WORKSHOPS

Science is at its best when experienced first-hand. Our Workshops are exceptional, interactive experiences held by enthusiastic doctors and researchers. There are some things you should know, so below you’ll find a quick overview. For all the details, be sure to revisit our Terms & Conditions.

Each participant can attend one Workshop by paying the General Access Fee or Presenting Author Fee. All the Workshops will take place on Friday, April 12th and Sunday, April 14th, 2024.

Scroll down to find out how to book a workshop.

Our workshops

White Knights Special Workshops

Knights to the Rescue: Motorcycle Trauma Management – Friday Edition

Trainer: Alexandru Moruz, MD

Workshop description: Get ready to spring into action with this MEDICSpecial Batch of Workshops! Learn how to be the knight in shining armor and prepare to dive into the adrenaline-fueled parts of medicine. These workshops are catered towards medical daredevils – students who have a burning passion for saving lives. 

You will get the chance to learn how to manage injuries caused by motorcycle crashes from the very best: White Knights EMS MC Romania, a club of motor-loving medical specialists who are more than thrilled to guide you through the management of trauma.

These events will simulate the scene of a motor crash. You will get to play the role of an observer, so you will know what to do in case you ever witness such an accident and the role of a trained specialist, thus learning all the details of the medical procedure.

Knights to the Rescue: Motorcycle Trauma Management – Sunday Edition

Trainer: Alexandru Moruz, MD

Workshop description: Get ready to spring into action with this MEDICSpecial Batch of Workshops! Learn how to be the knight in shining armor and prepare to dive into the adrenaline-fueled parts of medicine. These workshops are catered towards medical daredevils – students who have a burning passion for saving lives. 

You will get the chance to learn how to manage injuries caused by motorcycle crashes from the very best: White Knights EMS MC Romania, a club of motor-loving medical specialists who are more than thrilled to guide you through the management of trauma.

These events will simulate the scene of a motor crash. You will get to play the role of an observer, so you will know what to do in case you ever witness such an accident and the role of a trained specialist, thus learning all the details of the medical procedure.

Preclinical & Clinical workshops

Killer ECG Patterns

Trainer: Alexandru Deaconu MD, PhD

Workshop description: Always thought interpreting ECGs is a killer? Join our workshop to learn how to recognize some of the riskiest ECG traces, such as different types of acute coronary syndrome, cardiac arrhythmias and so much more! You will also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge by solving challenging clinical cases. Whether you are passionate about cardiology or want to expand your ECG knowledge in preparation for your Residency Exam, this workshop is for you!

Please note: this workshop requires a basic background in interpreting ECG; therefore, only students in their 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th year of medical school can participate.

Know your joints: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Trainer: Delia Cinteză MD, PhD

Workshop description: From professional athletes to laymen, all patients with musculoskeletal complaints benefit from ultrasound imaging. 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.

QUBICL: Quick Biochemistry Class

Trainer: Ana-Maria Enciu MD, PhD

Workshop description: Biochemistry is way more fun when it’s hands on! QUBICL is a beloved 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. Warning: LOTS of pipetting involved!

Histopathological Fundamentals in Breast Cancer

Trainer: Tiberiu Georgescu MD, PhD

Workshop description: Histopathology is the key step in diagnosing breast cancer: the biopsy establishes the type, the histological grade and the immunohistochemical expression of the receptors for estrogen, progesterone and the oncogene HER2. These factors are extremely important in choosing the best treatment option – if none of the factors are present, then the cancer is called triple-negative and it will only respond to chemotherapy. If you want to gain insight into the specific diagnostic and prognostic particularities of this type of cancer, make sure to join us in the histo-path lab!

Virtual Reality: Maze Navigation

Trainer: Alexandru Pâslaru MD

Workshop 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 virtual mazes. All the experiments are non-invasive and completely safe and fun!

Virtual Reality: Maze Navigation – Second Edition

Trainer: Alexandru Pâslaru MD

Workshop 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 virtual mazes. All the experiments are non-invasive and completely safe and fun!

Emergency Coronary Angiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Trainer: Mihai Cosmin MD

Workshop 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.

Dermoscopy: Zooming in on the Skin

Trainer: Cristina Soare MD

Workshop description: In the daily examination of skin lesions and differentiating between benign and malignant lesions, dermoscopy is a highly important tool for dermatologists. By the end of the workshop, participants will learn the basic principles of dermoscopy and how to use a dermatoscope in order to diagnose common skin lesions (seborrhoeic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, vascular lesions, dermatofibromas), benign melanocytic naevi, and suspicious pigmented lesions (melanomas).

