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ICMDA Europe Conference for Medical and Dental Students and Junior Doctors

ICMDA Europe Conference for Medical and Dental Students and Junior Doctors

03.10.2024 bis 06.10.2024

ICMDA Europe Conference for Medical and Dental Students and Junior Doctors

Location: Berlin, Germany

Topic: Refocus – Encourage – Connect

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REFOCUS

We want to create a space where you can have a personal encounter with God. Let us challenge each other to strengthen our relationship with Christ by redefining our priorities. He is our foundation - out of his power we live and work.


ENCOURAGE

Let us learn from each other and become a mutual encouragement across generations and countries. Be encouraged by doctors from all over Europe sharing their personal experiences and visions in challenging lectures and seminars.


CONNECT

We want to strengthen long-term networking on a European level. We aim to multiply our impact as Christian medical. So let us get to know each other and share our perspectives and ideas.

 

Three intense days with four main lectures, more than 15 different seminars, panel discussions, worship and time for networking and fun are waiting for you.

 

 

ICMDA

ICMDA is the International Christian Medical and Dental Association representing over 60.000 dentists and doctors in 107 national groups (like the German ACM) worldwide. The Organisation is interdenominational and is guided by six foundational principles: biblical, Missionar, equipping, service, unity and diversity.

The vision of ICMDA is to see a Christian witness through doctors and dentist in every community in every nation. ICMDA starts and strengthens national Christian medical movements by providing regular means of exchange, promoting co-operation and supporting the special needs of medical and dental students and junior doctors.

Speakers

Jelena Sivulka

was born and raised in Serbia, where she got her master’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in theology. She became a Christian 30 years ago and a few years later got involved in ministry with her husband Greg, planting churches, distributing humanitarian aid, and partnering with Joni and Friends, serving people with disabilities. Jelena has also worked as a psychologist and therapist in Serbia’s schools, social centers, medical clinics, and she is currently overseeing International Counselling School in MENA Region, finishing Ph.D. research on the topic of Mental Illness and Suffering, and serving as in country Director for Joni and Friends Organization. Jelena is the founder and director of the non-profit organization Hana's Hope. She has been blessed with three children: Benjamin, Sara, and Hana, who has autism.

Pablo Martinez

is a psychiatrist. He holds a private practice in Barcelona with a special focus on the Medicine of the whole Person and existential psychotherapy following the approach of Dr. Paul Tournier. He develops a valued worldwide ministry as lecturer and teacher. His books have been translated into 20 languages. Closely involved with ICMDA since he was young, he served  as one of its vice presidents (1998-2006).

John Wyatt

worked as a Neonatologist and Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics at University College London, UK for more than 25 years. His role combined clinical care of sick newborn babies and leading a research team on the prevention and treatment of brain injury. As his experience grew he became increasingly concerned about the complex ethical issues he was facing and this led to a new focus on engaging medical ethics from a Christian perspective. He is now concentrating on research into new technologies - especially AI and transhumanism - writing, teaching and investing in the next generation of Christian physicians.

Jason Roach

is a medical doctor by background. He was the founder and senior pastor of The Bridge Church Battersea in London, as well as serving as a special advisor to the Bishop of London. He currently is the Director of Ministries at London City Mission and is a well-known evangelical author and speaker on a range of topics. Jason’s latest book “Healing the Divides” looks at issues of race and God's vision for unity and diversity, helping churches to engage constructively with the wider conversation in our culture around issues of race and diversity. In his current role at LCM, Jason sits on the senior leadership team, and overseas teams based across London who are seeking to come alongside churches and individuals to encourage and equip them in their evangelism and especially in reaching out to those who are least likely to hear the good news of the Gospel. Jason is married to Rachel and they have 4 children.

Seminars

Changes may still occur concerning seminar titles and descriptions.

