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WORKSHOP 1: NONINVASIVE VENTILATION


Moderator: Nikolay Kyuchukov, MD, PhD

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, UMHAT “Dr Georgi Stranski”, Pleven, Bulgaria

Maximum number of participants: 40

The workshop will provide participants with an overview of the basic technical skills and clinical information includiong indications and benfits of noninvasive ventialtion (NIV) to enable safe use. NIV has been increasingly ied in recent years, both in the aucte and long-term setting. Accordingly, the number of health care professionals exposed to this technique has also increased. Following this course, participants will be able to better understand indications and effects of NIV and be updated about new trends and future perspectives of NIV.


WORKSHOP 2: OPHTALMOLOGY – OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY


Moderator: Vesela Ivancheva, MD

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

Maximum number of participants: 15

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.


WORKSHOP 3: SURGICAL SUTURES AND KNOTS


Moderator: Emil Filipov, MD; Dobromir Nguen, MD

UMHAT “Dr Georgi Stranski”, Pleven, Bulgaria

Maximum number of participants: 20

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.


WORKSHOP  4: CONTRAST ENHANCED ECHOGRAPHY/ ULTRASOUND


Moderator: Vladimir Popov, MD, PhD

Department of Internal Medicine, UMHAT “Dr Georgi Stranski”, Pleven, Bulgaria

Maximum number of participants: 15

Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a diagnostic technique for imaging the liver and other organs. CEUS involves the use of microbubble 1 to 10 microns contrast agents and specialised imaging techniques to show sensitive blood flow and tissue pefusion informaion. It is safe and easily performed with no reqiurement for ionising radiation and no nephrotoxicity.


WORKSHOP 5: ORTHOPEDIC CAST – TYPES, TECHNIQUE AND APPLICATION


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

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

Maximum number of participants: 20

Special requirements: Finished 3rd year of studies

PART I: THEORETICAL PART (20 min) It will explain the main indications for orthopedic cast in the traumatology practice. It will also explain techniques for application.

PART II: PRACTICAL PART The participants will have the chance to try the main techniques for application and removal of the cast from limbs.


WORKSHOP 6: EFFECTIVE MEDICAL AND TRAINING APPROACHES FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF METABOLIC SYNDROME AND DIABETES MELLITUS


Moderators: Kamen Genov, MD; Lazar Radkov

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

Maximum number of participants: 30

According to IDF people with diagnosed diabetes mellitus in year 2017 are 424.9 million /8.8% of the word population/, their number is expected to reach 628.6 million in year 2045/ 9. 9% of the word population/. The number of people with IGT is 352.1 million in year 2017, it will reach 531.6 million in year 2045. The total healthcare 38 expenditure for diabetes in year 2017 is 727 billion USD, it will reach 776 billion USD in year 2045. Risk factors for diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome such as diet, adiposity, physical inactivity and environmental exposures are modifiable. For people with diabetes and metabolic syndrome, series of interventions can improve health outcomes and these can be cost-effective or even cost-saving over time. Randomised controlled trials established the proof of principle that besides some medications, lifestyle modification with physical activity and/or healthy diet can delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Since drastic lifestyle changes are usually needed, it is more likely to achieve the goals if the patient works with his healthcare specialist and also with a dietitian in order to cope with the meal plan and with a trainer regarding how to get more exercise. Effective practical approaches to achieve these goals will be discussed.


WORKSHOP 7: 3D ULTRASOUND – APPLICATION IN THE CONTEMPORARY PRENATAL DIAGNOSTICS


Moderator: Petya Chaveeva, MD, PhD

Fetal Medicine Specialist, Medical Complex “Shterev, MD”, Sofia, Bulgaria

Maximum number of participants: 15

Special requirements: Finished 4th year of studies

In the last decade there was a widespread use of 3D ultrasound in obstetrical imaging. It is estimated that more than half of the obstetrical clinics are currently using ultrasound equipment with 3D capabilities. Initially known for its beautiful images of the faces of babies, 3D ultrasound has, however, become an important tool in prenatal diagnosis for its ability to image fetal organs in normal and abnormal conditions such as facial clefts, brain anomalies, and spinal defects. Is it time, however, to recommend it in routine obstetrical scanning?


WORKSHOP 8: NEWBORN EVALUATION AND RESUSCITATION IN DELIVERY ROOM


Moderator: Sevdalina Marinova, MD; Assoc. Prof. Viktoria Atanasova, MD, PhD

Department of Neonatology, UMHAT “Dr. Georgi Stranski”, Pleven, Bulgaria

Maximum number of participants: 20

Immediately at delivery, the neonate’s respiratory effort, heart rate, color, tone, and reflex irritability should be assessed; all are key components of the Apgar score assigned at 1 min and 5 min after birth. Apgar scores between 8 and 10 indicate that the neonate is making a smooth transition to extrauterine life; scores ≤ 7 at 5 min (particularly if sustained beyond 10 min) are linked to higher neonatal morbidity and mortality rates. In addition to Apgar scoring, neonates should be evaluated for gross deformities (eg, clubfoot, polydactyly) and other important abnormalities (eg, heart murmurs). The evaluation should ideally be done under a radiant warmer with the family close by.


WORKSHOP 9: CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION


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

Maximum number of participants: 40

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.