Conference Transportation

Arrival and Departure Transportation.

Transportation will be provided for free (to the hotels and from the hotels) by the OC only for the arrival day (September, 28th 2014) and Departure day of the international conference (October 5th 2014).

All other pickups and departures will be by public transport and will be facilitated for delegates by the OC and charges will be as per local public transport costs.

Sea Travel.

The main entrance into the island is by sea. Frequent ferries make the crossing between the port of Dar-es-Salaam, on the Tanzanian mainland, and Zanzibar. The fastest journey time is around 75 minutes on the hydrofoils operated by Sea Express; the slowest is the overnight trip made by the Flying Horse passenger ship.

Airline Travel.

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport – Zanzibar.

Delegates will arrive at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport which is the main airport in the Zanzibar Archipelago located on Unguja Island. It is about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar.The airport has flights to East Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

Delegates may also connect a flight to Zanzibar from the following Airports (Contact out Transport team Coordinators for any assistance).

Julius Nyerere International Airport is the principal airport serving Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. It is located about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southwest of the city. The airport has flights to destinations in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

Kilimanjaro International Airport is an international airport in northern Tanzania that serves the cities of Arusha and Moshi. The airport also serves the international tourism industry based on Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park. The airport bills itself as the "Gateway to Africa's Wildlife Heritage".

Moving about Zanzibar.

Zanzibar boasts a variety of public transport options for those wishing to explore the city, including city buses and vans, as well as taxi /cabs. Delegates will get more information about the best time to be out as well the safest and most convenient modes of transportation.

OC Contacts

IMPORTANT OC Contacts Please contact the following for any problems OC’s PRESIDENT president.conference@tamsa.or.tz OC’s VICE PRESIDENT vpresident.conference@tamsa.or.tz OC’s GENERAL SECRETARY secretary.conference@tamsa.or.tz TRAINING pre.conference@tamsa.or.tz SCIENTIFIC theme.conference@tamsa.or.tz PR&MARKETING publication.conference@tamsa.or.tz TRANSPORT transport.conference@tamsa.or.tz REGISTRATION registration.conference@tamsa.or.tz VISA visa.conference@tamsa.or.tz
09 Oct 2014

Transportation

Arrival and Departure Transportation. Transportation will be provided for free (to the hotels and from the hotels) by the OC only for the arrival day (September, 28th 2014) and Departure day of the international conference (October 5th 2014). All other pickups and departures will be by public transport and will be facilitated for delegates by the OC and charges will be as per local public transport costs. Sea Travel The main entrance into the island is by sea. Frequent ferries make the crossing between the port of Dar-es-Salaam, on the Tanzanian mainland, and Zanzibar. The fastest journey time is around 75 minutes on the hydrofoils operated by Sea Express; the slowest is the overnight trip made by the Flying Horse passenger ship. Airline Travel Abeid Amani Karume International Airport – Zanzibar. Delegates will arrive at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport which is the main airport in the Zanzibar Archipelago located on Unguja Island. It is about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar.The airport has flights to East Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Delegates may also connect a flight to Zanzibar from the following Airports (Contact out Transport team Coordinators for any assistance). Julius Nyerere International Airport is the principal airport serving Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. It is located about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southwest of the city. The airport has flights to destinations in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Kilimanjaro International Airport is an international airport in northern Tanzania that serves the cities of Arusha and Moshi. The airport also serves the international tourism industry based on Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park. The airport bills itself as the "Gateway to Africa's Wildlife Heritage". Moving about Zanzibar Zanzibar boasts a variety of public transport options for those wishing to explore the city, including city buses and vans, as well as taxi /cabs. Delegates will get more information about the best time to be out as well the safest and most convenient modes of transportation.
09 Oct 2014

Registration and Payment

We encourage as many international and local students to register for this conference which will be one of a kind. Early Registration 1st July to 15th August Late Registration 15th August to 5th September. Substitution Deadline: 10th September. Payment deadlines shall be within the Given Registration times. Note: In order for a substitution to be accepted, the full registration fee must have been paid. The payment must be sent within 72 hours after closure of the respective registration period. This means that payment must be sent before 23:59 EAT on August 18th for Early Registrants and 23:59 EAT on September 8th for Late Registrants. All Tanzanian (local) delegates should pay straight into the CRDB account listed below. ATTENTION, INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES! To help the registration process and avoid unnecessary bank transfer fees, we recommend to the NMO Presidents for international delegates only make a single group payment for all delegates expected to attend from your NMO. Payment must include the total value of fees, plus expenses involving bank transfer and taxes. If we do not receive full payment, our Treasurer will contact your NMO to solve this before arrival. Delegates will not be able to check in if full payment has not been confirmed. Payment on Arrival shall be accepted for International delegates without easy means for money transfer in their country. IMPORTANT FOR ALL!!! Once the transfer has been made, you must send an email to our treasurer with a copy of the transfer receipt; the name of your NMO (for all delegates); and a list of the participants the transfer covers (for international delegates) and copy of receipt + your name, Chapter (Local Delegates). BANK NAME: CRDB BANK PLC TANZANIA. ACCOUNT NAME: TANZANIA MEDICAL STUDENT’S ASSOCIATION. ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0152024766501. Swift Codes: CORUTZTZ
09 Oct 2014

