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SaMED – Sarajevo International Medical Students Congress is a gathering of young researchers from the field of biomedical sciences, promoting exchange of knowledge, improvement of scientific work and growth of ideas.

SaMED has established itself as one of the largest and healthiest platforms in promotion of scientific work in the region of Southeast Europe. In the last four years, SaMED has shown that a vast number of young researchers can gather in a small amount of time, and for the noblest of causes – sharing the knowledge and love of medicine in order to improve the future for all of us.

The story of SaMED had started slowly as an idea of students from University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine and it is an enthusiasm of these young people that gained it a huge momentum. Now, SaMED is coming with its 5th special edition and as a common project of three different medical student's associations - ASMF, BoHeMSA and InciSion BiH. 

Throughout our three-day event, we offer a stimulating venue for student research exchange and give students the opportunity to broaden their scientific and social network. Along with the student sessions, we always make sure to include lectures by distinguished scientists and hands-on workshops. Beside the rich scientific program, we have prepared a social program, filled with historical city tours and get-to-know parties. Lastly, all students are given the chance to join the pre- and post-congress tours either to gain new skills or to enjoy the beauty of the Olympic mountains or UNESCO World Heritage sites.

SaMED in numbers

In just   years, SaMED has been host to more than  students from more than  countries. Over  days, SaMED 2019 saw   oral presentations and   poster presentations and students had the chance to exapand their skillset in  workshops. We hope to make SaMED 2020 even bigger success!

The Organising Committee

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Managment Board

Contact: info@samed.ba

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Nađa Zvizdić


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Armin Šljivo


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Emina Letić

InciSion BiH

Scientific Board

Contact: scientific@samed.ba

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Layla Ivanišević

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Nejra Mlačo

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Amina Blekić


Public Relation Board

Contact: pr@samed.ba

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Nejira Imamović


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Nebojša Sičić


Financial Board

Contact: financial@samed.ba

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Meliha Šehić

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Elna Biber

Hosting Board

Contact: hosting@samed.ba

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Anesa Šehić

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Ajla Hamidović

Workshops Board

Contact: workshops@samed.ba

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Majda Kačamaković

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Jahja Rašitović

Ambassadors and Pre-congress Board

Contact: ambassadors@samed.ba

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Nejra Đendušić

Head of Ambassadors Team

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Ilma Dadić

Head of Ambassadors Team

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Amila Hlivnjak

Head of Pre-congress Team

Social and Post-congress Board

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Timur Šečić

Head of Social Team

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Faris Kazić

Head of Social Team

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Hamzalija Hundur

Head of Post-congress Team

SaMED 2020 is organised by:

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Association of Students of the Faculty of Medicine in Sarajevo (ASMF) was founded in 2000, as a single representative body of all students of the Faculty of Medicine. Over the past year, ASMF proved to be an important factor in the preservation and protection of students’ rights and interests at the Faculty.

ASFM is a non-profit, non-political and non-governmental association and a full member of the Student Parliament of the University of Sarajevo, where students of our faculty have traditionally governed the Health Disciplines. 

Over the past years ASFM has managed to achieve an outstanding level of democracy, so that today the Assembly is made of an equal number of delegates from each academic year, and the Assembly itself makes all decisions concerning the association.

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BoHeMSA is Medical Students' Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a non-governmental, non-profit, students' organization whose membership consists of students from Faculties of Medicine in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The main activities of BoHeMSA are cooperation between students, exchange and representation of students and serving students’ interests on both national and international level.

BoHeMSA is structured of 6 Standing Committees, and has more than 400 members on the national level, who are working on numerous projects within public health, humanitarian issues, scientific and professional exchanges and reproductive health.

BoHeMSA is a full member of International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), which is the largest student-run organizations in the world. IFMSA is representing medical students, the future doctors on global level by providing dynamic platform in personal and professional development.


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InciSion BiH

InciSioN BiH is a national working group for Bosnia and Herzegovina, founded in May 2018, with the help of BoHeMSA, as a part of the International Student Surgical Network. It was established with the goal of making improvements in surgery, anesthesia and obstetrics through education, research and advocacy. Activities within InsiSion BiH are open to all medical students as well as young general practitioners and specialists in these fields. Following the current world trends devoted to global surgery, goals of this working group areto improve surgical practice in Bosnia and Herzegovina through local action, to enable medical students and young physicians to be engage in modern directions of global surgery, anesthesia and obstetrics and to enable medical students and young doctors to establish contact and international cooperation with colleagues around the world, and to participate in international projects.