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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Book it

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.

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3D Printing: from CT scans to bones

Recommended years of study: All years

Location: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Physiology Amphitheatre

Day: Sunday, 5 April

Time: 10:00-12:30

Meeting time: 09:45

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Lab coat

Description: 3D printing revolutionized the care for patients requiring skeletal augmentation, for example those with facial asymmetry resulting from either trauma or congenital defects, introducing bony implant made to match their anatomy. At this workshop you will learn how to design a patient-specific implant based on information from CT scans. Afterwards you will print the model yourself.

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Advanced Endoscopic Procedures: ERCP

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Cristian Ioan Nedelcu MD, PhD

Location: Floreasca Emergency Hospital

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 09:00 – 12:00

Must bring: Full scrubs + Medical shoes

Description: Endoscopy allows doctors to view the inside of a person’s body. Originally, it was only used in the esophagus, stomach, and colon – but not anymore. Now doctors use it to diagnose diseases of the bile duct and pancreas as well – and it’s called ERCP. It can also be used to remove gallstones or take small samples of tissue for analysis. At our workshop you will learn more about this versatile procedure and see how an ERCP lab works.

Axonal tracings – the auditory pathways

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Mihai Stancu MD, PhD Student

Location: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Neuroscience Lab 4

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 14:00-16:00

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Lab coat/ Scrub top

Description: In Neuroscience, when studying the function of particular neurons sometimes it’s better to be able to see in which regions of the brain those neurons travel to. This is where Axonal Tracing comes in handy! This technique enables you to trace the neurons from their source (the soma or the cell body) all the way to the synapse. And you will get to master it at this workshop! Final results will be observed under the microscope.

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Basics in Laparoscopy

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Ursut Bogdan Mihai MD, PhD

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

Location: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Surgical Techniques Amphitheatre 1

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 12:00-14:00

Meeting time: 11:45

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Lab coat/scrub top

Description: Laparoscopic surgery has become the standard for many surgical procedures, with faster recovery times and less complications. Our workshop will cover the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery, touching on key points like basic equipment, patient positioning, access and port placement and general peri-operative care.

Birthing Simulator & Obstetrics Maneuvers

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Radu Botezatu, MD

Academic title: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Location: Filantropia Clinical Hospital

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time:10:00-14:00

Meeting point: In front of Filantropia Clinical Hospital – main entrance

Emergency contact: Stefania Bostan | +40758948522

Must bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: Birthing is both an exciting and a delicate moment. Practice opportunities in real clinical settings can be limited – and this is why a birthing simulator is such a valuable training method. Our workshop will provide participants with an excellent example of a normal delivery experience, as well as demonstrations of several obstetric procedures.

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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.

Congenital Cardiac Malformations

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Alin Nicolescu MD, PhD

Location: Children Clinical Emergency Hospital Maria Sklodowska Curie, Main Amphitheatre, Ground Floor

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 12:00-14:00

Meeting time: 11:45

Meeting point: Main entrance – Constantin Brancoveanu Boulevard

What you should bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: Cardiac malformations are the most common anomalies in the newborn. Among birth defects, they’re the leading cause of infant mortality – therefore, early recognition saves lives. Learn more about the management of congenital heart defects at our workshop, with helpful case studies and expert input.

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Diagnose your allergies: the Patch Test Technique

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Ileana Maria Ghiordănescu MD

Location: Elias Emergency University Hospital

Day: Sunday, 5 April

Time: 10:00-12:00

Meeting point: Elias Emergency University Hospital – main entrance

Must bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: Attend our highly interactive workshop in order to learn the Patch Test Technique, a rather accessible way to accurately find out if you or your future patients might have an immediate allergy! The patches with different allergens are applied on the back. Sensitisation to a certain allergen can be defined as a wheal and flare skin response which can be quantitated. A considerable number of allergens can be tested at the same time. This is particularly useful for diagnosing conditions such as dermatitis, urticaria, anaphylaxis, food, and drug allergy. Ready to uncover high-quality complex information with this easy-to-perform procedure?

Drug manufacturing – A blend of science and art

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Erand Mati, Pharma.D.