1 Better humans and artificial humans: transhumanism and AI in healthcare

Prof. John Wyatt

Technology is advancing at a break-neck pace, and science fiction is becoming reality in front of our eyes. 'Low-tech transhumanism' is already commonplace, in the form of cosmetic surgery, mind-altering pharmaceuticals and gender changing interventions. Brain-computer interfaces and VR/AR technologies are coming. AI is transforming diagnostics, genomics and health data analysis. Artificial companions and carers are proliferating. How can Christians respond to these dramatic changes? What will it mean to serve the unchanging Christ in the midst of continuing technological revolutions?  

I worked as a Neonatologist and Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics at University College London, UK for more than 25 years. My role combined clinical care of sick newborn babies and leading a research team on the prevention and treatment of brain injury. As my experience grew I became increasingly concerned about the complex ethical issues I was facing and this led to a new focus on engaging medical ethics from a Christian perspective. I am now concentrating on research into new technologies -  especially AI and transhumanism - writing, teaching and investing in the next generation of Christian physicians.

2 Bereavement: Walking through Grief and Losses

Pablo Martínez

The shortest semon Jesus preached was before the grave of his fiend Lazarus. He wept and he said very few but transcendental words of hope. Here we find our model to follow people who are going through the dark tunnel of bereavent need very few words. Their main need is our understanding, sympathy, nearness and, above all, hope.

In this seminar, we will consider some practical tools to help the bereaved, both from an emotional and spiritual viewpoint, without neglecting our own experiences of grief as doctors.     

Pablo Martínez is a psychiatrist. He holds a private practice in Barcelona with a special focus on the Medicine of the whole Person and existential psychotherapy following the approach of Dr. Paul Tournier. He develops a valued worldwide ministry as lecturer and teacher. His books have been translated into 20 languages. Closely involved with ICMDA since he was young, he served as one of its vice presidents (1998-2006). For more information: https://christian-thought.org/pablo-martinez.html

3 Faultless or Fallible? - About Making Mistakes and Dealing with it

Dr. Eckhard Piegsa

Medicine is about doing good to others and healing (or at least helping) people. This is what we are striving for. And yet: “Nobody is perfect” – neither are we. What are common reasons for making mistakes in our medical ministry? What can be done to avoid them? And how can we deal with them when they happen (for happen they will)?

Dr. Eckhard Piegsa, FRCPCH, is a German paediatrician. He trained in Germany, worked for about 10 years in Egypt (interjecting 6 months Paediatrics in the UK), and thereafter subspecialised in Paediatric Neurology. Having worked as a Consultant Paediatrician in Germany for about 10 years, in 2019 he joined a colleague in running an outpatient paediatric office in Bremen (Germany).

4 Trusting God in the unexpected turns of life as a (junior) Christian doctor

Dr. Eralda Hegendörfer

In our life journey as Christians in the medical profession there are a lot of twists and turns some expected and some unexpected as well as many choices to make: What speciality to follow? Where to work? Who to marry? Which church to go to? etc, etc. In this seminar we will explore together based on Bible stories and our individual life stories what does it mean to trust God in all life circumstances and how do we keep and further build up our trust in God even when things do not go as planned.

Dr. Eralda Hegendörfer has worked for nearly 15 years in Albania as a GP and university lecturer. She was deeply engaged with the movement of Christian doctors and medical students in Albania and also with ICMDA Eurasia. She now lives in Belgium with her husband and son and contributes to teaching and medical research.

5 Integrating Spirituality in your Medical Practice

René Hefti

As Christians and medical students or young doctors we are challenged to integrate our Christian belief into our medical practice. This can be difficult in a biomedical context as medicine still is. The biopsychosocial model already widened the scope for psychosocial aspects in medicine. A next step was initiated by palliative care bringing up existential questions including religious and spiritual topics. As a consequence spiritual care as a new scientific and clinical field began to establish itself in modern medicine, a unique opportunity for us as Christian medical students and doctors.

The seminar will communicate basic knowledge and research results and facilitate basic skills (as taking a spiritual history) to practice spiritual care in your own clinical context.