Emergencies in the Delivery Room: Neonatal Resuscitation

Trainer: Cătălin Cîrstoveanu MD, PhD

Workshop description: About a quarter of all neonatal deaths globally are caused by birth asphyxia. Depending on how quickly and successfully the infant is resuscitated, hypoxic damage can be prevented. Learn how to handle this extreme situation at our workshop, which starts with a theoretical overview, followed by practice sessions on CPR training mannequins.

MEDICS x CieH – FOCUS: Figuring Out the Cardiac Ultrasound

Trainer: Rădulescu Cristina MD

Workshop description: Have you ever asked yourself how your heart does that “lub-dub” dance? Or which medical conditions can be diagnosed using echocardiography? Whether you are a novice cardiology aficionado, or a 5th or 6th year student wanting to brush up on some notions while preparing for the Residency Exam, this workshop is the perfect place for you! You will learn the theoretical aspects of the cardiac ultrasound: sound waves, basic echocardiography skills, different views, and the meaning of the long and short axis. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to practise what you learned hands-on.

MEDICS x CieH – Abdominal Ultrasound Insights

Trainer: Marian Maftei MD

Workshop description: If you’ve always dreamed of having the superpower of seeing through people, then medical imaging is perfect for you! Abdominal ultrasound skills are essential in a wide range of specialties, since this procedure is noninvasive, inexpensive, can be performed in an outpatient setting and allows for a quick visualisation of a large number of abdominal organs and structures from outside the body, in real-time. We know it can be daunting at first, which is why this workshop aims to take you on a step-by-step journey through ultrasound imaging using a hands-on approach.

MEDICS x CieH – ObGyn 101: Basic Skills in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Trainer: Romina Sima MD, PhD

Workshop description: Gynaecologists specialise in women’s health care and there is a specific skill-set needed in order to understand the unique needs of the female reproductive system. During this workshop you will learn how to perform a clinical gynaecological and obstetrical exam, as well as practical skills such as inspection using valves and a vaginal speculum, how to perform a pap smear and other vaginal secretion tests and how to perform urethro-vesical catheterisation and a digital vaginal exam.

MEDICS x CieH – No Air: Airway Management in Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care

Trainer: Sebastian Isac MD, PhD

Workshop description: Think fast, act faster! Airway management includes a set of manoeuvres and medical procedures performed to prevent and relieve airway obstruction. Advanced techniques require specialised medical training and equipment, including surgical techniques. They are an essential part of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, as well as Emergency Medicine. During this workshop, you will become familiar with performing cricothyroidotomy and orotracheal intubation of patients in critical care settings.

This workshop is brought to you in collaboration with the Romanian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.

Neurological Examination 101 by Dandy

Trainer: Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Club Romania

Workshop description: Making a proper examination is a crucial step to getting the right diagnosis. In case of an emergency but also in everyday situations, being able to decipher neurological signs and symptoms can be decisive for a patient. In this workshop, you will learn to adequately interpret various behaviors such as reflexes, motor coordination, impaired walk, sensibility, and so much more under the close guidance of our partners from the Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Club Romania.

Dizzy: Investigating the Vestibular System

Trainer: Cristina Goanță MD

Workshop description: Does the diagnosis and management of patients suffering from dizziness sound challenging to you? Then we are here to help! This workshop will cover the anatomical basis of dizziness and several hands-on maneuvers and investigations. These include investigating the vestibular apparatus, a test that analyzes gravitational sense and perception of cardinal points and even video nystagmography. As nystagmus (a condition in which the eyes make repetitive, uncontrolled movements) is frequently associated with dizziness and vertigo, video nystagmography is key to an exhaustive diagnosis.

ICR: Introduction to Clinical Reasoning

Trainer: Alexandru Carâp MD, PhD

Workshop description: A correct clinical diagnosis is 2% perspiration and 98% experience. At first, it may seem impossible to figure out the whole picture. With time and enough practice your diagnosis abilities will surely improve. Luckily, we are here to help you through it all and to make learning fun! The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize the participants with the basics of clinical reasoning by practicing on a variety of clinical cases.

Please note: this workshop requires a basic background in taking history from patients; therefore, only students in their 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th year of medical school can participate.

FAST: Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma

Trainer: Alexandru Carâp MD, PhD

Workshop description: Life-threatening intra-abdominal injuries don’t always come with obvious warning signs. How should you act if you think the patient in front of you has such an injury? The answer is FAST – a noninvasive and accurate ultrasound examination, which you’ll learn during our workshop by examining your peers. FAST provides vital information without delay and allows you to rapidly identify free fluid in the peritoneal, pericardial, or pleural spaces.

