Dear young colleagues, international guests and friends,


It is a great pleasure and honour for me to welcome you at the Anniversary 20th Edition of the International Medical Scientific Conference for Students and Young Doctors in Pleven – the most successful and attractive student forum in Bulgaria that has become an emblem for our institution across the country and worldwide.

There are three key factors for a successful meeting. First, it’s the educational institution – Medical University of Pleven is a pioneer in robotic surgery, telemedicine, 3D medicine and bio printing introducing advanced technologies in education and clinical practice. For its almost 50-year history the University is developing very dynamically attracting growing numbers of Bulgarian and international students. We constantly implement high-tech educational instruments. Part of our digital portfolio is the educational platform Lecturio; 3D medical table for virtual dissections; VR studio with 360-degree view over the operating room; 3D studio for Live Surgery demonstrations; studio for training with holographic images; augmented reality studio an laboratories in telepathology, 3D printing and bioprinting. 

The second and most important factor for a successful forum are the students. I am proud of the young people today, because they are curious and brave, eager to study and discover; seeking new challenges and adventures; always motivated and committed.

The third key factor is the support – students need the support of their professors in order to be motivated, devoted and inspired. That is why we, their professors and all the invited speakers, are here - to teach them, to support them, to show and to guide them along the way.

The motto of 20th International Medical Scientific Conference for Students and Young Doctors in Pleven is: Destination: The Doctor’s Beautiful Mind. There are many beautiful aspects of the doctor’s mind and they should be revealed to the public through clinical practice and science. This reminds me of a quotation from the film “A Beautiful Mind” – “In medicine or economics, in technology or space, battle lines are being drawn. To triumph, we need results. Publishable, applicable results."

Looking forward to meeting many beautiful minds at the 20th International Medical Scientific Conference for Students and Young Doctors in October!


Prof. Dobromir DIMITROV, MD, PhD



Dear teachers,

Dear colleagues and friends,

Once again, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the XXI International Medical Scientific Conference for Students and Young Doctors (MDSC) with this year’s motto “The New Generation: Excellence and Innovation”.

The twenty-first edition of this inspiring forum of young scientists will take place on
14th October – 18th October 2024 at the University Telecommunication Endoscopic Center (TELEC) of MU-Pleven.
It has been 21 years since one exciting beginning who set the first steps to infinite science and shared experience. These years are full of hard work, challenges and successes.
21 years of memories, new friendships and strong relations that will live through time! 

It has been 50 years since Medical University – Pleven started giving us knowledge and wisdom! It is a fortress of future light in education and research and a path to good realization and modern training that brightens our professional dreams! And that is why we continue working with the same motivation, passion and curiosity which guided the very first Organizing Committee in the year of beginning 2002!

Following our tradition, we will tirelessly focus on bringing you again to the best lectures and workshops that we strongly believe will broaden your competence in the basic fields of medicine and health sciences.

We also put our efforts on organizing the Ninth Autumn School on Innovations in Medicine which has become a hallmark of MU-Pleven during the first conference days. This year, we will focus your attention on three main pillars:  Pharmacogenetics, Pharmacotherapy and Oncology. Furthermore, we will cover a number of other innovative topics throughout the entire duration of the conference.

Like in any other remarkable event, your experience would not be completed without meeting new amazing people at our social programme, including a Welcome party and a trip to one of the many beautiful locations in Bulgaria. Therefore, stay tuned for more information.

We are filled with enthusiasm and are looking forward to meeting you all here in Pleven at the XXI International Medical Scientific Conference for Students and Young Doctors.

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Warmest regards,


Medical University – Pleven

Pleven, Bulgaria