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Previous editions

History of LIMSC

The idea of an international student conference was born in 1999 during the yearly dinner of the Executive Board of the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) and the board of the medical student association of Leiden (M.F.L.S). The rationale behind this idea was to put the LUMC on the map of the international research community, and to create an international network in the LUMC. This initiative unfolded in the first edition of the Leiden International (Bio)Medical Student Conference, which took place on the 26th and 27th of November 1999. 

Ever since the very first edition, LIMSC has been growing to a leading conference in the field of medical and biomedical student conferences. The programme has become more and more professional, including prominent guest speakers, interactive workshops, an extensive social programme and, above all, presentations of talented young researchers. 

In 2019, the 11th edition of LIMSC welcomed over 700 participants from more than 70 different countries.

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Previous edition of LIMSC - 13th to the 17th of March 2019

The 11th edition of LIMSC took place with:

  • More than 100 people in the organisation
  • 720 participants
  • With 70 different nationalities
  • Total available prize money of €2250 

The programme included 5 notable guest speakers:

  • Prof. dr. Simone Buitendijk gave her lecture during the ceremonial opening. She studied Medicine in Utrecht (the Netherlands), received a Master’s degree in Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine in the US, and earned her PhD degree in Women’s and Family Health in Leiden. She currently works as Vice-Provost (Education) at Imperial College London.
  • The 2nd guest lecture was given by Professor of Neurology and Director of the Centre for Clinical Brain Science and Edinburgh Neuroscience, Siddharthan Chandran. The goal of his research, that combines laboratory and clinical activity, is to develop novel treatments for patients with neurodegenerative disorders in the context of Regenerative Neurology.
  • Prof. dr. Inger Schipper has been a professor of (orthopaedic) Trauma Surgery at the LUMC since 2008. She also is the director of the Trauma Department of the Leiden University Medical Center and Trauma Center West. Moreover, she gives many trauma courses worldwide, such as AO and ATLS courses.
  • Dr. Tarek Meguid is a Physician, specialized in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He holds a Master of Philosophy in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Cape Town, a Bachelor of Law from Nottingham Trent University, and a Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University. He is currently working as Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Chief Medical Officer and Country Director of Village Health Works in Kigutu, Burundi.
  • The last guest lecture was given by Dr. Kevin Jones, Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and also Adjunct faculty member in the Department of Oncological Sciences in the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Utah. 

We hereby proudly present the award winners of LIMSC 2019!


Oral presentations

 

Name

Country

Institution

Abstract Title

1st
Prize: 
1000 Euros

B.B. Kuchtova 

Czech Republic

Charles University 

“Tractography of the basal ganglia in patients with Alzheimer’s disease”

2nd Prize:
500 Euros

B. Andras Barta

Hungary

Semmelweis University

“Gender differences in myocardial reverse remodelling after branding and debanding of the abdominal aorta in rats”

3rd Prize:
250 Euros

A. Godlewska

Poland

Pomeranian Medical University

“Childbirth after undergoing a caesarean section – what factors affect women’s decisions regarding the delivery method during subsequent pregnancies?”


Poster presentations

 

Name

Country

University

Abstract Title

1st Prize:
250 Euros

L. Jennings 

United Kingdom

University of Manchester

“Sympathetic inhibition of colon motility: The role of adrenergic α1 receptors on platelet-derived growth factor alpha+ (PDGFRα+) cells”

2nd Prize:
150 Euros

B. Kwatra

India 

University at Buffalo

“Novel antibacterial and anti-fungal agent from eicchornia crassipes”

3rd Prize:
100 Euros

A. van Rijn

The Netherlands

Leiden University

“Torque teno virus load as biomarker for immune status and clinical complications in renal transplant recipients”

We thank them for their exceptional contribution to the research world and wish them best of luck for their future careers!

Guest speakers

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We hereby proudly present the award winners of LIMSC 2017!


Oral presentations

 

Name

Country

University

Abstract Title

1st Prize:
1000 Euros

A. Sigaeva

Russian Federation

Lomonosov Moscow State University

“Everyday blue-LED illumination affects choroidal blood vessels of Japanese quails (Coturnix japonica) of different age”

2nd
Prize:

500 Euros

N. Martucci

United Kingdom

University of Edinburgh

“Development of a 3D Human Alternative Model to Animal Experimentation for Drug Induced Liver Injury”

3rd
Prize:
250 Euros

S. Flemmer

Germany

Hospital Regensburg

“Evolution of epigenetic aberrations during the malignant progression of breast cancer”


Poster presentations

 

Name

Country

University

Abstract Title

1st Prize:
250 Euros

T. Soeratram

Netherlands

Leiden University

“Endoplasmic reticulum stress as a protective mechanism in intestinal stem cells”

2nd Prize:
150 Euros

C.L. Gomez Flores

Mexico 

Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi

“Structural and functional characterization of the H+ATPase N-Domain from Saccharomyces cerevisiae”

3rd Prize:
100 Euros

A. Abiola

Nigeria

University of Lagos

“Evolution of epigenetic aberrations during the malignant progression of breast cancer”

We thank them for their exceptional contribution to the research world and wish them best of luck for their future careers!

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The first edition of LIMSC - 26th and 27th of November 1999

The very first edition took place in the concert hall of Leiden. The conference was a big success, with over 200 participants from 30 different countries. The research presented by the 60 active participants was of high quality, and guest lectures were given by amongst others Peter Doherty, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1996.