Organised by Eastern Mediterranean University Dr. Fazıl Küçük Medicine Faculty, Student Scientific Research Club, the first International Medical Students Congress of Cyprus took place at Rauf Raif Denktaş Culture and Congress Center between 19 and 21 May 2016. During her opening address, Dean of EMU Dr. Fazıl Küçük Medicine Faculty Prof. Dr. Nahide Gökçora thanked everyone for their participation and stated the importance of research in the field of medicine.
Stating that their faculty motivates and encourages students to conduct research, Dean Prof. Dr. Gökçora provided detailed information about projects carried out within the faculty. At the end of her speech, Prof. Dr. Gökçora thanked all those who contributed to the organisation of the congress.
Rector of EMU Prof. Dr. Osam also delivered a speech during the said congress, where he stated the importance of EMU Dr. Fazıl Küçük Medicine Faculty. Prof. Dr. Osam also provided detailed information about Eastern Mediterranean University and wished all participants a productive congress.
Following the opening addresses, keynote speaker Community Health Professor Dr. Stephen H. Gehlbach delivered a presentation entitled “Evidence-based Medicine”. Poster presentations of students were also points of interest during the congress. Student presentations included topics as twin projects, prevalence, work health, multimorbidity, obesity, hypertension, and thalassemia. During the congress, participants also delivered workshops on putting a catherer on, listening to heart beat, listening to lungs, stitching, breast examination and tendon reflex examination. The congress also hosted social activities including workshops on indian dance as well as silk weaving.