#Conferences

Here, at IMSSB, we celebrate the art of Medicine, the beauty of innovation, the excitement of bright, fresh ideas, the love for humans and humanity and the passion for discovering, learning and practicing what we all aspire to accomplish one day: saving lives.

Having that in mind, this edition’s conferences are created to enhance your curiosity on various medical topics and prepare you for your future: becoming a great doctor. 

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We are proud to introduce you to an outstanding programme, which allows you to participate in live conferences, interact with the speaker and meet like-minded people, if you choose to be an On-Site Participant. You also have the possibility to view the events from the comfort of your own house, from anywhere around the Globe and at any time of your convenience if you decide on participating only online. Every conference held on-site will be recorded and uploaded on our website within 24h, in order to be available for all memberships.

You are the designer of your own scientific adventure.

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All online content will be available during the Summit and 10 days after its completion. Regardless of your type of participation, we are committed to offering you the highest-quality experience that will help shape your future as a medical professional. 
We provide our participants with pre-recorded events of the highest resolution, while they decide what image stays in the foreground, when they want to watch the presentation, what playback speed fits them best and when it’s time for a break.

Stay tuned for the schedule announcement when you will find out which day your favourite medical event takes place.

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Prof. Bogdan Ovidiu Popescu MD, PhD

INFECTION AND NEURODEGENERATION

Of growing interest is the role of microbial infections in inciting degenerative neuroinflammatory responses and genetic factors that may regulate those responses. Here to debate on the subject is Prof. Bogdan Ovidiu Popescu MD, PhD, Head of the Neurology Department at Colentina Clinical Hospital and also Vice-Rector at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Of growing interest is the role of microbial infections in inciting degenerative neuroinflammatory responses and genetic factors that may regulate those responses. Elucidating these mechanisms is critical for developing targeted therapeutic approaches that prevent the onset and slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases.

Here to debate on the subject is Prof. Bogdan Ovidiu Popescu MD, PhD, Head of the Neurology Department at Colentina Clinical Hospital and also Vice-Rector at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He has an impressive career behind, some of the most honourable mentions in his CV being the following titles: Corresponding member of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Former President of the Romanian Society of Neurology and Vice President of the College of Physicians of Bucharest.

Octavian Bucur MD, PhD

COMPUTATIONAL PATHOLOGY

Octavian Bucur MD, PhD has made impactful contributions in several research fields, being one of the main developers of Expansion Pathology. Along with MIT and Harvard Medical School researchers, he has devised a way to image biopsy samples with much higher resolution — this expansion allows scientists to see features with a conventional light microscope that ordinarily could be seen only with an expensive, high-resolution electron microscope.

Octavian Bucur MD, PhD has made impactful contributions in several research fields, being one of the main developers of Expansion Pathology. His 13 years of training and research at Harvard Medical School allowed him to create the basics of a revolutionary technology that enables medical professionals to diagnose different pathologies in earlier stages. Along with MIT and Harvard Medical School researchers, he has devised a way to image biopsy samples with much higher resolution — this expansion allows scientists to see features with a conventional light microscope that ordinarily could be seen only with an expensive, high-resolution electron microscope.
Prof. H.C. Raed Arafat, MD

SURPRISE CONFERENCE

Head of Department for Emergencies, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Prof. H.C. Raed Arafat, MD plays a vital role in managing the ongoing pandemic.

After graduating from the University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology of Târgu Mureș, Prof. H.C. Raed Arafat, MD went on to become an Anesthesiology and Intensive Care specialist and founded the Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication (SMURD), which later became a national emergency rescue service, saving tens of thousands of lives. As Head of Department for Emergencies, Ministry of Internal Affairs, he plays a vital role in ensuring the quality and accessibility of emergency medicine and disaster management and has an essential contribution to managing the ongoing pandemic.
Roxana Voica (Petre), MD

VIRAL TRANSMISSION OF THE SARS-CoV2 DURING FLIGHT

Have you been dreaming of some new destinations to explore, but don't know much about the risk that travelling implies in the context of the ongoing pandemic?

Have you been dreaming of some new destinations to explore, but don't know much about the risk that travelling implies in the context of the on-going pandemic?

It is a known fact that respecting the safety measures wherever we go substantially lowers the transmission rate of the SARS-CoV2. But how exposed are we actually, during a flight? 🤔

Being a travel enthusiast with an actual degree in Travel Medicine, the primary physician Roxana Voica, M.D., is willing to make an in-depth exploration of the answer to this question and give you up-to-date knowledge of the particular health risk imposed by the global pandemic.

Roxana Voica, M.D. is a
☑️ primary care physician specializing in infectious diseases, as well as a
☑️ specialist in gastroenterology.
She graduated from the Faculty of Military Medicine, at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, later obtaining attestations in
☑️general ecography, as well as
☑️travel medicine - which she describes as her absolute passion. At the same time, Mrs. Voica, M.D., works at the
☑️National Aviation and Space Medicine Institute, all of the above making her the best mentor to guide you through a knowledgeable, insightful exploration of the viral transmission during a flight.

