Workshops

Workshops

The following workshops will be organised during SaMED 2020.


Each SaMED participant will get the amazing chance to take part in a workshops of choice, on Saturday 22nd of February, that will offer a unique hands-on experience. The places at our workshops are given on a 'first come - first served' basis. In order to receive your Certificate of Participation, you must book one workshop and you must attend it. Before you decide, read carefully all descriptions and recommended study years for each one of them.

1. Emergency management of pediatric airway with cricothyroidotomy

Description:  Advanced managing of pediatric patient with compromised airway is a fundamental skill for physicians who work in the emergency department. Airway emergencies can be caused by medical conditions, foreign body in the airway or trauma. The objective of this workshop is to learn a systematic approach to a child with compromised airway, so called ABC (Airway, Breathing, Circulation) approach, and to demonstrate basic and advanced skills to manage this situation (airway opening, bag and mask ventilation, intubation, emergency cricothyroidotomy). A cricothyroidotomy is an incision made through the skin and cricothyroid membrane to establish a patent airway. It is reserved for life-and-death situations and is best carried out by experienced hands, or under their instruction where possible. The workshop consists of the introduction lecture, interactive portion with demonstration and exercise on CPR training manikin and training cricothyroidotomy using animal trachea.

 Target audience: The workshop is available to all students                                                                   

 Available places: 15

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2. Vascular suturing

Description: The principles of vascular repair with sutures were established in the first decade of the 20th century by Alexis Carrel, who in 1912 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for this work. This workshop will present the key principles behind vascular surgery. You will become familiar with the special instruments used in vascular surgery, study the main indications for vascular surgery, and learn how to perform vascular anastomoses, make an arteriotomy, arteriography and angioplasty. The workshop will be divided into a theoretical and a practical part – during the latter you will repeat the procedures shown by an instructor on the blood vessel grafts, until you master them.

Target audience: The workshop is available for students starting from the 3rd year             

Available places: 20

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3. Surgical suturing

Description: The surgical suture is used to hold body tissues together after injury or surgery. Sutures (or stiches) are typically applied using a needle with an attached piece of thread and are secured with surgical knots. Suturing a wound is an important surgical skills to learn and become competent in. This workshop will present key This workshop will present the key principles behind surgical suture. You will become familiar with the special instruments used in surgery and learn how to perform various sutures, The workshop will be divided into a theoretical and a practical part – during the latter you will repeat the procedures shown by an instructor on skin like grafts, until you master them.

Target Audience: The workshop is available for students starting from the 3rd year.           

Available Places: 30

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4. Abscess drainage

Description: Incision and drainage of skin abscess is very important procedural skill for emergency providers. Practical skills training using stimulation provides an opportunity to learn and gain confidence with this invasive procedure. This workshop will provide a surprisingly realistic model including chicken legs stuffed with abscess like material that helps teach the motor skills and steps necessary to properly incise, drain and dress an abscess.  After the abscess drainage participants will be able to learn various ways of closing an incision, practice in wound caring and stitching.

Target Audience: The workshop is available for students starting from the 3rd year                                                  

Available Places: 15

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5. Eye injury management and corneal suturing

Description: Starting from Avicenna, lot of research and interest has been invested in a fascinating organ as an eye is. Human eye is an organ which reacts to light and pressure and one of our sensory organs which we use to interact with our surroundings through visual stimuli. A fascinating organ that has been the interest of study since the early days of Avicennian medicine. Participants of the workshop will get familiar with all procedures and are going to perform corneal sutures that are frequently used as a mandatory post-op procedure   while removing cataracts. 

Target Audience: The workshop is available for students starting from the 3rd year                                                  

Available Places: 15

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6. Forensic Anthropology and Solving Criminal Cases

Description: The purpose of the workshop is to introduce all the attendees to the basis of forensic medicine and forensic anthropology. In the first part you will get familiar with differentiating human and animal skeleton, right position of the bone placement, gender and age. Second part will teach students how to determinate real cause of death in a case that can have many different outcomes. In the end, participants will be introduced with a competition in which they will have to figure out the sequence of events that led to the final outcome in a real criminal case.

