Forensic autopsy techiques

Full Prof. Slobodan Savić

The aim of this workshop is to familiarize students with the objectives and modalities of general and special forensic autopsies, as well as the practical importance of the autopsy findings, both for legal and for medical science and practice. It will be displayed and discussed what is true , and especially which misapprehensions are shown in numerous films and series in relation to the opportunities provided by forensic autopsy. The work will be organized in autopsy hall, as a demonstration of the autopsy and the amphitheater in the form of video-display the most interesting cases from the archives of the Institute of Forensic Medicine.

Venue: Institute of Forensic Medicine,
Time: 19.10.2018.

Neurophysiology tools

Full Prof. Olivera Stanojlović, Assoc. Prof. Aleksandra Rašić Marković Assist. Prof. Dragan Hrnčić

Participants of this workshop will have opportunity to gain experience in wide-range of contemporary neurophysiology techniques and methods. Tips and tricks on assessment of convulsive, anxiety and depressive-related behaviors, pain thresholds as well as learning and memory in experimental conditions will be covered. We’ll discuss how to design, analyze and interpret experiments in the field of behavioral, electrophysiological, cognitive and pain studies with special focus on their translational aspects. Hands-on experience in light-dark, open-field, forced swimming, radial maze, elevated plus maze, von Frey tests, EEG and many others will be provided. Instructions will be individually tailored according to participant’s attitudes.

Venue: Institute of Medical Physiology,
Time: 19.10.2018.

Craniocerebral trauma – Diagnosis and Management

Assist. Prof. Vladimir Baščarević

Introduction of the participants to all types of craniocerebral trauma, their classifications, diagnostic principles, neurological exam of the patients, decisions about certain diagnostic methods, therapy approaches and temporary and definite consequences for the patient.

Venue: The Clinic of Neurosurgery,
Time: 19.10.2018.

How fit are you?

Assoc. Prof. Sanja Mazić, Assoc. Prof. Dejan Nešić

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), tool for doctors or toy for trainers?

In order to be physically active on daily, recreational or elite level, you need to have certain level of cardiorespiratory fitness. Cardiorespiratory Fitness (CRF) is a “health-related component of physical fitness defined as the ability of the circulatory, respiratory, and muscular systems to supply oxygen during sustained physical activity.” There are many different tests to asses CRF, but most precise is Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET).

 CPET provides assessment of the integrative exercise responses involving the pulmonary, cardiovascular, hematopoietic, neuropsychological, and skeletal muscle systems, which are not adequately reflected through the measurement of individual organ system function. This non‐invasive, dynamic physiological overview permits the evaluation of both submaximal and peak exercise responses, providing the doctor with relevant information for clinical decision making. CPET is increasingly being used in a wide spectrum of clinical applications for the evaluation of undiagnosed exercise intolerance and for the objective determination of functional capacity and impairment. Its use in patient management is increasing with the understanding that resting pulmonary and cardiac function testing cannot reliably predict exercise performance and functional capacity and that overall health status correlates better with exercise tolerance than with resting measurements.

On the other hand, CPET is also an important test for evaluation of fitness and endurance in athletes. Competitive sports represent the most extreme stress to which the body can be exposed. In the population of recreative and competitive athletes CPET is used to evaluate peak performance and to personalize exercise prescriptions. Physical ability of an athlete’s body is determined by the quality of external breathing, cardiovascular functions and by features of metabolism related to the tissue breathing and transport of substrates. Physiological testing of athletes requires the correct description and evaluation of sports-specific variables and specific devices simulating the real sport of athletes must be used.

Before performing CPET, subject or patient need to fill up a sport – medicine questionnaire and discus all relevant conditions with doctor. Next step preceding the CPET is physical examination that involves: determination of anthropometric characteristics (body high, body weight, body mass index, % of body fat and muscles), blood pressure measurement, heart and lung auscultation and electrocardiogram. If there is no limiting condition, subject can proceed with CPET.

CPET involves measurements of respiratory oxygen uptake (VO2), carbon dioxide production (VCO2), and ventilatory measures during a symptom‐limited exercise test. Doctors can use different ergometers (physical load providers), depending on CPET protocol and subject’s (patient’s) characteristic. Most commonly used are treadmill and ergo-bicycle 

In Center for physical activity and exercise therapy you can get acquainted and participate in all the mentioned steps of preparing and performing the CPET. In a modern and very pleasant ambience, accompanied by members of our team you will have the opportunity to observe CPET from “the first row” and find out everything you wanted about your body composition and your own body fitness. 