This being said – as a healthcare enthusiast and young research lover, you will most certainly find it useful and enjoy hearing about the science behind the whole process, straight from an expert in the field.

So, if you're willing to find out more on this intriguing topic, make sure to join MD Voica's conference, which will be available exclusively at IMSSB 2021!

Prof. Olga Simionescu, MD, PhD

DERMOSCOPY - GETTING CLOSER TO REALITY

Prof. Olga Simionescu, MD, PhD, is exclusively at IMSSB to teach us about dermoscopy, a tool used for identifying cancerous skin lesions and inflammatory conditions.

Discover the way to identify your skin’s problems with Prof. Olga Simionescu, MD, PhD, an expert in her field. You can learn about dermoscopy, the non-invasive examination of the skin, using skin-surface microscopy. It is used in the diagnosis of skin cancers, inflammatory skin diseases and other hair conditions, like alopecia, pathologies that Prof. Olga Simionescu, MD, PhD, has a particular interest in.
Maria Vrânceanu, PhD

NUTRIGENICS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

Maria Vrânceanu, PhD is a nutritionist and author specialized in nutrigenetics, nutrigenomic, epigenetics and anti-ageing medicine.

Maria Vrânceanu, PhD is a nutritionist and author specialized in nutrigenetics, nutrigenomic, epigenetics and anti-ageing medicine. She works as a researcher and project coordinator, and also teaches nutrigenomics. Having completed multiple postgraduate courses regarding anti-ageing medicine, molecular genetic testing, epigenetics control of gene expression and the biology of cancer, as well as obesity and bariatric surgery, she has participated in over 30 international congresses, published in multiple journals, and authored 3 books.
Prof. Dan Mircea Enescu, MD, PhD

BURN CARE STRATEGIES FOR MULTIDISCPLINARY PATIENT MANAGEMENT

Discover burn care strategies for multidisciplinary patient management in the 21st century with the former President of the Burn Society, Prof. Dan Mircea Enescu, MD, PhD.

The physical, psychological and social needs of burn victims necessitates the close collaboration of a broad spectrum of healthcare professionals. Prof. Dan Mircea Enescu, MD, PhD is one of the most distinguished and dedicated professionals of this field, as former President of The Burn Society and the inventor of the Skin Bank. He is now the President of the National Council of Patient Safety and still remains the first paediatric plastic surgeon in Romania, specialized in burns, hand surgery and cosmetic surgery.
Prof. Habil. Horațiu Moldovan, MD, PhD

HISTORY OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

Embark on a journey from the beginning to the future of cardiovascular surgery, and learn its craft from Prof. Habil. Horațiu Moldovan, MD, PhD.

From the first surgical procedure performed on the heart in 1895, to minimally invasive and novel procedures, cardiac surgery is undergoing continuous evolution. How did it start, where are we now, and where is it heading? Join us at IMSSB 2021 and find out!
Our speaker will be Prof. Habil. Horațiu Moldovan, MD, PhD, Cardiovascular Surgeon and Doctor in Medical Sciences. During his career, he has completed over 5000 open-heart surgeries and 2500 vascular and endovascular procedures, addressing multiple types of cardiovascular pathologies.
Lect. Constantin Vică, PhD

ETHICS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MEDICINE

Lect. Constantin Vică, PhD, is coming to IMSSB 2021 to talk about the ethics of Artificial Intelligence in medicine, its role in biomedical discoveries as well as its impact on doctor-patient relationships.

Lect. Constantin Vică, PhD, is coming to IMSSB 2021 to talk about the ethics of Artificial Intelligence in medicine and its involvement in healthcare. He will present its role in biomedical discoveries and the ability to generate new treatments. Another topic of discussion is the impact it has on doctor-patient relationships especially in the case of diagnosis and the trust patients have in doctors.

If you are eager to find out more about the moral challenges that this technological advancement is facing, then join us at IMSSB 2021!

Prof. Doina Anca Pleșca, MD, PhD

CHARACTERISTICS OF SARS-COV-2 INFECTION IN CHILDREN

Find out everything about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and learn how it actually affects them on a physical, social and psychological level from Prof. Doina Anca Pleșca, MD, PhD.

The COVID-19 infection was initially milder in children than in adults, but the recent rise in the paediatric cases has led to a more accurate understanding of its actual severity. So, what is the real risk of infection in children? Are the symptoms and long term effects the same for the little ones? How does it affect them on a social and psychological level? Join us at the IMSSB 2021 to find out!
Our speaker will be Prof. Doina Anca Pleșca, MD, PhD, Paediatric Neurologist and Doctor in Medical Sciences, with a subspecialty in Paediatric Pneumology, and current President of the Romanian Society of Paediatrics.