Target Audience: The workshop is available to all students                                                                                                        

Available Places: 20

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7. Pathology 101

Description: The first step of treating an illness is knowing about one. In this workshop you will be learning two basic pathological principles, pathohistology and pathological descriptions of organs. The workshop is designed to introduce preclinical students with the basics of the subject and widen the knowledge of postclinical students at the same time. In the end, participants will be introduced with a competition and there may be a little surprise at the end of it!

Target Audience: The workshop is available for students starting from the 3rd year                                                 

Available Places: 24

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8. ABO typing

Description: The test to determine your blood group is called ABO typing. It is of great importance for blood transfusions. Recipients of red blood cell transfusions may have (or may form) antibodies for donor red blood cell and such serological incompatibility can lead to death. In fact, acute intravascular hemolytic reactions due to ABO incompatibility of the donor and recipient are the leading preventable cause of transfusion-related death. Participants of this workshop will gain practical experience of ABO typing. Getting to know more about these processes and how to successfully perform an ABO typing will help you as a student to understand importance of ABO compatibility.

Target audience: The workshop is available to all students                                                                                                         

Available places: 15

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9. Emergency medicine: BLS/ALS

Description: Being a good doctor begins with knowing the basics of saving a life. In our workshop you will have the opportunity to learn two approaches: the basic and the advance one. The importance of knowing ALS and BLS in our careers as doctors is invaluable. If you start young, chances are that by the time you need it, you will already have enough practice not to be shy or passive about taking action in intubation, cardiac reanimation or IV therapy.

Target audience: The workshop is available to all students                                                                                                          

Available places: 18

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10.  Restoring functional ability: Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Description:  Physical medicine is a branch of medicine whose main goals are prevention and treatment of disorders in the human body, primarily disorders of the locomotor system. To achieve that, various physical methods are used, most of which will be covered throughout the workshop. Some of them are hydrotherapy, kinesitherapy, electrotherapy, thermotherapy, sonotherapy, magnetotherapy and laser therapy.

Target audience: The workshop is available to all students                                                                                                          

Available places: 35

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11. Field triage of injured patients

Description: Triage is the process of determining the priority of patients' treatments based on the severity of their condition. All patients can’t be treated immediately, so doctors need to make decisions quickly. In this part of the workshop the participants will be able to learn how to determine the priority of patients treatments based on the severity of their condition. They will also learn how to examine, diagnose and treat patients that are in pain or that have other symptoms, restricted movement or reduced function from an Orthopedic or Orthopedic-type condition. Students can expect to learn a lot of new things, and there may be a little surprise at the end of it!

Target audience: The workshop is available to all students                                                                                                         

Available places: 20

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12. Basic ortho skills

Description: Osteosynthesis is defined as fixation of a bone. It is a surgical procedure to treat bone fractures in which bone fragments are joined with screws, plates, nails or wires. The fractured bone is fixed with the aforementioned and can knit stably in the correct position. In the first part you will get familiar with basics of osteosynthesis and orthopedic surgical procedures.  In the second part students will perform amazingly realistic simulation surgery, practice various open reduction and internal fixation methods.

Target Audience: The workshop is available for students starting from the 3rd year                                                 

Available Places: 20

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13. Brain check

Description: Being skilled in fundaments of every major medical branch is very important for a young doctor, so this is where our neurology workshop comes in handy. The workshop will be divided into two parts. The first part will be covering the basis of a neurological exam on a patient like testing the cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, testing reflexes and examination of motor/sensory functions of extremities, Glasgow Coma Scale etc.  The second part will address quick recognition and treatment of the most common neurological pathologies like epileptic seizures, strokes and pain syndromes.

Target audience: The workshop is available to all students                                                                                                         

Available places: 25

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14. Laparascopy

Description:  Laparoscopic or “minimally invasive” surgery is a specialized technique for performing surgery. In the past, this technique was commonly used for gynecologic surgery and for gall bladder surgery. Over the last 10 years the use of this technique has expanded into intestinal surgery. This Laparoscopy Workshop serves as a training platform for trainees to hone their laparoscopic skills and procedures under guided supervision. At the end of the workshop, trainees will be able to acquire knowledge of laparoscopic techniques and demonstrate competency in the application of such techniques in laparoscopic surgical procedures (under guided supervision).

 Target audience: The workshop is available for students starting from the 4th year                                                  

Available places: 10

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