The 32nd EAMSC was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 8th – 12th January 2019. The theme for the conference is “Diabetes and Obesity: The unrecognized burden”. For more information about 32st East Asian Medical Students’ Conference, please visit us at https://www.facebook.com/EAMSC2019/
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:
The Present Status and Future Medical Service in Asia
Hepatitis B: A Growing Epidemic in Korea and Taiwan
New Hope for Life: Organ Transplantation
Prevention of Tuberculosis
Prevention of Occupational Disease: On Its Revie of Present Status and Prospective
Geriatric Disorders: The Medicine of 21st Century
The Liver Disease
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
The Evolution of Modern Medicine
Reforming Healthcare with Information Technology
Medicine and Ethics: Enhancing Global Commitment Towards Enlightened Patient Care
The Nature of Health: Medical Profession and Social Expectations
Emergency: Medical Students’ Role on Disaster Management
The Prevention and Control of Newly-Arisen Epidemics
Engaging Asia-Pacific Youth in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Men’s Health: Defining the Past, Refining the Future
Adolescent Health: Embrace the Future, Better the World
Infectious Diseases: Battling the Enemy on All Fronts
Disaster Medicine: Transition from Emergency Care to Routine/Long-Term Medical Care in the Context of Overall Health Recovery and Development
Sexually Transmitted Infections:Halt The Disease, Help The People
Medical care in the future
Climate Change in Medicine
Maternal and Neonatal Health
Diabetes and Obesity: The unrecognized burden