Program

Day 1 (Thursday, September 29, 2022)

Conference Centre Faculty of Medicine
Jagiellonian University Medical College
ul. św. Łazarza 16, 31-530 Kraków
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Conference

Clinical Cases in Internal Medicine: Learning Through Practice

During this conference 20 selected case reports submitted to the Best Case Report Contest will be presented by the authors and discussed by experts recognized worldwide.

Hands-on workshops

09:30-10:30

Speakers and trainers:
Prof. James Douketis (McMaster University, Canada)
Max. number of participants: 30
Fee:
30 €
Eligible participants: Physicians and students
Duration: 1 hour

Rationale: In the last decade, four direct oral anticoagulants have emerged as treatment options for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation and for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism. Alongside heparins and vitamin K antagonists there is now a wide array of treatment options for the clinician. Choosing which anticoagulant to recommend can be challenging but important because each anticoagulant comes with therapeutic benefits and risks. There also is a need to match anticoagulant according to increasingly prevalent patient comorbidities that include coronary artery disease, renal insufficiency and bleeding predisposition, and for patients with cancer.

Learning objectives: At the end of this practical, case-based workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Know how to identify the right anticoagulant for an individual patient, with or without specific comorbidities;
  • Gain a basic understanding of the key benefits and risks of different anticoagulants;
  • Deal with common “what if” clinical scenarios that occur during anticoagulant therapy.

11:00-12.00

Speakers and trainers:
Prof. James Douketis (McMaster University, Canada)
Max. number of participants: 30
Fee:
30 €
Eligible participants: Physicians and students
Duration: 1 hour

Rationale: With an ageing population and associated increased use of anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and for management of venous thromboembolism, the management of anticoagulant-associated bleeding has become a common clinical scenario. Although many clinicians are aware of how to manage acute bleeding, less is known about measures to prevent bleeding and what to do after the bleed. In the later instance, often challenging decisions are needed as to whether anticoagulants should be resumed, which anticoagulant to resume and, most importantly, when is the right timing of resumption.

Learning objectives: At the end of this practical, case-based workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify preventive measures to minimize bleeding risk in patients who are started on anticoagulants;
  • Have an updated understanding of managing acute anticoagulant-related bleeding;
  • Gain an approach to managing patients “after the bleed”, including when and if to resume anticoagulants.

13:00-14:00

Speakers and trainers:
Prof. Simon Oczkowski (McMaster University, Canada)
Max. number of participants: 25
Fee:
30 €
Eligible participants: Physicians and students
Duration: 1 hour

Rationale: Intravenous (IV) fluid resuscitation remains a cornerstone in the management of seriously ill patients. Given in large volumes, IV fluids can exert significant effect upon serum electrolyte concentrations and acid-base status. Understanding these interactions assist with diagnosis and management of metabolically complex patients.

Learning objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be familiarized with:

  • The interactions between acid-base status, electrolytes, and fluid therapy.
  • Three complementary approaches to interpreting acid-base disorders.
  • A practical, integrated approach to managing acid-base status, fluids, and electrolytes.

15:00-16:00

Speakers and trainers:
Prof. Leszek Czupryniak (Medical University of Warsaw, Poland)
Max. number of participants: 30
Fee:
30 €
Eligible participants: Physicians and students
Duration: 1 hour

Rationale: Type 2 diabetes is one the most common chronic diseases in the world, with increasing incidence, affecting from people from childhood to advanced age. In recent years type 2 diabetes therapy has undergone substantial changes, mostly due to the arrival of the medications which apart from lowering blood glucose lead to the reduction of cardiovascular risk and are free from hypoglycemic risk.

Learning objectives:

  • understanding of current possibilities to prevent vascular complications of diabetes
  • understanding the need for early intensification of antidiabetic therapy
  • how to use newer antidiabetic therapies in various type of patients
  • how to combine drugs from various therapeutic groups
  • how to delay insulin therapy initiation in type 2 diabetes

16:30-17:30

Supported by the Indian College of Physicians

Speakers and trainers:
Dr Amit Kalwar (India)
Panelists: Prof. Jyotirmoy Pal, Prof. Nandini Chatterjee
Max. number of participants: 30
Fee:
30 €
Eligible participants: Physicians and students
Duration: 1 hour