I am a physician trained in internal medicine, cardiology, and psychosomatic medicine. After my training I was leading a psychosomatic clinic practising a whole person approach based on a Christian anthropology. In parallel, I became a lecturer at the University of Bern, Switzerland. We founded a research institute for spirituality and health to promote the new field of "spiritual care" in modern medicine.

6 Faith And Work - Special Invitation for Dentists and Dental Students

Paul Nandrean

As dentists, we often face a lot of pressure in our work. Some of it comes as a result of our own expectations while setting our professional standards, like being the best. While this is a huge burden to carry, it's essential to remind ourselves that competent work is also a way of manifesting love. Stress may also arise from our journey towards success, as it is well-known that the reward for a well done work is more work.
 While facing specific challenges, dentists have the option to face work as an opportunity to serve the neighbour in need. The Gospel provides resources for us, directing our attention to both work and true rest at the same time.

Paul Nandrean started to involve in a CMF local group since his 1st year as a medical student. Gradually he got involved at local, national and international level, serving The Balkans as a Regional Representative since 2013. He is a very passionate dentist, leading a private dental office. Paul is married to Adina, and together they have a son named Emanuel.

7 Balancing Research, Academics, and Training: Bridging the Gap Between Hospital, Lecture Hall, Lab and Home

Sara Ares Blanco

Join us as we explore the decision-making process during your training journey, addressing topics such as engaging in research, clinical practice, and pursuing an academic career. If you are currently involved in research, we will also discuss strategies for managing research commitments while maintaining a balanced life and living out your faith.

I am a GP in Madrid (Spain), I am a researcher in primary care, I am focused on preventive care, COVID-19 and health policies in Europe.

8 Sexuality, Ethics and Jesus - When our ethical principles in sexual matters come into conflict with Jesus' love

Dr. Andrea Schwalb

In our daily work, we encounter various sexual orientations and questions of sexual identity. In the seminary we want to think and learn about the way Jesus encountered people with other attitudes in sexual questions for learning how we can deal these questions in our medical work. We want to discuss the area of conflict between helpful challenging questions, our own moral and ethical attitudes and the acceptance of the patient in the love of Jesus.

I have been working since 19 years as a child and adolescent psychiatrist and psychotherapist in a practice with a great team. I am also specialised in psychotrauma for all ages. After three years of working in a Christian hospital for psychiatry and psychotherapies for adults, I have worked as a generalist and afterwards for seven years in a medical mission work in the extreme North of Cameroon. Married to a pastor, I find joy in the expansion of our family since the marriage of my two adult children.

9 Cultural Competence in Medicine

Bert Nanninga

Throughout Europe, we have almost become used to language barriers and cultural obstacles in our daily medical work. Unfortunately, we are often taught little about cross-cultural medicine and the competences we need to acquire for that, even though cross-cultural communication is one of the recognised CanMeds-competences. Patients from other cultural backgrounds may wrongly be labelled as "difficult patients" yet each one of them invites us at the front row studying medical anthropology. What does cultural competence in serving our patients look like? And how can we develop it?
In this workshop, I’d like to highlight the basics of transcultural medicine and psychiatry in particular.

Bert Nanninga is a transcultural psychiatrist who specialises in psychotrauma and migration. As a former long-term tropical practitioner, he now works with refugees and migrants with mental health problems in The Netherlands.

10 The Cost of Caring - Secondary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Resilience

Gisela Roth


The seminar addresses why we, as doctors, are prone to compassion fatigue, explores its symptoms, and discusses strategies to enhance our resilience. We will take a look at what we can learn from Jesus' hectic life, as well as from science and practical experience.

I became a Christian during medical school in Berlin, and then became a missionary with DMG. As such, I worked as a bush doctor in Zimbabwe, established a home based AIDS care program and saw the need for member care. To this end, I specialized in psychiatry and psychotherapy, then working at Tumaini Counseling Centre in Nairobi to support missionaries in crisis. After 37 years in Africa, I returned to Germany for family needs, now doing member care online and working in child and adolescent psychiatry. I also train Africans in EMDR to help traumatized clients.

