OMI Satellite Symposia

OMI satellite symposia are medical conferences that take place in OMI fellows’ home countries. They last for two days and are a great opportunity for OMI alumni to host OMI faculty members. The conferences typically include four to six didactic lectures, case presentations, hospital visits, round table discussions, and aim to reach a larger audience of local physicians and healthcare professionals.

Satellite Symposia


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply to organize an OMI Satellite Symposium?

OMI alumni may apply to host an OMI satellite symposium. The conference is organized in conjunction with the OMI and the OMI local coordinator.

How can I apply to host an OMI Satellite Symposium? Which steps do I have to take to organize an OMI Satellite Symposium?

If you are interested in hosting an OMI satellite symposium, please fill out the application form and send it to: satellite.symposia@​ Organizers are advised to submit their applications as early as possible and to include a schedule and a budget proposal to the OMI for approval. Once your application has been accepted, the organizers may proceed with the planning. They must secure the location for the conference, arrange for the faculty’s accommodation, and plan a social event. They are also responsible for promoting the conference locally. The OMI will coordinate faculty travel.

When should an OMI Satellite Symposium take place?

An OMI satellite symposium should take place directly before or after an OMI seminar in Salzburg to save on travel time for international faculty.

Where should an OMI Satellite Symposium take place?

An OMI satellite symposium should be held at the hospital or university of the OMI alumni.

How many participants should attend an OMI Satellite Symposium?

Ideally, there should be between 30 and 40 participants.

Who will cover the expenses?

The OMI will sponsor travel and accommodation for up to two international faculty members. The local organizers need to cover local expenses, e.g. announcements, programs, social events, and meals. Ideally, they are able to raise local funds to cover these costs.

Who will contact the OMI faculty?

The OMI will contact the OMI faculty members to determine their interest and their ability to travel.

How is an OMI satellite symposium structured?

A typical OMI satellite symposium consists of four to six didactic lectures held by OMI faculty, a round table discussion between the OMI and local faculty, case presentations, and a hospital visit. Cases should be submitted for pre-selection four weeks before the OMI satellite symposium. There is a schedule template for the OMI satellite symposium available in the download section.

Printed materials

Before any materials (programs, documents, flyers, etc.) are printed and distributed, please send a draft to the OMI for review. The OMI logo must be included in the programs, schedules, certificates, and handouts.


The OMI will provide local organizers with a template for certificates, which should be signed by the OMI faculty members and local organizers.


Fill out the application form and send it via email to satellite.symposia@​