congressis 2018

"A Career in Medicine" - CONGRESSIS THEME EVENT

Join us on Thursday, before the Opening Ceremony, to discover the influence of new technologies, artificial intelligence and personalized medicine on the role of a medical professional and gain a new perspective that will undoubtedly help shape your future career!

Professor Peter A. Brady

Consultant Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA

Georgiana Luisa Baca
MD, PGcMed Ed

Acute Medicine, Whipps Cross Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

SPECIAL LECTURE - Arrhythmias and Sudden Death: a Case Based Approach

“Are you passionate about Cardiology and its mysteries? Do you enjoy to analyze and interpret ECGs? More than that, have you ever thought about how important it is to have a good team to work with? Often, in the medical field, for the benefit of our patients, multi-disciplinary teams are formed in order to offer the best care possible. Our special international guests – Georgiana Luisa Baca MD, PGcMed Ed, Acute Medicine, Whipps Cross Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK and Professor Peter A. Brady, MD FRCP, Consultant Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA are here to familiarize you with all of these! Therefore you are invited on Friday, 4th of May, at 9 am in Aula Magna “George Emil Palade”, to a unique and interactive lecture, designed to sharpen your knowledge on Cardiology. Be our guests! Register on the link attached on our facebook page!”

Evolution and Perspectives of Cardiac Surgery in the Future Chances for the Future


He carries out research in various areas including adult cardiac surgery, peripheral vascular surgery and valve repair.

He is also a member of a number of associations such as the German Society for Vascular Surgery, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

His lecture is a unique opportunity to be up to date with the latest medical technology.


Date: Saturday, 5th of May

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Location: Aula Magna "George Emil Palade"

Professor Friedrich-Wilhelm MOHR

Chief of the Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Leipzig, Medical Director of the Leipzig Heart Center, President of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (10/2015-10/2016) and Councilor of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (since 05/2015)

MD, PhD candidate

Neurosurgical resident, Erasmus MC Rotterdam
Division of Skull base and Cerebrovascular revascularisation,
Erasmus Stroke Center Head of Microsurgical training and Founder of the Neurosurgical Masterclass Cluj

Neurosurgery, microsurgery, choices, dreams and responsibilities

Neurosurgery has always and will always manage to fascinate even those practicing it every day. The ability to do surgery in and around the brain with increasingly complex tools remains an interesting mix of psychology, anatomy, physiology and fine technique. In no other specialty do both patient and doctor risk so much even in relatively simple procedures.

In this conference we will discuss about the brain, about what our techniques do to it, about the dangers of doing the finest surgery in an area not yet fully understood in terms of function, but also about what it means to develop your technique and new techniques, research, being a good doctor for your patient.

Last but not least we will also discuss the “hows” and “whys” of choosing a medical specialty with the incredibly limited amount of experience and information received in Med School.

Date: Friday, 4th of May

Time: 11:30 - 13:30

Location: Anatomie Mare Amphitheatre
Multi-organ protection in complicated diabetes mellitus

The presentation describes common pathways involving end-organ failure (heart / kidney / cerebral) in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Improving survival requires a multi-target approach, a holistic management of such complicated cases. The STENO experience two decades ago proved that such a global approach offers significant (i.e. – years gain) improvement of the overall survival, without compromising quality of life or sacrificing major organs. Relevant antihypertensives / antidiabetic medication / new therapies are discussed.

Novel – last year data – from several major RCT involving SLGT inhibitors are critically discussed. In summary, the student and young specialist is provided with the relevant modern armamentarium and strategy to tackle diabetes and its complications.

Date: Saturday, 5th of May

Time: 11:30 - 13:30

Location: Rectorat Amphitheatre

Professor Adrian COVIC

Pro-rector responsible with Scientific Research at
"Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iași, Internal Medicine & Nephrology

Senior Lecturer Tudor TOMA

Consultant Respiratory Physician and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, King's College University Hospital, Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust

Respiratory support & NIV
in acute care settings

Failure of respiration is a serious problem (as it is incompatible with life, isn’t it?) and can be caused by diverse conditions.

Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is a form of respiratory support without the need for intubation, which revolutionized the respiratory care in the same way dialysis revolutionized renal medicine. We invite you to this conference to find out everything you need to know perhaps for the rest of your professional life about respiratory failure, and also about its current treatments. You will have the possibility to reflect on the story of non-invasive ventilation, its applications in acute medical settings, and debate on further directions in the field of medical respiratory support.

Who knows, maybe this lecture will even inspire you to do respiratory medicine and improve even further the NIV treatments in your future career.

Date: Saturday, 5th of May

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Location: Mihai Duca Amphitheatre
The Importance of
Therapeutic Planning in the
Treatment of Rectal Cancer

Rectal cancer is an important morbidity in the modern society, with important consequences in the patient’s quality of life.

The treatment of rectal cancer has seen major improvements in the past decades, which resulted in better survival, as well as increased quality of life. However, a proficient treatment in rectal cancer cannot be performed without the concurring work of a multidisciplinary team comprised of a surgeon, oncologist, radiotherapist, gastroenterologist, as well as other medical professionals who work together in order to analyse each individual patient and decide upon the best therapeutic approach. Thus, the treatment plan has shifted from approaching the disease to treating the patient.

This conference aims to present the steps to be taken in order to perform a modern, up-to-date treatment of rectal cancer patients, from explorations as simple as a digital rectal examination, to the most in-depth examinations such as PET-CT, all of which aid to obtain the suitable treatment plan for each patient, with the purpose of obtaining the cure for the majority of patients.

Date: Friday, 4th of May

Time: 11:30 - 13:30

Location: Aula Magna "George Emil Palade"

Professor Viorel SCRIPCARIU

Rector of The "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iași
The 1-st Surgical Oncology Department of the Regional Institute of Oncology, Iași, Romania

Lecturer Celina STAFIE

Preventive Medicine and Interdisciplinarity Department, Specialist in Internal Medicine, Allergology and Clinical Immunology

When Love Bites. Three Types of Intercourse Related Allergies

All accidents, surgical interventions and medical emergencies can put our lives on hold. Nevertheless, one can hardly imagine that food, sleep or sexual activity can lead to a medical condition. All these situations are supposed to offer pleasure and satisfaction.

The allergological practice showed specific situations that can put our life in danger, if they are ignored, sub-diagnosed or surrounded by shame or self-blame: intercourse related allergies. Anyone can be that kind of patient.

Can these allergies lead to infertility? Couples experiencing sex allergies have to split? Can we solve the immunological incompatibility? We hope to find answers to all these questions during this conference.

Date: Saturday, 5th of May

Time: 11:30 - 13:30

Location: Chimie Amphitheatre
The microbiome -
an old man, with a new hat

In the last years, the new concept, the microbiome, replaces former one, normal flora. Different highly sophisticated laboratory methods, as metagenomics – that answers the question: who the microorganisms of normal flora are, metatranscritomics – that answers the question: what bacteria from a population do at a time, metaproteomics and metabolomics – which helps us find out what they are doing, change our knowledge regarding our ecological barrier.

Microorganisms from normal flora (bacteria, viruses and fungi) and their genetic equipment work together in a large community: they support each other, they play a main role in pathogenesis of different diseases (asthma, diabetes, colorectal cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, autism, etc.). Future studies regarding the complex universe of microbiome, will help us find new diagnostic and treatment methods.

