EAMSC

The 30th EAMSC was held in Melbourne, Australia from 9th – 13th January 2017. The theme for the conference is “Climate Change in Medicine”. For more information about 30th East Asian Medical Students’ Conference, please do not hesitate to visit us at http://eamsc2017.com/ .

What is the EAMSC?

The East Asian Medical Students’ Conference, is an annual conference hosted by various cities around East Asia. At it’s inception, it aimed inspire delegates to become active in the amelioration of global healthcare problems through networking with other medical students from the East Asian region. More recently, it has expanded to involve delegates from all AMSA-International chapters allowing the exchange of ideas, knowledge and cultural understanding.

The EAMSC continues to inspire medical students to analyse global health issues more closely and to utilise the role of medical students in the promotion of public health. It challenges students to think beyond what is learnt at university through various academic and cultural activities which explore a nominated conference theme.

History of the EAMSC

During the 8th Asian Medical Students Conference (AMSC 1987) in Malaysia, delegates from AMSA’s Korea and Taiwan chapters discussed the need for a specialised conference between the two countries. This conference was called the “Korea-China Medical Students’ Conference”/”Sino-Korea Medical Students’ Conference”. The first conference was held late Janurary to early February 1988 under the theme of “The Present Status and Future of Medical Service in Asia”. The conference did not initially include delegates from AMSA’s Japan nor Hong Kong chapters.

At the AMSC 1994 held in Thailand, delegates AMSA’s Hong Kong and Japan Chapters were organised to attend the conference for the first time. Due to the participation of these new chapters, the conference was renamed to the East Asian Medical Students’ Conference.

By 2002, participation at the EAMSC was opened to all AMSA Chapters attracting delegates from all over Asia and Oceana to EAMSC 2002 in the Philippines.

Themes of previous EAMSCs are listed below:

 

Year

Host

Theme

1st

1988

South Korea

The Present Status and Future Medical Service in Asia

2nd

1989

South Korea

Hepatitis B: A Growing Epidemic in Korea and Taiwan

3rd

1990

New Hope for Life: Organ Transplantation

4th

1991

Prevention of Tuberculosis

5th

1992

Prevention of Occupational Disease: On Its Revie of Present Status and Prospective

6th

1993

Geriatric Disorders: The Medicine of 21st Century

7th

1994

The Liver Disease

8th

1995

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

9th

1996

South Korea

Rehabilitation

10th

1997

The Evolution of Modern Medicine

11th

1998

South Korea

12th

1999

Taiwan

Geriatric Medicine

13th

2000

Taiwan

Reforming Healthcare with Information Technology

14th

2001

Japan

Death

15th

2002

Hong Kong

16th

2003

Philippines

Medicine and Ethics: Enhancing Global Commitment Towards Enlightened Patient Care

17th

2004

Taiwan

Medical Education

18th

2005

Japan

The Nature of Health: Medical Profession and Social Expectations

19th

2006

Indonesia

Emergency: Medical Students’ Role on Disaster Management

20th

2007

Taiwan

The Prevention and Control of Newly-Arisen Epidemics

21th

2008

Thailand

Alcohol

22th

2009

Malaysia

Engaging Asia-Pacific Youth in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

23th

2010

Malaysia

Men’s Health: Defining the Past, Refining the Future

24th

2011

Thailand

Adolescent Health: Embrace the Future, Better the World

25th

2012

Singapore

Infectious Diseases: Battling the Enemy on All Fronts

26th

2013

Japan

Disaster Medicine: Transition from Emergency Care to Routine/Long-Term Medical Care in the Context of Overall Health Recovery and Development

27th

2014

South Korea

Chronic Disease

28th

2015

Indonesia

Sexually Transmitted Infections:Halt The Disease, Help The People

29th

2016

Taiwan

Medical care in the future

30

2017

Australia

Climate Change in Medicine

 

 

Year

Host

Theme

1st

1988

South Korea

The Present Status and Future Medical Service in Asia

2nd

1989

South Korea

Hepatitis B: A Growing Epidemic in Korea and Taiwan

3rd

1990

New Hope for Life: Organ Transplantation

4th

1991

Prevention of Tuberculosis

5th

1992

Prevention of Occupational Disease: On Its Revie of Present Status and Prospective

6th

1993

Geriatric Disorders: The Medicine of 21st Century

7th

1994

The Liver Disease

8th

1995

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

9th

1996

South Korea

Rehabilitation

10th

1997

The Evolution of Modern Medicine

11th

1998

South Korea

12th

1999

Taiwan

Geriatric Medicine

13th

2000

Taiwan

Reforming Healthcare with Information Technology

14th

2001

Japan

Death

15th

2002

Hong Kong

16th

2003

Philippines

Medicine and Ethics: Enhancing Global Commitment Towards Enlightened Patient Care

17th

2004

Taiwan

Medical Education

18th

2005

Japan

The Nature of Health: Medical Profession and Social Expectations

19th

2006

Indonesia

Emergency: Medical Students’ Role on Disaster Management

20th

2007

Taiwan

The Prevention and Control of Newly-Arisen Epidemics

21th

2008

Thailand

Alcohol

22th

2009

Malaysia

Engaging Asia-Pacific Youth in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

23th

2010

Malaysia

Men’s Health: Defining the Past, Refining the Future

24th

2011

Thailand

Adolescent Health: Embrace the Future, Better the World

25th

2012

Singapore

Infectious Diseases: Battling the Enemy on All Fronts

26th

2013

Japan

Disaster Medicine: Transition from Emergency Care to Routine/Long-Term Medical Care in the Context of Overall Health Recovery and Development

27th

2014

South Korea

Chronic Disease

28th

2015

Indonesia

Sexually Transmitted Infections:Halt The Disease, Help The People

29th

2016

Taiwan

Medical care in the future

30

2017

Australia

Climate Change in Medicine