A student poster session entitled
Sea and Health launched a series of events dedicated on the European Maritime
Day. Eighteen works were exhibited in the lobby and hallways on the 3rd floor
of MU-Varna and evaluated by a committee comprising Assoc. Prof. Darina
Naydenova - a specialist in Nutrition and Dietetics, Ch. Assist. Prof. Dr. Dimitar
Stavrev, who conducts an elective course in Maritime Medicine and Dr. Maria
Panteleeva - a specialist in Medicine of Disasters.
А poster on the topic of Harmful Health
Effects on Crews after Acts of Piracy Nowadays by A. Geng was distinguished in category Actuality. At
the poster session, S. Lee impressed with her work entitled Fukushima Disaster 2011, and the students R.
Ivanova and A.
Raynova won the award in category Poster Design.
The series of events went on with a national round table on Problems of the Practice in Support of Maritime Medicine Training. An organizer and moderator of the event was
Assoc. Prof. Emanuela Mutafova - Dean of the Faculty
of Public Health. The main topics discussed were Preventing Disasters and Terrorism at Sea, Health and Safety in Working at Sea, Climate and Health, and Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases. Among
the guest participants were representatives of the Bulgarian Red Cross, N.
Vaptsarov Naval Academy, BAS, RHI, Regional Food Safety Directorate, LUKOIL
Neftochim Burgas and others.
Meanwhile, near Port Varna, international
and Bulgarian students of MU-Varna attended demonstrative scuba diving in the
Black Sea with a training and practical seminar on Maritime Medicine and
The photographer Orlin Tsanev, a
scuba diver and instructor for 12 years, dived into the Black Sea waters, and
Assist. Prof. Dr. Krasimir Hristov, from the Department of Physiology and
Pathophysiology, measured the changes in his physiological indicators.
Bulgarian and international students who have been studying Maritime Medicine
and Maritime Physiology, together with their lecturer Ch. Assist. Prof. Dr. Dimitar
Stavrev, conducted an open lesson at
the same time.
The exercise was targeted at
performing scuba diving and checking the changes in several body indicators of
the diver. Accelerated pulse rate, a slight increase in respiratory capacity
and a slight drop in blood oxygen content were the results recorded.