FORUM WORKSHOPS

WF1. Ultrasound during Pregnancy – A Hands-On Experience

Friday: 09:00 – 12:00
Duration: 60 mins – Theoretical Course,  120 (3*40) mins – Hands-On Course (each participant will have 40 minutes of hands-on training)
Location: Aretaieio Hospital
Professors – Instructors: Makarios Eleftheriades,  Leon Aravantinos
Coordinators (on behalf of the Organizing Committee): Maria Savva, Dimitra Shiakalli
Number of participants: 18
Participant prerequisites: Students should have completed the Gynecology rotation.

Purpose and Description

This hands-on workshop aims to train medical students in the hands-on application of their theoretical know-how of sonographic monitoring during pregnancy.

The workshop consists of two parts; The theoretical presentation and the hands- on part.

In the introductory theoretical part, the main principles of sonographic monitoring during pregnancy will be briefly presented.

The 18 participants will then be divided into 3 main groups of 6 students (A,B,C) and 3 subgroups of 3 (A1,A2,B1,B2,C1,C2) and they will perform a complete ultrasound examination on pregnant volunteers under the supervision of their instructor in the following order:

Time Professor Eleftheriades Professor Aravantinos
10:00-10: 40 (Group A) Group A1 Group A2
10:40-11:20 (Group B) Group B1 Group B2
11:20-12:00 (Group C) Group C1 Group c2

This workshop should be a great experience and an opportunity for the participants to familiarize themselves not only with the theoretical evaluation of sonography during pregnancy but also with the clinical approach of the procedure and the patient.

Educational scientific material will be sent to each participant prior to the event.

 

WF 2. Workshop for the detection and management of child abuse and neglect.: A case-based, role-playing workshop.

By Meds CAN Athens

Friday: 09:30 – 11:30
Duration:  120 minutes
Location: Herodotus Hall, Crowne Plaza hotel
Instructors: Meds CAN Athens
Coordinators – Members of the Organizing Committee: Elli-Panagiota Magklara, Vasiliki Maravgaki
Number of participants: 20
Participant prerequisites: No limitations based on the year of studies.

Purpose and Description

The aim of this workshop is to endow medical students with the necessary skills and knowledge regarding child abuse, through interactive and state-of-the art methods and tools.

Certificated professionals are going to present and explain:

  • The latest guidelines.
  • How to recognize a child who is a victim of verbal or physical violence.
  • How to announce to a parent that their child is being abused.
  • What to do next, including the law procedures.

Who can participate?   This workshop is aimed at clinical and preclinical medical students.

Useful material will be distributed at the end of the event.

 

WF 3. Antibiotic Resistance & Stewardship

Friday: 17:30 – 19:30
Duration: 120 minutes
Location: Herodotus Hall, Crowne Plaza hotel
Instructors: Evangelos Giamarellos-Bourboulis, Eva Diez, Paul Torpiano
Coordinators – Members of the Organizing Committee: Katerina Damianou, Elli Kourianidi
Number of participants: 30
Participant prerequisites: Students in the clinical years of studies

Purpose and Description

This workshop aims to familiarize students with the basic principles of antibiotic stewardship and provide them with practical tips to apply in everyday clinical practice.

The workshop consists of three parts:

Part 1: Expert panel presentations  (60min)

  1. Common mistakes and pitfalls in antimicrobial prescriptions (20 minutes) – Dr Torpiano
  2. Guideline recommendations for common antibiotic use, e.g. community-acquired pneumonia, UTI, acute otitis media, etc. (20 minutes) – Dr Diez
  3. Antibiotic stewardship in the severe patient using biomarkers – Prof. Giamarellos (20 minutes)

Part 2: Patient-based learning (PBL) (30min)

  1. Scenario No1: Presenters: Elli Kourianidi, Krysta Cutajar
  2. Scenario No2: Presenters: Katerina Damianou, Anneka Pace

Part 3: Q&A (30min)

This workshop will teach you everything you need to know regarding common mistakes in antibiotic use, current guidelines and patient management.

