34th Asian Medical Students' Conference Malaysia (AMSC) 2013
Organization: Asian Medical Students' Association (AMSA) Malaysia
Venue: PALACE OF THE GOLDEN HORSES
|Event Date/Time: Jul 03, 2013||End Date/Time: Jul 10, 2013|
The 34th Asian Medical Students' Conference (AMSC) Malaysia 2013: The Incoming Tide of Community Medicine
Mission Serve as a platform for medical students in Asia to develop the awareness, expertise and perception of community health and population-based medicine to become holistic, highly proficient doctors, with the intention to foster better social responsibility, become strong advocate of patient care and community leaders.
Description What is Asian Medical Students' Conference (AMSC)?
AMSC is an annual 8- day 7- night convention organized by any member chapter under AMSA International during June or July every year which involved more than 400 medical students from more than 20 chapters.
History of AMSC:
• The very first AMSC was successfully held in Bangkok, Thailand which gathered 4 countries (India, Japan, Singapore and Thailand) to discuss on community medicine, infection and water sanitation. • Today, AMSC has become an important annual convention that hundreds of medical students from more than 20 countries looking forward to participate in. Countries involved in AMSC:
• Australia • Bangladesh • Cambodia • China • Egypt • Hong Kong • India • Iran • Japan • South Korea • Malaysia • Mongolia • Myanmar • Nepal • Philippines • Singapore • Taiwan • Thailand • Ukraine • United Kingdom
• To create a platform for a strong, global network of medical students, doctors- to- be to explore academic knowledge, cultural appreciation and interpersonal skills. • To encourage medical students to think out of the box and challenge them to be proactive, well- rounded and cultivates social awareness among them. Main Aspects of AMSC: • Academics: Allows medical student from different countries to discuss and present their projects and research conducted based on the conference theme • Social: Provides an opportunity for students to network and build a lifelong friendships with future doctors across Asia Pacific, Oceania and beyond • Cultural: Cultivate cultural appreciation and respects for the cultural diversity among people from different nations, ethnicity and race.
Purpose of the 34th AMSC Malaysia 2013:
When the world heath care system moves be more patient-centred, we must be reminded that community medicine play a vital role in a nation’s health. It is only through proper empowerment of the individuals in the community that we can curb the rising burden of diseases and calamities.
Long have medical students strive to be excel in specialized fields of medicine but neglecting the community as a whole. It goes beyond the medical traditions of individual diagnosis, treatment and care to stem the health problems of a nation. Well thought policies, campaigns and plans have to be implemented to ensure a sustainable healthcare system in a country that promotes, protects, and preserves her citizens’ health.
As Sir James Bryce once said, “Medicine, the only profession that labours incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence,” thus every doctor has a societal responsibility in the promotion of health and the prevention of disease and injury among diverse populations and the communities in which they live. Therefore, we have titled our conference “AMSC Malaysia 2013: The Incoming Tide of Community Medicine”