For submitting an application, your REGISTRATION CODE (eg. e-117) is required.
Please choose from 5 to 7 different workshops. Do not choose the same workshop more than once. Workshops conducted in more than one rounds represent the repetition of the same contact in different time windows. Choose as many rounds as you would be able to attend, regarding only conference commitments. You will be placed in only one round.
Besides year of studies, selections will be made depending on time of submission.
For “Professional Interview” and “Brunch with the Experts”: You may partake in either the first or the second, but not in both. For “Professional Interview”, a CV of up to 2 pages will be required in pdf. For “Brunch with the Experts”, there will be 2 required questions for discussion with the Expert. For both workshops, a motivation letter of up to 100-150 words will be required.
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Lectures Part: Saturday 11/5 (10:15-11:30)
Hands-on Part: Saturday 11/5 (17:30-19:30)
Attending both the lectures and the hands-on part is mandatory for participating in this workshop.
Year of Studies: 4th +
The international professional foreground is getting more competitive in Medicine and Bioscience, as large pools of extensively qualified applicants are competing for highly demanding positions. However, interviewers are reporting poor interview skills by a majority of promising applicants.This year, SCHMS is giving the unique opportunity to medical students to gain high-level training through a twofold workshop. World-esteemed experts with prolonged experience as interviewers will share their tips for a successful interview through interactive lectures. Afterwards, students will apply this training in 15-minute, face-to-face interviews and receive individualized feedback on their performance, according to the position for which they have virtually applied, let it be either residency or academic and research fellowship (PhD, etc). Students must have prepared and brought their CVs along.
Sunday 12/5, 10-11:30
Year of studies: 4+
For the first time in the history of SCHMS, students have the opportunity to engage in a fruitful discussion with well-renowned professors and doctors outside the conference hall, with the sole purpose of exchanging ideas and experience. This workshop is essentially a meeting with specialists in small groups, which will allow sharing experience that is hard to be communicated through lectures and books. You will have the chance to discuss your current academic pursuits, career aspirations and concerns for the furure, as well as pick up advice from experts who might have already had similar thoughts as prospective scientists, in a casual atmosphere. Now, the essentials of your medical career remain no longer hidden and blurry! Are you ready for your first medical brunch?
*CV and a motivation letter are required for applying for this workshop.
Saturday 11/5 11:00-12:15 or 12:30-13:45
Year of Studies: 3rd+
At the age of information and big data, medical professionals have access to huge amounts of published research, as the internet is brimming with limitless resources. At the same time, Evidence-Based Medicine is prevailing in everyday practice as the safest and most appropriate method of therapy. However, even the results of a study published at the most renowned journal cannot be free of limitations, and will certainly not speak by themselves to a medical professional who is not educated to interpret them. From the stage of bibliographic search till drawing your conclusions, it is imperative to develop critical skills in order to extract safe conclusions on the reliability of articles and detect possible deficiencies or inaccuracies, which can be a rather difficult task.
Can you really master evaluation and avoid common traps of misjudging? In this workshop, you are going to be presented with methods of appraising a scientific article and apply these methods by testing your skills on actual published research. Both for making informed decisions in patient care and for designing your own research, this workshop is going to be a valuable addition to your skills set. Don’t miss out on it!
Friday 10/5 (17:45-19:00)
Year of Studies: 2nd+
Medical knowledge is ever-changing. Researchers and clinical practitioners are taking medicine forward by composing scientific articles and sharing their results worldwide. The structure of papers varies depending on the type of study performed (systematic review and metanalysis, case control study, randomized clinical trial etc). In this interactive course, students will first be introduced to the types of biomedical studies, their advantages and limitations and will be guided through the stages of publishing their research. Afterwards, they will gain useful tips insight on how to structure their own complete paper, through both general and study-specific advice. Get ahead in scientific writing by discovering common mistakes to avoid, according to editors and reviewers and maximize your chances of getting published at renowned international peer-reviewed journals!
Saturday, 11/5 (in English, 9:00-10:45)
Year of studies: No limitation
“If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.”
– Ernest Rutherford
Because not all experiments in medicine are that good, do not forget to get your essential statistical toolbox, now available at 25th SCHMS & 13th Int. FORUM, for free! An interactive, hands-on, two-hour workshop, designed to elucidate basic statistical concepts, deliver insights into advanced statistical techniques and provide practical skills on data handling. Puzzled every time you see “p-value”, “95% CI”, “boxplots”, “odds ratios” and “regression lines”? Never again! Get the tools to appraise literature and conduct your own research. You are welcome to apply, regardless of your background in statistics. Whether a rookie or an expert, you will find this course of benefit. All participants must carry their laptops (and chargers) along and have the PSPP statistical package (freeware) installed. The PSPP installer, as well as study material, can be found at: http://bit.ly/stats-25esfie.
Sunday 12/5, 10:45-11:45.
Year of Studies: No Limitation
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology today.
Thanks to fast-evolving research and groundbreaking results, it has achieved the highest success rate in infertility treatment. The purpose of this Workshop is to familiarize students with modern types of IVF, parental disorders which create the need for assisted reproduction and methods of prenatal diagnosis. It is also designed to provide students with the essential background required to perform each of the IVF stages, their risks and complications, as well as future directions and current research areas.
Saturday 11/5 (11-12:30 or 12:30-14:00)
Year of studies: No Limitation
Eng: The fractures of the facial skull are an essential part of clinical practice. Their most common causes are motor vehicle accidents. These fractures are special due to the risk of airway obstruction from disruption of the dental occlusion and the risk of massive hemorrhage. This will be a short course on the principles of fracture fixation, conducted by the Junior Hellenic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Group, UK. We will focus on mandibular fixation and have a hands on session. To get a more realistic sense of the steps in mandibular fixation, we will also be using an interactive surgical simulator!
Both dental and medical students are welcome to join this workshop.