10 May

Laparoscopy: Live Surgery

Mentor: Prof. Georgi Todorov

Experience wirelessly transmitted live surgery from the operating theater to the lecture hall and real-time communication with the surgeons – a unique learning opportunity! Envision a future, in which wireless enabled devices may be used to telemonitor surgical procedures.

Unlimited

capacity

10 May

Basic life support and Automated external defibrillator

Mentor: Ms Mariyana Manusheva and her team from First Aid Bulgaria

Description: At the end of the workshop you will know how to properly put someone in recovery position, do CPR and use automatic external defibrillator. All skills gained are based on the latest guidelines of European Resuscitation Council, American Heart Association and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.

20

Available spots

11 May

First aid for Choking and CPR for children

Mentor: Ms Mariyana Manusheva and her team from First Aid Bulgaria

Description: Have you ever wondered what are you supposed to do if someone chokes in front of you? This is the place to learn and practise! You will also train to do CPR for children. All skills gained are based on the latest guidelines of European Resuscitation Council, American Heart Association and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.

20

Available spots

12 May

First aid for wounds and fractures

Mentor: Ms Mariyana Manusheva and her team from First Aid Bulgaria

Description: You can learn and practise how to give first aid treatment to someone who is bleeding severely as well as how to recognize the symptoms of a broken bone and provide first aid immobilization. All skills gained are based on the latest guidelines of European Resuscitation Council, American Heart Association and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.

20

Available spots

11 May

Pediatrics ICU

Mentor: Dr. Daniel Iliev

Description: A pediatric intensivist will walk you through the complex technology and equipment, such as mechanical ventilators and patient monitoring systems, in pediatric intensive care. This workshop will focus on the various level of care of critically ill infants and children that require a rapidly changing and progressive approach.

10

Available spots

11 May

Chest Radiology Masterclass

Mentor: Dr. Gavril Nakov

Description: This workshop will take you through chest X-ray anatomy and introduce you to common abnormalities of the structures. You will improve your understanding of key principles in how to interpret and describe them.

Unlimited

capacity

10 May

Legal Liability in Medical Practice

Mentor: Prof. Mariela Deliverska, Assist. Prof. Maria Sharkova, Assist. Prof. Kremena Ivanova

Description: This workshop provides practical information, related to the four main types of liability for medical providers. Participants will be guided through the basic rules, case studies and algorithms in cases of disciplinary, civil, criminal and administrative procedures against medical practitioners.

20

Available spots

12 May

Introduction to Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and HTA for 3D Printed Materials in Medicine

Mentor: Assist. prof. Nikoleta Leventi, Assist. prof. Stamatios Priftis, Assist. prof. Svetlin Georgiev

Description: The introductory first part will cover the basics of a Health Technology Assessment (HTA) procedure. It will provide core knowledge and understanding of HTA, the interdisciplinary approach needed in order to assess whether a technology works, how much should get reimbursed and under which conditions. Also, the workshop will provide a clear link between HTA and Health Policy – how HTA can affect the physician’s practice and patient’s health. The advanced second part will provide the attendants with the opportunity to perform a mini-HTA on one of the hottest new topics in Medicine – 3D Printed Implantable Medical Devices.

20

Available spots

Surgical Knots

Every great surgeon started with the very basics: How to make a correct and reliable Surgical Knot! If you are interested in doing surgery someday, participating in this workshop is the perfect start of your future career! You will practice different types of knots suitable for different kinds of surgery.

Surgical Stitching- beginner

Interested in improving your surgical skills? This is the perfect opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on experience in basic surgical techniques and learn how to stitch wounds

Surgical Stitching- advanced

Already have some experience on surgical stitching? In this workshop you will be taught all the different types of sutures and knots according to the tissue you are suturing.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Description: Get insight into the structure of tendons, muscles and joints through this hands-on workshop in musculoskeletal ultrasound. Practice how to use the probe for dynamic assessment of joints and learn about the interesting phenomena of ultrasound physics.

10, 11 & 12 May

Interventional Neuroradiology

Mentor: Assoc. Prof. Stanimir Sirakov, Dr. Aleksander Sirakov and Dr. Stefan Bogovski

Description: In this workshop you will learn more about minimally invasive image-guided diagnosis and treatment of disease. You will practice diagnostic methods such as CAT scans (Computerized Axial Tomography), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and PET scans (Positron Emission Tomography) and the various types of angiographies, associated with them as diagnostic procedures. You will also be able to observe procedures such as angioplasty and stent placement and endovascular coiling (embolization).