Rationale: The tropics are regions of the Earth surrounding the Equator. Tropical diseases are diseases that are prevalent in or unique to tropical and subtropical regions. The diseases are less prevalent in temperate climates, as lower temperatures control the insect population. Current history suggests that tropical areas of the world are more harshly affected by infectious diseases than the temperate world. Environmental and biological factors are responsible for the biodiversity of pathogens, vectors, and hosts, but social factors also play a role in the spread of these diseases, common among them being malaria, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, and sleeping sickness, and the others being schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, and lymphatic filariasis. Viral diseases like dengue fever and chikungunya are also rampant in these tropical areas.
Human exploration of tropical rainforests, deforestation, rising immigration, and increased international air travel as well as other tourism to tropical regions have led to an increased incidence of such diseases in nontropical countries. A cholera outbreak originally occurred in the Jessore District of undivided Bengal in 1818, but the British army helped it spread to England. During extensive voyages of the Europeans in the 19th century, tropical infectious diseases spread from one part of the continent to other continents. In the 20th century, during the First and Second World War, there were massive troop movements across the world, and diseases spread like wildfire among the soldiers and also globally. The post–World War society moved towards industrialization and urbanization. This led to environmental changes, including changes in the sewerage system, which favored the growth of vectors and spread of diseases. Towards the end of the 20th century, there was an exponential increase in international travel, which further aggravated the threat of tropical diseases to nontropical countries.
Most of the tropical countries are overcrowded and economically compromised. Poor hygiene and crowded habitations and slums are part and parcel of this part of the globe, leading to expansion of the vector population, human-to-human transmission, and repeated epidemics. At the same time, due to poor health infrastructure, many of the diseases are not properly diagnosed, which results in significant mortality and morbidity. Accordingly, what was initially thought to be tropical diseases, has now become a global challenge.
Over the course of time tropical diseases have emerged as a separate specialty due to the diversity in presentation. Symptoms are often atypical and overlap in many of the infections. Tropical infections often present in late stages. Due to the paucity of diagnostic facilities in many parts of the tropics, accurate etiological diagnosis may not be possible or the diagnosis is delayed, which hampers prompt treatment and worsens the outcome. Therefore, syndromic approach is often appropriate to address these infections in resource-limited countries. There are challenges in the management and follow-up. For these reasons tropical infectious diseases need to be addressed in a comprehensive way that is easily understandable and useful to practitioners and students.

Learning objectives:

  • Domains of tropical fever
  • Syndromic approach to the diagnosis of tropical fever
  • Fever with rash
  • Diagnostic dilemmas: case-based discussions
  • Challenges in management and algorithms
  • Special issues in a nonendemic population subset: travel to endemic zones
  • Vaccination and prevention

15:30-17:00

Speakers and trainers:
Prof. Julian Dobranowski (McMaster University, Canada)
Max. number of participants: 30
Fee:
30 €
Eligible participants: Physicians and students
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Rationale: Despite the introduction of various technological advancements in medical imaging, the chest x-ray remains the most frequently requested radiological investigation. Learning how to interpret a chest x-ray is among the most important and challenging skills to master in caring for patients. However, many practicing physicians find themselves ill-equipped to make confident chest x-ray interpretations. The interpretive process need not stir up negative emotions. With the proper grounding in knowledge, procedures, and principles, chest x-ray interpretation can be rewarding to the learner and, more importantly, can lead to accurate extraction of information, leading to better patient outcomes.

Learning objectives: This workshop is designed to build your confidence in the interpretive process using a step-by-step algorithm. Participants will learn how to confidently distinguish between a normal and an abnormal chest x-ray and acquire specific interpretive skills that can be applied to daily practice. The workshop will also focus on practicing the newly acquired interpretive skills with numerous relevant clinical cases.

12:00-13:30
14:00-15:30

Speakers and trainers:
Dr. Marzena Frołow (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Max. number of participants: 16
Fee:
30 €
Eligible participants: Physicians and students
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Rationale: B-mode compression ultrasound (CUS) has become the diagnostic modality of choice for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). CUS has high sensitivity and specificity for DVT. It allows for diagnosis at the point of care and decreased demand on radiology departmental services. Standard 3-point CUS includes examination of the upper femoral vein, lower femoral vein, and popliteal fossa. Some CUS’s protocols extend the test area to the veins of the calf.

Learning objectives: Attendees will be familiarized with:

  • Basic ultrasound unit settings for CUS.
  • Applied sonoanatomy of deep veins of lower extremities.
  • Technique of different protocols of CUS.
  • No basic skills in ultrasound examination are required from participants.

