannot benefit from health interventions and preventive actions such as testing, quarantine and timely medical treatment or even running water. Strong social and economic investment are at the base of the recipe to reduce health inequalities. Human rights principles must prevail, so EMSA alongside European and National Organisations and under EPHA’s coordination have joined forces, calling authorities to undertake targeted actions to provide sustainable solution and work to ensure better health for all. Check the joined statement for more information: https://epha.org/joint-statement-vulnerable-groups-should-…/ Read our...

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