Since this year’s congress takes place exclusively online, we want to bring onto your screens an unique experience with a lot of visual workshops which will provide you with an even better insight than before. In order to do so, all you need is an internet connection and a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for a brand new medical adventure.
Even though hands-on workshops cannot be 100% replaced with virtual interactions, IMSCB wants to share with all its participants a digital world where learning is not limited by the current situation. We are excited to present our unprecedented ‘Bandersnatch’-type interactive workshops, which are designed to replace the clinical case ones, while the surgical events have been converted to online OR experiences, giving you the opportunity to fill in any surgeon’s gloves.
Be informed before you book your workshops!
Unfortunately, all fees are non-refundable. If you deposit the participation fee, we will consider you a participant.
Unfortunately, all fees are non-refundable. If you deposit the participation fee, we will consider you a participant.
No, you do not have to. You must attend the mandatory events you booked, depending on every package in order to receive your certificate.
The number of scientific events included depends on the type of package the participant purchases (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum). Details about the packages can be found in the Terms & Conditions, section 6. Fees & Payment, sub-section 6.1 Packages.
After we publish the Scientific Programme, you will be able to book your events using the conference and workshop tokens you will be granted, depending on the participation package.
Every scientific event will be available for 22 hours on our website, from 02:00 am until 11:59 pm UTC+2 (Eastern European Time – Bucharest), enabling each participant to watch it whenever he pleases, in this time interval.
B comes from Beta blockers are used to manage abnormal heart rhythms, and to protect the heart from a second heart attack
It is a well-known fact that the infamous nosocomial infections are the worst enemies of chronic, long-term hospitalized patients. However, even despite the grim reputation, many people do not fully understand the severity of hospital-acquired infections and their consequences. During this workshop we will discuss the concept of nosocomial infection, the prevalence in hospitals and the impact on healthcare systems. Moreover, Prof. Țânțu will emphasize the main preventive procedures used against this type of infections, such as surface disinfection, sterilization and safe disposal of biomedical waste. Lastly, the presentation will include precautionary methods opposing the dissemination of SARS-Cov-2 among hospital personnel and patients.
We highly recommend this workshop for all students, regardless of their medical background, as it highlights a topic that is not frequently debated. Considering the global preponderance of nosocomial infections, we believe that raising awareness is one of the first steps one needs to take in order to combat them.
D comes from Defribiliation the definitive treatment step for cardiac arrest
Whether the statement is true or not is yet to be seen, but we do know for a fact that the microbes in the gastrointestinal tract are more numerous than the human cells, and their imbalance (dysbiosis) is linked to a variety of chronic diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, obesity and so on.
Join this workshop and let Dr. Nițescu guide you through designing a balanced and healthy diet for your patient's gut microbiota, learning which types of food you should consider and how to plan a meal.
Remember: healthy gut microbes equal a healthy human.
E comes from Vitamin E is a group of eight fat soluble compounds that include four tocopherols and four tocotrienols
“Break a leg” is a typical English idiom meaning “Good luck!”. Now let’s find out what to do when this is not just an expression, the pain and the fracture representing the plain reality.
In this workshop, you will discover how to care for any fracture localized on the thoracic or pelvic limb, learning about fracture reduction, immobilization and management.
You will be guided through the three simple steps of any successful surgical examination: Identification, Surgical Treatment and Consolidation, by Dr. Mark Pogărășteanu.
Having all these in mind, how shall we wish you good luck with your workshop?
H comes from Hippocrates is often referred to as the "Father of Medicine"
Assoc. Prof. Habil. Camelia Diaconu, MD, PhD, is a primary doctor in internal medicine and cardiology at the Clinical Emergency Hospital of Bucharest. By virtue of her work, which puts emphasis on research, she was appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Archives of the Balkan Medical Union" and was elected Fellow of The European Society of Cardiology, The American College of Cardiology, The American College of Physicians, while also being the President of the Balkan Medical Union.
This workshop is specially created for students who wish to make a visible change in the scientific world and do not know exactly where to start. We are confident that Dr. Habil. Camelia Diaconu will provide you with some important information and maybe will become a role model for everyone who would like to follow her steps, therefore discovering the secret world of research and publishing.
N comes from Neonate, a newborn baby, specifically a baby in the first 4 weeks after birth.