Please note: this workshop requires a specific body of knowledge; therefore, only students in their 4th, 5th or 6th year of medical school can participate.

Systematic Eye Examination

Trainer: Grigorios Triantafillydis MD

Workshop description: Investigating a patient’s eyesight involves more detective work than some might think! 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!

Systematic Eye Examination – Second Edition

Trainer: Radu Malcioiu, MD

Workshop description: Investigating a patient’s eyesight involves more detective work than some might think! 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!

Echoes of Life: Navigating Fetal Ultrasound and Invasive Testing

Trainer: Anca Maria Panaitescu MD, PhD; Iulia Huluță, MD

Workshop description: A fetal ultrasound provides an exciting early glimpse of the baby, but it’s not only for parental thrill. This test is meant to determine crucial parameters in monitoring the pregnancy. In this workshop, Dr. Anca Panaitescu, trained by Prof. Kypros Nicolaides, will guide you in evaluating baby growth and overall pregnancy progress. In order to grasp the full fetal picture, you will also get to explore invasive testing and to master the effective communication of your results to expecting parents. Are you ready to take your first steps? 

Catch the Butterfly: Thyroid Ultrasound

Trainer: Ioana Madalina Cristian, MD

Workshop description: It’s time to spread your wings and fly away! The butterfly-shaped gland will surely reveal all its secrets at our ultrasound workshop. And because practice makes perfect, the workshop is also going to have a hands-on part, in which you will get to play both the role of the doctor and the role of the patient. Prepare to learn about the pathology of the thyroid in a new and exciting way!

Cervical lymphadenopathy: from diagnosis to treatment

Trainer: Daniela Vrinceanu, MD; Mihai Dumitrut, MD

Workshop description: Cervical lymphadenopathy is a very common, yet nonspecific clinical finding. So how does a physician determine whether this abnormality is a sign of a common bacterial infection or something way more worrying? By using cervical ultrasound! This way, the doctor can confirm the presence of abnormal lymph nodes and their size, shape, borders and so on. Find out more through this novel MEDICS workshop, where you can gain some insight about lymph nodes from specialists, while also trying your hand at this imaging technique!

Witnessing Epilepsy: Video-EEG

Trainer: Ioana Mîndruță, MD, PhD; Irina Popa, MD

Workshop 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 by using an ongoing video camera to record the clinical manifestations and electrodes to monitor the brain waves. At this workshop, you will use video-EEG to learn how to recognise a seizure and localize it, thus determining whether a patient is a candidate for epilepsy surgery.

Surgical workshops

Da Vinci: Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

Trainer: Blajut Cristian-Florin MD

Workshop description: Minimally invasive procedures are changing the surgical experience of doctors and patients around the world. Adding robotic assistance only makes things better. The Da Vinci System is controlled by a surgeon and facilitates complex operations using just a few small incisions. During this workshop, you will see for yourself what it feels like to perform basic maneuvers with the help of a medical robot.

Obstetric Lacerations: Prevention and Repair

Trainer: Radu Botezatu MD, PhD; Iulia Huluță MD; Ilinca Ilie MD; Clotea Eliza MD

Workshop description: Obstetric lacerations are a common complication of vaginal delivery that can seriously impact the life of a new mother. This workshop will teach you how to manage such injuries, first through a theoretical presentation and then through a practical part, in which you will repair lacerations on an actual perineum. If you are an OB-GYN enthusiast, prepare to learn more about the wounds the miracle of life might cause!

Black Belt Academy Surgical Skills

Trainer: Vlad Morozan MD

Workshop description: Each movement has an explanation and a purpose, especially in surgery. This is why you need to be aware of each and every gesture. This workshop, held by one of the Black Belt Academy Sensei, is a work-out for your fine motor skills so that you will gain insight into the discipline you need to conquer the basic surgical skills. Get ready for a hands-on experience that will teach you how your wrist can smoothly conduct your needle and how your body position influences your hand movement.

Basic Training in Laparoscopy

Trainer: Iordache Mihai MD

Workshop description: With increased safety and faster recovery times, minimally invasive procedures are now indispensable for most surgical trainees. You can improve your skills at our workshop where you will practice a diverse array of maneuvers on a laparoscopic simulator. Come and train your dexterity and patience, it’s time to bring out your inner surgeon!

