The Medical University of Varna was the institution with the most impressive representation in the scientific programme of the Vth Southestern European Conference of Chemotherapy, Infections and Cancer which was held 16 to 19 October 2014 in Bled, Slovenia. The following participants took part on behalf of our University: Prof. K. Metodiev – Head of the Department of Preclinical and Clinical Sciences with two lectures and presidency of two symposia within the forum framework, Prof. A. Kaprelyan – Head of the Department of Neurological Diseases with one lecture and presidency of one symposium, Assoc. Prof. M. Abadjiev - Head of the Department of Prosthetic Dental Medicine and Orthodontics, who delivered a lecture. The Medical University of Varna was also presented by Dr. Konsulova from the Department of Propedeutics of the Internal Diseases with two lectures. Three posters were presented by Dr. Ts. Kostadininova from the Department of Microbiology and the biologist G. Tsankova from Department of Preclinical and Clinical Sciences who presided a symposium.
Within the event, which gathered almost over 350 physicians from 31 countries, elections were held for the management of the European Foundation of Chemotherapy, Infections and Cancer (FESCI) – an organization including over 50 national societies of infections and cancer in Europe. The acting until now FESCI General Secretary Prof. K. Metodiev was unanimously elected to occupy the even more prestigious position of Vice President of FESCI – a recognition for the MUV reputation.
The next VIth Southeastern European Conference of Chemotherapy, Infections and Cancer will be held in Thessaloniki (Greece) in November 2015. Let us remind the fact that the Ist Conference was inaugurated in May 2010 in Varna. Then, at the initiative of IMAB and MUV, the scientific meeting gathered over 500 participants from 64 countries from all over the world which left a landmark in the history of Bulgarian medical science as the largest-scale congress with representatives from the greatest number of countries, organized ever in Bulgaria.