Cătălin Cîrstoveanu, MD, PhD, has been the Head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Marie Curie Children's Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, since 2008. During his career, he has collaborated with multiple NGOs, aiming to make a change in the Romanian healthcare system. None of his efforts was in vain, as this ward has become the most developed one in terms of technology in the Eastern European region, thereby giving a chance at life for over 2000 preterm infants. Furthermore, he has been actively involved in the development of the paediatric cardiovascular surgery and neurosurgery wards within the hospital.
This hands-on workshop is not only addressed to those passionate about paediatrics, but to all medical students, because no matter what their chosen speciality is, they can always find themselves in the situation of saving a life - especially one of a child. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn and apply the basic particularities of CPR for newborns, as well as making a comparison with its adult version.
S comes from Sagittal refers to a vertical plane passing through the standing body from front to back.
Type 1 diabetes mellitus has been a constant challenge for all of the medical community, not only because of its unknown and mysterious causes but also for the complexity of monitoring blood sugar levels.
Asst. Lect. Doina Andrada Mihai, MD, PhD has been shifting the focus towards the key to preventing chronic complications, by monitoring glucose in type 1 diabetic patients. Being a senior specialist in diabetes at the National Institute of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases N.C. Paulescu, she has been a substantial contributor to the medical community, conducting scientific research activities which established as subjects for national and international conferences.
This year, you can be a part of the “Sugar Watchers” Team by learning how this method made its own way through time: from the basic determination of glycaemia and glycosuria, to glucometers and modern continuous glucose monitoring systems.
Embark with us for this “sweet” adventure of enhancing knowledge on the subject of diabetes mellitus, by getting a firm grasp on glucose monitoring procedures.
This lecture will provide answers to all these burning questions, as well as going into detail about patients who tested positive for the coronavirus. Furthermore, it will shed some light upon the common misconceptions, myths and realities of this virus and will dive into different methods that physicians should use when approaching patients, depending on the severity of the infection. From medical imaging and asymptomatic patients, to those whose lives depend on the appropriate therapeutic conduct, Dr. Zaharia will share the secret of how to successfully manage the SARS-CoV-2 infected patients.
T comes from Thyroid hormones influence the metabolic rate and protein synthesis, and in children, growth and development.
You may wonder why Dr. Waldenberger? Well, Prof. DDr. Waldenberger is, among many other impressive titles, an Austrian heart surgeon, Chair for Health Economics and Organisational Ethics at the Sigmund Freud Private University and Medical Director at Kepler University Hospital Linz, the second largest hospital in Austria and, most importantly, a doctor interested in innovation.
Having this in mind, during this astonishing workshop, we aim to develop an understanding of the challenges that come along with both cardiac transplants and the use of an artificial heart, to get knowledge and an overview of the different techniques and approaches and to look into the ethics of these issues that are connected with the border between life and death, mirroring the human wish for enhancement and eternal life.
Are you ready to learn all this information in a heartbeat during this workshop?
T comes from Ventricular tachycardia (V-tach or VT) is a type of regular, fast heart rate that arises from improper electrical activity in the ventricles of the heart.
Beautiful and bold brushstrokes and expressive paintings full of colour are the first things that come to one’s mind when hearing Van Gogh’s name. But what about the lunatic artist who cut off his own ear, what about the distressed soul who drank yellow paint hoping to overcome his depression? In this workshop, Dr. Mirea will discuss aspects regarding the life, art and pathology of the famous painter Vincent van Gogh using the contemporary means of psychiatric diagnosis. We will utilize and analyse various sources from the artist's life: his physician's notes, his personal letters, his artwork and other first-hand observations. You will have the opportunity to learn about Van Gogh’s mental health struggles from an expert and acknowledge not only how they were exteriorized in his artworks, but also how they affected his life and relationships.
Thus, we will enter into the mind, the art and the suffering of one of the most influential figures of the Western art, whose name keeps intriguing worldwide professionals to this very day.
W comes from Water makes up to 60% of the human body
Have you ever wondered what is behind an exceptional ENT (Ears, Nose and Throat) doctor and why this speciality requires such an outstanding ability? No worries, we might have exactly what you have been looking for!
We have designed a special workshop, which will facilitate a better insight of what ENT involves: a unique and precise field, in which specialists identify long-term solutions to cure different conditions and diseases. The particular intricacy of this highly-meticulous field is suggested by the wide range of medical procedures, both clinical and surgical: from cosmetic rhinoplasty to life-saving operations such as tracheostomy.
