The Meeting

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The XVII edition (MEDYFINOL 2012) wil be held at Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile, from  December 3 to December 7, 2012. It was hosted by three Latin-American scientific institutions: Faculty of Engineering, University of los Andes, Chile, the School of Enginerring, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Physics Department, School of Engineering, National University of Mar del Plata.

Located in the northeast side of Santiago de Chile, the 100-acre campus combines modern infrastructure with green areas, where students can find all they need for learning, research, sports, and extracurricular activities. At Universidad de los Andes, we believe that education is based on freedom, personal responsibility, a spirit of cooperation and solidarity. This combined with rigorous professional training molds the type of leaders society needs.

Universidad de los Andes also has the Centro de Salud Universidad de los Andes, a 30 sq. foot outpatient medical facility located in San Bernardo, where patients are treated in the areas of General Medicine, Psychology, and Dentistry. It also houses classrooms for the medicine, nursing, psychology, and dentistry students.

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[highlight color=red]1. Main Entrance[/highlight]

[highlight color=green]2. Humanities Building[/highlight]

[highlight color=purple]3. Science Building[/highlight]

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[highlight color=blue]4. Library Building[/highlight]

[highlight color=pink]5. El Reloj Building[/highlight]

[highlight color=red]6. ESE – Business School[/highlight]

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[highlight color=green]7. Gym[/highlight]

[highlight color=purple]8. Soccer Field[/highlight]

[highlight color=blue]3. Future Clinic U. de los Andes[/highlight]

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Chile

Chilean poet Pablo Neruda described his beloved country as a “large petal of sea, wine, and snow”.(Cuando de Chile, 1943). Chile is a long and narrow country nestled between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, and is home to 17 million citizens. Chile stretches from the Atacama Desert, the driest in the world, to the glaciers of Patagonia.

The academic year in Chile runs from March through December. January and February are summer vacation months.

The first academic semester runs from March through July. There are two weeks of Winter Break in mid-July and the second academic semester begins in August and goes until December.

Santiago, capital of Chile, is a thriving and interesting city. With a population of six million, it offers a variety of attractions and activities. You will find a modern city reflected in state-of-the-art buildings, subway, and museums. Santiago also offers you the possibility to be part of a community that enjoys celebrating its national traditions along with other outdoor activities.

Santiago is located an hour away from Valparaíso, a coastal city that UNESCO identified as a World Heritage Site, and an hour away from several internationally known ski centers. The capital is a starting point for travelling in South America, and you can reach Buenos Aires in two hours, and Lima in three hours, with numerous flights departing daily.

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