Our meetings revolve around case studies presented by two members. These two leaders prepare a set of materials that is sent to the other members prior to the meeting. This includes all necessary documentation required to participate successfully in these meetings. The case studies exploit a particular situation in which the members need to take up a leadership role and think critically. For example: when discussing the response to a global epidemic, students are asked which patient groups they would prioritize over others when rationing treatment. Members are completely free to pick whatever subject excites them, as long as it is a translational medicine topic and excites leadership and critical thinking skills.
Prior to the case studies, we generally briefly discuss news in the translational medicine field. Every member introduces news and has 2 minutes to do so. Members can also briefly discuss problems they encounter professionally, such as issues with funding or international experiences.