10:00-12:00
12:30-14:30
15:00-17:00

Speakers and trainers:
Dr. Grzegorz Cebula (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Max. number of participants: 16
Fee:
30 €
Eligible participants: Physicians and students
Duration: 2 hour 30 minutes

Rationale: Cardical arrestis the most time-sensitive and demanding challenge faced by clinicians. In such scenarios, rapid assessment and life-saving treatments have to be implemented immediately. The goal of this cardiac arrest simulation (CAS) workshop is to equip participants with practical skills. The workshop provides a number of stations with simulations of acute clinical situations.

Learning objectives: By the end of this workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of CAS training, including the concept of role-playing and the importance of nontechnical skills in resuscitation attempts.
  • Understand the importance of teamwork and leadership in the management of cardiac arrest.
  • Understand the treatment algorithms of shockable and nonshockable rhythms.
  • Apply the current guidelines and skills taught in the workshop to practical management of the patient with cardiac arrest.
  • Apply the skills, attitude, and knowledge required to function as a member of a resuscitation team.
  • Apply the skills, attitude, and knowledge required to lead a resuscitation team.
  • Understand the use of nontechnical skills in cardiac arrest teams.

10:00-12:00
12:30-14:30
15:00-17:00

Speakers and trainers:
Dr. Grzegorz Cebula (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Max. number of participants: 16
Fee:
30 €
Eligible participants: Physicians and students
Duration: 2 hour 15 minutes

Rationale: Treatment of patients with life-threatening tachyarrhythmias poses a major challenge for the staff of intensive care units and hospital emergency departments. The workshop, run in high-fidelity simulation rooms that reconstruct conditions in the hospital ward, is designed to prepare doctors and students to perform electrocardiographic cardioversion procedures safely in both life-threatening and planned situations.

Learning objectives: By the end of this workshop, the participants will know:

  • Indications for electrical cardioversion.
  • Contraindications and possible complications of electrical cardioversion.
  • How to perform procedural analgosedation before cardioversion.
  • How to perform safe electrical cardioversion.
  • Principles of patient monitoring after cardioversion.

12:30-14:30
15:00-17:00

Speakers and trainers:
Dr. Grzegorz Cebula (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Max. number of participants: 12
Fee:
30 €
Eligible participants: Physicians and students
Duration: 2 hour

Rationale: Securing the airway and proper ventilation is frequently the most time-sensitive and anxiety-provoking challenge faced by clinicians. Supraglottic airway devices (laryngeal mask, laryngeal tube, I-GelŽ) are reasonable alternatives for those healthcare providers who do not perform tracheal intubation frequently enough to be skillful in that procedure. Although short, this is a highly intensive and hands-on workshop. It provides the opportunity to practice airway management and learn how to use supraglottic airway devices.

Learning objectives: By the end of this workshop, the participants will know:

  • How to properly ventilate the patient using self-inflating bag-valve-mask ventilation technique.
  • How to prepare the equipment for securing the airway with the laryngeal mask, laryngeal tube, I-GelŽ.
  • Indications and contraindications for supraglottic airways.
  • Possible complications of supraglottic airways.
  • How to safely secure the airways using the laryngeal mask, laryngeal tube, I-GelŽ.

To get the most out of this workshop, it is crucial that you attend the session prepared.
Help us by familiarizing yourself with the following resources:

Supraglottic airway overview Using supraglottic airways Intubating through SGAs

10:00-12:00

Speakers and trainers:
Dr. Grzegorz Cebula (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Max. number of participants: 12
Fee:
30 €
Eligible participants: Physicians and students
Duration: 2 hour

Rationale: In some cases, administration of drugs to the patient is not possible. This may be due to the lack or occlusion of intravenous access and difficulties in establishing new intravenous access. In such situations, intraosseous access may be the only way to save your patient. It can be used to start both life-saving drugs and fluid therapy. The workshop aims to familiarize participants with the possibilities offered by modern intraosseous access systems and simple intraosseous needles.

Learning objectives: By the end of this workshop, the participants will know:

  • Indications and contraindications for intraosseous access.
  • Possible complications of intraosseous access and their frequency.
  • The equipment used to obtain intraosseous access (intraosseous needle, BIGŽ, Ez-IOŽ).
  • The site for intraosseous access.
  • How to establish intraosseous access using various types of equipment (intraosseous needle, BIGŽ, Ez-IOŽ).