 

 

WF 4. The approach of the Adolescent patient: A role-playing workshop

Saturday: 09:00 – 11:00
Duration: 120 minutes
Location: Herodotus Hall, Crowne Plaza hotel
Instructors: Eleni Panagouli, Vasia Boumba, Polizoes Mamakos
Coordinators – Members of the Organizing Committee: Katerina Bakella, Konstantinos Papadakis
Number of participants: 30
Participant prerequisites: All students can participate.  Priority will be given to students in the clinical years of studies.

Purpose and Description

This workshop aims to familiarize future doctors with the proper techniques to approach the adolescent patient.

The workshop is based in real-life scenarios enacted through role-playing.  After a brief introduction, participants will witness three scenarios of patient-doctor interaction. Afterwards they will be called to comment on the correct and incorrect methods used.

It is true that adolescent patients are often demanding and many physicians struggle to find effective ways to interact with them and to establish trust and respect.

This workshop can be a great introduction to the best practices of interacting with adolescent patients and provide participants with the confidence and the toolkit needed in everyday practice.

Educational scientific material will be sent to each participant prior to the event.

 

 

WF 5.  Basic principles of systematic reviews and meta-analyses

By Society of Junior Doctors

Saturday: 12:00 – 14:00
Duration: 120 minutes
Location: Athens school of medicine, Building No 14, 1st floor, PC room.
Instructors: Michail Papapanou, Melina Nikolakea; Christos Konstantinidis, Manthia Papageorgakopoulou; Charalampos Siristatidis,
Coordinators (on behalf of the Organizing Committee): Eleftheria Nikolitsa
Number of participants: 20                 

Purpose and Description

The aim of this workshop is to familiarize participants with the basic principles for carrying out a high-quality systematic review with or without a meta-analysis.  Meta-analysis is a study type which -when properly conducted- finds itself at the top of the pyramid of evidence used in evidence-based medicine.

It will include a theoretical and a hands-on part.

After a brief introduction to the basic terms used in scientific writing, participants will be introduced to the steps required to produce a high-quality systematic review. Theoretical concepts will be in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) 2020 guidelines and the Cochrane (i.e., the non-profit organization that develops guidelines for the preparation of proper systematic reviews) methodology.

In particular, participants will be introduced to the following processes:

  • Description of the rationale behind a review and how to explicitly state the purpose of a review.
  • Formulation of the review question as per the PICOS (i.e., Population Intervention Comparator Outcomes Studies) framework;
  • Description of the search strategy and conduction of unbiased study selection and data collection processes;
  • Presentation of the results, graphically, using Forest plots;
  • Assessment of the risk for bias of the studies included, of other sources of bias such as publication bias (also visually using Funnel plots) as well as of overall certainty of evidence;
  • Discussion and interpretation of the results as well as drawing relevant conclusions and providing guidance for future research.

Theoretical presentation will be followed by a practical hands-on experience. Participants will be provided with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, which will include the data on a specific outcome of an existing review question. Then, they will be demonstrated and asked to appropriately import the given data into the Review Manager (RevMan) [Computer program]. Version 5.4, The Cochrane Collaboration, 2020. Based on the imported data and under the guidance of the workshop team, they will be, finally, asked to produce and explain a Forest plot and a Funnel plot on the given outcome, conducting in this way a meta-analysis on their own.

We hope that this workshop will be a useful experience for all participants and that it will act as a springboard for them to further delve into the world of systematic reviews: into how to comprehend and/or produce high-quality systematic reviews, always with the aim of best patient care.

 

 

WF 6. Basic and Advanced Suturing Skills

Saturday: 17:00 – 20:00
Duration: 180 minutes – two sessions of 90 mins-
Location: Athens school of medicine, Building No 9, 1st floor, Pathology lab.
Instructors: Dimitrios Ntourakis,  Iakovos Nomikos, Eleni Litina, Dimosthenis Chrysikos, Nikolaos Filippou, Domna Fanidou
Coordinators (on behalf of the Organizing Committee): Alexandros Gkioulekas
Number of participants: 40 – 20 preclinical students in the 1st session & 20 clinical students in the 2nd session-.
Participant prerequisites: Student attending the advanced course should have prior experience in basic suturing skills.