MEDICS x CieH – Keyhole Surgery: Basic Skills in Laparoscopy

Trainer: Valentin Popescu MD

Workshop description: The future of surgery is minimally-invasive surgery, and nowadays laparoscopic surgery is performed worldwide in a variety of surgical specialties and pathologies. Using a few small incisions and a camera, it minimises complications for both the patient and the surgeon. The learning curve isn’t the easiest, which is why this workshop simplifies things and guides you through a step-by-step approach to laparoscopy using several simulators, training you to be the best future surgeon you can be!

SSCR Mini Knots & Sutures

Trainer: Romanian Student Society of Surgery

Workshop description: Being a staple SSCR workshop about the do’s and don’ts of basic surgical procedures, Mini Knots and Sutures is definitely the place to get started. If you think that surgery might be your thing, but you still haven’t had the chance to get near the operating theatre, then you definitely have to try this out! Under the close watch of our instructors, you will practice basic surgical procedures like knots, incisions, various types of sutures, and so much more.

SSCR Mini Knots & Sutures – Second Edition

Trainer: Romanian Student Society of Surgery

Workshop description: An already classic surgical workshop, KS 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 Mini Skills in Vascular Surgery

Trainer: Romanian Student Society of Surgery

Workshop description: Arteriotomy, anastomosis, angioplasty, arteriorrhaphy, how are they alike, what are their complications, how are they performed? You will find all the answers in this special workshop. If you’re already keen on surgery and even want to get into a more specific field like vascular surgery, our instructors will carefully guide you through all the procedures and the techniques.

SSCR Mini Skills in Plastic Surgery

Trainer: Romanian Student Society of Surgery

Workshop description: A workshop, but make it aesthetic! This one is for the plastic surgery enthusiasts who want to master proportions, angles, local flaps, and all sorts of –plasties. Now only will you work your hands to reshape the human body, but you will also train your eyes to find that perfect symmetry and harmony that the patients so desire.

SSCR Mini Skills in MFSP (My First Scientific Presentation)

Trainer: Romanian Student Society of Surgery

Workshop description: Are you passionate about science and surgery? Then this is the workshop for you! My First Scientific Presentation will guide you through the content and the format of a Scientific Presentation centred around surgery. The event will contain both a practical and a theoretical part, so you will get the full picture of what a poster or a powerpoint presentation should look like!

Skull and Spine Surgical Approaches by Dandy

Trainer: Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Club Romania

Workshop description: This one is for all neurosurgery enthusiasts. If you have ever wondered how fascinating procedures such as craniotomies or hemilaminectomies are being performed, get ready to learn all about them and put your skills into practice under the close guidance of our partners from the Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Club Romania. Whether you want to deepen your knowledge in this field or you simply want to take a few steps into the complex world of neurosurgery, then this workshop might be the one for you.

How to book a workshop

1. Create an account on our website. Register here.

2. Pay the Early bird/Regular/Late General Access Fee or the Presenting Author Fee (see also Fees).

3. Check our website, Facebook and Instagram pages to see when we post new workshops. We will start announcing our workshops in January and continue to do so until late March. You are free to book a place anytime during this period.

4. Choose the one you like and book it. You must book your Workshop before the 31st of March 2024. Log into your account, go to the “Book a place” tab and follow the instructions there.

5. Do you plan to submit an abstract? If you pay the Presenting Author Fee, make sure that you submit an Abstract before the Abstract Submission Deadline. Read more about this here: Submit your abstract.

The number of available places at any given Workshop is limited. The places at our Workshops are given on a first come, first served basis. This means that all the participants who paid the fee have equal chances. Workshops will be held only with a minimum of 3 participants.

Did you change your mind about the Workshop you booked? You are allowed to change your workshop twice – check the “Book a place” tab in “My Account”.

Are you considering booking a second Workshop? You can do that if you pay the Additional Workshop Fee (20 EUR) before the 31st of March 2024. You will be able to pay the Additional Workshop Fee only if you have an active account (you have to log into your account, go to the “Payment” tab and follow the instructions there). After your payment is processed, if you log into your account and check the “Book a place” tab, you will see that the “Book a second workshop” button magically appears. You must book your second Workshop before the 31st of March 2024. 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 or second Workshop). You can book a number of two additional workshops. Read also Fees.

Do you and your friends have a Workshop that you’d like to see on our list? Let us know and we’ll try to make it happen. Check the “Book a place” tab in “My Account”.

You can participate only in the Workshops you have booked. In order to receive your Certificate of Participation, you must book at least one Workshop and attend it.