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AMSA Responds to Flooding in Indonesia

Heavy flooding in Indonesia has called action withing AMSA-International. AMSA will soon channel funds to the recovery effort in Indonesia as each chapter starts to rally donations, as per protocol established in the Tokyo Declaration.

The letter released by Juin Yi Ng, Overall Chairperson of AMSA-International, can be accessed below.

Official Letter released in response to Jakarta Flood

The flood has already claimed the lives of at least 12 people at time of announcement. The following weeks to months will see the slow recovery of infrastructure and rehabilitation of patients who have been injured or fallen ill as result of the flooding. Please consider the many different avenues of supporting this cause. Examples include:

  • The collection of monetary donations, tinned or dried food (to be forwarded to your Regional Chairperson)
  • Following and sharing AMSA’s relief efforts on Facebook
  • Letters of support for the flood recovery to be sent or published in the public arena

 

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World Heart Day Competition Winners

Congratulations to the following winnerers of the World Heart Day 2012 Competitions “Opening Minds, Saving Hearts”.

Essay Competition

 

1st: Sharlene Ho – Singapore

2nd: Reuben Sum – Australia

3rd: Efraimdio Paisthalozie – Indonesia

3rd: Vinson Hartoyo – Indonesia

Poster Competition

 

1st: Renchindorj Erkhembayar – Mongolia

2nd: Yeoh Seng Hong, Chee Yong Nian – Malaysia

3rd: M Salman Haider Quireshi – Pakistan

Infographic Competition

 

1st: M Salman Haider Quireshi – Pakistan

We extend a warm thanks to AMSA Alumni for judging these competitions.

For more opportunities to get involved, stay tuned for AMSA-International’s upcoming academic competition to be released soon!

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T-Shirt Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to these lucky winners of our T-shirt competition. The results were announced at the East Asian Medical Students Conference (EAMSC) in Tokyo.

Robert Joseph C. Sarmiento (The Philippines)
Mark Jason de Jesus (The Philippines)
Nicholas Pakawat Chongsathidkiet (Thailand)
Chaipol Srituravanich (Thailand)
Dwi Widyani Rosnia Savitrie (Indonesia)

If you were unable to collect your T-shirt at the conference, please contact your Regional Chairperson.

Keep your eyes open for more exciting opportunities to take part in future AMSA-International competitions!

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End of Year Update

Our Chairperson Juin Yi and Vice-Chairpersons Alicia and Sam have released a video detailing the progress that AMSA-International has made throughout 2012 and plans for the future.

These include – AMSA-International’s new visual identity across all AMSA subsidaries, AMSA’s Alumni Club, AMSA-International Day and developing relations with EMSA (European Medical Students Association).

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EAMSC2013 Announcement RE: Safety after Recent Earthquake

A bulletin has been released from the conference organizers emphasizing the safety of the upcoming EAMSC2013 in Tokyo, Japan following an earthquake on the 7th of December.

The conference will proceed as planned with delegate safety being the largest priority with Risk Management having been a part of the organisation of the conference from its inception.

The letter released by Kouki Akahoshi, the EAMSC 2013 Chairperson can be viewed at the link below.

Annoucement of safety of EAMSC 2013

For more information regarding the EAMSC in Tokyo, Japan please head over to the official website http://eamsc2013.com  or to the official FB page http://www.facebook.com/eamsc.tokyo