Moderator: Ivan Malkodanski, MD

UMHAT “Saint Marina Pleven, Bulgaria


Maxium number of participants: No limit


Every doctor, no matter what specialty they practice, must be familiar with the indications and techniques for intervention in the respiratory system. The main approach involves providing clear airways, protection from aspiration and ensuring adequate oxygenation and ventilation. This workshop describes the steps involved in assessing the airways, ensuring the rapid implementation of endotracheal intubation (RSI), as well as the necessary steps when it comes to cases with unsuccessful or hard intubation.




Moderator: Assoc. prof. Vesela Ivancheva, MD, PhD

Department of Ophthalmology, UMHAT “Dr Georgi Stranski” – Pleven, Bulgaria


Maxium number of participants: 15

Special requirements: Finished 2nd year of studies


Ocular (or ophthalmic) OCT is used heavily by ophthalmologists and optometrists to obtain high-resolution images of the retina and anterior segment. Owing to OCT's capability to show cross-sections of tissue layers with micrometer resolution, OCT provides a straightforward method of assessing cellular organization, photoreceptor integrity and axonal thickness in glaucoma, macular degeneration,  diabetic macular edema, multiple sclerosis and other eye diseases or systemic pathologies which have ocular signs.




Moderator: Emil Filipov, MD, PhD; Dobromir Nguen, MD

UMHAT “Dr Georgi Stranski” – Pleven, Bulgaria


Maxium number of participants: 11

Special requirements: Finished 3rd year of studies


Surgical suturing and knot tying are one of the basic medical procedures which any doctor should be able to perform. This workshop will give the participants opportunity to practice different types of surgical sutures and different techniques for tying surgical knots.




Moderator: Dr. Shamsher Mann, Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist

Department of Paediatric Orthopedics, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin (Ireland)


Maxium number of participants: 20


Advanced trauma life support is a training program for medical providers in the management of acute trauma cases, developed by the American College of Surgeons. Its goal is to teach a simplified and standardized approach to trauma patients. This workshop will cover the following modalities of the ATLS: History and Introduction, Brief presentation of all modalities, Principles and stepwise approach in Acute Trauma Setting, Practical skill scenarios involving the application of Principles learnt.

reported over the past decade. This workshop will introduce participants to dermoscopy with practical training. There will be a possibility for participants to get their moles checked!




Moderator: Konstantin Totev, MD, PhD; Steliyan Lungarov, MD

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, UMHAT “Dr Georgi Stranski” – Pleven, Bulgaria


Maxium number of participants: 20

Special requirements: Finished 3rd year of studies


The fundamentals of casting and splinting techniques are used for treatment of various traumatic and orthopaedic conditions It is also imortant for the safety of the patients .Splint application is indicated for a wide variety of orthopaedic injuries that include fractures, sprains, and postoperative immobilization. In particular, fractures and sprains are placed in splints in order to decrease  swelling associated with these injuries. Edema is the body’s natural reaction to an injury and is the key reason why splints are used during the acute phase of an injury. Since splints are noncircumferential, they will accommodate for swelling. Casts are circumferential and therefore do not accommodate for swelling of the injury during the acute injury phase. Severe swelling can eventually progress to compartment syndrome, which can compromise the neurovascular integrity of the injured extremity. All efforts should be made to minimize injury swelling. This is best achieved by using the RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) method after a splint has been applied for initial injury. After the initial swelling has subsided, the patient should converted into a cast for  definitive immobilization if indicated.This must be done by a qualified health care professional.




Moderator: Kamen Genov, MD

Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism, MHAT “AVIS MEDICA” - Pleven, Bulgaria


Maxium number of participants: 35


In the beginning of 20th century  the long-suspected positive effect of androgens on protein anabolism was documented. The use of androgenic steroids by athletes began in the early 1950s and has increased through the years, despite warnings about potential adverse reactions and the banning of these substances by sports governing bodies. These days the use of anabolic steroids is not confined to bodybuilders and high-level athletes, it has spread to casual fitness enthusiasts who wish to improve their strength or appearance.  Usually people obtain the drugs from the illicit market, so the prevalence of substance use   has been poorly studied in most of the countries. In England and Wales they estimated that about 1% of people aged 16-59 years had used anabolic steroids in their lifetime.

The adverse effects and the effects of anabolic steroids, as well as the ethical issues of their use will be discussed.




Moderator: Dr. Gurpreet Singh Variaah, Dermatology & Venereology Specialist

Dermatology Department, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin (Ireland)


Maxium number of participants: 20


The skin is the largest human organ which is approximately 1.7m2 in surface area. The diagnosis of many skin conditions can be made clinically by a Dermatologist with the aid of several clinical aids. The dermatoscope is one them. Dermatoscopy or epiluminoscopy is microscopy of the skin allowing pattern recognition of lesions and distinguishing between benign and malignant one’s especially skin cancers like melanoma. There is a higher incidence rate of Melanoma Skin Cancers and Non-melanoma Skin Cancers




Moderator: Yoana Ivanova-Yoncheva, MD; Desislava Kiprova, MD

UMHAT “Saint Marina Pleven, Bulgaria




Moderator: Zul Mirza, MD

Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Honorary Senior Clinical lecturer, Imperial College School of Medicine


Maxium number of participants: No limit


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest. It is recommended in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing, for example, agonal respirations.