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Theme: It's not just medicine

Tanta, Egypt
May 5th, 2012

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Confirmed Speakers

  • Wessam El Beih
    Head of UNAIDS Egypt and she's one of the very active people to increase awareness about AIDS in Egypt sharing in the making of “Asmaa” movie which received lots of awards.
  • Omar Safa
    A medical student ,poet , web developer with intensive involvement in youth organizations, volunteer work and NGOs on the local, national, regional and international level.
  • Abo Mariam
    Abo Mariam is an Egyptian band formed by singer/songwriters Mariam Ali and Mohamed Aboulenein (Abo). Abo and Mariam had musical childhoods encouraged by their parents. Abo was in choir as a child, later learned piano and guitar, and played them alongside the lute, harmonica, percussions and vocals in his university band, which was voted best band 3 years in a row. Mariam played violin and piano as a child, before eventually teaching herself basic guitar and singing so she could put her poetry to music. She has been the vocalist for several bands playing rock, funk, folk, electronica, jazz, blues and live improvisation. They both wrote their own music, Abo mainly in Arabic and Mariam up until now in English. Both curious and open minded, they love people and are eager to connect, enabling them to draw inspiration from the experiences of others as well as their own. They are neighbours but became close during the January 25 revolution, meeting with other friends at Abo's before going to Tahrir every day. The events they witnessed and the rollercoaster of emotions they shared with hundreds of thousands of others in the square had a huge effect on them, and they started writing songs in response. Sharing a common goal with so many others is empowering, and the revolution made them feel that they had a voice, had the power to influence their world. For them, this would be with words and music - sometimes the best way to say something is to sing it. The music is playful and lighthearted, even though it touches on big issues, political or otherwise, like fairness, acceptance, materialism, conformity, harmony, and love. Abo Mariam's influences include Egyptian and western folk, Balkan music, reggae, Latin, rock and pop, and it won't stop there because they see no reason to limit themselves, but will stay open to any genre or topic.
  • Tarek El Borollossy
    From an early age, Boro showed great musical talent, singing and tapping out rhythm on every surface he could find. At the age of 16 he taught himself to play the rhythm guitar and began singing with local bands in various venues. Singing onstage to a live audience moved Boro and he realized then that music was to become his way of life. As a songwriter, Boro is inspired by how he sees the world coming together, both from a concrete and philosophical aspect. Having recently graduated from the John Molson School of Business in Montreal, Boro can be found wherever the music takes him. Digla is an acoustic rock band from Cairo, Egypt. Originally members of Diskonnected, a local seasoned cover-band, Boro and Raafat worked through high school whittling away at the vision that forms the band today. 2004's Woman in Black was their first original song which, two years later, would provide the blue print for a 7 track demo entitled Free Your Mind. Digla can always be found working on new material and exploring new ways to promote it.
  • Aziz Doss
    Aziz Doss received his MBBCh from Kasr-Al-Ainy Medical School. He then conducted part of his training in Imperial College, St. Mary's Hospital in the UK and Emory University Hospital in the United States. Apart from his medical residency, he was part of the restructuring operation of 17 different University Hospitals in Egypt. He was also briefly involved in the management of the Health Insurance Organization. Dr. Doss joined Pylon holding, where he was involved in due diligence processes, mergers, acquisitions, operational turnarounds and restructuring mandates. He is certified in Corporate Governance and Healthcare Transparency by the Insburg Management Institution and is one of the founders of the Healthcare Governance and Transparency Association (HeGTA). He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Healthcare Executives and Urgernt Care Association of America .He is a managing partner in BlueMed . He is a great believer in social responsibility, and works very closely with different funds and associations to improve healthcare accessibility and its delivery. Dr. Doss is a dog-lover and sailor.
  • Salah El Din Agamy
    A medical student and member of quality assurance unit in Tanta University. Trainer in Basic Life Support and Infection Control, He's also a trainer in TOT project. He talks about people's psychology.
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  • Hany El Banna
    Founder of Islamic Relief and Muslim Media Forum; President of The Humanitarian Forum; Chairman of The Muslim Charities Forum, The International HIV Fund and Zakat House.
  • Medecins Sans frontieres
    MSF is one of the world's leading independent organisations for medical humanitarian aid, giving quality medical care to people caught in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. Every day, more than 27,000 MSF field staff provide assistance around the world to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care or natural disasters. In 2008, MSF carried out over 8 million outpatient consultations and dealt with over 312,000 inpatients. MSF teams had 230,000 HIV/AIDS patients under care, vaccinated 2.7 million people against measles or meningitis, treated more than 1.2 million people for malaria, and 1.4 million children against severe malnutrition. There were 100,000 deliveries including caesarean sections, 130,000 mental health individual consultations and 50,000 major surgical interventions. Formed in 1971, by a group of doctors and journalists aiming to establish an independent organisation focused on emergency medicine and speaking out about the cause of human suffering, MSF's work is based on the humanitarian principles of medical ethics and remains committed to bearing witness and speaking out. MSF has offices in 19 countries, supporting projects in around 65 countries. There are five 'operational centres' which directly control field projects, deciding when, where and what aid is necessary and when to end a programme. The primary functions of the remaining offices are to recruit volunteers, raise funds and advocate on behalf of populations in danger and raise private funds to maintain MSF's financial independence. MSF field staff includes doctors, nurses, administrators, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, mental health professionals, logistics and water and sanitation experts. The majority of our teams are made up of national field staff from the countries where the crises are occurring with ten percent made up of international field staff. All of MSF's members agree to honor the principles set out in the MSF Charter

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Conferences Hall in the faculty of commerce
Tanta, 31111

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Mohamed El Sharnoby
Tanta, Egypt

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