Location: Slavia Pharm

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 14:00-17:00

Must bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: A doctor’s purpose, no matter the specialty, is to treat the patient. Most frequently this is done using drugs. Ever wondered how these are made? From active pharmaceutical ingredients or API’s to the final dosage form of tablet, cream or capsule, the drug manufacturing process is strictly monitored and quality controlled. In the first part of this workhop you will visit the drug manufacturing facility and see state-of-the-art equipment used to create and analyse different types of medicines. In the second part, you will have the best hands-on experience, as you will get to make yourself some pharmaceutical products.

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Emergency Coronary Angiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Recommended years of study: 3-6

Trainer: Cosmin Alexandru Mihai MD

Location: Floreasca Emergency Hospital, Angiography Laboratory (Ground Floor) 

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 10:00-12:00

Meeting time: 9:30

Meeting point: Floreasca Emergency Hospital – ambulances’ entrance, front of the hospital

Must bring: Full scrubs + Medical shoes

Description: During emergencies, cardiac catheterization may serve as the first-choice procedure that can both diagnose and treat heart and blood vessel conditions. At this workshop you will be welcome to assist the doctors in performing real life coronary angiography procedures and genuine patient care, as well as discuss the management of patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Emergency Coronary Angiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome – Second Edition

Recommended years of study: 3-6

Trainer: Cosmin Alexandru Mihai MD

Location: Floreasca Emergency Hospital, Angiography Laboratory (Ground Floor) 

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 12:00-14:00

Meeting time: 11:30

Meeting point: Floreasca Emergency Hospital – ambulances’ entrance, front of the hospital

Must bring: Full scrubs + Medical shoes

Description: During emergencies, cardiac catheterization may serve as the first-choice procedure that can both diagnose and treat heart and blood vessel conditions. At this workshop you will be welcome to assist the doctors in performing real life coronary angiography procedures and genuine patient care, as well as discuss the management of patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Emergency Coronary Angiography in STEMI

Recommended years of study: 3-6

Trainer: Lucian Câlmâc MD

Location: Floreasca Emergency Hospital, Angiography Laboratory (Ground Floor) 

Day: Sunday, 5 April

Time: 10:00-12:00

Meeting time: 9:30

Meeting point: Floreasca Emergency Hospital – ambulances’ entrance, front of the hospital

Must bring: Full scrubs + Medical shoes

Description: On Sunday, you can jump right into action at the A&E department in one of the top Romanian emergency hospitals. Why on Sunday? Because that’s their STEMI Day and all the patients diagnosed with a ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction nearby are directed to their department. The emergency coronary angiography team will be busy – but you are welcome to watch real life procedures and genuine patient care.

Endovascular Management of Neurovascular Pathology

Recommended years of study: 2-6

Trainer: Ștefăniță Dima MD, PD

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

Location: Elias University Hospital, Radiology Ground Floor (CT)

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 08:30 – 10:00

Meeting time: 08:15

Meeting point: Elias Emergency University Hospital – main entrance

Must bring: Lab coat / Scrub top + Medical shoes

Description: Interventional technology is advancing with ever-increasing speed. As a result, the importance of neurointerventionalists as members of the interdisciplinary neuro-team has increased enormously. During this workshop you will get a basic understanding of this complex medical subject and learn about the minimally-invasive procedures that can be done for cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, hemangiomas, cerebral and spinal tumors.

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FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma)

Recommended years of study: 4-6

Trainer: Alexandru Carâp MD, PhD

Academic title: Assistant Lecturer, General Surgery Department, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Location: St. Pantelimon Emergency Hospital

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 14:00-18:00

Meeting point: St. Pantelimon Emergency Hospital – main entrance

Must bring: Lab coat / Scrub top + Medical shoes

Description: Life-threatening intra-abdominal injuries don’t always come with obvious warning signs. Imagine you are in front of a trauma patient. You do a quick physical examination – but you still cannot leave out the possibility that he may be massively bleeding into his peritoneum. What should you do next? The answer is FAST – a noninvasive and accurate ultrasound examination, which you’ll learn during our workshop. FAST provides vital information without delay and allows you to rapidly identify free fluid in the peritoneal, pericardial, or pleural spaces.

FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma)- Sunday edition

Recommended years of study: 4-6

Trainer: Alexandru Carâp MD, PhD

Academic title: Assistant Lecturer, General Surgery Department, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Location: St. Pantelimon Emergency Hospital

Day: Sunday, 5 April

Time: 09:00-13:00

Meeting time: 08:30

Meeting point: St. Pantelimon Emergency Hospital – main entrance

Must bring: Lab coat / Scrub top + Medical shoes

Description: Life-threatening intra-abdominal injuries don’t always come with obvious warning signs. Imagine you are in front of a trauma patient. You do a quick physical examination – but you still cannot leave out the possibility that he may be massively bleeding into his peritoneum. What should you do next? The answer is FAST – a noninvasive and accurate ultrasound examination, which you’ll learn during our workshop. FAST provides vital information without delay and allows you to rapidly identify free fluid in the peritoneal, pericardial, or pleural spaces.

Fetal Ultrasound

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Florin Popescu Ilioniu MD

Academic title:Senior Lecturer, Department of Gynaecology, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania/ Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department, Filantropia Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania

Location: Filantropia Clinical Hospital

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 09:00-11:00

Meeting point:In front of Filantropia Clinical Hospital – main entrance

Must bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: A fetal ultrasound offers an exciting early glimpse of a baby, but it isn’t done for parental thrill. Doctors must measure specific parameters to make sure everything is going well. During this workshop, you’ll learn what to look for when evaluating a baby’s growth and the general progress of a pregnancy. Equally important is how you communicate your results – you’ll learn how to neatly transpose your measurements into sound clinical advice that parents will truly understand.

Freeze the neurons: Histology of the brain

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Mihai Stancu MD, PhD Student, Morozan Vlad

Location: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Neuroscience Lab 3

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 15:00-17:00

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: Taking a photo has become something ordinary in our daily lives. But in neuroscience you must prepare the setting first, before you can have beautiful images of the delicate neurons you study. During the workshop, participants will learn how to slice, stain and mount brain tissue. Everyone gets home with the end product!

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Growing cells in a dish: Cell cultures explained

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Ana Maria Zăgrean MD, PhD, Mara Iesanu MD

Academic title: Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Fundamental Neurosciences,Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Location: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy,Neuroscience Lab 2

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 15:00-17:00

Must bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: Immerse yourself in the miro-univers of the cells! Find out more about how people use cell cultures in the research environment, get accustomed to the equipment and techniques used in the cell culture laboratory and get to grow your own cells in a (Petri) dish! The microscope and the spectrophotometer will surely come in handy.

Hands-on Interventional Neuroradiology

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Răzvan Stănciulescu MD, PhD

Academic title: Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Location: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Surgical Techniques Amphitheater 1

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 15:00-17:00

Meeting time: 14:45

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Lab coat

Description: Interventional radiology provides minimally invasive image-guided diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions with unprecedented precision. Our workshop will teach you a unique combination of skills: the expertise to interpret diagnostic images and the dexterity to manipulate needles, fine catheter tubes and wires to navigate around the brain.

Hands On Echocardiography

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Ioana Petre MD, PhD/ Aura Vîjiac MD, PhD

Location: Auditorium Pallady, Bucharest Conference Room

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 09:00-12:00

Meeting time: 8:45

Must bring: Lab coat

Description: Now indispensable in the cardiology ward, echocardiography has become one of the standard investigations for the patients suspected of heart disease. At this workshop you will gain the skills to perform an echocardiogram, as well as the standard echocardiographic parameters that a cardiologist seeks when assessing the heart’s function.

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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.

Heart dissection

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Mihaly Enyedi, MD, PhD

Academic title: Senior Lecturer, Anatomy Department, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Location: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Carol Davila Anatomy Hall

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 17:00-19:00

Meeting time: 16:45

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Lab coat

Description: Knowing the detailed macroscopic structure of the heart goes a long way. It helps not only in becoming a skilful cardiologist or cardiac surgeon, but also an excellent doctor in general. During our workshop you will see for yourself the amazing structure that complements the role of the heart – and finally understand the sometimes counterintuitive impact of various ischaemic events.

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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.

Killer ECG Patterns – Deadly Diagnoses Not To Miss

Recommended years of study: 4-6

Trainer: Alexandru Ioan Deaconu MD, PhD

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

Location: Floreasca Emergency Hospital, 7th Floor Amphitheatre

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 14:30-16:30

Meeting time: 14:00

Meeting point: Floreasca Emergency Hospital – ambulances’ entrance, front of the hospital

Must bring: Lab coat/ Scrub top

Description: Some ECG patterns should automatically trigger all your alarms – when you see them, you know to prepare for the worst. These are the ones you must recognise in a second, but students often find themselves struggling – and our workshop is here to help. With help from a cardiologist, you will learn tricks that will truly improve your ability to recognise deadly ECG patterns fast.

