On September 15th and September 16th, the AMSC is going practical! With 7 different workshops offered at the hospital or University campus, one will not suffer from lack of suspense. Learn or improve your ALS-skills, placing an IV, intubating and suturing skills. See if you are safe from contracting Ebola by getting in one of our suits and don’t miss the special workshop about shock (including intraosseous Catherization). Finally, you can get your hands on the Da Vinci Robot to get a glimpse into the future of surgery. AMSC is also cooperating with BIOMAB, who provide workshops about dissection and arts, and with GDA (translated as Medical Days Antwerp) which will focus their lectures and workshops on “Infectious diseases”


AMSC 2017…. Can you fare under pressure?

1.1     Medical workshops overview

1.1.1      Da Vinci Robot

Formally known under the name of “Da Vinci Surgical System”, this machine serves as a tool for a surgeon to approach the operation in a minimally invasive way. The user controls the four sets of arms with two hands and two feet, overcoming the sometime stiff motion of laparoscopy and providing more precision to the surgeon’s hands. To experience this for yourself and to learn more about this system, which has been on the market since 2000 and has only 3800 units like it in the world, you can join us for the workshop.

The workshop can be joined by anyone, however numbers are limited. The registration will be announced via email and facebook. 

1.1.2       Workshop ACLS

A tradition now at the AMSC, this workshop provides you with an hour of interactive teaching which has you remember all the key notes for weeks, all without writing a single word due to the teaching method that Dr. Zul Mirza uses. ACLS stands for Advanced Cardiac Life support and is a continuing of Basic Life support which you had to pass to get your first aid badge. Here the focus lies primarily on what to do once the ambulance arrives.

1.1.3      Intubation/Placing IV-catheter

Find your way through the trachea and blood in this two in one workshop about two important aspects of emergency medicine. This will take place during the Da Vinci Workshop, for the people who did not get in. 

1.1.4      Suturing

The class will be divided in two categories: Suturing for beginners and advanced suturing. The latter will learn you to place a subcuticular suture (interrupted and continuous). The basic suturing workshops will contain a normal suture and a donati. 

1.1.5      Workshop shock

This workshop will teach you all about the treatment of shock and how to use a EZ-IO needle. Dr. Mirza, traumatologist in the West Middlesex University Hospital, will be the one to provide this workshop. 

1.1.6      Ebola suits

1.2    BIOMAB 

Friday 15 September 2017  
TA - building

WORKSHOP : Medical and Scientific Illustration

It is not surprising that in medical sciences and especially in surgery traditionally illustrations are created to enable communication between scientist and reader, teacher and student, and physician and patient. Art and science come together in medical illustration. 

This year AMSC offers a unique opportunity to those students with wish to study and explore human anatomy together with highly regarded medical artists at the 10th BIOMAB-ARSIC Dissection Drawing Day. You will take part in an intensive workshop, lectures and group discussions on human and comparative anatomy, with time to draw, to paint and to photograph.

Specialists in human (Prof. Dr. Francis Van Glabbeek, dr. Geert Van Eeckhout) and animal anatomy (Prof. Dr. Peter Bols) will dissect and explain in close detail an upper and lower arm, an upper and lower leg, head and neck anatomy with its facial musculature, a human torso and comparative animal anatomy. Medical artists (AEIMS president Pascale Pollier and BIOMAB scientific member dr. Ann Van de Velde) will supervise the art work.

Together with

University of Antwerp, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Antwerp, Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp / School of Arts - AP University College
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Ghent / School of Arts - University College Ghent
Haute école des arts du Rhin - HEAR, Didactique visuelle (F)
University of the Arts London - UAL (UK)
Medical Artists' Education Trust - MAET (UK)
University of Dundee, Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (UK)
Art Researches Science International Collaborations (ARSIC)

Medical and Scientific Illustration in Europe:

Antwerp University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Campus Drie Eiken, Building TB, Dissection Room

Organised by

Biological and Medical Art in Belgium/BIOMAB:

PRACTICAL SESSION: Anatomy for the artist

Pascale Pollier-Green will bring some skulls where people can sculpt the facial muscles of expression in wax. She'll have about 10 skulls to work on , and will bring the modelling wax as well. 

Pascale Pollier's work attempts to capture the point where art and science meld. An alchemist at heart, her work begins with observation and experimentation, and is steeped in solid scientific research and findings. She studied fine art and Painting at St Lucas art school in Ghent, Belgium, and subsequently a postgraduate training with the Medical Artists Association, London UK. Co-founder and former president of BIOMAB (Biological and Medical Art in Belgium) she is now scientific advisor to BIOMAB's study programme Art Researches Science (ARS). With ARSIC “Art Researches Science International Collaborations", an international collective where Art and Science become entangled, she unites artists, scientists and those with a passion for the synergy between Art and Science, Technology and Philosophy. Pascale was external examiner for the medical art course at The Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee, and is president of AEIMS (Association Europeenes des Illustrateurs Medicaux et Scientifiques). She currently lives and works in London as a self-employed artist; artem-medicalis.