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Information Booklet Bulgaria, Sofia 8-11 May, 2014

IC International Congress of Medical Sciences Sofia, Bulgaria 8-11 May, 2014

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Contents

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Welcome

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Committees

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Theme Event and Keynote Speakers

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Programme

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Workshops

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Social Programme

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General Information

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Partner Conferences

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Acknowledgements


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Dear Colleagues, It is a great pleasure for me to address to a young auditory of medical doctors, dentists, pharmacists, scientists and lecturers. The International Congress of Medical Science is an important academic event for students and young doctors. This forum gives the young scientists the chance to report their achievements, exchange views, gain experience, strike up a friendship. It is not easy to explain the way to success in the scientific career. It needs hard work, analytical mind, watchfulness, enthusiasm and even good luck. It needs also internal balance that gives the strength to accept defeat and triumph as well as triumph after defeat. The idea and invention in science are individual ability. But as the scientific process becomes more complicated, the team work in science is inevitable. The ability of the team workers in present science is a precondition for better results. The international teams give chance and better atmosphere to every serious scientist and guarantee the final success of the scientific idea and its international recognition. The individual success will not be covered by the shade of the general achievement. The efforts of teams from different countries, working over one and the same problem, is a very good practice nowadays. The mission of every high level university is to stimulate the students’ scientific strive. We are very proud that the Association of Medical Students in Bulgaria – Sofia together with the Students’ Council of Medical University – Sofia turned the tradional national students’ scientific sessions into International Congress of Medical Sciences for students and young doctors. We hope that this initiative is the basis for establishment of new international scientific teams. I wish you all fruitfull and successful work and not ending research enthusiasm! Correspondent Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Professor Vanyo Mitev, MD, PhD, DSc Rector of the Medical University - Sofia


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Dear Young Colleagues and Friends, As a Dean of the Faculty of Medicine – Sofia I have the honor and pleasure to welcome you to the International Congress of Medical Sciences for Students and Young Medical Doctors – 2014! The Faculty of Medicine – Sofia, with a total of over 2000 students, is the oldest Bulgarian Medical School and it is well-known for the quality of its student education, postgraduate programmes and medical research. The Faculty of Medicine – Sofia, with a total of over 2000 students is the oldest Bulgarian Medical School and it is well-known for the quality of its student education, post-graduate programmes and medical research. The Faculty is our source of inspired science, knowledge, tradition and innovation. Many of our graduates have received international acclaim and have made a brilliant career in the medical, biological and clinical field. Dear Young Friends, We are very proud of the fact that this forum has become tradition and the International Congress of Medical Sciences for Students and Young Medical Doctors is associated with the very highest standards of academic distinction and community contribution. On behalf of the medical academics I wish you pleasant work and stay in Sofia - a city with a 7000-year history, which makes it a unique phenomenon in Europe. Get to know our ancient history, culture and wonderful nature in the spring days of 2014!

Prof. Dr Marin Marinov, PhD, DMSc Dean, Faculty of Medicine


6 ICMS 2014 Dear ICMS Participants, It is the greatest pleasure and honor to welcome you all to the 13th International Congress of Medical Sciences for students and young doctors at the Medical University of Sofia. For the past year, we have put huge efforts in providing you with an event that can reach up to the big expectations of our attendees – the curious students and young physicians. What you will witness in the next couple of days is the result of one year of hard work, dedication and motivation to offer you a contemporary event with high scientific value of oral and poster presentations, hands-on workshops, keynote lectures delivered by prominent scientists in their respected fields and various social activities. Over 12 years ago, the ICMS has emerged from the National Student Scientific Session which already was the leading student-run congress on the national scale. Today, the ICMS hosts more than 500 registered participants from 67 different universities and scientific institutions from over 40 countries! ICMS has grown to represent an interdisciplinary platform for international scientific exchange between students, postgraduates, doctors, academics from different fields of research and various cultures. And thanks to your support the ICMS has succeeded to write its name among the most prosperous, trusted and visited congresses on a global scale. We owe this success to you – our Participants! We truly hope you enjoy your stay with us in Sofia and wish you an unforgettable experience with ICMS 2014! Best regards,

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Organising Committee Byurhan Rashid - OC Coordinator Diyana Belezhanska - Applicant Support Feodor Odzhakov - Scientific Programme Bozhana Bakalcheva - Leisure Elisaveta Gerova - Fundraising & PR Michael Mihnev - IT Support