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Mechanical Sutures in Abdominal Surgery

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Bogdan Diaconescu MD, PhD

Academic Title: Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Location: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Surgical Techniques Amphitheater 2

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 14:00-16:00

Meeting time: 13:45

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Lab coat

Description: The widespread use of mechanical suturing devices changed abdominal surgery. It’s not easy to use them – so we put together a workshop where you can practice. You will acquire basic abdominal surgery skills, with a focus on surgical staplers and how to use them for intestinal anastomoses – with help from Medtronic.

MEDICS Basic Clinical Skills

Recommended years of study: All Years

Location: Auditorium Pallady, ROME Conference Room

Trainer: Adela Grasu MD

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 17:00-20:00

Meeting time: 16:45

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: Simple, but vital, basic clinical skills should become second nature to all medical students. Nasogastric tube insertion, urinary catheterization, vaginal and rectal examination, peripheral venous catheter insertion, blood taking, intramuscular, intravenous & subcutaneous injections and blood pressure measurement are procedures that will be of great help in the daily practice.

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Neuroaxis: Integrated neurological investigations

Recommended years of study: 1-6

Trainer: Dan Andrei Mitrea MD

Location: Neuroaxis Clinic

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 10:00 – 12:00

Meeting time: 11:30

Meeting point: Neuroaxis Clinic

Must bring: Lab coat

Description: The modern, integrative approach to neurological disease is complex. There is a dizzying array of investigations, and it can seem daunting trying to work out what to do, and when to do it. This workshop will take you through a relevant series of neurophysiological procedures like electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG) and Doppler imaging. You will get a better grasp of the underlying principles and become more comfortable using them in practice.

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PACE (Practical Arrhythmology & Cardiac Electrophysiology)

Years of study: 4-6

Trainer: Radu Vătășescu MD, PhD/ Ștefan Bogdan MD, PhD

Academic title: Senior Lecturer, Cardiology Department, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy/ Senior Lecturer, Cardiology Department, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Location: 7th floor Amphitheatre, Clinical Emergency Hospital (Floreasca)

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 17:00-20:00

Meeting point: Floreasca Emergency Hospital – ambulances’ entrance, front of the hospital

Description: Cardiac pacing has improved the quality of life, morbidity and mortality of patients with symptomatic bradyarrhythmias. By correcting pulse and conduction defects, pacemakers have been closing the gap between the artificial electrical stimulation needed in certain diseased hearts and the natural, normal electrical function of the heart. This workshop gives you the opportunity to delve deeper into (and grasp with your own hands!) the theoretical and practical inner-workings of cardiac pacing – by clinical cases, real devices and even by procedure demonstrations through a simulator. Please note: this event is an advanced cardiology workshop; therefore, only students in their 4th, 5th or 6th year of medical school can participate.

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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.

SSCR Applied Thoracic Surgery Procedures

Recommended years of study: All years

Location: Auditorium Pallady, PARIS Conference Room

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 15:00-18:00

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Full scrubs + Medical shoes

Description: This workshop will present the main tracheotomy techniques and various pulmonary surgical procedures. During the practical part of the workshop you will learn how to correctly insert a tube into an obstructed windpipe and how to perform pulmonary resections and sutures on biological material.

SSCR: Aseptic Practices in the Operating Room

Recommended years of study: All years

Location: Auditorium Pallady, Dexter’s Lab

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 9:00-13:00

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Full scrubs + Medical shoes

Description: This workshop will teach you the basics steps that a surgeon undergoes prior to entering an operating room. You will learn everything you need to know when entering the operating theatre, from basic notions of asepsis and antisepsis to putting on your surgical gloves and surgical gown. It is a great way to get accustomed to the essentials, no matter what surgical field you’re interested in.

SSCR Basic Skills in Bowel Surgery

Recommended years of study: All years

Location: Mihai Viteazul National College, Lab 1

Day: Sunday, 5 April

Time: 9:30-13:30

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Full scrubs + Medical shoes

Description: This workshop will present the key principles behind bowel surgery. You will become familiar with La Roux reconstructions, appendectomy, bariatric surgery, colon surgery or intestinal anastomoses. The workshop will be divided into a theoretical and a practical part – during the latter you will repeat the procedures shown by an instructor until you master them.