Date: Friday, 4th of May

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Location: Microbiologie Amphitheatre

Professor Luminița Smaranda IANCU MD, PhD

Prorector assigned on post-graduate studies and Chief of Department of Microbiology at "Gr. T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iași

Osama M. ODAT

Orthopedics Resident at Prince Hamzah Hospital 
President of DDH - Jo Organization
ATLS Provider - American College of Surgeons
Lecturer at the Hashemite University
Orthopedic Department

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) 

Developmental dysplasia of the hip, one of the most common pediatric diseases, refers to the general instability or looseness of the hip joint, caused by its abnormal formation during early stages of fetal development. Although it is preventable during infant life, late diagnosis encounters enormous complications.

DDH is a two hour interactive lecture where students will be provided with copies of the presented X-Rays, thus having the opportunity to draw and thoroughly follow the lecture content.

The presentation will also focus on the basics of the disease, the diagnosis process and early treatment.

Date: Friday, 4th of May

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Location: Aula Magna "George Emil Palade"
Seeing the Unseen – New techniques in retinal imaging

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCT-A) are the newest non-invasive diagnostic tools used in the branch of ophthalmology. Based on the principle of Michelson interferometry OCT performs high speed cross-sectional scans of the retina, the optic nerve head and retinal nerve fiber layer. The 3 micron resolution images scanned from the central living retina are so detailed that most macular pathologies benefit today of earlier diagnosis and better therapeutic options. OCT Angiography can even visualize blood vessels in the retina up to the capillary level in a dye-free noninvasive technique.

The conference is intended to detail both present and future directions of this outstanding imaging tool.  The targeted audience is represented by junior and senior medical school students enthusiasts in the field of modern imaging techniques and ophthalmology.

Date: Saturday, 5th of May

Time: 11:30 - 13:30

Location: Marțian Cotrău Amphitheatre

Senior Lecturer Daniel BRĂNIȘTEANU MD, PhD, FEBO

Vitreoretinal Specialist at “Retina Center” Eye Clinic, Iași, Ophthalmology Department,
"Gr. T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iași, Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology,
Board Member of Romanian Society of Ophthalmology

Professor Lucian MIRON

Vicepresident of the National Society of Medical Oncology in Romania, Head of Medical Oncology Clinic at the Regional Institute of Oncology of Iași and Chief of Department of Medical Oncology and Radiotherapy at "Gr. T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iași

Triple negative breast cancer - a new entitity, new targeted agents and immunotherapy

Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs), defined by lack of expression of estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and HER2, account for 12–17% of breast cancers. Nonetheless, TNBC has been shown to constitute a vastly heterogeneous disease encompassing a wide spectrum of entities with marked genetic, transcriptional, histological and clinical differences.

TNBC has an aggressive natural history, with an increased mortality rate during the first 5 years and typically, there is a high risk of early recurrence and this tends to occur within the first 4 years after diagnosis.

TNBC is a breast cancer subtype with only chemotherapy as the conventional treatment. Ongoing and future trials will define the role of immune checkpoint blockade in the treatment of TNBC. The hope is that immune checkpoint blocking antibodies will change the standard of care  for TNBC.

Date: Friday, 4th of May

Time: 11:30 - 13:30

Location: Regional Institute of Oncology
IRO Mare
Antibiotic Therapy -
a Challenge for every Practitioner




We live in a world full of bacteria. Bacteria cause diseases and death. We treat bacterial infections with antibiotics. Case closed! Not at all! Bacteria adapt very fast and develop resistance. How to treat antibiotic resistant bacterial infections?

The lecture will provide data and strategies every practitioner should know and apply.


Date: Saturday, 5th of May

Time: 11:30 - 13:30

Location: Mihai Duca Amphitheatre

Professor Ioana GRIGORAȘ

President of Senate of the "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iași
Head of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Department at the Regional Institute of Oncology, Iași, Romania

Msc. Bioeng. Bogdan DIMITRIU

Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist

My Irak experience with bionic prosthesis technology.
Classical versus
osseointegration prosthesis

Advances in prosthetic technology have been closely linked to armed conflict. Nowadays, high-end technology allows soldiers to be fitted with a prosthesis fast, accurately and with minimal resources. During this conference, our guest speaker, Msc. Bioeng. Dimitriu Bogdan, certified Prosthetist and Orthotist, Will talk about his experience in Iraq and discuss the two major techniques he used during his time there: the classical system MSS, which allows a patient to be fitted in maximum 1 hour, and  the Rheo knee, a bionic knee used exclusively for osseointegrated prosthesis. If you are interested in trauma surgery or emergency medicine and want to learn more about practising medicine under extreme pressure, Congressis 2018 is the place to be!

