International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)
Fédération Internationale des Associations d'Etudiants en Médecine
Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Estudiantes de Medicina
Leading up to foundation, a Student International Clinical Conference (SICC) was held, 1948, UK, at the initiative of U-XB2780 - International Union of Students (IUS). An international congress on the establishment of such a federation was held, Dec 1950, Paris (France), when Denmark was assigned to investigate the possibilities of receiving financial support from the World Health Organization. The rough outline of a constitution was drawn up, 26-28 May 1951, Copenhagen (Denmark), at meeting of representatives of 8 countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and Austria). A provisional body under British chairmanship was created to investigate establishing a stable federation, and 3 committees were formed: Standing Committee on Medical Exchange (SCOME, under the responsibility of Netherlands), Standing Committee on Professional Exchange (SCOPE, under that of Denmark) and Standing Committee on Students' Health (SCOSH, under Finland). Current constitution adopted, Mar 2000, Kuopio (Finland), at extraordinary General Assembly. General Secretariat originally located in Copenhagen, 1951. Temporarily transferred to Canada, 1962, before returning to Copenhagen, 1963. Moved to London, 1970, Helsinki (Finland), 1971, Vienna (Austria), 1978, L'Aquila (Italy), 1987, and Amsterdam (Netherlands), 1989. In 1999, an agreement was reached with the World Medical Association (WMA) and the General Secretariat was moved to Geneva, in Ferney-Voltaire (France). In 2014, moved back to AMC in Amsterdam. EU Transparency Register: 431215415539-52.
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