To get the most out of this workshop, it is crucial that you attend the session prepared.
Help us by familiarizing yourself with the following resources:

The Ez-IOŽ Intraosseous Vascular Access Training Ez-IOŽ Placement Bone Injection Gun - Intraosseous Access in Less Than 60 Seconds Bone Injection Gun (B.I.G) use on a live volunteer

16:30-18:00

Speakers and trainers:
Prof. Roman Jaeschke (McMaster University, Canada)
Max. number of participants: 12
Fee:
Free of charge
Eligible participants: Physicians and students
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Rationale: Current clinical practice is frequently guided by the results of clinical trials. Ability to look for and identify elements of reporting of clinical trials which may distort their real clinical meaning is relevant for clinicians and policy makers.

Content: This workshop will use clinical examples to explore issues choosing appropriate outcomes, reporting relative and absolute effects of treatments, generalizing results, and moving from evidence to action.

Objectives: To gain skills in assessing the reporting of key elements of planning, conducting and reporting of clinical trials in order to be able to independently judge their clinical relevance and applicability.

Day 2 (Friday, September 30, 2022)

ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Marii Konopnickiej 17, 30-302 Kraków
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8:30–9:00

Welcome and introduction – Organizing Committee

9:00–9:25

Opening lecture
Recognizing the long-term consequences of surviving critical illness: how to identify issues and support patients and caregivers

Prof. Jill Rudkowski

McMaster University, Canada

Session I

9:25–9:50

How to recognize a trustworthy cardiology practice guideline

Prof. Gordon Guyatt

McMaster University, Canada

9:50–10:15

Management of acute heart failure according to the latest practice guidelines

Prof. Piotr Ponikowski

Wroclaw Medical University, Poland

10:15–10:40

Differences in cardiovascular diseases between women and men: important practical implications

Prof. Martha Gulati

American Society for Preventive Cardiology, USA

10:40–11:10

Questions & answers

All speakers

11:10–11:40

Refreshment break

Session II

11:40–12:05

Should we forget about using insulin in type 2 diabetes?

Prof. Leszek Czupryniak

Warsaw Medical University, Poland

12:05–12:30

Challenging cases in thyroid hormone tests and ultrasound imaging

Prof. René Rodríguez-Gutiérrez

Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico

12:30–12:55

Management of glucocorticoid-induced adrenal insufficiency

Prof. Ally Prebtani

McMaster University, Canada

12:55–13:20

Questions & answers

All speakers

13:20–14:00

Lunch break

Session III

14:00–14:25

What is optimal nephroprotection in patients with chronic kidney disease

Prof. Jürgen Floege

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

14:25–14:50

Infections and the kidneys

Prof. Uta Kunter

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

14:50–15:15

Managing sepsis according to the latest Surviving Sepsis Campaign practice guidelines

Prof. Simon Oczkowski

McMaster University, Canada

15:15–15:40

Seizures: how to investigate and treat in emergency department

Prof. Wieslaw Oczkowski

McMaster University, Canada

15:40–16:10

Questions & answers

All speakers

16:10–16:30

Refreshment break

Session IV
Special session in the memory of Prof. Andrzej Szczeklik

16:30–16:40

Introduction

Prof. Marek Sanak

Jagiellonian University Medical College

16:40–17:05

Current management of asthma

Prof. Paul O’Byrne

McMaster University, Canada

17:05–17:30

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug–exacerbated respiratory disease: diagnosis and current management

Prof. Katharine M. Woessner

Scripps Clinic Medical Group, USA

17:30–17:55

Can we reduce disease progression and reduce mortality in COPD

Prof. Jadwiga Wedzicha

Imperial College London, UK

17:55–18:20

How to deliver oxygen to a hypoxic patient

Prof. Bram Rochwerg

McMaster University, Canada

18:20–18:50

Questions & answers

All speakers

18:50

Refreshment break

Day 3  (Saturday, October 1, 2022)

ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Marii Konopnickiej 17, 30-302 Kraków
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9:00–9:25

Opening lecture
Spiritual care in medicine: why is it essential

Prof. Tracy Balboni

Harvard Medical School, USA

Session V

9:25–9:50

Current management of Helicobacter pylori infection

Prof. Paul Moayyedi

McMaster University, Canada

9:50–10:15

Colon polyps: diagnosis, management and post polypectomy surveillance

Prof. Ian Gralnek

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

10:15–10:40

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: practical tips for diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Prof. Shira Zelber-Sagi

