The International conference for Healthcare and Medical Students is Ireland’s first student led conference, founded at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in 2010. Our annual international conference is organized by a group of full-time students studying in the healthcare field at RCSI in Dublin, Ireland. This year, our organizing committee consists of 29 members ranging from first year to final year students.

At ICHAMS, we aim to inspire students to pursue and publish their research all while partaking in our engaging social program and learning through our hands on workshops.


In 2010, a small group of RCSI students founded ICHAMS. Since our first edition, our conference has grown from under 100 delegates to where we are today – over 700 in the last three editions with 49 different nationalities represented at ICHAMS 2018. Abstracts presented at ICHAMS have also been published in the BMC Proceedings since 2011.


We welcome both undergraduate and graduate students studying in any healthcare field – including physiotherapy, pharmacy, and medicine. Students who wish to develop their research and presentation skills, network with like-minded peers and professionals, and learn from world leaders in small group workshops or during our keynote lectures will find ICHAMS an inspiring environment. Students who currently don’t have research ready to present, are welcome to join us as passive participants and will have full access to the three-day conference.


  • To provide undergraduate and graduate healthcare students the opportunity to present their research findings in an international setting with structured feedback;

  • To provide a platform for career development and to help develop the clinician scientists of the future;

  • To promote interactions among healthcare students from different countries and the exchange of research knowledge and experiences;

  • To promote and encourage innovative thinking by exposing students to current cutting-edge research topics;

  • To educate healthcare students on the importance of research in the broader medical fields and expose students to future research opportunities.

 Abstract submission deadline for ICHAMS 2019: October 31st, 2018