Sign-Up for Innovate4AMR 2019-20

Dear members of AMSA,

We would like to invite you to participate in the second annual Innovate4AMR, a global student design competition aimed at improving antimicrobial stewardship in low-resource healthcare settings, with the objective of ensuring access and increasing equity. Sponsored by the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), ReAct, the IDEA Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO), Innovate4AMR offers you and your student group members the opportunity to join the front lines of the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Antibiotics are the cornerstone of many miracles of modern day medicine, from cancer chemotherapy to organ donation. The loss of effective antibiotics would mean reverting to a time when simple infections might become untreatable. Each year, 700,000 people die due to drug-resistant infections and, if unchecked, this number may rise to 10 million deaths a year by 2050— more than the number of people that die of cancer today.

Innovate4AMR’s teams, drawn from across the globe, will be asked to design novel strategies for key actors that have influence over how antibiotics are used appropriately or not in the healthcare delivery system. In particular, the competition asks participants to focus on social policies, structures, and other systems-level actions that affect antimicrobial stewardship, access, and equity. Innovate4AMR invites students to come up with creative solutions that tackle how we might manage better the use of life-saving antibiotics in our hospitals, clinics and outpatient pharmacies, particularly in resource-limited settings. How can we change patient expectations of an antibiotic when faced with a viral illness not treatable by such drugs? What role might telehealth play in improving antimicrobial stewardship without local infectious disease experts? Could mobile phones enable delayed prescribing of antibiotics till the patient actually needs such treatment? How do we achieve access, but not excess in stewarding this resource in healthcare delivery?

The winners of the competition will be given an opportunity to present their proposal at a capacity building workshop. The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, September 16, 2019. Given that your student organisation produces some of the world’s brightest future leaders, we wanted to extend a personal invitation to your students to form a team and submit a proposal to the hackathon. Last year 145 teams joined us in this effort, and the eleven winning teams brought forward an array of innovative projects.

To learn more about the competition and how to register, please visit innovate4amr.org. Both a one-page flyer and a two-page handout for the competition are also attached. We hope that you will invite your colleagues to join us in this year’s global call for proposals. Interested students can sign up here for updates.

Our best,

On behalf of the Innovate4AMR Team


Call for applications for the AMSA International Executive Committee 2019/2020.

Dear People of Tomorrow,

We take great pleasure to announce the call for applications for the AMSA International Executive Committee 2019/2020.

Applicants should submit the required documents to their respective Regional Chairpersons; Regional Chairpersons should then submit the applications by email to the General Secretary (secretary@amsa-international.org) and CC’ed it to the other Senior Officers (chair@amsa-international.org, vicechairinternal@amsa-international.org, vicechairexternal@amsa-international.org, and finance@amsa-international.org).

Please take a look at the application terms carefully fulfil all the required criteria. The deadline for the application is June 21st, 2019, 0900 GMT. Late or incomplete applications will not be processed.


AMSA eNewsletter #25

The 25th edition of AMSA International eNewsletter is finally out! The theme of the current edition is World Cancer Day 2019. 


World Cancer Day takes place every year on February 4. 6 million people die each year from cancer. That is more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. By 2030, experts project cancer deaths to rise to 13 million. If we don’t act. Through raising the public and political literacy and understanding around cancer, we reduce fear, increase understanding, dispel myths and misconceptions, and change behaviors and attitudes. Considering the urgency and opportunity of this matter, AMSA International has also joined the world in commemoration.

Read the eNewsletter through this link:



What’s inside?

  1. Exclusive Content: EAMSC Thailand 2019
  2. Hear out what our members say about World Cancer Day
  3. Catch up with the latest activities of AMSA Chapters all over Asia!
  4. Learn new knowledge about cities and cultures of AMSA Chapters
  5. Check out the photograph taken by our talented members
  6. [NEW!]World Cancer Day academic quiz & 24thedition’s winner announcement

Know more about APDSA

Know more about APDSA, AMSA International’s partner 🙂
Here are APDSA’s profile posters. As we have mentionrd before, AMSA International is extending organisation networking. Last year we have reached an agreement with Asia-Pacific Dental Student Association. We proudly present to you our respected partner profile. Please check it out!

Malaysia World Health Assembly 2019

Malaysia World Health Assembly Simulation (MyWHA) is a 3-day student-led conference hosted in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. This conference gathers people of different academic or professional backgrounds; aiming at heightening exchange of ideas between one another. It embodies the true organisational structure and function of an actual assembly organized by the World Health Assembly. You get to experience an actual proceeding regarding international issues related in their specific healthcare departments. Broaden your horizon and open your mind to endless possibilities of opinions. This year’s theme, Healthcare for all: Present Scenarios & Future Prospects aims to address the existing healthcare policies and issues and provide solutions to improve its quality in the future for the upcoming generations.