Purpose and Description

This workshop consists  of  two 1,5 hour sessions. The 1st session is addressed to students in the preclinical years. The 2nd to students in the clinical years of studies.

In the 1st session, 20 preclinical students will be taught:

  • Knot tying
  • Simple interrupted suture technique
  • Running suture technique

In the 2nd session, 20 clinical students will be taught:

  • Vertical mattress suture technique
  • Horizontal mattress suture technique
  • Subcuticular running suture technique

 

 

WF 7. Neuropsychopharmacology during pregnancy

Sunday: 12:00 – 14:00
Duration: 120 minutes
Location: Herodotus hall, Crowne Plaza
Professor-Supervisor: Christina Dalla
Coordinators (on behalf of the Organizing Committee): Elpida Strati, Vasiliki Georgilaki
Number of participants: 30
Participant prerequisites: 3rd + year of studies (or having completed Pharmacology)

Purpose and Description

This workshop consists of 2 parts:

  • Theoretical part followed by Q&A
  • Interactive part with patient-based learning and role-playing.

In the first half of the workshop the participants will be presented with the latest information concerning psychotropics’ use in pregnancy and lactation by Prof. Dalla and then they will be called to give answers to theoretical questions based on what they were previously taught. In the second part of the workshop they will actively participate by asking questions and trying to find out what is wrong with the 2 student- patient actors.

Educational scientific material will be sent to each participant prior to the event.

 

 

WF 8. Intro to Python for Medical Students

By MedHub

Sunday: 09:00 – 11:30
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Location: Athens school of medicine, Building No14, 1st floor, PC Room
Instructors:  Irene Stratigakou Polychronaki, Sofia Kollia, Dimitris Lyggitsos, Nefeli Tzavara
Coordinators (on behalf of the Organizing Committee): Eleftheria Nikolitsa
Number of participants: 20
Participant prerequisites: : All students are eligible. No prior experience in programming necessary.

Purpose and Description

MedHub Athens and IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology NTUA Chapter join forces to create a workshop aiming to introduce medical students to the basic principles of programming.

In these 2 and half hours, participants will learn the steps needed to write a basic program in Python, will write a program of their own and lastly, they will get to know the basic applications of programming and Python in the Biomedical Engineering field through a showcase of interesting projects!

 

 

WF 9. “Hands-on” workshop in cardiology: Echo, cath lab and cardiac pacing

Sunday 9:00 – 12:00
Duration: 180 mins equally shared in three hands-on sessions
Location: Democritus Hall, Crowne Plaza
Number of participants: 21
Participant prerequisites:  Participants must have completed the Cardiology rotation
Coordinators – Members of the Organizing Committee: Anastasios Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Alexandros  Polykarpos Gkioulekas
Scientific directors: Emmanouil Vavouranakis, Gerasimos Siasos
Lead Organizer: Panteleimon Pantelidis
Instructors

1. Echo station

  • Chief instructors: Evangelos Oikonomou, Ourania Katsarou, Consultants in Cardiology
  • Junior instructors: Georgios Angelos Papamikroulis, Athina Gkoliopoulou, Artemis Anastasiou, Ioanna Tzima, Cardiology trainees

2. Cath lab station

  • Chief instructors: Konstantinos Kalogeras, Stella Kyvellou, Consultants in Cardiology
  • Junior instructors: Antonios Lysandrou, Anastasios Marathonitis, Ioannis Gialamas, Savvas Sarantos, Cardiology trainees

3. Cardiac pacing station

  • Chief instructors: Nectarios Souvaliotis, Michael Spartalis, Consultants in Cardiology
  • Junior instructors: Vasiliki Chara Mystakidi, Georgios Zakynthinos, Marianna Gounaridi, Thekla Lytra, Cardiology trainees

 

Purpose and Description

The workshop includes 3 stations with 7 participants in each one. Every participant group will rotate to attend all three stations.

