The registrations for East Asian Medical Students' Conference (EAMSC)- Thailand 2019 have begun!
With over 400 Thai medical students as hosts and 450 delegates from over 27 countries, EAMSC 2019 would be one of the most excited events ever conducted in the history of AMSA-International. During the 5 days and 5 nights, delegates will be traveling through the wonderful city of Bangkok. Expect the magnificent Grand Palace, Baiyoke Sky Tower, Siam Square and the grandiose Siam Niramit to be included in the conference's destination.
The conference also offers four academic competitions.
4.White paper competition
And With the theme "Diabetes and Obesity: The unrecognized burden" , the organizing committee incorporates activities that will heighten your awareness about your own health.
For details of the conference ,please refer to the pre-conference booklet :
How to apply?
1. Fill the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/F5FGDGfACUNSfdPb2
2. Submit the application fees i.e. Rs 500 ( Rs 300 will be refunded if the delegate is not selected)
3. There will be shortlisting of candidates from the applicants based upon the form and performance in the interview the details of which will be conveyed later.
4. Cost of conference 420 USD excluding flights.
The applications close on 26 August 2018
The conference is open for only AMSA members.
To stay updated about the conference, please follow https:/facebook.com/EAMSC2019/Come, experience the Thai hospitality, world-renowned Thai culinary and elegance of the Thai culture, as EAMSC offers a one-of-a-kind experience that you will not get to encounter anywhere else in this world.
EAMSC THAILAND 2019
World Breastfeeding Week
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1st to 7th August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
The theme of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week is “Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life”— a recognition of the importance of breastfeeding to a baby’s future.
From the earliest moments of a child’s life, breastfeeding can mean the difference between life and death. Putting newborns to the breast within the first hour of life safeguards against newborn deaths. In fact, improving breastfeeding practices could save the lives of 823,000 children under age five every year.
World Hepatitis Day
For World Hepatitis Day 2018, WHO will focus on the theme: "Test. Treat. Hepatitis".
Viral hepatitis B and C are major health challenges, affecting 325 million people globally. They are chronic infections that may not show symptoms for a long period, sometimes years or decades. At least 60% of liver cancer cases are due to late testing and treatment of viral hepatitis B and C, which causes 1.34 million deaths annually. Low coverage of testing and treatment need to be addressed, in order to achieve the global elimination goals by 2030.
Health camp in Nangloi, New Delhi - July 7th
AMSA India in association with CRY organised another Health camp in Nangloi, New Delhi on 7th July. The health camp was attended by 79 children. They were screened for various common illnesses and counselled about maintaining hygiene and the importance of physical exercise. The mothers attending the camp were told about the importance of breastfeeding and instructed on weaning of infants. The CRY volunteers helped in the smooth conduction of the camp. AMSA's team of students and interns were jubilant at having made a difference to the children's lives and keen on attending more such camps!
MILVARTAN: AN OLD AGE HOME VISIT
Milvartan in punjabi means mutual sharing; Such is the name of the old age home visited by students of Government Medical College, Amritsar. Members and non-members alike spoke on Depression at the home on 31st August, 2018. The talk started with handing out pictures of famous celebrities and then revealing what they all had in common was being affected by depression. We briefed them about the various action plans including medication, problem focused therapy and natural therapeutic routes and also made the occupants try their hand at some origami which proved to be highly successful.
There was also an informal discussion between the occupants and the volunteers at a more one-on-one level. The evening ended with a jubilant round of singing and cracking jokes to lighten the mood.
We at *Government medical college, Amritsar* were ecstatic with what we achieved by this visit and would love to keep at it.
*Organiser: Japmehr Kaur Sandhu*
Japmehr Kaur Sandhu
Aviraj Singh Riar
BLOOD DONATION CAMP
Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
Blood Donation Camp organized by AMSA India members from Christian Medical College , Ludhiana on the occasion of “World Blood Donor Day” 14th June 2018 at Cmc Ludhiana.