11 Global Health - Global Mission

Dr. med. Gisela Schneider

In 2030 the world wants to see “UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE” – everybody should have access to health care without falling into poverty. One of 13 Global Health Goals of the UN. Health & healing ministries are also at the heart of the church. How can the Christian church respond to such global challenges and is there a unique task for medical mission today?
In this workshop, we will look at Global Health Challenges and examine the contributions Christians have made and need to continue making in a postcolonial global world. What role do Christian health professionals play in today's context?

Gisela Schneider is a public health physician who worked as a missionary doctor in Africa from 1984 to 2007 in the areas of Mother and Child Health programmes, and HIV care. She taught as Director of training at the Infectious Disease Institute (Makerere University in Kampala/Uganda) from 2005-2007.
Since July 2007 she leads the German Institute for Medical Mission (www.difaem.de), supporting church based health services especially in DRC and West Africa. She is engaged in access to medicines for Africa and more justice for women in DRC (www.die-kongo-kampagne.de). Since 2023 she is member of the Commission for Health & Healing of the World Council of Churches.

12 How to entertain angels – The Art of hospitality

Jason Roach

God has given us the opportunity to get to know him in unexpected and surprising ways through hospitality! It can bless you, your churches and those who do not know Christ yet. But for most of us, what we think we know about hospitality is not what the bible actually calls us to. Come and explore the exciting truth about what Christ has in store for us in this session.

13 Taking care of the people with mental and physical disability

Jelena Sivulka

“The most astounding fact is …that Christians do not have an able-bodied God as their primal image. Rather, the Disabled God promising grace though a broken body is at the centre of piety, prayer, practice, and mission.”    -Nanacy L.Eisesland, The Disabled God.  

In what ways does God relate to physical, psychological, and mental disabilities? What role can theology play in the lives of people with disabilities, their families, and the Christian community? In what ways did Jesus minister to people who had disabilities and mental health challenges? This workshop will discuss practical steps that can be taken to recognize value and dignity among suffering and to treat them with love and respect.

14 Knowing our Calling and Purpose

Speaker: Peter Saunders

Peter Saunders has been CEO of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA) since 2019 and previously served for 27 years with Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF UK) as Head of Student Ministries (1992-1999) and CEO (2000-2018). He comes originally from New Zealand and has worked as a general surgeon in NZ, Africa and the UK.

Knowing our Calling and Purpose - How do I fit into God's big plan for the world? Does he have a special role for me? How do I discover God's plan for my life? What factors should I be considering? How can I identify his voice more clearly and discern his will? How do I weigh up the pros and cons in major life decisions? What challenges should I expect along the way and how do I negotiate them?

15 An introduction to Whole Person Care

Speaker: PRIME International - Dr. Andy Charley (CEO) and Team

As an international Christian healthcare education charity, PRIME works in partnership with healthcare and education leaders worldwide and, as appropriate, with other Christian healthcare organisations globally. Our mission is to provide teaching that equips and empowers healthcare providers to deliver compassionate care for the whole person (body, mind and spirit). This is modelled on Kingdom values and on Jesus, the Great Teacher. Further details of our vision and mission can be found on our website www.prime-international.org.

This seminar will introduce the concept of Whole Person Care – What is it? Why is it important? What does it look like in everyday clinical practice? Together we will look at how Whole Person Care can change the heart of healthcare practice and improve health outcomes. We will explore how to incorporate Whole Person Care in our teaching using the example of Palliative Care. 
As with all PRIME teaching this seminar will be learner centred, interactive and fun, aimed at the hearts and souls of the participants as well as their minds. 
The seminar will also include an introduction to the international work of PRIME.

