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IMSCB 2020

Don’t remember what went down in the 2020s Edition?

Here are the most interesting facts about last year’s edition. Beware! They’re only a sneak peek of what’s to come in IMSSB!





The first medical students’ congress pre-recorded and one of the first held exclusively online, made available just one click away, from the comfort of one’s home.

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Over 85 pre-recorded events, ground-breaking ideas brought to you in 4k-enabled format.

Our 2020s Edition Speakers comprise genuinely gifted and entertaining medics all streamed in real 4k!

Prof. Valter D. Longo, PhD

Genes, Nutrition, Longevity, and Disease

Decades of genetic and nutrition studies in Dr. Longo’s laboratory have resulted in the identification and understanding of strategies for activating high protection, but also in repairment and regeneration of the systems aimed towards preventing and treating diseases.

Discoveries to be pointed out include: reduction of cancer and diabetes rates in both mice and humans by genetic mutations, prevention of major diseases in monkeys and modulation of risk factors in humans by chronic dietary restriction (CDR). Other points that will be discussed during the conference will be the proven impact of CDR lean on improving body mass, immunity, enhanced wound healing and possibly regeneration with decreased side effects and disease risk factors by Fasting Mimicking Diets (FMDs).

Join us for his exclusive IMSCB Conference, if you cannot wait to discover the practical meaning of these results and to see how FMDs could improve health and prevent a variety of age-related diseases. Our event will provide a sneak-peek of the ongoing and future clinical trials, aimed to determine which diseases could be effectively treated by FMDs.

During this conference, we guarantee that all our participants will be acquainted with the genetics of ageing, gain insight into the effects of calorie restriction on diseases, assimilate information about the effects of FMDs on diseases in mice and learn about the effects of FMDs on disease prevention in humans

Have we sparked your interest yet?

Assoc. Prof. Mircea Ivan, MD, PhD

How Do Cells Sense Oxygen?

An alumnus of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Dr. Ivan sensed from his very first year as a medical student that his passion was directed towards the academic field. His prolific career includes a PhD Diploma at Cardiff University and postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In 2001 Dr. Ivan published his discovery of key oxygen-sensing enzymes in the article “HIFalpha targeted for VHL-mediated destruction by proline hydroxylation: implications for O2 sensing”, which was mentioned as crucial for the research rewarded with last year’s Nobel Prize.

At the moment, Dr. Ivan is involved in further research projects targeting specific molecular responses to hypoxia and he is a persistent supporter of young scientists.

During Dr. Ivan’s conference we will embark on a continuous journey of extensive research, spanning over two decades, and get a glimpse inside the mind of a world-renowned academic. The presentation provides a personal account of a life dedicated to exploring the universe of knowledge, beginning with the discovery of oxygen sensing enzymes, followed by more recent identification of hypoxia-regulated noncoding RNAs. Furthermore, Dr. Ivan will highlight the consequences of cellular oxygen sensing blockade and will introduce a new class of drugs effective against chronic kidney disease (CKD) anemia.

Whether you are interested in delving into the field of clinical or fundamental research, or want to gather information about the latest discoveries in medicine, this conference will suit you perfectly. We encourage you to learn from Dr. Ivan’s vast experience, shedding light onto a compelling topic.

Dr. Syra Madad, DHSc

From Ebola to COVID19: Healthcare System Epidemic Preparedness & Response

We know that quarantine was the perfect period for catching up with the latest Netflix series. Having this in mind, we have prepared an amazing opportunity for you to meet Dr. Syra Madad, a popular American pathogen preparedness expert and infectious disease epidemiologist who is featured in the Netflix series “Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak” as herself. Currently, she is holding the position of Senior Director of the System-wide Special Pathogens Programs at NYC Health + Hospitals. Her activity ensures that the municipal healthcare system of New York City is alert during epidemic outbreaks, by undergoing simulations beforehand and developing, testing and training on infectious disease plans and processes. Over the years, she has helped in the oversight of several outbreaks, such as Ebola virus disease, Zika fever and more recently COVID-19, being part of the COVID-19 Expert Taskforce of the Federation of American Scientists. ”Fortune” magazine listed her as one of the “40 Under 40” influential people in healthcare, as she contributes to the benefit of public health with her sustained effort to educate the public on respecting safety precautions during pandemics. Dr. Syra Madad is also the Team Lead of the Exercise Resource Team of the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center, Principal Investigator of the Institute for Diseases and Disaster Management and Fellow in the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Having this outstanding portfolio of achievements, we are honoured that Dr. Madad will hold a conference entitled “From Ebola to COVID19: Healthcare System Epidemic Preparedness & Response''.

