Summit Schedule

The week of the Global Youth Summit is packed with a diverse selection of activities designed to give students a behind-the-scenes look at the complex and dynamic landscape of scientific innovation that is 21st century medicine. Each day at the Summit is rigorous and exciting, with ideas that enlighten and experiences that form enduring bonds among delegates.

Below is an overview of a typical Summit schedule.

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Day One: Welcome to the Global Youth Summit

Arrive at Brandeis and meet your faculty mentor and Summit staff, get to know your peers at the BBQ and in your small mentor groups, and learn about the week's activities and the S21 project.

Sample Schedule

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Arrival, registration and HIPAA training

  • 4:30 p.m. - Welcome BBQ

  • 6:00 p.m. - Summit Welcome

  • 7:00 p.m. - Orientation and Delegate Meeting

  • 10:00 p.m. - Ice Cream Social

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Day Two: Advancing Medicine

Hear from a renowned keynote speaker, learn more about how to effectively present scientific findings, start work on your S21 project, learn in a college classroom with the best of Brandeis' science faculty, and wrap up the night with a networking social event.

Sample Schedule

7:00 a.m. - Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - Delegate meetings

9:00 a.m. - Keynote: Dr. David Roberts

11:00 a.m. - Training: presenting scientific data

12:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - S21 Intro: Team and Topic selection

2:30 p.m. - S21 Research

4:00 p.m. - Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Stegmaier

5:30 p.m. - Dinner

6:30 p.m. - Doc talks

8:00 p.m. - Delegate meetings

9:00 p.m. - Problem-based learning case

10:00 p.m. - Delegate social

11:00 p.m. - Security check

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Day Three: Caring for Patients

Learn from an exciting speaker in the morning, then head off campus to spend the day with your delegate group visiting a cutting-edge medical institution in the Boston area, and later engage in an evening of friendly competition against your peers at the Summit field day!

Sample Schedule

7:00 a.m. - Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - Delegate meetings

9:00 a.m. - Keynote: Sally Okun, RN

10:30 a.m. - S21 Poster session

12:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:30 p.m. - Clinical and research site visits

6:00 p.m. - Dinner

7:00 p.m. - Speaker: Nick Leschly

8:30 p.m. - Field day

11:00 p.m. - Security check

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Day Four: Pathways in Medicine

Start the day in Boston being served a delicious breakfast at the New England Aquarium, tour a top-tier medical school, then return to campus to tackle a problem-based learning (PBL) case on differential diagnosis.

Sample Schedule

7:00 a.m. - Delegate meetings

9:00 a.m. - Breakfast at the New England Aquarium

12:00 p.m. - Medical school visit

4:30 p.m. - Problem-based learning case

6:00 p.m. - Dinner

7:30 p.m. - Speaker: Dr. Miriam Aschkenasy

8:30 p.m. - Delegate meeting: S21 work

11:00 p.m. - Security check

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Day Five: Breakthroughs in Technology

Prepare for your S21 presentation, take on a PBL case on ethics, and complete a scavenger hunt in Boston before getting dinner at historic Faneuil Hall. Back at Brandeis you'll present your research work to your peers and then show off your hidden skills at the annual Summit talent show.

Sample Schedule

7:00 a.m. - Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - Delegate meetings

9:30 a.m. - S21 Presentation prep and practice

10:00 a.m. - Keynote: Dr. Jeff Karp

11:30 a.m. - Working lunch: problem-based learning case

1:30 p.m. - Surgical presentation: Alia Qureshi

3:30 p.m. - Explore Boston - Scavenger hunt

7:00 p.m. - S21 group presentations

9:00 p.m. - Talent show

11:00 p.m. - Security check

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Day Six: S21 -- Solutions for 21st Century Medicine

Present your S21 research project to an auditorium of your peers and a panel of expert judges, hear from Brandeis' Senior Vice President for Students & Enrollment about college admissions, and put on your best clothes to attend the Summit gala for a catered dinner and a night of dancing!

Sample Schedule

7:00 a.m. - Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - Delegate meetings

9:00 a.m. - S21 Symposium: Solutions for the 21st Century

12:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - Event: Maker Lab Presentation and Petting Zoo

2:30 p.m. - Speaker: Andrew Flagel

4:30 p.m. - Free time and gala prep

7:00 p.m. - Summit gala

11:00 p.m. - Security check

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Day Seven: Your Journey Begins

Wrap up your Summit experience at a final meeting with your delegate group, celebrate at the Summit commencement ceremony, and say goodbye to your friends and head home after a life-changing week of new experiences.

Sample Schedule

7:00 a.m. - Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - Final delegate meeting

10:00 a.m. - Summit commencement - Speaker: James Olds

11:00 a.m. - Departure and check-out