Workshops

Highly important about workshop registration

  • it will start on Monday, the 8th of May, at 20.00 (8 pm)
  • only participants who have paid for Option 2 or 3 have the right to register

  What will you have to do?
         Step 1: Log in to your Medicalis account
      Step 2: Access the link you will find there. It will lead to a Google Form
      Step 3: Complete the Google Form as asked (Name and Surname, year of study/resident) and 
      Step 4: Pick a workshop
                                          - you may only choose one workshop
                                          - some of the workshops are only available for 4th-6th year students and/or residents; choose correctly
                                          - if the maximum number of participants at one workshop is reached, the workshop will be automatically deleted
                                          or you will receive an error when trying to submit it
         Step 5: Submit your answer
                                          - you may only submit it once

1.Uterine artery embolization

*Only available for resident physicians!

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

                     Cristian Toma MD, Lifesim Center for Medical Simulation

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.

Location: Practical skills and Medical Simulation Centre, 23 Gh. Marinescu Street

Number of participants: 14

Date: 13th of May, 1000-1600

 

2.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.

Location:

Number of participants: 60

Date: 11th of May, 1300-1600

 

3.Electrophysiology study and ablation of cardiac arrhythmias

*4th-6th year students, resident physicians

Coordinators: Professor Dana Pop MD, PhD; Radu Rosu MD, PhD; Gabriel Cismaru MD, PhD; Mihai Puiu MD,PhD - University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Iuliu Hațieganu’, Cluj-Napoca

Description: The electrophysiology study is a minimally invasive procedure that assesses the electrical activity and conduction pathways of the heart. The workshop will consist  of  both a theoretical and practical part. The theoretical part will be presented by members of the ablation team, who will talk about the transesophageal echocardiography and CT evaluation of the patients prior to the procedure, atrial fibrilation and extrasystole ablation methods, as well as ablation particularities in child patients. It will be followed by a live demonstration of a femoral vein puncture, a transseptal puncture, a 3D left atrium reconstruction and  a pulmonary vein isolation using the St. Jude Medical  NAVX Ensite Velocity 3D mapping system.

Location: Rehabilitation Hospital Cluj-Napoca -  Cardiology Department, 46-50 Viilor Street

Number of participants: 25

Date: 11th of May, 900-1200

 

4.Robotic Surgery Workshop

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

 

Description: The hands-on robotic workshop aims to accustom students to this available technology and to increase the awareness of its utility, in various surgical fields. The workshop will comprise in a practical session, dedicated to acquiring and exercising the practical skills in using medical surgical robots.

This workshop will give the participants the opportunity to learn and practice the fundamentals of Robotic Surgery on the da Vinci® Sills Simulator™ platform (Intuitive Surgical Inc.). Students will be guided throughout exercises of various difficulty by qualified S.A.R.U.S. members.

 

Location: Cluj Municipal Clinical Hospital, 11 Tabacarilor Street

Number of participants: 20

Date: 13th of May, 900-2030

 

5.Introduction to Radiation Oncology

*4th-6th year students, resident physicians

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

1. Radiation oncology – what is it?

2. Patients that undergo irradiation

3. Effects of ionizing radiation on human tissue

4. Equipment (Linear Accelerator, Brachytherapy)

 

Practical part

1. Tour of the Radiatherapy and Brachytherapy Department

2. Case presentation (gyneacology and breast cancer)

3. Treatment planning

4. Q&A Session

Location: The Oncology Institute “Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuta”, 34-36 Republicii Street

Number of participants: 12

Date: 12th of May, 1200-1500

 

6. Ericksonian hypnosis workshop

Coordinator: Liana Don MD, PhD

Description: The symbolism of the spiral has acquired throughout human evolution a great diversity and perpetual enrichment, either progressive or regressive, but certainly “spiral”, which has led to integrating it in the hypnotherapeutic process. Certainly, for each of us, the spiral itself is a shared experience on an ideational cognitive, yet what is the affective implication of this to-and-fro circuit? In accordance with the integrative psychodynamic aspects of the multitudinous situational patterns, each of us will most likely link this fact to the direction the spiral is spinning, which in turn must lead to either terrifying anxiety inducing or constructive, enriching or fulfilling emotions, related to the over lapse of the direction of the motion and the predicted movement, thus “downwards” does not necessarily induce either anxiety or depression if the predicted movement of the spiral was following the same path. As such, we may build a distorted and implicitly traumatic perception of the integrative spiral effect of the various interior struggles in the psychodynamic structure of the conscious conflict in relation to the unconscious one, which, in turn will lead to ambivalent situations and opposite tendencies towards both inter-structural and interior conflicts, fundamental and/or archetypal and implicitly towards distorted and surprisingly emotional and/or behavioural attitudes of the client themself and of their interrelationship with everything that exists “outside of them”. The externalisation of the spiral and implicitly its metamorphosis through this surplus will lead to identifying its new meanings which will eventually reflect, through a “boomerang” feed-back mechanism, upon the interior spiral diversity, in the process of becoming through the integration of the exterior changes for a reinterpretation and reiteration of the interior ones so on and so forth. This phenomenon may continue towards infinity in the permanent attempt to readjust and reframe the unconscious in relation to the process of integrating it in the spheres of the conscious towards identifying and solving through hypnotherapy the storage, stabilization and purpose resolution opportunities. Which symbol, metaphorically speaking could represent the possibility of integrating the whole spiral metamorphosis? Who could determine how finite infinity is? ...or how infinite the finite is?