We invite you to observe every medical detail through the eyes of an ENT doctor and dare to explore the complexity of otorhinolaryngology under expert guidance.
I comes from Immunomodulation is modulation (regulatory adjustment) of the immune system.
Internal Medicine is one of the most fascinating medical fields, consisting in a diverse range of approaches and impressive clinical cases. As a practitioner in this field, one must create valuable links between various pathologies and perfectly integrate them in an accurate diagnosis.
Wonderfully designed by Prof. Cristian Băicuș, MD, PhD, the Diagnosis Workshop of Internal Medicine has the power to open new perspectives over this field, challenging your knowledge to find all the missing puzzle pieces. Step by step, you will have the opportunity to analyse the given information, discover new precious details, intertwine them and eventually come up with the correct diagnosis in an interactive environment that will help you broaden your clinical skills. The last piece of the puzzle will unfold itself in the end, offering further information and the most suitable approach over the general proposed case. Its complexity will enchant your senses and will engage your full potential.
And who would be a better person for this workshop than Dr. Liana-Cătălina Gavriliu? Senior Lecturer Liana-Cătălina Gavriliu, MD, PhD is a well-known specialist in infectious diseases at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases - Marie Curie Children's Clinical Hospital. She has finished her PhD in 2011, her thesis revolving around the resistance of germs to antibiotics. Moreover, Dr. Liana-Cătălina Gavriliu is a lecturer at “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, sharing her love for infectious diseases to the future generations of physicians. Being passionate about research, she has written multiple scientific papers of antibiotic resistance.
Unexpected is the key-word both for this type of pathologies and for the workshop we have prepared for you! Are you ready?
O comes from oligonucleotide is a polymer consisting of a small number of nucleotides
He graduated as a medical doctor from "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then became an Obstetrics and Gynecology intern, later on becoming a specialist at the Bucharest Emergency University Hospital.
Dr. Munteanu has been a major contributor to the scientific community of our university, not just by conducting hands-on workshops and publishing ObGyn-related studies, but also by serving as a mentor to future generations.
Are you attracted to the Obstetrics and Gynecology world, curious about what being an ObGyn doctor is like and eager to finally find out what this medical field is about? If the answer is “YES” to all of these questions, then do not hesitate to choose the fresh, unprecedented ‘Bandersnatch’-type interactive workshop Diagnosis: Obstetrics and Gynecology and spend two hours in the shoes of a top specialist – Ass. Lect. Dr. Octavian Munteanu. While we will provide you with scenarios that alter according to what medical choices you make, you will pick between various next steps in order to save your patient. Should you change the medication plan? Or maybe request a certain type of a lab test? How about performing an emergency maneuver? A or B? Life or death? Your patient depends on your judgement! Redeem your choice NOW… and may the odds be in your favour!
M comes from wear Masks wherever you go during a global pandemic
Cleft lip and palate is the most common of the craniofacial anomalies. Children born with cleft lips and palates present various challenges throughout their development that need to be solved for successful habilitation. The complexity of these problems requires that numerous health care practitioners cooperate in providing the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to ensure comprehensive care, including timely surgery and speech therapy. At this workshop you will further learn about these complex patients and how to help them face any difficulties that may arise. You will find out more about this anomaly and also, you will virtually assist Dr. Spătaru in the OR, therefore you will be spending quality time with an astounding doctor.
His research focuses on minimally invasive wrist surgery and robotic surgery of the peripheral nerves, with outstanding and inspiring contribution to the world of research in orthopaedic surgery. He has published many valuable and highly-appreciated articles in prestigious journals.
If you are interested in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, the IMSCB has designed this workshop especially for you.
Distal radius fractures are common injuries in all age groups. The traditional treatment options are cast treatment with or without closed reduction, open reduction, and internal or external fixation. Unfortunately, the results of these procedures are often associated with restricted function or even with high rates of infection. As the mobility is not fully regained, the risk of stiffness is high. Bone healing delays or even malunions frequently occur. Having these complications in mind, some of the most courageous and skilful surgeons of our days have merged their creativeness and have recently developed a minimally invasive technique that would greatly improve the recovery process.
This workshop gives you the opportunity to virtually assist Prof. Philippe A. Liverneaux, while he performs his own pre-recorded surgery. Also, since this year’s Congress will be online, you are more than welcome to take your own notes and hit pause whenever you get confused.
Wouldn’t it be fascinating to watch this technique performed and explained step by step by one of the greatest experts in hand surgery?