MedSoc Store

Do you like feeling cozy? Do you like hoodies but brands make you look far too Slavic? Do you need some sportswear for the winter, but you live in green campus and going to Decathlon takes you the same amount of time it takes you to go back to your home country?Well... MedSoc has the solution for you!The Harvey course collection is out now in a variety of colors!Here’s how this is going to work:Click on the button below to go the store. Once there, you can select your design, size, and color and confirm the order.You can perform the payments according to the schedule in this link (other payment options are being developed but for now, CASH is how it’s going to go):first order will be placed on Monday, December 10th, at 9:00AM, so if you want to get yours before Christmas, place your order now!Needless to say that this is not for personal profit, any and all revenue will be directed towards MedSoc events to make them bigger and better (or cheaper).Here's the list of MedSoc members availability before the New Year.  The MedSoc office is located at Collegio Alessandro Volta, in front of the "J.D. Bernal and J. Needham" library. Contact information:Josh Harvey:  +39 327 293 3423Mehrad Mansoubi:  +39 333 395 6466Maria Sampani:  +39 347 370 8748Raquel Couto:  +39 334 735 6929Shaul Gordon:  +39 333 996 6992Anamaria Solcan Savu:  +39 389 195 0509Lorenzo Rubbini:  +39 333 941 6647  MedSoc Store

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ABIO Pavia

Hello Harvey students, If you think that serving those in need is a crucial part of medicine, you might as well be willing to devote some of your free time and become a volunteer! But where to go? You can actually have the opportunity to be a member of ABIO PAVIA and subsequently volunteer in the departments of Pediatrics and Neuropsychiatry. Some more information about ABIO Pavia and your potential role: ABIO Pavia is an Association, which its purpose is to study, promote and implement initiatives aimed at welcoming children who need hospitalization and their families. It aims to minimize the psycho-affective traumas related to the hospitalization of the children and works with volunteers who have followed training courses, and without a therapeutic task, fit discreetly and willingly among the health worker, the sick children and their parents/guardians. Requirements and difficulties: Being a volunteer demands both communication skills and commitment and those qualifications are fundamental for ABIO Pavia. Thus, a basic-average level of Italian language is necessary, along with the time commitment of at least 3 hours per week in the hospital. However, you can find out more detail, if you join our first informing meeting on Wednesday 21st of November, which does not assume your further participation, however, in case you want to be volunteers, the attendance is mandatory. Last but not least, we have contacted the members of the association explaining our limited time and we were met with particularly welcoming will to be more lenient on the students regarding shifts in the hospital, as long as they are regular. We are attempting to accomplish a long-term collaboration with this association and we strongly believe that this will be a motive for international students to start learning the italian language; an important qualification for the clinical years. Furthermore, through experience, we will acquire the demanded compassion and flexibility for our future profession. A Day in Pediatric Ward Corso di formazione per i volontari ABIO

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Empathy and Compassion in Clinical Care

We are back on track with our series of bioethical talks and we’re proud to welcome to Pavia, another world-renowned ethicist: professor Debjani Mukherjee, from Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.Professor Mukherjee, PhD, is going to deal with the ethical aspects of physical and mental rehabilitation. Each of us might have already encountered the dramatically devastating conditions of physical or mental impairment in elderly people and, in general, have experienced how demanding it can be to give care to those who are in their frailest moments as mortal beings. Doctors deal with such aspects of the human condition every day and professor Mukherjee is going to help us find our way in this complex field. Save the date and get ready for an emotionally intense talk.“Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end.” Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Event

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Freshers’ Pub Crawl

New year - new route!Everyone is welcome to join for another spectacular pub crawl as we celebrate this magical journey that we are on!Surprises are set up along the route for whoever makes it alive!First years - MedSoc members will be there to guide you if you get lost (although, shouldn't be too hard to find, honestly - just follow the drunks)!This is the first event planned by the 2018/19 committee and this year will be bigger and better than ever!PUB CRAWL ROUTE CONFIRMED19.00-20.00 Unibar 5€ for aperitivo20.00-21.00 Bar Vittoria in Piazza Vittoria 3€ for medium beer 2€ for small beer, 4€ for spritz, 3.5€ for other drinks and 0.80€ for shots21.00-22.00 Zamzam 5€ for a drink and two shots, also all the food for 3€22.00-23.00 Shot Me Down 2.8€ for the shots23.00-24.00 New Street 4€ for a drink and a shot After that we will go to Radio Aut for a private party for usWe will have an exciting suprise for all of you that will be revealed during the aperitivo! Event

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Freshers’ Welcome Aperitivo

Welcome, Harvey class of 2024!To officially welcome you and start off this new academic year, the Harvey Medical Society invites you all to come and meet us in Safarà Cafè! We will meet for aperitivo and offer our experience on how to set up in Pavia. The event is open to ALL class of 2024 and other Harvey students. Therefore, it's a great way to find answers to your questions about Harvey course and Pavia.Upper years, lets help them start off this amazing journey!LOCATION: Safarà Cafè - Corso Strada Nuova 30 - PaviaThe event starts at 7PM.See ya there! Event