It is known that the impact of COVID-19 over the world exceeds any other epidemic outbreak of the modern era, triggering the worst public health crisis of this century. Dr. Syra Madad operates in New York City, the first COVID-19 epicentre in the US, which experienced a tsunami of cases.
This presentation will address the importance of bio-preparedness, and the response efforts and challenges faced in a healthcare system moving from conventional capacity to crisis capacity as it relates to staffing, supplies, space and overall system from an emergency management perspective. Recommendations on changes that need to be made to improve biological preparedness across the national healthcare infrastructure will also be discussed.

Jacob Eli Gunn Glanville, PhD

Advanced Immunoengineering for Anti-Pandemic Bioengineered Therapeutics

Jacob Glanville is an American entrepreneur, inventor and computational immuno-engineer. As a Berkeley graduate, he showed a lot of interest in Genetics and Immunology, which led to him becoming Co-Founder, CEO and President of Distributed Bio - a company that explores computationally-guided immune-engineering methods to enable future discoveries regarding monoclonal antibodies and universal vaccine design. Among many imposing titles, such as being a Stanford University Scientific Advisory Committee member, a National Institute of Health Principal Investigator with an SBIR award for universal antivenom program, he was also featured in the Netflix documentary series “Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak”.

Dr. Glanville’s presentation will tackle a topic that prevails frequently both in academic debates and popular media: the elusive universal vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Is it even possible to create one? What methods are used and how do they work? During this brand-new conference, Dr. Glanville will aim to respond to these questions and further explain the bioengineering methods designed to create broad-spectrum COVID-19 vaccines, as well as cost-efficient and scalable antibody therapies.

The presentation will include a comprehensive description on these methods and how they can be used to adapt the antibodies targeted against the SARS-CoV to the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Moreover, Dr. Glanville will track the studies conducted in a network of five independent laboratories and their results regarding the therapy and the prophylaxis against the wildtype virus or the pseudovirus in animal models. Another key point covered in this talk is the use of small fragments of antibodies (Fv and Fc) in bioengineering to obtain better results in terms of efficiency and safety: a longer biological half-life, a lower risk of adverse events. Last but not least, there will be a deliberation on the future of biological engineering, the challenges of manufacturing this type of vaccine and why scientists believe it is possible.

Prof. Yaman Tokat, MD, PhD

20 Years of Liver Transplantation

Over time, organ transplants have been considered to be one of the most contentious topics in the medical community. This conference will depict the 25-year-old history of liver transplantation, as well as the effectiveness of Dr. Tokat superb technique. For sure, innovation has helped surgeons conduct the most intriguing procedures and the survival rate of people in need has steadily increased. Dr. Yaman Tokat will arouse your curiosity and improve your medical understanding about this subject!

Dr. Yaman Tokat is acting as Professor of General Surgery at the Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation of the International Liver Center in Istanbul. Twenty-seven years ago, he performed the first liver transplant in Turkey, paving the groundwork for hundreds of other similar procedures. Many people from all across the globe come to the International Liver Center to have a transplant done by one of the finest general surgeons in the world. Dr. Yaman Tokat is well recognized and respected both nationally and internationally, as the survival rate of his patients is higher than 99%. You can also see his daring methods and remarkable expertise highlighted in his hundreds of articles and reports.

His impressive speech will determine you to follow in his footsteps and make a difference, as he shared with us: “When I did the first successful liver transplantation in Turkey I was just a young surgeon. I performed the first liver transplantation in 1994 at the Ege University Medical school/Izmir. After the first successful liver transplant program was established, we started the first successful living donor liver transplant program in Turkey. Then many firsts followed this, first split, first dual lobe, first domino, and many more.”

This lecture will provide you with an insight into this long and exciting journey and expand your comprehension, building a potential career in surgery.

Rafael J. Grossmann, MD

Exponential Technology Calls For Exponential Medicine

Dr. Rafael J. Grossmann is a General, Trauma, Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic surgeon with Venezuelan roots who now operates in Maine, US. He and his team received the “Best Scientific Award” by the American College of Surgeons for their initiative on telemedicine applied to trauma care in 2009. In 2013, he became the world’s first surgeon to ever use Google Glass to live-stream a surgical intervention, this accomplishment featuring him in Forbes Magazine. He deeply believes in the power of the synergy between technological innovation, artificial intelligence and deep learning systems and uses it as a tool to improve the quality of both medical education and healthcare delivery in his activity as an educator, TedxTalk Speaker and Healthcare Futurist.