Find out more about the event on www.malaysiaworldhealthassembly.com

Register now! : https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdF6tdJBK85E1JXmT…/viewform

Links to social media website :
Twitter – https://mobile.twitter.com/wha2019
Instagram – Instagram.com/mywha2019
Facebook – Malaysia World Health Assembly 2019


Junior World Congress 2019 – Open for Submission

Got a research paper just waiting to present itself to the world? Or perhaps encountered a rare case in the hospital? 

?JWC-2019 provides you the opportunity to showcase your work in front of imminent and renowned medical professionals worldwide at CMCL’s first ever international congress for medical students! 

?Theme : Non communicable diseases.

?All candidates who submit abstracts must be registered delegates of the conference. 

For registration and detailed academic guidelines for submission log into our website www.jwc2019cmc.com 


Asia-Pacific Medical Students’ Symposium (APMSS2019)

Greetings, People of Tomorrow!

Next winter vacation, Asia-Pacific Medical Students’ Symposium is going to take place in National Taiwan University from 1/20 to 1/26!

Asia-Pacific Medical Students Symposium (abbreviated APMSS) is an academic reunion for medical students around the globe. During the 7-day journey, we have prepared various activities for you to not only pack yourself with the newest knowledge of medical technology but also immerse yourself in the kaleidoscopic Taiwanese culture and society!

“Be The Frontier- An Insight into the Cutting-Edge Medicine” is the theme for #APMSS2019. This time, we focus on the interaction between technology and medicine, discovering the unprecedented medical technology of this very moment. Medicine is not only about the usual textbooks and practice guidelines. With the power of technology, medicine can evolve into a much more advanced science. With a glance into these cutting-edge techniques, perhaps we can imagine the look of future medicine.

Beside these prospective academic speeches, also featured in APMSS2019 are multiple activities to have fun with, such as reality game, emergency relief workshop, environmental design workshop, OSCE, poster presentation and so on, let alone mentioning our day trip as the best chance to enjoy the nature and culture of northern Taiwan!

If you happen to have ANY questions, please email to:

Interested in participating? Please visit our websites!
Official Website of APMSS:
Official Facebook Page of APMSS:

Registration as LOCAL student
Registration as FOREIGN student

#APMSS2019 #Be_the_Frontier


AMSA eNewsletter #24

The 24th Edition of AMSA International eNewsletter is finally out!
The theme of the current edition is World Sight Day (WSD) 2018.

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on October 11, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. As stated by WHO, an estimated 180 million people worldwide are visually disabled. Of those, up to 80% of cases of blindness are actually avoidable, either resulting from preventable conditions (20%) or being treatable (60%) so that sight is restored. Considering the urgency and opportunity of this matter, AMSA International has also joined the world in commemoration.

What’s inside?
1. Exclusive Content: EAMSC Thailand 2019 & AMSC Malaysia 2018
2. Get to know the Editorial Board of AMSA International eNewsletter and AMSA International Executive Committee of 2018/2019!
3. Hear out what our members say about World Sight Day
4. Catch up with the latest activities of AMSA Chapters all over Asia!
5. Learn new knowledge about cities and cultures of AMSA Chapters
6. Check out the photograph taken by our talented members
7. [NEW!] Academic Quiz: Fill the crossword by visiting the website through the link or QR code available on page 108. The winner of the quiz will be announced in the next edition of the eNewsletter and will be given an AMSA International merchandise as a reward. So, don’t forget to join the quiz and win your reward!

Read the eNewsletter through this link:


Open Submission for AMSA-International Newsletter Issue #24

AMSA-International Newsletter is finally here! The theme for Newsletter Issue #24 will be:

World Sight Day 2018
“Shining a Light on Eye Health”

With sub-theme as follows:

  1. What’s your take, as a medical student, on raising people’s awareness regarding eye
    health and visual impairment?
  2. How important do you see it is to do an eye screening to prevent visual impairment?
  3. Eye exercise: Is it necessary?
  4. Give us your thoughts and advice on vision wellness! (e.g. Vision wellness in the
    workplace: Tips on how to protect your eyes from digital devices)

Here are several sections that you are able to participate:

  1. Scientific Articles/Articles/Essay/Your Opinions regarding the theme or sub theme.
  2. Your Recent Chapter/University Activities.
  3. Your Chapter/AMSA University Profile.
  4. Culture Corner
  5. Photography

Please contact your Editorial Board team or RC for further information regarding the article
submission guidelines. Submit your works before October 20, 2018, at 23.00 GMT +7