Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) medical students have gained victories during the 10th Scientific Atmosphere (SA) and awards in the Bali Health Student Conference (BHSC) held at Universitas Udayana, Bali, from 16-19 February 2017.
In the SA competition, the UGM nursing programme delegates won the first place award in the public education video category. The students were Arif Abdur Rohman, Evita Dwi Nastiti, and Rasyid Herlambang Wicaksono. The second award in the same category was won by medical education students: Annisa Nurul PS, Kamila Muyasarah, and Avina Alawya. The champion of public poster category was won by medical education students, Putri Raudina Alifah dan Annisa Nurul.
In the BHSC competition, UGM delegates - Rahmadani Puji Lestari and Patria Aditya Arimukti from medical education department - won two awards, namely best abstract and runner-up of oral presentation in clinical category.
Arif Abdur Rohman said the SA and BHSC competitions that raised the reproduction health theme was joined by no fewer than 250 teams from Indonesian universities, divided in two stages: elimination and final. Participants were asked to send a video or scientific paper in the elimination stage. The best 55, or 35 from SA competition and 20 from BHSC competition, were selected to the finals for presentation.
“There were five teams from UGM that got through to the finals with four of them bringing awards home,” he said at Faculty of Medicine UGM on Friday (24/2).
Arif explained they sent a video on cervical cancer for the competition, trying to raise awareness among people for early detection against cervical cancer. “Cervical cancer is the second highest number of cancer prevalence in women across Indonesia after breast cancer,” he said. Arif hoped the video could increase people’s awareness on cancer prevention through early detection as well as the importance of clean and healthy lifestyle.
In the poster category, the UGM team promoted child protection against sexual crime through TEDI method. It promotes child independence, sexual education according to the age of the child, embrace and love the child, and remind the child to always keep themselves safe.
In the BHSC competition, the UGM team won two awards through scientific papers titled Relations of Non-genetic Factors to Cases of Nevirapine Medication Allergies in HIV Patients.
Arief expressed his pride following these achievements in the competitions. The hard work of the whole team has produced maximum outcomes.
“(We’re) thankful that the UGM delegates could bring home achievements that makes UGM proud. Hopefully, these would motivate us more to keep making achievements in other competitions,” he concluded.