 

 

16 Singleness as a Christian - not too young to think about it

Speaker: Ulrike Odefey

My name is Ulrike Odefey, I live in Northern Germany (very close to the North Sea :) ) in a small town, working as a general practicioner together with two collegues and a great team of nurses. Each year several students and young doctors join us in our practice for short-term practical training. I also belong to a growing network of Christian single people in German-speaking countries, who want to connect, encourage and help each other to a fulfilled life. This seminar I will hold together with my niece Kathrin Berg, much younger than me, single and junior doctor in pediatric psychiatry in Schwerin.

Most of you won´t stay single for the rest of your lives, but some might be asking "What would be if ...?" You might ask yourselves how to live your lives as single, Christian and medical student/ doctor in a (medical) world that has other values and ideas than you have. How do you find a fullfilled life in this phase of life? How do you deal with loneliness and longings? We will think and talk about these question and will encourage and challenge one another as people who trust in God´s creativity, provision and very personal and loving plans for us.

17 Offender Healthcare – medical care for prisoners

There are around 11 million prisoners across the world. God cares deeply about those who are detained for whatever reason, as each are made in his image. What are the opportunities and challenges for providing medical care to detainees in different settings? How can Christians bring compassion and hope to dark places through working in offender healthcare? Rachael and Mark will tell their own stories and that of Integritas Healthcare. They have a wide range of experience in the UK and also of humanitarian medicine for detainees, especially in the Philippines. See https://integritashealthcare.org/ .

Speakers:

Dr Rachael Pickering is the Medical Director of Integritas Healthcare, a Christian faith-inspired organisation dedicated to caring for detainees. They operate mostly in the Philippines and provide Healthcare, Education, Advocacy, Research and Training (HEART). In the UK Rachael works as a GP in prisons and in palliative care.

Dr Mark Pickering is the Chief Executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) in the UK & Ireland. He is also a secure environment GP."

 

18 Growing a christian medical movement

Across Europe, one thing is evident, the soil is fertile and the opportunities abound to unite and equip Christian doctors, dentists and students to live and speak for Jesus! Join this seminar to explore how you can practically be involved in your country: locally, regionally and nationally, from starting a prayer group in your local clinic to organising a national gathering. We'll examine biblical principles, review case studies, discuss challenges, and develop tailored solutions. The hope is that you’ll leave empowered, recognising that, through God’s strength, students and juniors can play a vital role in advancing his kingdom in healthcare.

Speaker Rachel Owusu-Ankoma is a junior doctor in renal transplant surgery in London and former Head of Student Ministries at UK CMF.

19 Becoming A Leader In Healthcare

Speakers: Aaron Poppleton, Dr. Ella Metry

Leadership is the art of inspiring and motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal. However, what does leadership look like for a Christian early in their healthcare career?
In John 13, where the Lord Jesus in humility washes the feet of His disciples, we find a striking example of Christian leadership. “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. No servant is greater than his master.” How can we follow Christ and express servant leadership in our personal and professional lives? 
We will explore personal leadership skills, styles and opportunities using a mixture of presentation, lived experience, participatory multimedia and group work. Ella Metry, regional representative for Western Europe within the International Christian Medical and Dental Association, will be interviewed on her leadership journey, sharing advice and lessons learned. The session will be interactive, with opportunities to ask questions throughout. 
Attendees will be equipped to consider what leadership looks like for them personally in their local and national context, be introduced to leadership resources and network with like-minded Christian colleagues. 

Aaron Poppleton is a family medicine doctor and university researcher from the UK. He has a special interest in cross-cultural care, medical education and leadership.

Ella Metry is a doctor from the Netherlands and is the ICMDA Regional Representative for Western Europe.

20 Navigating family, medicine, and the rest of life

Dr. James Tomlinson

How do we negotiate the inevitable tensions and challenges of family and medical career (let alone the rest of life)? Come along to share experiences, reflect together and consider what the Bible has to say about such things.