15

Available spots

10 May

Arthroscopic Live Surgery

Mentor: Dr. Vladimir Rusimov, Dr. Vladimir Stefanov

Description: Have you ever seen a real joint from the inside? This workshop will give you the opportunity to observe a live arthroscopic surgery, ask questions to the surgeon and understand all about the innovative techniques used.

30

Available spots

12 May

Plaster Casting

Mentor: Dr. Viktor Vasilev

Description: This workshop will provide you with fundamental knowledge about orthopedic casting and fixation. You will be able to practice performing plaster casting yourself on a human model.

15

Available spots

11 May

Interventional Pulmonology

Mentor: Dr. Nikolay Yanev

Description: Are you interested in minimally invasive endoscopic and percutaneous procedures for diagnosis and treatment of neoplastic as well as non-neoplastic diseases of the airways, lungs, and pleura? In this medical sub-specialty workshop you will learn about procedures that are effective, and less invasive alternative to thoracic surgery: Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS), Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS). Furthermore, you will learn about advanced therapeutic procedures, such as airway tumor ablation, endobronchial brachytherapy, tunneled pleural catheter placement and others.

12

Available spots

11 May

Screening for diabetes and assessment of the risk for diabetic foot

Mentor: Prof. Tzvetelina Tankova

Description: Diabetic foot is one of the most serious complications of diabetes representing the most common cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations. During the workshop the participants will learn how to use non-invasive tools to identify subjects at risk for diabetes and how to interpret the laboratory data on glucose tolerance. The workshop will illustrate one main rule in diabetology – to take patient’s socks off! Participants will get  some basic practical skills on diabetic foot in real patients. They will learn how to examine and classify them into different risk categories in order to define follow-up and treatment strategies.

20-30

Available spots

11 May

Is this a neurological or a psychiatric disorder?

Mentor: Dr. Nikolina Semerdjieva

Description: In the current workshop, several clinical cases are going to be presented in order to differentiate whether a neurological or psychiatric underlying disease was present. The aim is to diagnose and discuss the cases together with the participants minding some of the latest advances as well.

Unlimited

capacity

12 May

Diagnostic hysteroscopy and surgical termination of pregnancy during the first trimester

Mentor: Dr. Dimitar Tzvetkov and Dr. Georgi Stamenov

Description: Reproductive surgeries aim to investigate female reproductive organs and treat reproductive problems that lead to infertility such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, pelvic adhesions, tubal occlusions, ovarian cysts, and congenital or acquired abnormalities. During the first half of this workshop you will get to see and learn the basics of hysteroscopy by using a hysteroscopy simulator.  During the second half of the workshop you will get to learn more about the surgical termination of pregnancy during the first trimester and practice your skills during the hands-on simulator training for surgical abortion.

20

Available spots

11 May

Neurosurgery - Dura Mater Stitching

Mentor: Dr Petra Vassileva

Description: Now is your chance to open a skull, to see someone’s brain, to perform plastic surgery of the dura mater all by yourself. This workshop will teach you how to open a skull and practice basic neurosurgical techniques.

10

Available spots

10 May

CT Of The Aorta - From Normal Findings To Aortic Diseases

Mentor: Dr Violeta Grudeva

Description: In this workshop you will learn how to differentiate a normal CT of the aorta to disease. Aortic aneurysms, coarctations and dissections among other conditions require trained individuals who can efficiently diagnose them based on a CT scan.

Unlimited

capacity

10, 11 & 12 May

Basic Lab Skills

Mentor: Dr Silviya Abarova and Dr Lubomir Traikov

Description: In this workshop, you will get to understand the basics of a laboratory setting, how everything works and gain knowledge on various techniques used on different models. Those will include: animal models with chemically induced diseases, ones that have undergone surgical interventions as well as genetically modified ones! Get started with the basics and develop into the future researcher you have always dreamed of!

10

Available spots

10,11 & 12 May

Advanced Lab Skills

Mentor: Dr Silviya Abarova and Dr Lubomir Traikov

Description: You now have the chance to learn and practise the more advanced techniques used in research labs. This workshop will mainly concentrate on  taking you through the concepts used in the investigation of Neurodegenerative and Autoimmune Diseases. Some techniques that you will be introduced to include: the Nano Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC) and the Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC).