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Stem Cell Models of Differentiation and Regeneration

Professor Virginie Sottile, from University of Nottingham, will talk about the different model of stem cell differentiation and regeneration with two specific focuses: neural stem cells for CNS and mesenchymal progenitors for metabolic and skeletal conditions. To all of you that are interested in neurology and cutting edge research on stem cells, this is for you. "Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson's and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer." Stephen Hawking Event

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Narrative Ethics and Patient’s Experience in Health Care

It is with great pleasure that we announce that another marvellous seminar will enrich the first weeks of this new Academic Year. On October 11th at 5 p.m. we will have the privilege to meet Martha Montello, from Harvard Medical School, at the Almo Collegio Borromeo. She is a great bioethicist and philosopher; this seminar gives us the opportunity to meet one of the minds that are currently shaping our society. We believe in the power of sharing ideas in order to grow and thrive, as doctors-to-be and as human being. Professor Montello will speak about Narrative Ethics and the Patient’s experience in Health Care. In a time of powerful diagnostic algorithms and personalized medicine with a strong genetic approach, we tend to forget the importance of direct, human contact between the patients and their doctors. Professor Montello is going to be here to remind us not to do so, because every patient has a story and it is our duty to understand it. Event

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Stem Cell Therapies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a terrible genetic condition that leads to muscle degeneration and early death, usually before the age of 30. Enormous efforts have been made by researchers in order to understand how to tackle this enormous burden and we are proud to announce that we will soon have here in Pavia one of the leading scientist in this field: Giulio Cossu from the University of Manchester. On the 4th of October, thanks to Prof. Roberto Bottinelli we will be hosting Prof. Cossu who will be speaking about the latest results in the field of Regenerative Medicine and, specifically, about the use of Stem Cells in the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Be ready to give a glance to the future of medicine: a future in which, thanks to the work done by giants of science like Prof. Cossu, terrible conditions like DMD can be tackled and new hope can be given to patients. Who is Giulio Cossu? Giulio Cossu is recognized for his pioneering work on skeletal myogenesis and for the first cell therapy trial with stem cells for muscular dystrophy. Giulio Cossu received his MD degree from the University of Rome in 1997. He trained as a Fogarty post-doctoral at the Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania (1980-83), and then became Associate Professor at the Dept. of Histology and Medical Embryology of the University of Rome "La Sapienza". In 1991 GC was promoted full Professor and in 1993-4 was a visiting professor at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. In 2000 he was appointed Director of the “Stem Cell Research Institute” of the Hospital San Raffaele in Milan. In 2003 he was appointed as Scientific Coordinator of the newly created San Raffaele Biomedical Science Park of Rome, while maintaining is position in Milan. Since 2005 he is Professor of Histology and Embryology at the University of Milan. In 2008, he was appointed Director of the newly created San Raffaele Division of Regenerative Medicine. In 2012 GC became Professor…

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APRÈS WHITE COATS – Welcoming 2018-19

Another fantastic year begins! Join us in Caffè all'università as we celebrate the start of another spectacular year in Pavia, full of wonderful friends and events! THE EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL YEARS AND EVERYONE WHO WISHES TO JOIN! The deal is 5 euros for a drink + aperitivo sign up in the link below, but PLEASE bare in mind, we are doing it like this so that we don't have to presale tickets but we need this list so that we can give the venue an estimate of how many people will be there. Please sign up if you really intend to come 😅 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1b7m0dPxY5iQK-M1fC3NY5i-XyFT1c8AnxvEbi8Xq2W4/edit?usp=sharing Event

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Spring Ball 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Harvey MedSoc committee is thrilled to extend you an invitation to our annual ball. This year, the Harvey MedSoc Spring Ball will be held at the luxurious Insomnia lounge. A night to celebrate the nature of our international course, seizing the chance to appreciate a year well-spent together. Prepare for an exceptional night with friends and colleagues who share passions, goals, and the belief that we always flourish -- All in style; Including fine food and a great mood! Event schedule: 19:00 Event opening (buffet dinner & 4 hours of unlimited wine) 19:30 Live music begins 22:30 Live music & buffet end 23:00 Unlimited wine end & after-party starts 2:30 Ceremony concludes With the theme of the night being James Bond "Golden eye”, the dress code is Formal/Black tie and the color theme - Black, Red & Gold. Get your ticket to the biggest event of the year for 30€.There are only 120 tickets so get yours before they run out! Contacts:Shaul Paolo Gordon, +39 333 996 6992Angel Nikolov Borisov, +39 349 692 3756Mehrad Mansoubi, +39 333 395 6466Filippo Casaccia, +39 345 233 2150Naz Yıldız, +39 348 922 2259Anamaria Solcan Savu, +39 389 195 0509 Event

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