Advisory Committee Deyan Popov,MD - President of ICMS 2009 & 2010 Albena Nikolova, MD - Co-president of ICMS 2011 Simeon Andreev - Co-president of ICMS 2012

Extended Organising Committee Aleksandar Aleksandrov Aleksandar Angelov Aneliya Kuzeva Borislava Varbanova Desislava Pavlova Dimitar Bakalov Dobromir Iliev Emil Belinski Georgi Krasimirov Iskren Mollov Ivo Ivanov Joana Sofronieva Kiril Yankov Kristina Benova

Kristina Karachomakova Lazar Mitrov Mirella Petrova Nezi Nizamova Petar Jelyazkov Polina Angelova Radina Miladinova Rosica Dimova Simeon Georgiev Tea Aleksandrova Vanio Vezirov Viktoria Nikolova Violeta Mitova Zdravko Kamenov


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Scientific Committee Prof. Zdravko Kamenov, MD, PhD, DMSc - President Assoc. Prof. Lazar Jelev, MD, PhD - Vice-President

Preclinic Sessions:

Prof. R. Girchev Prof. D. Hinova - Palova Prof. I. Mitov Assoc. Prof. Y. Nyagolov Dr. T. Handjieva - Darlenska Dr. L. Malinova Dr. R. Hadjiolova Dr. V. Uzunova - Raikova

Thearpy Sessions: Prof. Z. Kamenov Prof. V. Hadjidekov Assoc. Prof. E. Manov Assoc. Prof. D. Zhelev Dr. D. Bakalov Dr. B. Golemanov Dr. E. Zaharieva Dr. A. Sabahov Dr. A. Nikolova

Surgery Sessions: Prof. V. Dimitrova Prof. G. Todorov Assoc. Prof. Bulanov Dr. R. Todorov Dr. S. Toshev Dr. M. Sokolov Dr. B. Mladenov Dr. T. Popov

Medical Education Sessions: Prof. G. Kossekova Dr. T. Manova Dr. B. Georgieva

Public Health Sessions: Dr. P. Trendafilova Dr. S. Andreev

Dentistry Session:

Prof. Popova Prof. Peneva Assoc. Prof. Yordanov


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Theme Event The Organizing Committee has decided the theme event of ICMS 2014 to be “Medicine Behind Molecules – What More Genes Can Tell Us”, thus putting emphasis on the progress made in the field of medical genetics, the advance in personalized medicine and the latest discoveries in neurogenetics, epigenetics, etc.

Keynote Speakers Prof. David Rubinzstein “Autophagy and Neurodegeneration” Prof. David Rubinzstein is The Head of the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Cambridge and Deputy Director of the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. His team has been trying to discover novel components of the autophagy machinery and new signaling pathways and drugs that impact on autophagy. What he finds most fascinating about his research is that it has disease relevance and may be a therapeutically tractable target. His work is focused in an area of cell biology that is still not well understood and appears to have relevance to many areas of health and disease. Prof. Tomas J. Ekström “Epigenetics of Autoimmune Disease” Prof. Tomas J. Ekström is a Professor of Molecular Cell Biology in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Karolinska University Hospital. The aim of his research is to integrate the genome and epigenome, to identify their respective contribution, and to increase the real chances of finding novel environmentally affected genes relevant for diseases, which can indicate possible targets for prevention and intervention. It is fascinating that the combined epigenetic and genetic analyses may reveal the etiology and vulnerability to disease, and new therapeutic targets.


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Programme Day 1 l Thursday, May 8th 14:00 - 18:30 Registration 19:00 - 20:00 Opening Ceremony and Cocktail 22:00 - late International Welcome Party Day 2 l Friday, May 9th 09:00 - 10:30 Workshops 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break 11:00 - 12:30 Keynote Lecture - Prof. Tomas Ekstrรถm Epigenetics of Autoimmune Disease 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break 13:30 - 15:00 Poster Preclinic Session I Oral Preclinic Session I Medical Education Session 15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break 15:15 - 16:45 Poster Preclinic Session II Oral Preclinic Session II 16:45 - 17:00 Coffee Break 17:00 - 18:30 Poster Preclinic Session III 19:00 - 21:00 Sofia Tour by Night Day 3 l Saturday, May 10th 09:00 - 10:30 Poster Therapy Session I Oral Therapy Session I Public Health Session 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break 11:00 - 13:00 Poster Therapy Session II Oral Therapy Session II Dentistry Session 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break 14:00 - 15:15 Keynote Lecture - Prof. David Rubinzstein Autophagy and Neurodegeneration 15:15 - 15:30 USIT Colours Promotion 15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break

