The 2016 'Medecins sans Frontieres Scientific Days' - delayed screening
Monash Nursing and Midwifery will host the 2016 Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) Scientific Days.
The MSF Scientific Days aim to connect audiences across countries, organisations, and disciplines to enable critical analysis and debate on the evidence underpinning humanitarian operations.
Keynote speakers for the 2016 Scientific Day include include Zaher Sahoul, Senior Advisor to the Syrian American Medical Society, Killian Kleinschmidt, Chairman of Switxboard and Zubin Damania, CEO of Turntable Health who is also known as ZDoggMD.
MSF is the world's leading independent organisation for medical humanitarian aid comprised of Nurses, Midwives, Doctors, Logisticians, Biomedical Scientists, Psychologists, Paramedical staff and Project Coordinators who are guided by the principals of medical ethics, independence and impartiality. MSF is an NGO and Nobel Peace Prize laureate that provides healthcare to people who need it most, often in conflict zones, where healthcare is either severely lacking or absent.
Hosted by Patricia Schwerdtle (Lecturer Monash Nursing and Midwifery and MSF Australia Association member), the 2016 Scientific Day will be streamed live from the UK and India on Friday 20th May to Building E, Peninsula campus between 18:00 and 02:00.
The event will also be recorded and an edited “Best Of” version will be screened a few days later on Tuesday 24th May between 09:00 and 16:00 at the South 1 Theatre, Monash University, Clayton campus.
Patricia Schwerdtle explains the significance of the event “This is the annual official scientific conference of Medecins Sans Frontieres. MSF is keen to increase audience size and participation in 2016, with an expected audience of over 5,000 people in more than 115 countries”.