1. Introduction to Radiation Oncology

Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cernea Valentin, “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Domnica Carpov MD, Mihai Zerbea MD, Young Residents in                                Radiotherapy and Oncology Group, IOCN, Cluj Napoca

Description: The role of this workshop is to provide the participants with basic information about ionizing radiation physics, effects on human tissue and equipment

                        Theoretical  part:

                                       Radiation oncology – what is it?

                                       Patients that undergo irradiation

                                       Effects of ionizing radiation on human tissue

                                       Equipment (Linear Accelerator, Brachytherapy)

                       Practical part:

                                      Tour of the Radiatherapy and Brachytherapy Department

                                      Case presentation (gyneacology and breast cancer)

                                      Treatment planning

                                      Q&A Session


2. Uterine artery embolization

Coordinators: Rares Nechifor MD, PhD, Member of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE)

                     Cristian Toma MD, Lifesim Center for Medical Simulation

Description: UAE is an interventional radiology procedure which has emerged in recent years as an alternative to treat uterine fibroids due to encouraging results for symptomatic fibroid disease. The procedure requires careful catheter and wire manipulation to gain and maintain access to the uterine artery. Particles are then carefully injected through the catheter to block the blood flow to the fibroid.

In this workshop, the procedure will be performed on a high-fidelity endovascular simulator enabling hands-on procedural training in a simulated setting.

 This training module offers the opportunity to master the procedural steps, the use of clinical devices, and application of embolic particles while managing the risks associated with performing the procedure.


3. Epilepsy surgery and invasive intracerebral recordings

Coordinators: Ioana Mîndruță1,2,3MD PhD

                                1Coordinator of the Romanian National Program for Epilepsy Surgery

                                2 Head of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Emergency University Hospital, Bucharest

                                3University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest

                          Irina Popa1MD

                                1Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Emergency University Hospital, Bucharest

Description: This workshop is intended for medical students and neurology residents. It will describe the presurgical evaluation of pharmacoresistant focal epilepsy: patient selection criteria and the flow-chart for the presurgical work-up with focus on invasive exploration with intracerebral electrodes. An interactive second part will consist in seizure semiology analysis and examples of brain direct electrical stimulations for functional mapping.


4. Echocardiography in Pediatrics

Coordinator: Lazea Cecilia MD, PhD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Iuliu Hațieganu’, Cluj-Napoca


                            -Basic echocardiography notions

                            -Main incidents used for examination

                            -Cardiac structures identification in echocardiography

                            -Indications of echocardiographic examination

                            -Echocardiographic changes in congenital heart disease of children and in acquired heart disease

                         PRACTICAL PART:

                            -Echocardiographic examinations in patients with congenital heart disease

                            -Video presentation (congenital heart disease, acquired heart disease, pericardial collections, cardiac tumors etc)


5. Autophagy, A New Hope

Coordinators: Marius Farcas MD, Radu Popp MD, Tania Crisan MD - University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Iuliu Hațieganu’, Cluj-Napoca

Description: In this workshop, we will be focusing on a new hypothesis in autoinflammation research, which is the role of autophagy gene variations providing a missing link in inflammation. We will try to apply this to the study of genetic susceptibility to gouty arthritis.

Chapter 1. Gout is an ancient disease. It is known to be characterized by painful and recurrent attacks of arthritis. As medical doctors, we know that high serum uric acid levels cause gout, but we do not understand why in so many individuals with very high uric acid levels, gout never occurs. Could there be something else?

Chapter 2. Autophagy is an even more ancient basal mechanism inside cells that helps a cell “eat up” damaged organelles and recycle organic molecules. When autophagy does not function properly, inflammation ensues, and this has been linked to inflammatory diseases directed against “self” (autoinflammation). Could autophagy be involved in gout pathogenesis? Could genetic variations in autophagy genes predispose to gout?

Together we will understand how these two separate stories are functionally linked. Moreover, we will show you how we are trying to take a further step in investigating this from a medical genetics perspective inside the molecular genetics laboratory. Join us to check this out!


6. Introduction in Laparoscopic Surgery

Workshop, The Romanian Students' Surgery Society, Cluj Branch

Description: This workshop aims to familiarize students with both theoretical and practical concepts of laparoscopic surgery - a low-risk, minimally invasive surgery in which only small incisions are made, through which the surgeons are able to operate inside the abdominal cavity.

The participants will be able to practice their handiness while performing exercises on simulators, using non-biological materials.


7. Introduction in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 


Workshop, The Romanian Students' Surgery Society, Cluj Branch

Description: In this workshop, the participants will learn some basic aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. They will be trained to do different types of skin flaps. A local skin flap consists of skin taken from an adjacent area and moved to fill the surgical defect often created from the removal of a skin lesion such as skin cancer. The flaps will be done on biological materials so that they will resemble real-life conditions.


8. Basic Concepts of UltrasoundHands on

Coordinator: Professor Radu Badea MD, PhD; Monica Platon MD, PhD - University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Iuliu Hațieganu’, Cluj-Napoca

Description: This workshop addresses medical students begining from the fourth  to the last year of study. It is intended to be a very dynamic experience, focused on direct interaction between the student, ultrasound machine, and "patient''.  All the students will perform general ultrasound examinations on healthy subjects and will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge with the aid of  two modern ultrasound simulators.
By the end of the workshop you will gain insights on the method's indications, benefits, limits, and most important, a practical experience.


9. Digestive Endoscopy Workshop - Hands on

Coordinators : Teodora Atena Pop MD, PhD; Ofelia Mosteanu MD, PhD - University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Iuliu Hațieganu’, Cluj-Napoca

Description: This workshop is intended for medical students in their clinical years. It is an educational experience designed to present the basic science and technical approaches to modern endoscopic surgery. It will present materials dealing with traditional diagnostic and therapeutic  endoscopy as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques .It will include live demonstrations on clinical cases permitting interchanges between faculty and registrants, using interactive lectures and  practical sessions.The overall goal of this hands-on workshop is to provide information about current technology, to enhance knowledge in gastroenterology and to offer students an insight into endoscopy procedures.


10. Ultrasound Basics in Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hands on

Coordinator: Professor Dan Mihu MD, PhD

Description: This workshop is composed of 2 parts:

                           A theoretical part about: 

                                 Normal pelvic ultrasound

                                 Ultrasonographic features of pregnancy in the first, second and third trimester

                                 Ultrasonographic appearance of fetal annexes

                                 Fetal biometry

                          A practical part where participants will have the opportunity to examine pacients and apply what they theoretically learned by performing ultrasound.


11. Prison Medicine

Coordinators: Chief Commissioner Dr.Lucian Hulpoi MD,

                                      Director Dej Prison Hospital

                            Commissioner Dr.Claudiu Jeler MD

                                   Head of Surgical Department, Dej Prison Hospital


Description : This workshop aims to familiarize young doctors and medical students with the particularities of inmate’s pathology as well as providing medical assistance for inmates in the medical network of Romanian Prison Service.


12. Knots and sutures

The Romanian Students' Surgery Society, Cluj Branch

Description: The purpose of this workshop is to give medical students the opportunity to become acquainted with the surgical instruments, to learn how to perform a surgical knot and elementary surgical procedures (incisions, sutures), all while considering the aseptic and antiseptic measures. This way, after completing the workshop, the participants will have the basic skills needed in order to assist a surgical procedure.