First European medical student congress and 24th General Assembly for the European Medical Students Association

This fall, the Association of Medical Students-Plovdiv and the Medical University of Plovdiv will have the honor to host the first European medical student congress (EMScon) for Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs (from 6th to 8th of September), as well as the 24th  General Assembly for the European Medical Students Association (EMSA) – 9th to 13th of September . Within this week, approximately 300 medical students from across Europe will gather in Plovdiv, all with the common goal of gathering new experiences, gaining new knowledge, and interacting with their fellow colleagues throughout Europe.

The Congress on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs aims to enrich the knowledge of the future medical professionals who otherwise do not have the opportunity to learn about important medical issues. In this case, topics such as advanced methods for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation on rare diseases and orphan drugs will be discussed.


The General Assembly is one the main communication platforms of EMSA. It is where medical students throughout Europe come together to help decide upon any modifications to the association as well as to participate in various medical related workshops and events. Over the course of a week, elections of the European board take place, as well as approval and fixation of budgets and fees. In addition, the medical students in attendance will attend sessions related to medical education and science, public health, European integration and medical ethics and culture.

Hosting these prestigious events in Plovdiv will give Plovdiv’s medical students a chance to showcase their university and city as an educational and cultural hotspot.

For participation or further information about EMScon: Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs and/or the EMSA General assembly, please visit

ABOUT AMS – Plovdiv

The Association of Medical Students – Plovdiv’s mission is to bring together the students of the Medical University of Plovdiv and to empower them to organize and lead various events and organizations that positively affect our community and society. We strive to educate the citizens of Plovdiv on various health concerns such as tuberculosis, diabetes, and hypertonia, to name a few. Our most recent organization was an event on sleep apnea where our members educated willing passersby on the symptoms and risks of this condition.  With our weekly meetings we are constantly striving to come up with even newer and better events for the future.  We are members of European Medical Students’ Association and International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations and this gives the opportunity to exchange experience with our colleagues around the world and participate in global projects on public health, medical education and science and many others.

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