Content of each station:
Part 1 – Introductory presentation on the basic principles of the corresponding scientific field and the setting at hand.
Part 2 – Hands-on time in each station:

  • Station 1 [Echo] – Transthoracic echo simulation on patient actors ∙
  • Station 2 [Cath lab] – Coronary angiography / PCI simulation on a dedicated cath lab simulator
  • Station 3 [Cardiac pacing] – Permanent pacemaker interrogation on a dedicated interrogation simulator

Join this one-of a kind workshop and dive into the basic and advanced techniques of cardiology!

 

WF 10. Urology Bootcamp Course for Undergraduate Students

Sunday: 13:00 – 17:00
Duration: 4 hours
Coordinators (from the Org. Committee): Ioannis Tsetzan, Konstantinos Papadakis
Location: Democritus Hall, Crowne Plaza
Number of participants: 16
Participant prerequisites: No prerequisites.

Purpose and Description

Do you know how to perform a ureteroscopy? Are you an expert on scrotal examination, circumcision or rectal examination? If not, you are very welcome to participate in our innovative and one-of-a- kind workshop, “Urology Bootcamp for Undergraduate Students”.

This 4-hour workshop features a great variety of procedures used in Urology, which are divided into 4 different stations:

Station 1: Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
Instructors:
Marinos Berdebes, PhD Candidate, 2nd Department of Urology, NKUA, Greece
Dimitrios Staios, Urology Surgeon, Associate, “Athinaiki Mediclinic”, Greece

Station 2: Laparoscopic Basic Skills (LAP)
Instructors:
Theodoros Kalogeropoulos, Director, Department of Urology, Athens General Hospital “Hippocrateon”, Greece
Markos Karavitakis,  phD Candidate, Department of Urology, University Hospital of Crete, Greece

Station 3: Ureteroscopy (URS)
Instructors:
Iason Kyriazis, Consultant, Department of Urology, Ygeias Melathron Hospital, Greece
Michael Nomikos, Director, Department of Urology, “Thriasio” Hospital, Greece

Station 4:  Scrotal examination, circumcision, rectal examination & Suprapubic catheter
Instructors:
Maria Zerva, Associate Consultant, 2nd Department of Urology, “Korgialenio-Benakio” General Hospital of Athens,  Greece
Panagiotis Levis, Associate Consultant, 1st Department of Urology, NKUA School of medicine, “Laiko” General Hospital of Athens, Greece

The participant acquires, through hands-on experience, the basic clinical skills in Urology, which is useful not only to future Urologists, but to every future doctor. If you want to make your urological skills shine, then this is your workshop! What are you waiting for

 

 