10

Available spots

10 May

Laparoscopic liver and pancreatic live surgery

Mentor: Assoc. Prof. Dr Vasil Mihajlov

Description: How are liver and pancreatic diseases and conditions surgically treated with much less trauma to the patient? This is an opportunity to participate in performing procedures laparoscopically (through small keyhole incisions). Learn about the latest advancements in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures utilizing minimally invasive technologies.

15

Available spots

10 May

Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy

Mentor: Dr Stanislav Churchev

Description: Observe and assist in this simple and effective means to assess symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, reflux, difficulties in swallowing, rectal bleeding by inserting a small camera through the mouth to get a clear view of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon.

15

Available spots

10 May

Gunshot Wounds

Mentor: Dr Metodi Goshev

Description: Are you curious about the mechanism of a gunshot wound? In this workshop you will learn about the different types of mechanisms and pathophysiology of a wound, how to examine it and describe it. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the different kinds of bullets and guns.

Unlimited

capacity

10 & 11 May

Liver- anatomy, surgical techniques and parenchymal transsection

Mentor: Assoc. Prof. Dr Radosvet Gornev

Description: Now is your chance to hold a liver in your hands, to understand the vascular and biliary structure of the liver and to do hepatic resections all on your own.

During this workshop you will also get to practice on a laparoscopic surgical simulator (Simbionix LAP Mentor ).

Place

Lozenetz University Hospital

10 May

Endotracheal Intubation

Mentor: Dr Atanas Sabahov

Description: Simply referred to as intubation, this life-saving procedure is usually performed by anesthesiologists as most doctors do not have the appropriate training needed to successfully carry it out. In this workshop you will learn the anatomy involved, the steps you need to follow and what to look out for to avoid trauma to your patient all by practicing the techniques on a mannequin.

15

Available spots

11 May

Ultrasound anatomy and some peripheral nerve blocks

Mentor: Dr Atanas Sabahov

Description: Ultrasound imaging is increasingly used to guide peripheral nerve blocks. Ultrasound guidance allows anesthesiologists a real-time visualization of nerves, surrounding structures, and the needle-tip to maximize block success and minimize complications. In this workshop you will learn the basic principles of ultrasound imaging, the equipment used, and techniques for ultrasound guidance for peripheral nerve block by practicing the techniques on patients.

12

Available spots

10 May

Introduction to Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)

Mentor: Dr Tanya Milachich

Description: Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) are medical procedures used primarily to address infertility. Observe and learn about the improved capabilities of assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization, hormones, injections and sperm donation. In this workshop you will also get to learn more about the fertilization and embryonic development.

15-20

Available spots or Unlimited capacity

11 May

Contraception in Adolescents- the Optimal Choice

Mentor: Dr Sesil Kedikova and Ms Penka Petkova

Description: Is contraception in adolescents important? Why? What is different in younger patients?

During this workshop you will take part in a discussion about the contraceptive consulting process in order to make the optimal choice for the patient. You will also learn about the products available in Bulgaria and abroad with information about their efficacy, indications and contraindications.

At the end of the workshop the participants can take part in an interactive quiz. The participants will also be able to have hands-on training of IUD placement on plastic models and to see some of the contraceptive pills, prescribed in Bulgaria.

Unlimited

capacity

12 May

Clinical Cases in Forensic Medicine

Mentor: Dr Feodor Odzhakov

Description: Clinical Forensic Medicine- It deals with the cases involving both the legal and the medical aspects of the patient care. It is the interaction between clinical medicine and law. Pattern injury recognition, interpretation of injuries and documentation of injuries are the vital components which are evaluated. In this workshop several clinical cases are going to be presented, discussed and evaluated and you will also get to learn about the most common physician’s mistakes.

Unlimited

capacity

12 May

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) in Bulgarian

Mentor: Dr Plamen Krastev

Description: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) is an alternative method for the treatment of high-grade degenerative aortic stenosis. This method is performed in patients with Ao stenosis that are contraindicated for conventional surgery. The experience of the team is extremely important for the results.

Unlimited

capacity

11 May

Dermatoscopy Workshop

Mentor: Dr Mateeva

Description: The introduction of dermatoscopy, also termed epiluminescence microscopy (ELM), has opened a new dimension in the examination of pigmented skin lesions and, especially, in the identification of the early phase of cutaneous malignant melanoma. Learn about the ABCDE (asymmetry, irregular borders, multiple colors, diameter >6 mm, enlarging lesion) primary clinical criteria for early phase identification and diagnosing of suspected cutaneous malignant melanoma.

Unlimited

capacity

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