Preceding the General Assembly, a pre-conference will be organized for about 300 medical students. More than 12 different workshops will run in parallel, during 3 full working days. The focus will be on capacity building of health learners.  Day-long trainings on advocacy, leadership and communication will be organized, in addition to team building activities and personalized learning sessions.

A special workshop will be organized regarding the theme event of the AM2018, health beyond the hospital. This peer-to-peer capacity building event will focus on the necessary skills for becoming a physician of the 21st century (based on the CanMEDS Framework).

Québec City, the host city

Letter from Regis Lebaume, Mayor of Quebec City
Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec

The city of Québec, located less than three hours away from Montréal, is like a stroll through history.  As the cradle of French civilization in North America, it’s a living history lesson with a remarkable blend of architecture, heritage, art, and culture.

Over the centuries, the city has captured the soul of the province and holds a fierce grip on the French Canadian identity. According to the Lonely Planet, it also happens to be one of North America’s oldest and most magnificent settlements. Its picturesque Old Town, the only walled city north of Mexico, is a Unesco World Heritage site. It is a living museum of narrow cobblestone streets, 17th- and 18th-century houses and soaring church spires. It also has the splendid Château Frontenac towering above it all. There’s more than a glimmer of Old Europe in its classic bistros, sidewalk cafes and manicured squares.



All participants will be lodged at the Québec City International Hostel, located in the heart of the old city. The hostel has a courtyard, meeting rooms and even its own bistro! The entire hostel will be booked for this event. Wi-Fi is provided.


Trainings will be held at the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP), located only 15 minutes away from the hostel by foot. Every room is equipped with a projector, a whiteboard, flip charts and modifiable seating. Wi-Fi will be provided for all participants.


Transport to the Pre-GA will be provided from Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB) on July 29th, 2018. A transfer will also be provided to the General Assembly in Montreal on August 2nd. We will do our best to maximise the North American experience, by proving our famous yellow school buses !