Scientific Committee for the 16th International Forum Workshops

Leon Aravantinos, Assistant Professor for Obstetrics and Gynecology and Assisted Reproduction, 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Aretaieion Hospital
Marinos Berdebes, phD Candidate, 2nd Department of Urology, NKUA, Greece
Vasia Boumba, Psychologist, PhD candidate, Academic Fellow of MSc “Strategies of Developmental and Adolescent Health”, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
Dimosthenis Chrysikos, MD, PhD, Surgeon, Scientific Collaborator of Anatomy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Christina Dalla, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Neuropsychopharmacology group, Medical School, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, President-elect of the Mediterranean Neuroscience Society, Member of the Board of Directors European Brain Foundation
Makarios Eleftheriades, Associate Professor for Obstetrics and Gynecology and Assisted Reproduction, 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Aretaieion Hospital
Domna Fanidou, MD, Surgeon, Mitera Hospital
Nikolaos Filippou, MD, MSc, Surgeon, Navy Hospital of Athens
Evangelos J. Giamarellos-Bourboulis, MD, PhD, FISAC, Professor of Internal Medicine, Director: Master (MSc) Program of Infectious Diseases, 4th Department of Internal Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of
Marianna Gounaridi,MD, Cardiology trainee, “Sotiria” University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Konstantinos Kalogeras, MD, Consultant in Cardiology, “Sotiria” University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Theodoros Kalogeropoulos, Director, Department of Urology, Athens General Hospital “Hippocrateon”, Greece
Markos Karavitakis,  phD Candidate, Department of Urology, University Hospital of Crete, Greece
Ourania Katsarou, MD, Consultant in Cardiology, “Sotiria” University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Sofia Kollia, 3rd year medical student, NKUA (On behalf of Medhub Athens)
Christos Konstantinidis, 5th year Medical Student, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; Treasurer, Society of Junior Doctors, Athens, Greece.
Iason Kyriazis, Consultant, Department of Urology, Ygeias Melathron Hospital, Greece
Stella Kyvellou, MD, Consultant in Cardiology, “Sotiria” University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Panagiotis Levis, Associate Consultant, 1st Department of Urology, NKUA School of medicine, “Laiko” General Hospital of Athens, Greece
Eleni Litina, MD, FACS, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Euroclinic Athens
Dimitris Lyggitsos , 3rd year medical student, NKUA  (On behalf of Medhub Athens)
Antonios Lysandrou, MD, Cardiology trainee, “Sotiria” University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Thekla Lytra, MD, Cardiology trainee, “Sotiria” University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Anastasios Marathonitis, MD, Cardiology trainee, “Sotiria” University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Vasiliki Chara Mystakidi, MD, Cardiology trainee, “Sotiria” University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Melina Nikolakea; 6th year Medical Student, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Board Member, Society of Junior Doctors, Athens, Greece.
Iakovos Nomikos MD, PhD, FACS, Surgeon, Scientific Collaborator, European University Cyprus
Michael Nomikos, Director, Department of Urology, “Thriasio” Hospital, Greece
Dimitrios Ntourakis, MD, PhD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Vice-Chairperson of the Department of Medicine, European University Cyprus
Evangelos Oikonomou, MD, Consultant in Cardiology, “Sotiria” University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Eleni Panagouli, Pediatrician, PhD, Academic Fellow of MSc “Strategies of Developmental and Adolescent Health”, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
Panteleimon Pantelidis, MD, MSc, Cardiology trainee, 3rd Department of Cardiology, University of Athens, “Sotiria” Hospital, Athens, Greece | MSc graduate in Data Science, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, University of Stockholm, Sweden
Manthia Papageorgakopoulou; 4th year Medical Student, University of Patras, Patras, Greece; Member, Society of Junior Doctors, Athens, Greece.
Georgios Angelos Papamikroulis, MD, Cardiology trainee, “Sotiria” University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Michail Papapanou, MD; Medical Alumnus, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; President of the Board, Society of Junior Doctors, Athens, Greece.
Savvas Sarantos, MD, Cardiology trainee, “Sotiria” University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Gerasimos Siasos, Dean of the Medical School, Professor of Cardiology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Charalampos Siristatidis, MD, PhD; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Reproductive Medicine, Assisted Reproduction Unit, Second Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, “Aretaieion” Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece; Editor, Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group; Co-Chair, Cochrane Greece.
Nectarios Souvaliotis, MD, Consultant in Cardiology, “Sotiria” University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Michael Spartalis, MD, Consultant in Cardiology, “Sotiria” University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Dimitrios Staios, Urology Surgeon, Associate, “Athinaiki Mediclinic”, Greece
Irene Stratigakou Polychronaki, 6th year medical student, NKUA (On behalf of Medhub Athens)
Paul  Torpiano, MD, General paediatrician – Mater Dei Hospital, Malta Paediatric infectious disease trainee – Mater Dei Hospital, Malta Senior Trust Fellow in Paediatric Immunology – Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK
Ioanna Tzima, MD, Cardiology trainee, “Sotiria” University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Nefeli Tzavara ,  5th year ECE student, NTUA (On behalf of Medhub Athens)
Emmanouil Vavouranakis, Professor of Cardiology, Head of the 3rd Department of Cardiology, “Sotiria” Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Maria Zerva, Associate Consultant, 2nd Department of Urology, “Korgialenio-Benakio” General Hospital of Athens,  Greece

 

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