The Asian Medical Students’ Conference is an annual conference of the Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA International) that involves the participation of hundreds of medical students from as many as 20 local chapters around the Asia-Pacific region.

The objective of AMSC lies in creating a platform for a strong, global network of medical students, who as future medical practitioners, will explore and develop their academic knowledge, cultural appreciation and interpersonal skills.

It comprises of three main aspects: academic, cultural and social programs. This event allows medical students from AMSA chapters to congregate, discuss and present their projects and research which were conducted based on the theme agreed upon for the conference that year. In addition, delegates can also experience different traditions and customs through the cultural events organised throughout course of the conference, and gives students an opportunity to network and build lifelong friendships with future doctors across Asia, regardless of nationality, ethnicity or race.

The conference is held annually in the middle of each year (late June to July period) , and is hosted by a local AMSA chapter in one of their main cities.

What is AMSC?

Year Host Theme
1st 1980 Thailand Community Medicine in Asia
2nd 1981 Thailand Water Sanitation and Water-borne Disease
3rd 1982 Thailand Nutrition
4th 1983 Malaysia Drug Abuse
5th 1984 Singapore Child Health
6th 1985 Philippines Role of Youth in Population Control: Asian Viewpoints
7th 1986 Hong Kong Mental Health in Asia
8th 1987 Malaysia Medical Curriculum for Year 2000
9th 1988 Taiwan Present Status and Future Prospects of Medical Service in Asia
10th 1989 Japan Primary Health Care in Asia
11th 1990 Indonesia Towards Promoting Mother and Child Health Status
12th 1991 South Korea Endemic Disease of Each Country and Its Control
13th 1992 Malaysia The Role of Medical Students in Primary Health Care
14th 1993 Taiwan Environmental Medicine
15th 1994 Thailand AIDS
16th 1995 Hong Kong Life Styles of Health
17th 1996 Indonesia Doctor Professional and Its Challenge Towards the Year 2000
18th 1997 Philippines Hand Cross Asia: Work Together For Better Health Care
19th 1998 Malaysia The Challenges of Health Care Management in the next Millenium
20th 1999 Thailand Effective Use of Health Care Resources
21th 2000 South Korea New Wave in Medicine
22th 2001 Australia Health Priorities in the Twenty-First Century
23th 2002 Japan Community Medicine in Asia
24th 2003 Indonesia The Advances of Tropical Medicine in Asia
25th 2004 Thailand Traditional Medicine
26th 2005 Malaysia Technology in Medicine
27th 2006 Hong Kong Tobacco
28th 2007 Korea Cancer in Asia – Incidence, Suffering and Prevention
29th 2008 Japan Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Promotion
30th 2009 Taiwan Stigmatized Illnesses
31st 2010 Indonesia Geriatrics Health
32nd 2011 Hong Kong* Integrative Medicine: Evidence-based traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) in modern medical practice
33rd 2012 Philippines Surmounting Health Inequalities across Asia as One Region
34th 2013 Malaysia The Incoming Tide of Community Medicine
35th 2014 (X)Thailand  – cancelled due to Martial Law issue –
36th 2015 Singapore  Geriatric Medicine: Embracing the Silver Tsunami
37th 2016 Philippines  Beyond Our Clinics : The Social Determinants of Health
38th 2017 Korea  Hospital, No longer a safe area
39th 2018 Malaysia  Infection Control: Old Problems, New Challenges
40th 2019 Singapore  Healthcare without Borders: The Problems
41st 2020 London Cancelled due to COVID19
42nd 2021 London Trauma: Same Problem, Different Solution