Date: Saturday, 5th of May

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Location: Anatomie Mare Amphitheatre
Growth disturbances –
a medical approach

Growth is a continuous process from conception until the end of puberty that can be statistically quantified in genetically homogenous populations.

Individual heights greatly vary, but extremely short or extremely tall children for age are very rare.

Growth disturbances may be the top of the iceberg for underlying disease that needs accurate diagnosis in order to be appropriately treated.

Out of range dimensions may also have significant psychological impact, thereby diminishing the quality of life.

Hormonal intervention can diminish height handicap in selected cases when therapy is initiated on time at responsive patients.

Diagnosis and therapy of growth disturbances needs close cooperation among neonatologists, pediatricians, clinical geneticians and endocrinologists.

Date: Friday, 4th of May

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Location: Mihai Duca Amphitheatre

Professor Dumitru D. BRĂNIȘTEANU MD, PhD

Department of Endocrinology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași. He was trained in Clinical Endocrinology, Diabetes, Andrology, Lipidology and Bone Metabolism at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, where he also defended his PhD thesis. His research work is comprehensively summarized in 36 articles published in ISI-indexed journals with significant impact factor, having a Hirsch index of 11 (Thomson ISI).

Professor Ingrith MIRON

Head of Pediatrics Clinic at St. Mary Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children -Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit- and Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iași

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis - A Pediatric Diagnostic Challenge

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a syndrome of pathologic immune activation characterized by clinical signs and symptoms of severe inflammation. It was described as both a familial disorder and as a sporadic one, in association with infections, malignancies, or rheumatologic disorders. 

Although HLH appears to be a disease of excessive immune activation, the ideal form of immune suppression/anti-inflammatory therapy remains unknown. A 4 months old infant HCH case admitted in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit will be presented.

Date: Friday, 4th of May

Time: 11:30 - 13:30

Location: Mihai Duca Amphitheatre
The ambiguity in immunology

The immune system is one of the most complex biological systems, having the outstanding ability to distinguish between self and non-self.

However, it also have to display a remarkable flexibility as sometimes, in order to be protective, is has to inflict a certain amount of damage.

The immune system is thus able to often „bend the rules” to achieve homeostasis.

This presentation will mainly focus on the antigen processing and presentation ambiguities.


Date: Friday, 4th of May

Time: 11:30 - 13:30

Location: Marțian Cotrău Amphitheatre

Professor Petru CIANGA

Head of the Immunology Department
at the Faculty of Medicine,
University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Gr. T. Popa" Iași

Professor Beatrice Gabriela IOAN

Vice-Rector of Institutional Strategy "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania

The "lives" of human cadavers: between usefulness And ethics

Human corpses have been valuable means for education and research. The area of research on human corpses has diversified over time, coming gradually out of the medical sphere.

The conference The “lives” of human cadavers: between usefulness snd ethics will look at the different contexts in which human corpses can be used in order to provide useful results for the progress of science and mankind.

In particular, the ethical and legal issues that arise in these situations will be discussed, focusing on the respect that we owe to human corpses and the status of a person after death.

Date: Saturday, 5th of May

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Location: Institute of Legal Medicine (IML)
Emergency Medicine:
Academic Context





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Date: Saturday, 5th of May

Time: 11:30 - 13:30

Location: Anatomie Mare Amphitheatre


Associate Professor Raed ARAFAT

Chief of the Department for Emergency Situations
Ministry of Internal Affairs