Food Bank Is Back! Easter Edition

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Carrying on the success of the Christmas food bank last term, ICSMSU are organising an Easter Egg collection for local children.
Please donate Easter eggs  to the drop off point, which will be found in the Reynolds Foyer (by the entrance to the bar) for THIS WEEK ONLY!
 
Monday 16th (today) – Friday 23rd March
The eggs will go to children of residents in Hammersmith & Fulham who have been referred to us by their doctor, school, social worker, job centre etc as they are experiencing some kind of crisis (including debt, addiction, domestic violence, loss of benefits etc) and they have no money to buy food in the short term.
 
Once they have received a voucher they come to the foodbank, collect their food parcel, (which is nutritionally balanced) and get a hot drink and cake. Our volunteers then discuss their situation with them and we refer them to the relevant agency who can help them solve their underlying problem/s.
Happy Easter ICSM!

Vision AGM

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Would you like to get more involved with outreach for school students who want to study medicine? ICSMSU Vision aims to widen participation in medicine through holding events for less advantaged students, helping to give them an insight into medicine and support them on the road to medical school.  

If you’re interested please consider running for a position on Vision committee!  For more information about the roles available please see facebook.com/ICSMVision or email dn611@ic.ac.uk.

To meet the committee and chat about what is involved in person please come along to our drop-in session on Wed 11th March from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in R2, Reynolds!

To run for a position please send a manifesto of no more than 150 words to Diana Newman at dn611@ic.ac.uk by midnight on Thursday 19th March. 

The AGM will be on Monday 23rd March at 6:30pm in R1, Reynolds.

Social Media in Medical Education

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We have been asked to share a survey on social media in medical education. This may be completed by any medical student.

Any queries may be sent to some.medschool@gmail.com

BSMS Conflict and Disaster Medicine Conference

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Brighton and Sussex Med School emergency medicine society is holding a ‘Conflict and Disaster Medicine’ conference on the 18th April at Brighton University.

There will be a morning of talks from leading professionals in this area and in the afternoon there will be a selection of hands-on workshops (chest drains, cricothyroidotomies etc).

Second Extreme Medicine Conference

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Tickets are now available for the second annual Extreme Medicine Conference to be held on the 7th and 8th of March!

Invitation to Animals and Research

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Come and find out about the role of animals in biomedical research and their contribution to improving animal and human health.

When? 18.00-20.00, Tuesday 24 February 2015

Where? Queen’s Tower Rooms, Sherfield Building, Imperial College London SW7 2AZ (number 20 on thecampus map)

RSVP: Attendance at the Animals & Research Imperial Fringe is by registration only. Please register to ensure your place.

What? The Animals & Research Imperial Fringe event provides a unique opportunity to:

  • Come and talk to our scientists, vets and animal technicians about their work.
  • Step inside a replica of an animal research facility to find out about the processes and technologies involved in looking after our animals.
  • Discover more about some of the ground-breaking work going on to develop new treatments.
  • Find out about Imperial’s work to reduce the role of animals in research by developing and using alternatives wherever possible.

A pay bar with drinks and snacks will operate throughout.

Imperial Fringe is a series of themed monthly events that explore new ways of connecting public audiences with the College’s research.

Recruiting Musicians for London City Orchestra

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As a graduate of ICSM in 2009, I was an active member of all things musical- orchestras, light opera etc. For a while after I graduated, I couldn’t find anywhere to continue my musical interests which had kept me sane at ICSM! So
I would like to offer you the chance to join the London City Orchestra.

We are undertaking a process of reconversion, looking not only at expanding but also at establishing a sustainable amateur orchestra in London, which allows non-professional musicians of the highest level and young professional musicians and students of some of London´s top institutions, to have the opportunity to interact and make music together, benefiting from one another.

Students would benefit from gaining exposure to more repertoire, making new connections and being able to seek advise on global matters from all of the different professions that take part in our orchestra.
The standard which they would bring would in turn help the orchestra grow. We have some very exciting plans ahead for London City Orchestra, which are beginning to materialise. We are directed by Pablo Urbina, a graduate from the Royal College of Music and an extremely talented, up-and-coming conductor. His musicianship has helped the orchestra improve substantially and we think the students would gain a lot from working with him.

If you are interested (particularly strings, bassoon, trombones, tuba, percussion and harp) please contact us: members@londoncityorchestra.com or visit our website: www.londoncityorchestra.com