Workshops

Workshop applications will be open on Monday, 16th of January! The number of participants is limited for each workshop. 

Cranial capacity and cephalic index assessment by general craniometrical methods

Workshop goal

Measurement of necessary skull linear dimensions using appropriate anthropometrical devices.

Length

3 hours

Description

The various groups of mankind display in their physical attributes certain features which are more or less characteristic of the stock to which they belong. The method whereby these differences are recorded involves the accurate measurement of the skull in most of its details. Such procedure is included under the term craniometry which is able to classify individual by age, sex and can locate certain points that differentiate healthy cranium from pathological one. Craniometry is concerned with the techniques of measuring the bones of the skull. It includes measurements of different types, for example, linear, angular, depth, volume with various types of instruments. We invite you to join this course that will certainly improve you knowledge and help you with your medical carrier in the future.

Learning objectives

  • Assessment the cranial index using craniometrical methods
  • Categorization of cephalic index using Mastin’s and Saller’s scale
  • Understanding the anatomical anthropological signification of the skull

Scientific writing and publishing in biomedical journals

Workshop goal

Mastering writing techniques.

Length

3 hours

Description

The various groups of mankind display in their physical attributes certain features which are more or less characteristic of the stock to which they belong. The method whereby these differences are recorded involves the accurate measurement of the skull in most of its details. Such procedure is included under the term craniometry which is able to classify individual by age, sex and can locate certain points that differentiate healthy cranium from pathological one. Craniometry is concerned with the techniques of measuring the bones of the skull. It includes measurements of different types, for example, linear, angular, depth, volume with various types of instruments. We invite you to join this course that will certainly improve you knowledge and help you with your medical carrier in the future.

Learning objectives

  • Writing a scientific paper: A structure of a scientific paper
  • Key concepts for successful scientific writing
  • Selection of a journal
  • Meeting journal requirements - Diversity of journals and their requirements

Inoculation of embryonated chicken eggs

Workshop goal

The goal of the workshop is to introduce the participants to a very specific inoculation procedure and expand their knowledge on virus cultivation.

Length

3 hours

Description

The procedure is essential for certain virus types, like the analysis of influenza virus. The embryonic tissue of a developing chick inside the egg is perfect for viral cultivation. Using sterile needles, special paint will be inserted into the chicken eggs. The procedure is very sensitive, as certain membranes or/and embryonic tissue must be inoculated. This will mimic the procedure done with real viral material. Because after the inoculation, the participants will carefully strip down the eggs of their shell. Opening the certain membranes, where the paint should be located, shows successful inoculation.

Learning objectives

  • Laboratory diagnostics of viral infections
  • Sensitivity of embryonic tissue towards viral infections
  • Favorable environmental conditions for viruses
  • Improved laboratory skills related to microbiology

Forensic anthropology

Workshop goal

Examination of skeletonized remains, either human or animal, in a legal context, and learning to estimate sex, age, height, dental status and pathological conditions of the skeleton.

Length

3 hours

Description

Postmortem examination is primarily based, if not completely, on the examination of bones. The initial question facing the forensic investigator is do remains belong to a human or an animal. When we prove bones belong to human, we can start distinguishing sex, age, height etc. The main problem remains difficulty of being able to say whether a particular injury had been caused before death, or after it.

In this workshop, you will gain basic knowledge about analysis in forensic anthropology. The first part consist of theoretical lecture in order to prepare for practical part, where we will try to find out as much as possible about skeletonized remains that will be provided. After that, there will be small competition where two groups of participants will try to make an original skeleton out of bones provided.

 Learning objectives

  • Distinguishing the origin of bones
  • Estimating biological profile of the skeleton
  • Learning about causes of death
  • Learning basics about forensic analysis

Advanced Life Support

Workshop goal

Acquainting the participants with more advanced approach to life support and practicing the aforesaid techniques.

Length

2 hours 15 mins

Description

Our goal is to mainly focus on the latest guidelines of advanced life support and to teach participants how to promptly give Advanced Life Support to patients in need. We will be using modern techniques of demonstration which participants will practice right on spot on our dolls. They will be first introduced to steps of this process through presentation beforehand and afterwards they will have a chance to practice all acquired skills. Their work will be monitored by professor Slavenka Štraus and her assistants.

Learning objectives

  • Prompt assessment of the patient
  • Planning the activities of resuscitation in matter of seconds
  • Practicing the resuscitation on dolls

Suturing techniques

Workshop goal

The mission of this workshop is to provide an intensive education and training for medical students in order to improve the standards of surgical practice.

Length

3 hours

Description

The sessions are delivered by tutor demonstrations and presentations, followed by workshops with hands-on sessions where participants work and practice on animal tissue models.

It is important to stress work in smaller groups and the use of peer-learning. 

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the principles and managment of wound repair
  • Explain local anesthesis consepts, pharmacology and possible complications
  • Perform simple interrupted suture technique
  • Discuss suture material choices and wound healing processes

Vascular stitching

Workshop goal

The goal of this workshop is to show students the specifics of suturing in vascular surgery, given the delicacy and precision required.

Length

3 hours

Description

Vascular surgery requires a highly meticulous technique.  The consequences of technical failure are often extreme, ranging from catastrophic hemorrhage to loss of limb, and prolongated or repeated surgery may result in significant morbidity.  Careful and controlled surgery with particular attention to detail is essential, and adherence to the following principles will form the basis for the development of a proficient technique.

The need for practical training in vascular anastomotic techniques is well recognized by the surgical community and because of its importance, OC of SaMED 2017 decided to give opportunity to learn basics about vascular stitching. Hence, we invite participants to sign up for this important and advanced workshop, where you will be able to practice stitches on blood vessel prosthetics, using the thinnest monofilaments. We are sure this experience will help you improve your coordination and skills that will be very important in your career, whether it will be in surgical field or not.

Electrocardiography

Workshop goal

This workshop is organized to teach participants basics about ECGs, explaining how they are formed, the different limb leads and mean electrical axis. Following this we will go through all the frequently seen ECGs in practice. To finish the session as a group we will discuss treatment and go through a number of cases to include the emergency life threatening cases. By the end of the day you will be confident about reading ECGs.

Length

4 hours

Description

ECG an important tool used for support of diagnosis and treatment of various cardiac and other related diseases.

It may be the first indicator of ischemia and help in proper use of thrombolysis in treating ischemia and help in diagnosis of the cause of the chest pain, dyspnea, electrolyte disturbances, adverse drug effects or structural changes of the heart. Also, it can identify a potentially life-threatening arrhythmia or pinpoint the chronic effects of sustained hypertension or the acute effects of a massive pulmonary embolus. ECG surely is one of the main diagnostic tools that will use for all of us in our future practice.

After the workshop, participants will have lunch and tour around the biggest and the most successful Bosnian pharmaceutical company, Bosnalijek.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the theory behind ECG
  • Reading all the common finds in various diagnosis
  • Discussing therapy