SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) - IMI UK maintains a nationwide membership and conducts professional development and career guidance programs for students, new and emerging professionals and established professionals. IMI UK members routinely represent IMI internationally at UN System events and within our international delegations such as IMI's recent delegations to Iraq.
Although IMI UK has been a long-standing chapter of IMI, it is currently being revitalized in order to best position it to oversee IMI's European Chapters.
IMI UK's 1st International European & 7th National Conference took place in London on October 8th 2011. More than 250 participants from all over the world filled the conference hall during clinical sessions, presentations on IMI's international projects, the intersection of Islam Ethics and modern medicine, and current Islamic awakening and our responsibility with a discussion on the dire human rights situation in Bahrain. A financial management specialist was at hand, and workshops were conducted on professional development and time management. Special presentations on Tibb al-Imam Reza as well as a cake cutting ceremony were incorporated in honor of the wiladat of Imam Reza (A.S.) along with eloquent performances of naat and salaam. Exhibits lined the conference hall along with the poster session that highlighted current research in a variety of fields from hematology to laparoscopic simulation models. Following the conference, the Banquet dinner was attended by conference participants and additional community members to support IMI UK as well as IMI's programs in Somalia and Pakistan. The vision for IMI Europe was expounded and the new IMI UK Board of Directors and Advisors, as well as IMI's Europe Coordinator, were sworn in by IMI's Global President