Endoscopy is one of modern medicine’s most common methods for examining the interior of a cavity or hollow organ. Though the technique is regularly used, especially in gastroenterology, it requires the operator to have sophisticated knowledge of the procedure. In this workshop you will get a glimpse of the basics of endoscopy.
Jonathan Eggers will give you a crash course in the FAST-Exam, the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma, a rapid bedside examination for pericardial effusion and hemoperitoneum after trauma.
Leyden Academy Workshop
In this workshop, Frouke Engelaer will adress the following questions:
What is ageing?
Why do we age?
What is demography?
Why such a thing as demography?
Why is all this important for doctors?
Humour in Medicine
You think Germans don’t have a sense of humour? Christoph Krause and Kareen Seidler will prove you wrong! Kareen does research for the German Institute for Humour and, together with the Institute, Christoph developed the concept “Doctors with humour” for medical students. This workshop shows you how to break the vicious circle of stressful hospital routine and constantly bad tempered colleagues. Humour is the key!
In this workshop we will not only talk about methods to organize your overloaded timetable, we will focus on strategic planning, defining personal goals and decision making. At the end you will have produced your personal timetable with a prioritized to do list and you will hopefully have gained a lot of motivation to start your mission.
In this training we will work out the foundations of good rhetoric skills based on your own experiences and observations. You will learn how to improve your rhetoric skills and what you can do to sweep your audience. Anyone who is interested in improving his or her rhetoric skills is welcome.
Improove your planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve your goals.
Guided Tour at the Charité’s Museum of Medical History
The museum of Medical History was founded by Rudolf Virchow himself. You can admire many pieces of his great collection of medical preparations together with hundreds of authentic instruments and descriptions of medical procedures over the last centuries.
Visit at Rudolf Virchow’s Institute of Pathology
Guided tour through the Institute of Pathology at the Campus Charité Mitte, founded by Rudolf Virchow, the initiator of modern Pathology. The various steps of processing pathological specimens as well as the principles of immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology will be presented. In addition, an oral presentation on some aspects of diagnosis of cancer will be offered.
From Molecules to Medicine - Meet the Experts
At Bayer Pharma you will learn everything about the extensive development and research processes in a pharmaceutical company: How are their labs working, why does it take so long to develop a pharmaceutical and what steps does a new agent run through from the first idea to the finished drug. Bayer is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and employs more than 37,000 staff members in over 100 countries worldwide. Meet some of their top researchers at the Bayer headquarter in Berlin and discuss their work at a small brunch.
Living with an artificial heart
Dr. Evgenij Potapov from the German Heart Institute in Berlin will introduce you to the theoretical and practical background of artificial hearts and to the practical side of living with artificial hearts.
Suture Basic Training
Knowing how to do sutures is not only a basic skill necessary for apprentice surgeons, but basic knowledge of it is important in all other disciplines. Leam the basics of suture with the team Gero Puhl of the Charité’s Clinic for Visceral and Graft Surgery.
Searching databases has become a basic skill of young researchers. Lern the basic skills at a crash-course with the Charité’s librarians.
Advert Retard: Rational Drug Therapy
Medical research is booming and companies are launching a vast amount of new pharmaceuticals every year. The safety of these drugs is certified by authorities but for health care providers it is getting increasingly difficult to decide which treatment actually benefits the patient most and is cost efficient at the same time. Peter Tinnemann from the Charité Institute for Epidemiology and Health Economics provides an insight into evidence based approaches for rational medical therapies. His interactive workshop illustrates the (side)effects of pharmaceutical advertising campaigns and will teach you that blockbusters are not only produced by the film industry.
Guided Tour at the Museum of Natural History
The “Naturkundemuseum” houses more than 30 million zoological, paleontological, and mineralogical specimens, including more than ten thousand type specimens. It is famous for two spectacular exhibits: the largest mounted dinosaur in the world, and an exquisitely preserved specimen of the earliest known bird, Archaeopteryx.
Guided Tour at the “Neues Museum” – Visit Nefretiti
“Since 17 October 2009 the Neues Museum has opened its doors to the public once again.
This key work in the history of the art, the museum and technology in the 19th century was designed by the architect Friedrich August Stüler. After being badly damaged in the Second World War, the building has been elaborately restored and recreated under the direction of the British star architect David Chipperfield. The building now provides a new home for the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection and the Museum of Prehistory and Early History, together with artefacts from the Collection of Classical Antiquities.”
Autopsies – Why? How? When?
The Institute of Forensic Medicine at Charité is one of nine facilities of the CharitéCenter for Diagnostic and Preventive Laboratory Medicine (CC5). The Institute is divided into three departments with separate functions (and currently also locations), which you can select in the navigation bar: Forensic Pathology, Forensic Genetics and Forensic Toxicology.
Forensic Pathology is the central domain of forensic medicine. Pathology is concerned with natural deaths (due to illness, for example), whereas forensic medicine investigates unnatural deaths (due to external causes) and cases in which the manner of death could not be clarified by the postmortem examination.
The comprehensive medicolegal autopsy is formally regulated in the German Code of Criminal Procedure and, by precise description and photo documentation of findings, usually enables clarification of the manner and/or cause of death as well as the events leading to death.
If the autopsy fails to yield unequivocal results, further examination approaches are available: microscopic, chemotoxicological and molecular genetic methods. The analyses are ordered by public prosecutors and insurance companies as well as by private parties.
Dr. Henryk Siniawski from the German Heart Institute in Berlin will give you a crash course in Echocardiography, covering the theoretical backround of heart function and the principles of ultrasound.
The hemodynamic and morphological response of the heart to disease will be discussed as will the stages of heart diseases and the utility of echocardiography. You will also get the chance to perform a practical cardiographic examination on volunteers.
Guided tour at the isolation ward
Visit the Charité’s recently opened Isolation Ward, the biggest of its kind in Europe. The ward’s medical staff will give you an short introduction and then show you around.
UAEM: Equitable Licensing
“Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is an international student and researcher organization aiming to promote the access to publicly funded medical innovations in low- and middle-income countries. To achieve this we are proposing different mechanisms of licensing Intellectual Property, such as Equitable Licensing.
Moreover UAEM is working towards strengthening research capacities in the field of Neglected Tropical Diseases.
In this workshop we will give you an overview over the underlying problems and what you can personally do to guarantee that everybody will benefit from public research findings. On top you will also get the chance to take part in an interactive role-play and have all your questions answered by experienced UAEM members.”
Highly Sensitive Persons
According to Elaine N. Aron et al, highly sensitive people may process sensory data much more deeply and thoroughly due to a biological difference in their nervous systems. About 1 of 5 persons is supposed to have this personality trait and perhaps are a HSP yourself and do not know about it! Find out all about this phenomenon in this interactive workshop!
Nu-DeSc und CAM-ICU for the management of the perioperative delirium
The CAM-ICU (Confusion Assessment Method) and the Nu-DeSC (Nursing Delirium Scale) are delirium monitoring instrument for ICU patients. You will learn how to apply them in the assessment of perioperative delirium in the simulation operating room of the Charité.
Enabling professional success and personal effectiveness leadership is an essential skill. Mastering this practice is a lifelong challenge with loads of steps and different components. During this training we will develop the basics of productivity, values, habits and finding focus in a world of distractions as the foundation for every day actions and professional teams.
Robert Koch Prize
We are happy to host this year’s “Robert Koch Preis” at the European Students’ Conference. This award is annually given to three of the most outstanding dissertations by Charité students’ of the past year. During this event six students will present their work and compete for the prize money. Afterwards you will get the chance to talk to these postgraduate students, exchange ideas and get tips for your own dissertation.