University of Haifa, Israel

10:40–11:10

Questions & answers

All speakers

11:10–11:40

Refreshment break

Session VI

11:40–12:05

HIT, VITT and other immune thrombocytopenias: how to diagnose, treat and prevent

Prof. Andreas Greinacher

University of Greifswald, Germany

12:05–12:30

Thrombophilias: when and how to investigate

Prof. Mark Crowther

McMaster University, Canada

12:30–12:55

Managing venous thromboembolism: 2022 update

Prof. James Douketis

McMaster University, Canada

12:55–13:10

BCRC Award Ceremony

13:10–13:40

Questions & answers

All speakers

13:40–14:20

Lunch break

Session VII

14:20–14:45

Patient with systemic lupus erythematosus on an internal medicine ward

Prof. Kim Legault

McMaster University, Canada

14:45–15:10

How to approach inflammatory arthritis

Prof. Filip Van den Bosch

Ghent University, Belgium

15:10–15:35

Skin involvement in rheumatic diseases: from a sign to diagnosis

Prof. Mohannad Abu-Hilal

McMaster University, Canada

15:35–16:00

Questions & answers

All speakers

16:00–16:20

Refreshment break

Session VIII

16:20–16:45

Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infections in patients with febrile neutropenia

Prof. Nishma Singhal

McMaster University, Canada

16:45–17:10

When to suspect the enteric fever: the challenges of diagnostics, treatment and prevention

Prof. Nandini Chatterjee

Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India

17:10–17:35

Pitfalls of antibiotic therapy in elderly patients with comorbidities – practical guides to increase safety and efficacy

Prof. Serhat Unal

Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

17:35–18:00

Current epidemic threads for the world

Prof. Dominik Mertz

McMaster University, Canada

18:00–18:30

Questions & answers

All speakers

18:30

Closing remarks

Organizing Committee

EFIM & ISIM Session (Friday, September 30, 2022)

ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Marii Konopnickiej 17, 30-302 Kraków
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XIII Symposium Ethical dilemmas in medical practice: how to reconcile medicine with economy
EFIM & ISIM Session

10:00–10:10

Welcome and introduction

Part I

10:10–10:30

Health and Wealth – is there a choice?

Dr. Mukesh Chawla

Health, Nutrition & Population, World Bank

10:30–10:50

Healthcare systems in UE countries: problems, trends, dilemmas and proposed changes

Andrzej Ryś

Directorate General Health and Food Safety, European Commission

10:50–11:10

Organization and financing of healthcare in Poland

TBA

11:10–11:30

Human labor in healthcare: commodity or value

Prof. Jakub Pawlikowski

Medical University of Lublin, Poland

11:30–10:50

Refreshment break

Part II

11:50–12:10

Is introducing spiritual care in hospitalized patients cost-effective?

Prof. Tracy Balboni

Harvard Medical School, USA

12:10–12:30

Choosing Wisely: a way of improving quality of care while reducing costs

Prof. Nicola Montano

European Federation of Internal Medicine

12:30–12:50

No-fault system: does it pay off?

Martin Erichsen

Danish Patient Compensation Association

12:50–13:10

Experience with cost containment in a private and public sector healthcare systems

Dr Adri Kok

International Society of Internal Medicine

13:10–13:50

Lunch break

Part III

13:50–14:10

Ethical limitations of cost-effectiveness analyses

Prof. Susan Dorr Goold

University of Michigan, USA

14:10–14:30

Value-based healthcare cures fundamental errors in health care

Prof. Guenther Jonitz

Germany

14:30–14:50

Effective way of investing in healthcare: concept and practice of value-based care

Manuel Mandler

VBMC ValueBasedManagedCare GmbH, Germany

14:50–15:10

Healthy Recovery: the route towards performance driven healthcare system strengthening

Prof. Niek Klazinga

OECD; Amsterdam University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

15:10–16:00

Panel discussion

16:00–16:10

Closing remarks



CO-FINANCED WITH STATE BUDGET FUNDS
“Doskonała Nauka (Excellent Science)” program of the Ministry of Education and Science
“Ethical dilemmas in medical practice: how to reconcile medicine with economy”
Financing: 91,150 PLN


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