The 33rd EAMSC was held in New Delhi, India from 5th – 11th January 2019. The theme for the conference was “Emergency Medicine”. For more information about 34th East Asian Medical Students’ Conference, please visit us at https://www.facebook.com/EAMSC2021/

The 33rd EAMSC was held in New Delhi, India from 5th – 11th January 2019. The theme for the conference was “Emergency Medicine”. For more information about 34th East Asian Medical Students’ Conference, please visit us at https://www.facebook.com/EAMSC2021/

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.

What is EAMSC?

What is 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 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.

List of all the previous Conferences

YearHostTheme
1st1988South KoreaThe Present Status and Future Medical Service in Asia
2nd1989South KoreaHepatitis B: A Growing Epidemic in Korea and Taiwan
3rd1990New Hope for Life: Organ Transplantation
4th1991Prevention of Tuberculosis
5th1992Prevention of Occupational Disease: On Its Revie of Present Status and Prospective
6th1993Geriatric Disorders: The Medicine of 21st Century
7th1994The Liver Disease
8th1995Alcohol and Drug Abuse
9th1996South KoreaRehabilitation
10th1997The Evolution of Modern Medicine
11th1998South Korea
12th1999TaiwanGeriatric Medicine
13th2000TaiwanReforming Healthcare with Information Technology
14th2001JapanDeath
15th2002Hong Kong
16th2003PhilippinesMedicine and Ethics: Enhancing Global Commitment Towards Enlightened Patient Care
17th2004TaiwanMedical Education
18th2005JapanThe Nature of Health: Medical Profession and Social Expectations
19th2006IndonesiaEmergency: Medical Students’ Role on Disaster Management
20th2007TaiwanThe Prevention and Control of Newly-Arisen Epidemics
21th2008ThailandAlcohol
22th2009MalaysiaEngaging Asia-Pacific Youth in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
23th2010MalaysiaMen’s Health: Defining the Past, Refining the Future
24th2011ThailandAdolescent Health: Embrace the Future, Better the World
25th2012SingaporeInfectious Diseases: Battling the Enemy on All Fronts
26th2013JapanDisaster Medicine: Transition from Emergency Care to Routine/Long-Term Medical Care in the Context of Overall Health Recovery and Development
27th2014South KoreaChronic Disease
28th2015IndonesiaSexually Transmitted Infections:Halt The Disease, Help The People
29th2016TaiwanMedical care in the future
302017AustraliaClimate Change in Medicine
312018NepalMaternal and Neonatal Health
322019ThailandDiabetes and Obesity: The unrecognized burden
332020IndiaEmergency Medicine
342021PhilippinesCommunication in Healthcare: Sending the Right Message