Program AMSC 2019

Monday 09/09/2019: Pre-conference tour

The AMSC offers a guided walk through Antwerp City as pre-conference tour for the Antwerp Medical Students’ Congress 2019 which runs September 10 – 14. On this, entrance free tour, you will discover the best of Antwerp City and its lesser-known gems together with other participants of the congress and some team members.

When: 16:00 

Where: Groenplaats 2000 Antwerp

Tuesday 10/09/2019: Oral research presentations +  Quiz

09.00-10.00: Registrations + breakfast
10.00-10.15: Opening ceremony 
10.30-12.30: Oral presentations
12.30-13.30: Lunch break
13.30-17.30: Oral presentations

At the oral presentations the selected Active participants will present their scientific research to the other participants.

Social program: Quiz

Where: Jeugdcentrum Vizit, Heistraat 34a 2610 Wilrijk

When: 8 PM

How to get there by bus: 

Groenplaats 2000 Antwerp-> Bist 2610 Antwerp: you can take bus 180 or 181 or 182 or 183 

Campus drie eiken-> Bist 2610 Antwerp: you can take bus 17

Franklin Rooseveltplaats or central station -> Bist 2610 Antwerp: take bus 17 

Once, you arrive at the Bist it's a two minute walk to Vizit.

Do you know certain dumb facts about things? Ready to show your quiz skills about various things like puzzles, medical related questions, Belgian culture, or even just guessing from which animal a sound is? Or are you just coming to laugh, not exactly score good on the quiz and to enjoy the ambiance? That’s all okay. Come on Tuesday to our interesting and funny quiz.

Wednesday 11/09/2019: Poster research presentations + award ceremony + pub crawl

08.30-09.30: Registrations + breakfast
09.00-12.30: Poster presentations
12.30-13.30: Lunch break
13.30-15.30: Poster presentations
15.30-16.00: Jury break
16.00-16.30: Award ceremony

At the poster presentations, selected active participants will present their scientific work to us in the format of posters

Social program: Pubcrawl

Where: Groenplaats 2000 Antwerp

When: 8:30 PM

How to get there by bus: 

Universiteitsplein 2610 Antwerp-> groenplaats 2000 Antwerp: take bus 180 or 181 or 182 or 183

What is better than seeing Antwerp by night, while enjoying a drink with your newly made friends? Nothing. Our experience party team will guide you to a few of the best pubs in town. 

Thursday 12/09/2019: Lectures and workshops +dinner 

08.00-09.00: Registrations + breakfast
09.00-10.30: Lecture 1: Pre-hospital care
                       by Mr. Genbrugge, Expert for the Flemish government
10.30-10.45: Break
10.45-12.15: Lecture 2: Platelet Rich Plasma, a state of afairs by Dr. Cambré
12.15-13.15: Lunch break
13.15-13.30: Assignment of workshop groups
13.30-17.00: Workshop 1: Neonatology / Workshops 2: Advanced suturing / 3  Medical taping

Social program: Dinner

Where: De Groote Witte Arend, Reyndersstraat 18, 2000 Antwerpen

When: 6:30 PM

How to get there by bus : 

Universiteitsplein 2610 Antwerp-> groenplaats 2000 Antwerp: take bus 180 or 181 or 182 or 183

Once, you arrive at groenplaats it's a five minute walk to the restaurant.

Price: 32,50 Euro 

A dinner at the Groote Witte Arend is a perfect addition to our social program. It is an opportunity to enjoy some typical dishes of the Belgian cuisine. 

Friday 13/09/2019: Lectures and workshops + beer tasting

08.00-09.00: Registrations + breakfast
09.00-10.30: Lecture 3: Digital healthcare 
                       By partner congres GDA 
10.30-11.00: Break
11.00-12.15: Lecture 4: Alzheimer disease biomarkers: implications for diagnosis and treatment
                     By Prof. Dr. Engelborghs affiliated to the VUB, UZ Brussel, UAntwerpen
12.15-13.15: Lunch break
13.15-13.30: Assignment of workshop groups
13.30-17.00: Workshop 4:  Da vinci/ 5: Laparoscopy/ 6: Burn wounds/ 7: Trauma management/ 8: Discovery and development of pharmaceutics (by janssen pharmaceutica) 

Workshop 4: Da Vinci robot. Learn how to use one of the most advanced surgical robots available on the market while you’re at the AMSC! Dr. Van Schil will teach you how to operate using this fine piece of technology. 

Workshop 5: Laparoscopy. During this hands-on workshop you’ll learn the intricacies of operating utilizing laparoscopic techniques. Dr. Berzenji will show you how to perform even the most precise movements. You’ll get the knack of it in no time! This workshop is only available for students from other universities than the University of Antwerp.

Workshop 6: Treatment of burn wounds. Don’t miss our burn wounds workshop during the 2019 edition of the AMSC! During this 3 hour workshop you’ll learn how to classify burn wounds and also the ins and outs of their treatment! Dr. Rose, whose work has been documented in a well-known Flemish TV show, will be there to show you the ropes. Make sure to subscribe in time since there are only a limited amount of  places available. Registrations open on the 30th of August 12:00 GMT+1.

Social program: Beer tasting

Where: Beer centraal, De Keyserlei 25, 2018 Antwerpen

When: 8:30 Pm 

How to get there by bus : 

Campus drie eiken-> central station: you can take bus 17 

Once, you arrive at central station it's a 2 minute walk to the pub.

Beers are a Belgian Specialty. Bier Central, a pub in the city centre, offers a selection of over 300 kinds of beers. Make sure to try a few before you leave our beautiful country!


Saturday 14/09/2019: Lectures + closing ceremony + MAS + Final drinks

09.00-10.00: Registrations + breakfast
10.00-11.30: Lecture 5: Deep Brain Stimulation in psychiatric and motor patients.
                      By Prof. Dr. Visser Vandewalle Head of functional Neurosurgery Uniklinik Keulen
11.30-11.45: Break
11.45-12.45: Lecture 6: 5 revolutions in burn wound care
                      By Dr. Geeroms, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, UZ Brussel 
12.45-13.00: Closing ceremony
13.00-14.30: Reception

Social program: MAS-museum trip

Where: Hanzestedenplaats 1 2000 Antwerpen

More information will follow

To close off this week, we arranged a visit to the Museum Aan de Stroom. Placed on the shores of Antwerp's Schelde river, this Museum has a wonderful view. It has changing expositions on a variety of subjects. All information on the current exposition can be found here