SSCR Knots & Sutures

Recommended years of study: All years

Location: Auditorium Pallady, DeeDee’s Lab

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 9:00-13:00

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Full scrubs + Medical shoes

Description: SSCR KS, an already classic surgical workshop, is great for beginners. If you know nothing about surgery, this is where you should start. You will become familiar with the main surgical instruments, learn how to manage a surgical wound and practice elementary surgical procedures such as knots, incisions and several types of sutures. The workshop will be divided into a theoretical and a practical part – during the latter you will repeat the procedures shown by an instructor until you master them.

SSCR Knots & Sutures – Sunday Edition

Recommended years of study: All years

Location: Mihai Viteazul National College, Lab 2

Day: Sunday, 5 April

Time: 15:30-19:30

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Full scrubs + Medical shoes

Description: SSCR KS, an already classic surgical workshop, is great for beginners. If you know nothing about surgery, this is where you should start. You will become familiar with the main surgical instruments, learn how to manage a surgical wound and practice elementary surgical procedures such as knots, incisions and several types of sutures. The workshop will be divided into a theoretical and a practical part – during the latter you will repeat the procedures shown by an instructor until you master them.

SSCR Basic Skills in Hepatic Surgery

Recommended years of study: All years

Location: Mihai Viteazul National College, Lab 3

Day: Sunday, 5 April

Time: 9:30-15:30

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Full scrubs + Medical shoes

Description: This workshop will present the key principles behind hepatic surgery. You will become familiar with the main surgical instruments, learn the surgical approach of the liver and hepatic hilum, its anatomy, imaging techniques and how to perform a cholecystectomy and a liver resection. The workshop will be divided into a theoretical and a practical part – during the latter you will repeat the procedures shown by an instructor, until you master them.

SSCR Basic Skills in Skin Reconstruction

Recommended years of study: All years

Location: Auditorium Pallady, Dexter Lab

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 15:00-19:00

Meeting time: 14:45

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Full scrubs + Medical shoes

Description: This workshop will teach you the skills to perform some of the most frequent procedures in plastic surgery, with a focus on skin reconstruction. You will become familiar with the specific surgical instruments used in plastic surgery; learn how to manage a surgical wound and how to make a skin flap and graft to cover skin defects. The workshop will be divided into a theoretical and a practical part – during the latter you will repeat the procedures shown by an instructor until you master them.

SSCR Basic Skills in Vascular Surgery

Recommended years of study: All years

Location: Auditorium Pallady, DeeDee’s Lab

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 15:00-19:00

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Full scrubs + Medical shoes

Description: This workshop will present the key principles behind vascular surgery. You will become familiar with the special instruments used in vascular surgery, learn how to make an arteriotomy, arteriorrhaphy and angioplasty, perform vascular anastomoses and study the main indications for vascular surgery. The workshop will be divided into a theoretical and a practical part – during the latter you will repeat the procedures shown by an instructor until you master them.

Systematic Eye Examination

Recommended years of study: All years

Location: AMA Optimex Clinic

Day: Sunday, 5 April

Time: 10:00-11:30

Must bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: Investigating a patient’s eyesight involves a lot of detective work – and deconstructing the line of thought is not easy! During this workshop you will learn how to use an ophthalmologist’s tools in order to accurately identify eye pathology. You will use complex devices to measure visual acuity & intraocular pressure and to examine the corneal topography & the retina. If you’re into gadgets, you’ll love trying all the equipment at AMA Optimex Clinic!

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Virtual Reality: Maze Navigation

Recommended years of study: All years

Trainer: Alex Pâslaru MD, PhD Student

Academic title: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Physiology and Fundamental Neuroscience, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Location: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Neuroscience Laboratory 1

Day: Friday, 3 April

Time: 15:00-17:00

Meeting time: 14:45

Meeting point: Please come directly at the location

Must bring: Lab coat / Scrub top

Description: This workshop will have the participants immersed in virtual reality while a wireless headset of electrodes will record their brainwaves (EEG). Your brains will be put to the test while solving different tasks like navigating mazes virtual mazes. All the experiments are non-invasive and completely safe and fun!

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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.