Prof. Abdel Fattah Saoud, Vice President for Education and Student Affairs, opened "The Sixth Integrated Medical Conference for Student Research and Research Projects" organized by the Department of Community, Environment and Industrial Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at Ain Shams University, which is a conference for young researchers with the participation of Egyptian faculties from all governorates of Egypt and with the distinguished participation of school students in all School stages, under the auspices of Prof. Mahmoud El-Meteini, President of the University and Prof. Abdel Fattah Saoud, Vice President for Education and Student Affairs, Prof. Ali Al-Anwar, Dean of the Faculty.
In the presence of Prof. Hala Sweed, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for Education and Student Affairs, Prof. Iman Bakr, Head of the Public Health Department at the Faculty, and Prof. Aisha Aboul Fotouh, Professor of Public Health and former Vice Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Amani Mukhtar, President of the Conference and Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the Faculty, Prof. Najwa El-Shafei, representative of the Senate.
In his speech, he expressed his happiness and interest in scientific research, and that it is a very important idea for school students to participate with university students. In the past, scientific research was for the elite, but now scientific research is for everyone, explaining that the role of the researcher is to criticize the idea and try to prove its success, and scientific research must be in group and not individual research.
His Excellency supported the merger of a university student's research with school students, so the idea of scientific research would be born from school students supported by the university student's experience and its impact from the exchange of ideas, communication, and transfer of experiences.
He advised the students to pay attention to the source of the information and ensure its validity, as well as setting standards for success and try to prove them by setting their goals and setting systematic plans in order to follow the right path and reach the best results.
The conference will continue from March 15-16, 2023. During the conference, more than 120 research papers submitted by various governmental, private and private colleges were discussed, with the participation of about 50 research students from schools.
Prof. Amani Mukhtar stated that 25 committees have been allocated to discuss research submitted by students, consisting of faculty staff in different faculties, with the participation of Mr. Youssef Badir, coordinator of the Ministry of Education, and Mrs. Warda Al-Fiqi, Director of the Secondary Education Department, and Mrs. Safaa Afifi in secondary education.
During the conference, a lecture was given by two NASA scientists to talk about space medicine and the most important issues that astronauts are exposed to. The winning researchers will be honored at the closing ceremony of the conference.