Leiden International Medical Student Conference

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Leiden International Medical Student Conference (LIMSC)
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Location(s) Leiden, Netherlands
Inaugurated 1999
Attendance
  • Active: 200–400
  • Passive: 300–600
Website
Official website

The Leiden International Medical Student Conference (LIMSC) is a European student conference hosted by the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and organized by (bio)medical students from the Leiden Medical Student Association.

Location[edit]

The conference is held at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in Leiden, Netherlands. The LUMC consists of three interconnected buildings on the hospital/medical campus: the hospital, the research center, and the education center. The LUMC is located right next to Leiden Central Railway Station.

History[edit]

Since its first edition in 1999, LIMSC has grown into an international event.[citation needed] The 2013 edition had over 550 visitors, of which 350 from abroad.[citation needed]

Fourth edition[edit]

The fourth conference was held in 2005. Crispin Hiley, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, won First Prize for Oral Presentation for "Relationship between VEGF expression and prostate cancer outcome following radical radiotherapy".

Seventh edition[edit]

7th edition of LIMSC, 1st place award, left: Prof. Dr. E.C. Klasen PhD (Dean Leiden University Medical Center), right: Farbod Sedaghat-Hamedani

The seventh edition of LIMSC took place in Leiden, Netherlands on March 16–20, 2011. Students could participate in LIMSC either as a presenting or as a visiting participant. Students from all over the world were invited to submit an abstract of their research. First Prize for Oral Presentation was won by Farbod Sedaghat-Hamedani, University of Heidelberg, Germany, for his paper "The Role of PINCH Proteins for cardiac contractility by modulating Akt/PKB Signaling".

Eighth edition[edit]

The eighth edition of LIMSC took place from 13 March to 17 March 2013, in the Leiden University Medical Center. 620 abstracts from 45 different countries were submitted. After a blind selection by the Scientific Committee, the 200 best students were invited to present their research at LIMSC. The best conference award went to Giovanni Borso, University of Padova, Italy, for his presentation "Preventing aberrant wound healing using micro-patterned silicone dressing."

Ninth edition[edit]

The ninth edition of LIMSC will take place from 11 – 15 March 2015, in the Leiden University Medical Center.

Partners[edit]

LIMSC maintains contacts with a couple of other organizations. Most of these contacts consist of partner conferences that offer about the same quality as LIMSC.

External links[edit]