Program AMSC 2018

10/09: Pre-conference tour

The AMSC is pleased to once again announce collaboration with Wouter Vaneerdeweg, to offer a guided walk through Antwerp City as pre-conference tour for the Antwerp Medical Students’ Congress 2018 which runs September 11 – 15. 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.

11/09/2018: Oral presentations
09:00 - 10:00         Registrations and breakfast            UA - Hall S
10:00 - 10:30          Opening ceremony                             UA -  S1
10:40 - 13:00          Oral research presentations            UA -  S1, S0.20
13:00 - 14:00          Lunch                                                     UA -  Hall S
14:00 - 15:30          Oral research presentations            UA -  B0.15, S0.20

16:00                       Social program: Bubble footbal      Park van Eeden

12/09/2018: Poster presentations and Award Ceremony
09:30 - 10:30          Registrations and breakfast              UA -  Hall S
10:30 - 13:00          Poster research presentations          UA -  S0.20

13:00 - 14:00          Lunch                                                   UA -  Hall S

14:00 - 16:00          Poster research presentations      UA -  S0.20, Hall S
16:00 - 16:30          Jury break                                               UA -  Hall S
16:30 - 17:00          Award ceremony                                   UA -  S1

20:30                       Social program: Pub Crawl                 Bar 11, Pelgrimstraat 11

13/09/2018: Lectures and Workshops
08:00 - 09:00          Registrations and breakfast                          UA -  Hall S
09:00 - 10:00          KN Lecture Maxillary reconstruction          UA -  S1       
                                     Prof. dr. Nadjmi

10:15 - 11:15          KN Lecture tumor-associated myeloid          UA -  S1           
                                 cells as new targets for cancer therapy               
                                     Dr. Damya Laoui
11:30 - 12:30          Lecture hypnosis in a clinical setting          UA -  S1
               
                                     Dr. Nicole Ruysschaert
12:30 - 13:45          Lunch                                                                    UA -  Hall S
14:00 - 17:30          Workshop TEAM                                               UA -  N0.08
14:00 - 17:30          Workshop ECG                                                   UA -  S0.38
14:00 - 17:30          Workshop Da Vinci UZA                                  UZA
14:00 - 17:30          Workshop Suturing                                           UA -  S0.37
14:00 - 17:30          Workshop Facial Reconstruction                  UA

19:00                       Social program: Dinner                                   De Groote Witte Arend

14/09/2018: Lectures and Workshops
08:15 - 09:30          Registrations and breakfast                         UA -  Hall S
09:30 - 10:30          Lecture medical genetics                              UA -  O6            
                                     Prof. dr. Brunner

11:00 - 12:30          Quiz - RX evaluation                                         UA - S1       
                                     Dr. Van der Plas
12:30 - 13:45          Lunch                                                               UA - Hall S
14:00 - 17:30          Workshop TEAM                                           UA - N0.08
14:00 - 17:30          Workshop laparoscopy                                UA - T, 3rd floor
14:00 - 17:30          Workshop laryngoscopy                              UZA - Omegazaal
14:00 - 17:30          Workshop Taping                                          UA - S0
14:00 - 17:30          Workshop Burn wounds                              UA -  S0.37

20:30                       Social program: Beer tasting                       Beer Central, Keyserlei 25

15/09/2018: Lectures and Closing Ceremony
08:30 - 09:30          Registrations and breakfast                         UA - Hall S
09:30 - 11:00          KN Lecture Developmental hip dysplasia  UA - S1               
                                       Dr. Osama M. Odat
11:15 - 12:15            KN Lecture ‘Belgian Dr. House team’          UA - S1    
                                       Prof. dr. Poppe

12:15 - 13:00          Closing ceremony                                             UA - S1
13:00 - 14:00          Reception and lunch                                       UA - Hall S

15:00                       Social program: Museum visit                      Rubenshuis


Lecturers of the AMSC 2018:

Damya Laoui (13/09)  is a researcher at the VUB (Brussels) and works in the Myeloid Cell Immunology Laboratory.   Immunotherapy is the next big thing in the field of cancer treatment and Miss Laoui is a part of it by exploring the possibilities of developing vaccines in the battle against cancer. She specifically researches the influence of dendritic cells on tumors. Her work has not been tested on humans yet, but it is very promising. Last year she was named as one of the 35 innovators under the age of 35 by MIT Technology Review.

Prof. dr. Han Brunner (14/09) is professor in clinical genetics at the Radbound university of Nijmegen and  the university of Maastricht. He is also head of the clinical genetics department of the Maastricht University Medical Center. Dr Brunner has focused his work on mental disabilities and congenital diseases. Furthermore, he was one of the pioneers in the discovery of certain pathogenic genes and genomic technologies. 

Dr. Osama M. Odat (15/09) is an Orthopedic Resident Surgeon at the Prince Hamza Hospital in Amman, Jordan and is the founder of the Developmental Dysplasia of The Hip Organization and an ATLS instructor at the American College of Surgeons.

He will broaden our horizons with a lecture on Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) which is one of the most common pediatric diseases. During the lecture students will discover the basics of the disease, the diagnostic process and early treatment plans. 

Dr. Osama will also give a workshop centered around Trauma Evaluation and Management (TEAM). His workshop’s ultimate goal is to familiarize students with the fundamental concepts of TEAM, all while paying special attention to the “Golden Hour” concept - the first hour after which the patient’s survival chances decrease drastically due to lack of adequate medical care.  


Workshops of the AMSC 2018:

Da Vinci Workshop (13/09)

The Da Vinci robot is designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach and is controlled by a surgeon from a console. In this workshop, you get the opportunity to experience what skills are needed to handle the Da Vinci Robot by practicing yourself. In addition to the practical part, you will be provided with an overview regarding the use and advantages of the Da Vinci Robot in daily clinical practices.

This workshop will be provided by Prof. Dr. Van Schil, head of the thoracic and vascular surgery department at the University Hospital of Antwerp.

Laparoscopy workshop (14/09)

Laparoscopy, also called minimally invasive surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations are preformed through small incisions in the abdomen or pelvis. Due to the use of this technique, a more precise approach for several surgeries is possible and recovery times shrinked.

In this workshop, you will experience what it’s like to handle a laparoscope by preforming the same simple exercises as novice surgeons do in the beginning of their training. In addition to the practical part, you will be provided with an overview regarding the use and advantages of laparoscopy in daily clinical practices.

This workshop will be provided by Dr. Berzenji, who is finishing his training in surgery. All this under supervision of Prof. Dr. Van Schil, head of the thoracic and vascular surgery department at the University Hospital of Antwerp.

Trauma Evaluation And Management workshop (13/09 & 14/09)

Given by Dr. Osama M. Odat this workshop's ultimate goal is to familiarize students with the fundamental concepts of Trauma Evaluation and Management (TEAM).

Special attention will be paid to the "Golden Hour" concept - after a traumatic event a patient's survival chances will decrease drastically if adequate medical attention is not provided within the first hour.