Workshops

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Challenge your practical skills through one of over 60 hands-on workshops

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Choose a Workshop you like

Each workshop has some recommended years of study, but there are NO strict restrictions. However, we strongly advise you to keep our suggestions in mind – if you decide to book a Workshop that doesn’t target your year of study, you might have troubles understanding some parts.

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Log into your account, go to the “Book a workshop” tab and follow the instructions there. You must book your Workshop before 19 March 2020.

You can go to at least one Workshop (included in the Early Bird fee, Regular fee, Late fee and Presenting author fee). The number of available places at any given Workshop is limited. The places at MEDICS Workshops are given on a first come, first served basis. This means that all the participants who paid the participation fee have equal chances. Workshops will be held only with a minimum of 3 participants. You can participate only in the Workshops you have booked and to which you have been accepted. In order to receive your Certificate of Participation, you have to attend all the workshops that you have booked. This is just a quick overview – for all the details, be sure to revisit our Terms & Conditions.

If you want to book a Workshop now and you plan to submit an Abstract later (but before the Abstract Submission Deadline), you should pay the Presenting Author Fee. By paying the Presenting Author Fee you assume full responsibility for submitting an abstract before 31 January 2020. Please note that if you do not submit an abstract, any Workshop booking gets cancelled, your account becomes inactive and you do not get a refund. More about this here.

You are allowed to do this twice – check the My Events tab in your account, you will see the counter right below your workshops.

You can do that if you pay the Extra Workshop Fee (20 EUR / 90 RON) before 18 March 2020 (23:59 GMT +2). You can pay the Extra Workshop Fee together with your initial payment or at a later time. In order to pay for an extra workshop at a later time, you have to log into your account and go to the “Payment” tab. You can proceed to book your Extra Workshop immediately. You must book your second Workshop before 19 March 2020 (23:59 GMT +2). You are free to book any Workshop, as long as there are available places (the number of available places at any given Workshop is limited). The places are given on a first-come, first-served basis (this means that all the participants who paid their fees have equal chances, regardless of whether it is their first, second or third Workshop). Read also Fees.

Tell us and we will do our best to help you! This includes organizing a second edition of the same workshop if the demand is high enough. Let us know –  you can use our Facebook page, Instagram page or through our Contact page.

Let us know and we’ll see what we can do to make it happen. Send us suggestions – you can use our Facebook page, Instagram page or through our Contact page.

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COMPASS – MEDICS Edition

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Victor Ştefan Ionescu MD

Academic title: Research Assistant, Victor Babeș National Institute of Pathology

Location: Victor Babes National Institute of Pathology, Cell biology lab

Day: Sunday, 5 April

Time: 10:00-17:00

Things to bring: Lab coat/Scrub top

Description: Perform one of the most widely-used molecular diagnostics techniques at COMPASS (The Comprehensive PCR Applied SOMS Session)! During the workshop you will be patiently guided through the steps of your first Polymerase Chain Reaction. Using a real forensic science kit and materials such as hair or saliva, you will analyse your own DNA to see whether you have a particular mutation. Performing a molecular technique enables you to think forward to something new – be it a new cure, a correct diagnosis or simply a better dosage of a patient’s medication.

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Histopathology Insights – Breast Pathology

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Adrian Dumitru MD, PhD

Academic title: Assistant Lecturer, Anatomical Pathology Department, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Location: University Emergency Hospital

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 14:00-16:00

Things to bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: Breast pathology has many clinical manifestations, but none can indicate exactly what disease you are dealing with. It is the histological examination of breast tissue that clarifies this problem and you can practice it at our workshop. You’ll discover various types of breast pathology and you’ll learn how to correlate the macroscopic aspect of pathological specimens with the images you see through the microscope. In addition, you will perform yourself some of the stages of histology slide production.

Histopathology Insights – Ovarian Tumors

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Tiberiu Georgescu MD, PhD

Academic title: Assistant Lecturer, Anatomical Pathology Department, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Location: University Emergency Hospital, Pathology Lab, Ground Floor

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 16:00-18:00

Things to bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: Women’s health has been enormously improved by the histological classification of gynaecological diseases. But for an untrained eye, these details may cause more confusion. Improve your understanding of ovarian disorders at our workshop, where you’ll learn how to correlate the macroscopic aspect of pathological specimens with the images you see through the microscope. In addition, you will perform yourself some of the stages of histology slide production.

Hands-on Digital Breast Imaging

Recommended years of study: 4-6

Trainer: Elena Claudia Teodorescu MD, PhD

Location: Donna Medical Center – Pipera

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 10:00-12:00

Things to bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and imaging techniques such as mammography and breast ultrasound remain the gold-standard methods for screening. Get to master these methods yourself in this hands-on workshop, where you will use the state-of-the-art equipment provided by the Donna Medical Center.

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Know your joints: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Recommended years of study: 3-6

Trainer: Delia Cinteză MD, PhD/ Daniela Poenaru MD, PhD/ Sebastian Diaconescu MD/ Dan Dumitrașcu MD

Academic title: Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy/ Senior Lecturer, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy/ Rehabilitation Medicine, Filantropia Clinical Hospital

Location: Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Filantropia Clinical Hospital

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 12:00-16:00

Things to bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: From professional athletes to laypersons, all patients with musculoskeletal complaints benefit from ultrasound imaging. It is a readily available and noninvasive test, that is now part of any rigorous clinical examination. But as with all forms of imaging it needs to be handled with care and integrated into clinical reasoning – and this is exactly where our workshop comes in handy. At one of the most popular workshops last year, you will learn not only the principles behind ultrasound imaging, but also high-precision procedures, such as ultrasound guided intra articular injections.

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QUBICL – MEDICS Edition

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Ana-Maria Enciu MD PhD CS III

Academic title: Senior Lecturer, Department of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Histology, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Location: Victor Babes National Institute of Pathology, Biochemistry Lab

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 12:00-17:00

Things to bring: Lab coat

Description: Biochemistry is more fun when you practice it on yourself! QUBICL (Quick Biochemistry Class) is an original SOMS workshop where you will perform several widely used laboratory tests – key elements of modern medical practice. You will measure your own salivary cortisol levels using ELISA and calculate your protein concentration using a protein assay standard curve. Be aware: LOTS of pipetting involved!

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SO STONED

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Floris Wuyts PhD, Professor of Medical Physics, Physics and Biostatistics, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Location: Auditorium Pallady

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 9:00-12:00

Things to bring: Lab coat/ Scrub top

Description: History taking in a patient presenting at the Emergency Department with vertigo is always tricky and represents a challenge even for the most trained eye. During his workshop Prof Floris Wuyts will exemplify the best approach when dealing with a dizzy patient both with hands-on bed-side tests, as well as with the anamnestic tool SO STONED.

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Witnessing Epilepsy: Video-EEG

Recommended years of study: 4-6

Trainer: Ioana Mîndruță MD, PhD

Academic title: Senior Lecturer

Location: University Emergency Hospital, 9th Floor, Neurology

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Things to bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: Epilepsy seizures are dramatic sightings – but when you add real time EEG recording, things become clearer. Video-EEG is an immensely valuable tool, used to study a patient’s seizures as they occur. It is done in a safe monitoring unit, using an ongoing video camera to record the clinical manifestations and electrodes on the patient’s scalp to monitor the brain waves. At this workshop, you will use video-EEG to learn how to recognise a seizure and localize it. This information is then used to determine whether a patient is a candidate for epilepsy surgery.