James is husband to Sarah and dad to 4 (including triplets). He works as a GP 2 days a week and is the current Head of Volunteers & Networks for CMF 3 days a week. He is also a former ICMDA regional secretary for Europe.

21 Practicing His Presence in Prayer

Speaker: Dr Johanna Schaumburg, Germany,

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalms 16:7,8
Through contemplative prayer, we set apart regular time exclusively to spend with our Heavenly Father. Intimacy with God begins when we diligently pursue Him with our whole heart.
When we seek the Lord through contemplative or listening prayer, we are asking for the Holy Spirit to come and manifest the presence of Jesus to us.
In this Seminar, we are going to discover the secret of a life of prayer, as Andrew Murray wrote, "Take time in the inner chamber to bow down and worship; and wait on Him until He unveils Himself, and takes possession of you, and goes out with you to show how a man can live and walk in abiding fellowship with an unseen Lord.

 

Speaker: Dr Johanna Schaumburg, Germany,

Johanna Schaumburg is married to Samuel and mother to 4 boys and 1 girl. She works as a Family Doctor and leads a seminar program for young doctors training in Family Medicine at the University of Marburg within the "Competence Center". Prayer has become her passion, listening to God for oneself and for others, leading people into the healing and transforming presence of Jesus.

22 Caring for the unseen: Health Care solutions for Homeless in Berlin

Dr. Ada Jovel

Access to public health is a global challenge, with needs varying depending on the vulnerability of affected individuals and the fragility of their development context. Through four different projects, Berliner Stadtmission offers healthcare for the homeless or people without health insurance in Berlin, regardless of nationality. In this seminar, you will learn about the healthcare provided for them, in which a multidisciplinary team, predominantly volunteers, delivers the required attention. This seminar will enable you to understand how these projects operate in a multi-stakeholder environment and the specific goals they aim to achieve. Includes tour of the facilities of some projects. 

Dr. Ada Jovel is a medical professional who completed her doctoral studies in medicine in her home country of El Salvador. Currently based in Berlin and pursuing a Master's Degree in International Health at Charité University of Medicine, has clinical experience working with vulnerable populations and dedicated over a year to the 'Quarantine Station' project for homeless individuals at Berliner Stadtmission during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Since 2023, actively involved in various health projects within the organization and coordinates the medical team for the 'Emergency Overnight Accommodation' project (Notübernachtung) at Berliner Stadtmission.

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Programme

General Information

_Venue

The conference will take place at „Martas Gästehäuser Berlin Hauptbahnhof“,a christian youth hostel near the central railway station
The address of the venue is:

Martas Gästehäuser Hauptbahnhof Berlin
 Lehrter Straße 68
 10557 Berlin
 +49 (0)30 69033-33
https://hbf-berlin.martas.org/

You will be accommodated in 3 to 6-bed bedrooms on the conference grounds. You will share the room with fellow students and doctors from different countries to encourage intercultural exchange. However, if you wish to share the room with a friend, you can name one person in the registration form. While we cannot guarantee accommodation for both of you in the same room, we will try to realize as many wishes as possible.

Bed linen is included. Make sure to bring your own towels.

Check-in starts at 3 p.m.

 

_Arrival

The conference venue is only a few minutes' walk from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central railway station).
If you are arriving by car the address for directions is Seydlitzstr. 20, 10557 Berlin.
Please note the very limited and also very expensive parking facilities in central Berlin.
 

_Cost

You´ll find the conference fee in the application form. The fee includes accommodation and food.
We don´t offer reduced fees for day guests or for conference participation without accomodation. Due to limited space, we cannot provide attendance for family members.
If you cancel your participation after September 6th, a fee of €100 will not be refunded. For cancellation after September 15th, there will be no refunding.

Funding for international participants:

The national movements have been approached by ICMDA to support their members financially, if needed (especially students). Please contact your national movement in this matter.
In case your national organisation can’t support you sufficiently and you are not able to cover the costs for travel and conference fee, please apply for the ICMDA bursary fund at https://icmda.net/european-conference-bursary-form/.