Venue: Institute of Medical Physiology,
Time: 19.10.2018.

Advanced life support

Assist. Prof. Ivan Palibrk, TA Jelena Veličković

Advanced Life Support (ALS) Workshop will prepare you to respond to life-threatening emergencies in the adult population with advanced interventions. This ALS course is based on the latest guidelines which focus on doing several tasks simultaneously with a group process that enables efficiency and minimization of error.
This course will teach participants how to perform advanced emergency interventions as well as review foundation issues including Basic Life Support, the Resuscitation Team, Life-Threatening Issues, Medical Devices, Bradycardia, Tachycardia, and much more.
This workshop teaches the knowledge and skills required to:

  1. Recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using a structured A B C D E approach.
  2. Treat cardiac arrest in special circumstances, including starting CPR, manual defibrillation, life threatening arrhythmias, and post resuscitation care.
  3. Lead a team, work as a team member, and use structured communication skills including giving an effective handover.

The program will emphasise the practical aspects of resuscitation and provide participants with the theory underpinning such aspects. The students will have an opportunity to practice the airway management (endotracheal intubation, laryngeal mask placement, mask ventilation) and to take part in solving different CPCR scenarios guided and monitored by experienced instructors.

Venue: Deanery of Faculty of Medicine,
Time: 20.10.2018.

What is pharmacovigilance and why is it important?

Assist. Prof. Janko Samardžić

All of us, from children to parents, friends and partners, will take medicines at some point in their lives. The aim of pharmacovigilance is the safer and more effective use of medicines for everyone. Pharmaciovigilance, also known as drug safety, is a new medical discipline that is crucial in preventing medicine-related adverse effects in humans, promoting patient safety, and the rational use of medicines. Pharmacovigilance is defined by the WHO as the science and activities related to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse drug effects or any other possible drug-related problems.
During last decades it has been demonstrated that medicine related morbidity and mortality is one of the major health problems and among the first ten largest causes for mortality in the USA. They result in the death of several thousands of patients each year, and many more suffer from adverse drug reactions. The percentage of hospital admissions due to adverse drug reactions in some countries is more than 10%. In addition, the hospital care of patients with drug related problems is financial burden on health care.
The scope of pharmacovigilance has grown remarkably in recent times and is now considered to include the following domains: adverse drug reactions, interactions between medicines, misuse and abuse of medicines, luck of efficacy, and medication errors. The products under consideration go beyond conventional medicines and also include herbal medicines, complementary products, biologicals (such as vaccines and blood products), biotechnology-derived medicines, advanced therapy, as well as medical devices.
This workshop will summarize the following key pharmacovigilance topics:

  • Safety monitoring in clinical trials
  • Post-marketing safety monitoring
  • Basic principles on signal detection
  • Pharmacovigilance operations

Venue: Deanery of Faculty of Medicine,
Time: 20.10.2018.

Complications in laparoscopic surgery – Diagnosis and Management

Аssist. prof. Nikica Grubor

By increasing the number of laparoscopic operations, especially the most complex and advanced cases, there is also an increasy in the number of intraoperative and postoperative complications. Complications may happen due to technical factors (equipment and instruments), as also professional factors, which can be the result of inexperience, ignorance, reduced attention or doctors excessive self-confidence. To reduce the number complications to the minimum, we are obliged to have adequate technical equipment, effective training, daily exercise and recurrence of surgical procedures. The goal of surgery is to reduce the rate of complications to the minimum.

Venue: Deanery of Faculty of Medicine,
Time: 20.10.2018.

Clinical biochemistry

ТА Anđelka Isaković

The main focus on this workshop will be on clinical diagnostic process
with a biochemical basis. The workshop will be organized as an
interactive case study presented through clinical cases. The attendees
will be able to solidify the understanding of biochemical facts and
concepts as related to clinical medicine, namely cardiology, liver and
kidney diseases. Each case will include brief history and laboratory
data followed by active discussion with the participants regarding
diagnosis, further investigations and management.

Venue: Deanery of Faculty of Medicine,
Time: 20.10.2018.