Foyer Zdrave 2nd floor St. Ekaterina Aula Maxima

Foyer Zdrave 3rd floor St. Ekaterina Aula Maxima

Foyer Zdrave 2nd floor Congress Hall I Congress Hall II Foyer Zdrave 3rd floor Foyer Zdrave 2nd floor Congress Hall I Foyer Zdrave 3rd floor Foyer Zdrave 2nd floor

Foyer Zdrave 2nd floor Congress Hall I Congress Hall II Foyer Zdrave 3rd floor Foyer Zdrave Congress Hall I Congress Hall II St. Ekaterina Aula Maxima St. Ekaterina Aula Maxima Foyer Zdrave 3rd floor


15:00 - 15:15 15:15 - 16:45 16:45 - 17:00 17:00 - 18:30 19:00 - 21:00

Coffee Break Poster Preclinic Session II Oral Preclinic Session II Coffee Break Poster Preclinic Session III Sofia Tour by Night

Day 3 l Saturday, May 10th 09:00 - 10:30 Poster Therapy Session I Oral Therapy Session I Public Health Session 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break 11:00 - 13:00 Poster Therapy Session II Oral Therapy Session II Dentistry Session 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break 14:00 - 15:15 Keynote Lecture - Prof. David Rubinzstein Autophagy and Neurodegeneration 15:15 - 15:30 USIT Colours Promotion 15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break 15:45 - 17:15 Workshops 21:00 - late National Night Day 4 l Sunday, May 11th 09:00 - 10:30 Poster Surgery Session I Oral Surgery Session I 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break 11:00 - 12:30 Oral Surgery Session II 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break 13:30 - 15:00 Workshops Closing Ceremony - Awarding 19:00 - 20:00

Foyer Zdrave 3rd floor Foyer Zdrave 2nd floor Congress Hall I ICMS Foyer Zdrave2014 3rd floor 13 Foyer Zdrave 2nd floor

Foyer Zdrave 2nd floor Congress Hall I Congress Hall II Foyer Zdrave 3rd floor Foyer Zdrave Congress Hall I Congress Hall II St. Ekaterina Aula Maxima St. Ekaterina Aula Maxima Foyer Zdrave 3rd floor

Foyer Zdrave 2nd floor Congress Hall I Foyer Zdrave 3rd floor Congress Hall I

St. Ekaterina Aula Maxima


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Workshops Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/First Aid and Traffic Incidents We are pleased to organise CPR and First Aid workshops to provide you with knowledge and skills required to handle emergency situations. The workshops will be led by volunteers from the emergency team of the Bulgarian Youth Red Cross.

Surgical Stitching/Knot Tying/Bandaging The first opportunity to develop surgical suture skills for some students may not come until third year Med School. This short course will introduce the basic surgical skills to students at an early level. The participants will gain practical hands on experience. All the equipment is provided and the students will be supervised by a professional.

Plaster Cast This workshop will provide its participants with fundamental knowledge about orthopedic casting, fixation and bandaging. All techniques are thoroughly explained in an easy and helpful manner. The workshop attempts to summarize the most current techniques of some of the most common fractures. All the equipment is provided and the students will be supervised by a professional.

How to Succesfully Learn Medical English MedicalEnglish24.comEnglish is a new lingua franca of todays’ medicine. We will share with you what is important in learning medical English and how to do it effectively. We will share with you the unique knowledge of best printed and online resources to make your study effective and enjoyable. An online medical English course will be presented as well.


ICMS 2014 15 Publish or Perish: Your Guide to Publishing Student Research Paper What makes a good article and how to increase the chances to get it published, how to choose the right journal and what is impact factor, how do reviewing and selection procedures work, what is plagiarism and how it can be discovered, why to publish the results of student research at all and how it will influence your career... and much more!

Brain Dissection Basics The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. The Brain Dissection Basics workshop aims to enhance the understanding of the structure and functions of the brain. The course will cover the topics of brain morpho-logy, blood vessels and neocortical areas. All structures will be demonstra-ted on a real human model by a professional anatomist.

Live Operation The Second Surgical Clinic of the Aleksandrovska Univeristy Hospital will open its OR to ICMS participants and will provide us with live footage of a laparoscopic abdominal operation performed by Dr. Gribnev. Participants will have the chance to ask questions directly to the operating theatre and discuss the case with the surgeons.

Checkpoint Cardio You can get to know the new generation systems for telemonitoring of patients with rhythm-conductive and ischemic disorders of the cardio-vascular system.