Please note, that you will have to pay the full conference fee to us and get the refund from your national organisation/the bursary fund.

 

_Payment

After registration you will receive an email within a few days with an invoice and payment details. The payment method is SEPA bank transfer. If free SEPA bank transfer is not available from your country please contact info(at)icmda2024.de.
Please note that your registration will only be valid after we received the full registration fee from you.

 

_Support the conference

As the registration fees do not cover the full conference costs for all participants, we welcome donations to fund the congress. It will be possible to make donations along with the fee payment.

 

_Start of registration and deadline

Registration for international participants:

If you received an invitation from your ICMDA representative for this conference, please register until April 15th 2024. The registration for you will start on February 15th. From May 1st, the registration will be open for all international students and junior doctors from Europe.

Registration for students and junior doctors from Germany:

Registration will start on April 1st. The number of German participants is limited, so make sure to register as soon as possible!


Registration deadline: 6th September 
 

_Contact

For further questions, please check the FAQs or contact info(at)icmda2024.de

The conference language is English, we don’t offer translation.

 

_Organizer

Akademiker-SMD Postfach 20 05 54, 35017 Marburg
Fon 0 64 21. 91 05 16 Fax 0 64 21. 91 05 28
akademiker(at)smd.org
 www.smd.org

ACM-Sekretariat
Aubachstr. 5, 35647 Waldsolms
sekretariat(at)acm-deutschland.de
www.acm-deutschland.de

FAQ

Can I buy a ticket for only one day or few days of the conference?

We are only able to offer one ticket for all 4 days. Of course, you can join us later during the conference or leave early. However, the ticket price will be the same.

 

I have a friend in Berlin I can stay with. Can I book the conference without accommodation?

We can’t offer a reduced conference fee even if you won’t stay at the venue during the nights. If you nonetheless choose not to stay at the conference venue, please send a mail to info(at)icmda2024.de.

 

Is it possible to store luggage at the venue after check out on the day of arrival or departure?

Yes, it is possible. Please send an email to info(at)icmda2024.de, if you arrive before 3 p.m. on the first conference day and want to store your luggage at the venue

 

How can I do the registration at the venue if my train/flight will arrive in Berlin very late?

There will be a contact person who will help you at the venue. Please let us know beforehand, if you will arrive later than 8 pm on October 3rd  or leave before lunch on October 6th.

 

I would like to come earlier to Berlin or stay there after the conference. Is it possible to stay at the venue?

That would be possible, provided the accommodation is not fully booked yet. Please book extra days on your own at https://hbf-berlin.martas.org/.
We would like to inform you that you may need to change rooms for the conference.

 

Is my registration valid if I have not paid the registration fee yet?

No, your registration will only be valid after we have received the registration fee from you. After registration you will receive an email within a few days with an invoice and payment details. If this is not the case, please contact us at info(at)icmda2024.de

 

What if I registered for the conference, but in the end I cannot attend?

If you cancel your participation after September 1st, a fee of 100€ will not be refunded. For cancellation after September 15th, there will be no refunding.

 

Is it possible to have vegetarian /glutenfree/lactose-free food at the venue?

Please let us know in the registration form, if you require a special diet. The venue will offer vegetarian food as well. Lactose-free or gluten-free is possible if you inform us in advance via the registration form or email.

 

Can I choose my roommates?

You will be accommodated in 3- to 6-bed rooms on the conference grounds with people from different countries to encourage intercultural exchange. If you wish to share the room with a friend, you can name one person in the registration form. We will do our best to take your wish into consideration.

 

How long are you considered as a junior doctor?

If you completed your studies within the last 5 years, we consider you a junior  doctor. 

 

Can I attend the conference and bring my spouse or children? Will there be a childrens’ program?

There will be no possibility to bring your children or spouse. We do not offer any childrens’ program.

 

Will there be a waiting list if the conference is fully booked?

Yes, there will be a waiting list.

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