Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the 2019 LonWHO Conference at Bush House, King’s College London.
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What is a WHO Simulation?
This is an educational simulation where delegates through experiential learning simulate the World Health Organization’s World Health Assembly.
Delegates adopt roles as member states, NGOs, UN agencies, industry and media actors to create health policy resolutions. They then debate these in their regional blocks according to the WHO style Rules of Procedure – via moderated and plenary sessions.
There will also be opening and closing ceremonies in the style of the World Health Assembly, with external speaker academics/practitioners advising on the theme and showcasing their work.
Who is a WHO simulation for?
The target audience for this conference includes medical/health science students, healthcare professionals and early career academics.
We welcome participants from ALL backgrounds and ALL levels of simulation experience.
There will be a training session on the first day of the conference detailing the UN/WHO modus operandi including the rules of procedure, to ensure delegates are adequately prepared.
Before the conference will also be releasing a Delegate Information Guide and a Theme Guide which will also explain this in-depth, including how to write a position paper.
What will participants gain from coming to this conference?
Participants will gain hands-on experience in policy writing and debate.
There will also be opportunities to interact with academics and practitioners from the conflict and health realm and networking sessions for participants, to form life-long friendships within the global health world.
What does the conference ticket price cover?
The LonWHO Conference is not-for-profit, with the full ticket price going towards covering speakers, securing Bush House as a venue, providing food and refreshments throughout the day, as well as conference materials and goodies.
Unfortunately, the conference price does not cover accommodation costs. However, we will include some recommendations for finding your own accommodation in London via the Delegate Information Guide shortly.
What does the social ticket price cover?
The social ticket covers the evening activities, including entertainment, networking spaces in Zone 1, as well as food and drink for the Friday and Saturday evenings of the conference.
We’re working very hard to keep this as economical as possible for all delegates, and are excited to share with you what’ve we’ve got in store soon!
What is the Theme?
The theme is the topic of interest that guides discussions for the conference. This year’s theme is Conflict and Health: Policy for Global Action.
How do I request a visa invitation letter?
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We can’t wait to meet you all in November!
– The LonWHO2019 Organising Committee