Labour Participants in this workshop will gain experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The whole process of the procedure will be explained by a professional and the students will be introduced to basic labor techniques.


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Social Programme Day 1 (08.05 - Thursday) Everybody is invited to the International Welcome Party in the center of Sofia. Day 2 (09.05 - Friday) We are organizing a tour in downtown Sofia. Come with us in a walk through the streets of one of the most ancient cities in Europe. Our tour will start after finishing the sessions of Day 2. Day 3 (10.05 - Saturday) One way to learn about the history and culture of one country is to look at her traditional cuisine. We are proposing you Bulgarian National Night, where you can enjoy our tradional dishes to the sound of local Folk music. Are you eager to taking part in this unforgettable night, please sign up in the day of registration. Day 4 (11.05. - Sunday) Unfortunately, it is our last night together! Come to our “Farewell Party� and celebrate with the Organizing Committee the end of one amazing congress!

* For exact locations of the social programme venues please check the map on page 19 or ask at the Information desk.


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General Information Registration Desk ICMS Registration Desk is located on the second floor of the Congress venue at 2 Zdrave Str. Registration will be open from 14:00 till 18:30 on May 8th and until noon on May 9th. You will receive a welcome package that includes:congress bag with useful information and promotional materials, lunch tickets and a badge which will grant you access to all sessions, lectures and social program.

Information Desk In case you have any questions, feel free to ask the OC members at the Information Desk. It is located next to the Registration Desk on the second floor of the Congress venue. During ICMS you can also ask for help and additional information by calling the following number: + 359 889 134002

Coffee/Lunch Breaks Coffee breaks are provided between the sessions on the third floor of the Congress venue offering coffee, tea, water and snacks. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria next to the main entrance of the Congress venue. Vegetarian and no pork dishes will also be provided.

Internet Free Wi-Fi connection will be available only on the second floor of the Congress venue. The computer room on the third floor will also be open for ICMS Participants.

Meeting Point Some of the workshops will be held outside the Congress venue. An OC member will be in charge to guide you to your workshop. The Meeting point for workshops is in front of the main entrance of the Congress venue on 2 Zdrave Str. Please arrive at the Meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the starting hour of the workshop session.


ICMS 2014 19 The meeting point for the Social Program is the lobby of hotel Rodina at the time pointed in the daily programme on pages 12-13. Public Transport If you are staying at Hotel Rodina you will not need public transport to get to the Congress venue or to downtown Sofia as both are only 10-15 minutes by walk. If you happen to use Sofia public transport services you have to buy a ticket from the driver of the vehicle or at the subway entrance,in case you are using the subway. Single ride ticket is 1 BGN (approx.0,5 EUR) ICMS Ambassadors ICMS Ambassadors are students who are enthusiastic about our congress and are willing to help us promote our conference in their home countries. If you want to take this journey with us and participate in the organization of ICMS 2015 you will get special invitation to next year’s edition. If you would like to become an ICMS Ambassador, please fill the form that you will find in your congress bag and hand it to one of the OC members at the Information Desk. You can also apply by writing an email to info@ icmsbg.org

1 - International Bus/Railway Stations 2 - Hotel Rodina 3 - ICMS Congress Venue - 2 Zdrave Str. 4 - “St. Ekaterina” Hospital - Aula Maxima 5 - Club “Orisha” - International Welcome Party (May 8th) 6 - “Rachenitsa” Tavern - National Night (May 10th) 7 - Club “Gramophone” - Farewell Party (May 11th)


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Partner Conferences Annual International Medical Students Meeting

Brazilian International Congress of Medical Students

25th European Students’ Conference Charité Berlin

Global Students’ Conference of Biomedical Sciences in Belgrade

International Conference for Healthcare and Medical Students 6th International Student Medical Congress in Košice, Slovakia

9th Leiden International Medical Student Conference 15th International Congress for Medical Students and Young Health Professionals

10th Warsaw International Medical Congress


ICMS 2014 21 This event would not be possible without the support of: Golden Sponsorship


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Notes


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Editorial

Publisher: 13th International Congress of Medical Sciences Organiser: Association of Medical Students in Bulgaria - Sofia Authors: Aneliya Kuzeva, Bozhana Bakalcheva, Byurhan Rashid Editor: Michael Mihnev Design: Deyan Popov Print: Taurus Print Company, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria 50 Gen. Gurko Str.


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13th ICMS 2014 Information Booklet