Location: Department of Modern Languages Applied to Medicine, 6 Pasteur Street

Number of participants: 30

Date: 12th of May, 1000-1200

Language: Romanian

7. Basic trauma workshop – Hands on

Coordinator: Dan Nistor MD

Description: An overview of the musculoskeletal injuries that can occur. Learn how to evaluate, stabilize and treat a traumatic patient in the current healthcare system. Hands-on : fracture reduction methods, casting and immobilization of a fracture, reduce and immobilize a shoulder dislocation, basic fracture fixation with plate and screws on synthetic life-size bones.

Location: Anatomy Department, 3-5 Clinicilor Street

Number of participants: 20

Date: 13th of May, 1300-1600

 

8. Emergencies in Pediatrics

Coordinator: Mihai Sorin Lacan MD

Description: Emergencies in children are the most frightening ones a clinician can face. The workshop provides knowledge on critical situations in paediatrics. Resuscitation techniques will be described in detail and comprehensive management plans will be provided. It will cover a range of essential information, from key facts to specific challenges in dealing wit emergency situations in children. Guidance will be provided by well trained Paediatric Emergency Department physicians and SMURD paramedics.

Location: Emergency Medicine Department, 13 Emil Isac Street

Number of participants:  15

Date: 12th of May, 1100-1330

 

9. Advanced Life Support

Coordinator: Sorin Mihai Lacan MD, Eugenia Maria Muresan MD

Description: The purpose of this workshop is to teach the basics of Advanced Life Support to medical students attending this workshop, helping them understand some principles of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care in the event following one of a life-threatening event. Such knowledge is vital to every physician, disregarding their specialty.  Guidance will be provided by well trained Emergency Department physicians and SMURD paramedics.

The workshop will focus on the following aspects of Advanced Life Support:

-          Recognition, assessment and management of the critically ill patient (aiming at preventing cardiac arrest)

-          Airway management skills

-          Basic Life Support

-          Defibrillation skills

-          Cardiac arrest management using the European Resuscitation Council guideline 2015

-          Work as an effective team member in a cardiac arrest situation

Location: Emergency Medicine Department, 13 Emil Isac Street

Number of participants:  30

Date: 12th of May, 1430-1700

 

10. Basic Concepts of Ultrasound – Hands on

*4th-6th year students, resident physicians

Coordinators: Professor Radu Badea MD, PhD; Associate Professor Monica Platon Lupșor 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 on three ultrasound machines and will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge with the aid of  a  modern ultrasound simulator.
By the end of the workshop you will gain insights on the method's indications, benefits, limits, and most important, a practical experience.

Location: Practical skills and Medical Simulation Centre, 23 Gh. Marinescu Street

Number of participants: 24

 Date: 12th of May, 900-1100

 

11. Basic Concepts of Liver Elastography (Fibroscan) – Hands on

*4th-6th year students, resident physicians

Coordinator: Associate Professor Monica Platon Lupșor 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 and its purpose is to help students become familiar with Fibroscan, the main elastographic method used in the evaluation of diffuse hepatopathies. The theoretical part will resume the principles  of the method, the examination technique and the most important clinical applications. In the second part of the workshop each student will get the chance to apply his newly-acquired knowledge by performing a Fibroscan examination on a healthy subject.

Location: “Octavian Fodor” Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 19-21 Croitorilor Street

Number of participants: 20

Date: 12th of May, 1230-1430

 

12. Digestive Endoscopy Workshop - Hands on

*4th-6th year students, resident physicians


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.

Location: Practical skills and Medical Simulation Centre, 23 Gh. Marinescu Street

Number of participants: 12

Date: 12th of May, 1400-1700

 

13. Ultrasound Basics in Obstetrics and GynecologyHands on

*4th-6th year students, resident physicians


Coordinator: Professor Dan Mihu MD, PhD - University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Iuliu Hațieganu’, Cluj-Napoca

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.

Location: “Dominic Stanca” Clinic of Obstetrics-Gynecology, no.57 21st December 1989 Boulevard

Number of participants: 15

Date: 13th of May, 1000-1200

 

14. Echocardiography in Pediatrics

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

Description

THEORETICAL PART:

-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)

Location: Emergency Children Hospital, 66-68 Motilor Street

Number of participants: 15

Date: 11th of May, 1100-1300

 

15. Autophagy, A New Hope

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

Trainers: Marius Farcas MD, Radu Popp MD, Tania Crisan MD, Andreea Catana MD, Ioana Blaga MD, Alex Bolundut - 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!

Location: “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy – Genetics Department, 4 Louis Pasteur Street

Number of participants: 12

Date: 12th of May, 1400-1800

 

16. Introduction in Laparoscopic Surgery

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.

Location: Practical skills and Medical Simulation Centre, 23 Gh. Marinescu Street

Number of participants: 12

Date: 11th of May, 1400-1700

 

17. Introduction in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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.

Location: “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Biobase, 6 Louis Pasteur Street

Number of participants: 22

Date: 13th of May, 1100-1700

 

18. 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.

Location: Dej Prison Hospital

Number of participants: 30

Date: 13th of May, 800-1300

 

19.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.

Location: “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Biobase, 6 Louis Pasteur Street

Number of participants: 22

Date: 11th of May, 1400-1900

 

20. Oncology clinical cases

Coordinators: Zsolt Fekete, MD, Andra Piciu, MD

Location: The Oncology Institute “Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuta”, 34-36 Republicii Street

Number of participants: 40

Date: 12th of May, 1400-1600