Dear colleagues and friends,

It is a great pleasure and honour for me to invite you to participate in the 17th International Medical Scientific Conference for Students and Young Doctors at Medical University – Pleven – the most successful and attractive scientific forum for medical students in Bulgaria.

In 2019 our Medical University in Pleven is celebrating its 45-year anniversary as one of the most dynamically developing higher educational institutions in Bulgaria and in Europe, attracting growing numbers of Bulgarian and international students. We have created here all the necessary key factors for successful training, research and scientific events.

First of all, it’s the educational institution – Medical University of Pleven is a pioneer in robotic surgery, telemedicine and 3D medicine which introduces advanced technologies in education and clinical practice.

The second and most important factor is our students. I am really proud of these young people who 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. And that’s why we, their professors, are here - to teach them, to support them, to show and to guide them along the way.

And in order to make a good combination of these factors we need a sparkle, something to make them work together. And this is the Dream and we should have big dreams in order to achieve great results. So Awaken Your Dreams is the motto of this year International Medical Scientific Conference for Students and Young Doctors.

Finally, I would like to share with you one of my favorite quotes about dreams: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”—Eleanor Roosevelt.

Looking forward to meeting you and your dreams at Medical University – Pleven in October!

Prof. Dr. Slavcho Tomov, MD, PhD, DSc


Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria

Dear teachers,

Dear colleagues and friends,

Once again, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the XVII International Medical Scientific Conference for Students and Young Doctors (MDSC) with this year’s motto “Awaken your dreams!”.

The seventeenth edition of this inspiring forum of young scientist is dedicated to the 45-year anniversary of our Alma Mater and will take place on 28th October – 2nd November 2019 at the University Telecommunication Endoscopic Center (TELEC) of MU-Pleven.

It has been 45 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 Fifth 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 two main pillars: Gastroenterology and Sexual health. 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 XVII 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,