We all had the chance to observe how technology and medicine reinvented each other and made their own way through unbelievable discoveries that now stand for impressive awards. However, today's Healthcare and Medical Education are in trouble. We just engage in the smart use of technology to reshape their paradigms.

21st-century technology redefines the way we connect and communicate. These same technologies can allow for a better connection between humans and data, improving decision making. From VR, AR and XR to AI and Machine Learning, current technology will create the medicine of the future, TODAY.

Let’s shape together the shadow of the unpredictable and follow Dr. Rafael Grossmann’s conference in order to discover the correlation and dependency between exponential technology and exponential medicine. Astonishing, isn’t it?

IMSCB Opening Ceremony

Organising Committee

Medical Humanities in Medical Education: Between Doing Science and Being Humane

Prof. Bogdan Popescu, MD, PhD & Assoc. Prof. Sorin Costreie, PhD & Prof. Liviu Lucaci & Prof. Ion Victor Bruckner, MD, PhD & Prof. Emil Toescu, PhD. & Gabriela Florea, MD & Ioan Mirea, MD & Delia Tulbă, MD & Natalia Dima, MD & Teodor Cristian Blidaru, MD

Covid-19 and good medicine: Ethics revisited?

Prof. Ferdinand Rudolf Waldenberger, MD, PhD

Genes, Nutrition, Longevity, and Disease

Valter Longo, PhD

Getting priorities right; some reflections on a life as a surgeon

Senior Clinical Lecturer Timothy Goodacre, MD, PhD

Medical aspects of outer-space human activity - Past, Present, and Future

Asst. Lect. Adrian Macovei, MD, PhD

Open Neural Tube Defects, (NTDs). Myelomeningocele (MMC)

Oscar Guillermo Garcia Gonzalez, MD

The Future of Health & Medicine: Where Can Technology Take Us?

Daniel Kraft, MD

My 20 years in Liver Transplant

Prof. Yaman Tokat, MD, PhD

Innovation and progress in medicine. Is there a place for ethical concerns?

Prof. Ferdinand Rudolf Waldenberger, MD, PhD

How Do Cells Sense Oxygen? From the discovery of Enzymatic Sensors to clinical applications

Assoc. Prof. Mircea Ivan, MD, PhD

From Ebola to COVID19: Healthcare System Epidemic Preparedness & Response

Dr. Syra Madad, DHSc

Treatment of H. pylori in the era of antimicrobial stewardship

Prof. David Yates Graham, MD, PhD

And what if I was not only a surgeon?

Prof. Philippe A. Liverneaux, MD, PhD

Impossible Dreams: Everest and Eradicating Global Blindness

Prof. Geoffrey Craig Tabin, MD

The Incident Management System - How to manage a health emergency

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ronald St. John, MD, MPH

Pancreatic cancer - where are we now?

Prof. Claudio Bassi, MD, PhD

COVID-19 Transmission in Schools. A Critical Analysis

Prof. Alexandru Rafila, MD, PhD

Exponential Technology Calls For Exponential Medicine

Rafael J. Grossmann, MD

Negleted Tropical Diseases in the context of SARs-Cov-2 Pandemic

Prof. Fabiola da C. Nunes, D.V.M. PhD

Newborn Medical Emergencies

Assoc. Prof. Radu-Iulian Spătaru, MD, PhD & Lect. Cătălin Cîrstoveanu, MD, PhD

Why Be an Entrepreneur When You Could Just Be a Student?

Lect. Ștefan Busnatu, MD, PhD & Cosmin Dumitrache - Medic Chat & Mădălin Margan, MD, PhD - Oncochain & Ștefan Iarca - XVision

2020s Edition Workshops

All things considered, last year, we put all of our ideas together and built some top-notch sessions where every participant involved could improve their medical knowledge. They had to select between 3 different styles of workshops!



Operation Room

We introduced a new “bandersnatch” format for medical education


Premium packages specially designed for our science lovers, granting you access to the full IMSCB experience

Full online Social Programme, filled with modern activities, such as parties, mystery games and fitness trainings.

2020s Supporters

Nothing is ever possible without a great team and a lot of supporters to cheer you to do the impossible!

We are keeping a close connection with our partners and we are working hard for you to have the experience that you deserve. What makes our team truly exceptional is that we do not associate only with partners in the medical field.

The variety of collaborations that we have acquired over the years allows us to create powerful and strong bonds with different brands whom we have embodied into our congress, so that we are able to fulfill any medical student’s interests and desires.