Conference Transportation

Arrival and Departure Transportation. Transportation will be provided for free (to the hotels and from the hotels) by the OC only for the arrival day (September, 28th 2014) and Departure day of the international conference (October 5th 2014). All other pickups and departures will be by public transport and will be facilitated for delegates by the OC and charges will be as per local public transport costs. Sea Travel. The main entrance into the island is by sea. Frequent ferries make the crossing between the port of Dar-es-Salaam, on the Tanzanian mainland, and Zanzibar. The fastest journey time is around 75 minutes on the hydrofoils operated by Sea Express; the slowest is the overnight trip made by the Flying Horse passenger ship. Airline Travel. Abeid Amani Karume International Airport – Zanzibar. Delegates will arrive at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport which is the main airport in the Zanzibar Archipelago located on Unguja Island. It is about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar.The airport has flights to East Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Delegates may also connect a flight to Zanzibar from the following Airports (Contact out Transport team Coordinators for any assistance). Julius Nyerere International Airport is the principal airport serving Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. It is located about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southwest of the city. The airport has flights to destinations in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Kilimanjaro International Airport is an international airport in northern Tanzania that serves the cities of Arusha and Moshi. The airport also serves the international tourism industry based on Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park. The airport bills itself as the "Gateway to Africa's Wildlife Heritage". Moving about Zanzibar. Zanzibar boasts a variety of public transport options for those wishing to explore the city, including city buses and vans, as well as taxi /cabs. Delegates will get more information about the best time to be out as well the safest and most convenient modes of transportation.
09 Oct 2014

Pre Conference Trainings

The pre-conference shall take place from 29th of September to the 1st of October and shall comprise of trainings in:- Training new trainers (TNT). Training Old Trainers (TOT). Closing the gap “Think Global, Act Local” Open Access. Team Work and Networking. Project Management and Grants Application. Medical Laws And Regulations. Leadership and Management. Entrepreneurship. These capacity building trainings shall cover all three days and delegates will be required to select only one of the above to participate for three days. Register at www.tamsa.or.tz/conference7. Fill in the following form to select your training options (it is very simple). https://docs.google.com/a/ifmsa.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEhXV3AzRkZwSS1SbWpNVVlwZ0NLU3c6MA
09 Oct 2014

The Theme

WHY NEED OF REDUCING THE BURDEN ON NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES? More than nine million of all deaths attributed to NCDs occur before the age of 60; 90% of these "premature" deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries. Cardiovascular diseases account for most NCD deaths, or 17.3 million people annually, followed by cancers (7.6 million), respiratory diseases (4.2 million), and diabetes (1.3 million1). These four groups of diseases account for around 80% of all NCD deaths. In reality, only 20% of chronic disease deaths occur in high income countries - while 80% occur in low and middle income countries, where most of the world's population lives. The WHO African Region has not been spared from a global epidemic of Non communicable diseases. These diseases are associated with fatal complications such as blindness, renal failure, gangrene leading to lower limb amputations and hemiplegic conditions. In these regions, chronic diseases are projected to account for a quarter of all deaths by 2015. Non communicable diseases, the silent killers, have insidious onset, debilitating complications and result in painful deaths. The estimated number of chronic disease-related deaths in the WHO African region in 2005 was 2,446,000. WHO projects that 28 million people in the Region will die from a chronic disease over the next 10 years. Children, adults and the elderly are all vulnerable to the risk factors that contribute to non-communicable diseases, whether from unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, exposure to tobacco smoke or the effects of the harmful use of alcohol. These diseases are driven by forces that include ageing, rapid unplanned urbanization, and the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles for example unhealthy diets may show up in individuals as raised blood pressure- hypertension, overweight/obesity, hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) and hyperlipidemia increased. This year’s conference aims at observing, documenting and declaring the role of medical students and other health professions in the fight against the rapidly increasing NCDs. Hence the conference will be addressing the following sub-topics: GOVERNMENT POLICY TOWARDS NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES. ROLE OF MEDICAL STUDENTS IN DIAGNOSING AND TREATMENT OF NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE.
09 Oct 2014

Message from OC

Dear TAMSA and IFMSA Global family!!! On behalf of the entire family of TAMSA Tanzania and Organizing committee, it is my pleasure to welcome all medical students from Africa and IFMSA to join us for the auspicious 7th Tanzania Medical Students’ international conference and 6th General Assembly at Zanzibar, the Spice Islands. The main theme is the role of medical students’ post 2015, in reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases. The discussions from this meeting are expected to come up with a number of suggestions and recommendations leading to provision of an accessible means to better health care delivery as far as non-communicable diseases prevention and early treatment is concerned through our political governing bodies in our respective countries. As an Organizing committee we have been working tirelessly for months to ensure your utmost comfort during the conference and to let you experience Tanzania with the way it should be experienced. The conference will be hosted in Zanzibar with an amazing view of the clean and attractive beaches along the Indian ocean coasts. TAMSA is pleased to announce that the opening ceremony for the 7h Tanzania medical students’ conference and 5th general assembly is expected to be officiated by His Excellency, Dr. Ali Mohammed Shein, the president of Zanzibar and chairman of the revolutionary council and many other highly profiled stakeholders, health professionals as well as key note speakers for our theme event sessions.... Once again, Welcome and do not hesitate to contact us for help. HUSSEIN SINDA Chairperson, Organizing Committee 7th Tanzania Medical Students’ international conference and 5th general Assembly
09 Oct 2014

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