Firstov Stepan



Physician, Politician, Social Activist, Associate Member of the World Medical Association

«The most important condition to implement the human right to health is professionally skilled and responsible for their work physicians. To protect a physician means to protect a patient.»

Stepan Firstov

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Stepan Firstov is participant of the 215th WMA Council Session

06 March 2020

As an WMA associate member Stepan Firstov is going to work at the 215th WMA Council Session. The exact date of the event is still under discussion due to Covid- 19 outbreak. Nowadays, organizers expect, that the event will be held at the period of the European summer 2020 (April-October).

The event, which is going to be in «Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa», is visited by constituent members as well as associate members of the WMA representing many world countries. Council Session follows simultaneous interpretation in English, French, Spanish and Japanese.

The day before official opening ceremony promises to be full of events including JDN meeting and several workgroups as well as WMA ExCo. In the evening delegates from WMA associate membership will be able to communicate in informal atmosphere. At the day of opening ceremony, there will be registration for the main event from 8 a.m. The event starts with the opening plenary session of the WMA Council and after coffee break there is Socio-Medical Affairs Committee meeting, which continues even after lunch. In addition, full of events agenda includes Medical Ethics Committee meeting, too. And in the evening there is Portuguese Medical Association welcome reception. Information on activities of this public organization uniting all doctors of the country is presented. Participants have an opportunity to discuss directly all current issues with the host party. Next day begins with continuation of the Medical Ethics Committee meeting. After the end of debates in frames of the previous meeting the Finance and Planning Committee meeting is organized. The evening time 7:00 p.m. — 9:30 p.m. is for cocktails and Council dinner in Crown Plaza Porto. The Council Session continues next day. The Council Plenary Session starts at 8 a.m. and lasts without a break.

The WMA Council Session closing ceremony starts at 2:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m. Then, participants go to sightseeing tour around Portugal, which finishes with an informal dinner.