“Matching the spirit of the large-scale event series of the 250th anniversary year, we have organized a conference showcasing the clinical activity of Semmelweis University and demonstrating its role in the university’s education, patient care and research and innovation activities.”, said Dr. Attila Szabó, Vice-Rector for Clinical Affairs and President of the Clinical Centre, the main organizer of the event.
The conference was originally planned to take place in the spring, but it had to be postponed due to the epidemiological situation. On 9-10 November the large-scale event is held in online form, via Zoom with an almost unchanged programme.
“Semmelweis 250 Clinical Conference will present the clinical activity of Semmelweis University in its complexity; it will not focus on one field of medicine, but it will provide a multidisciplinary overview of the broad spectrum and high quality of patient care, clinical and translational research as well as our extensive international relations and collaborations.”, said Dr. Béla Merkely, Rector.
The event will feature more than 20 fields of medicine represented by 70 speakers including 20 international experts from all around the world from the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Germany among others.
Due to the international epidemiological situation, the opening plenary session of the conference will focus on the educational, scientific, patient care and public health challenges of COVID-19. In this session Dr. Béla Merkely will hold a lecture and experiences of the epidemiological situation at Harvard University will also be presented.
Further topics of the conference sessions are cardiology, surgery, paediatrics, emergency medicine, internal medicine and many other fields.
“Moreover, it is our aim to reach out to young people as well; participation in the international professional programme is worth 1 credit point per day for 4th, 5th and 6th year students of the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Dentistry, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of PhD Studies.”, said Dr. Attila Szabó.
The conference features Hungarian and international experts alike, therefore anyone will have the opportunity to initiate a discussion, talk about certain issues and grow their network. Participation in the conference is free but registration is necessary. The language of the event is English.