Name of the activity: First Interuniversity Medical Congress

Country/NMO: Ecuador (AEMPPI-Ecuador)

Program: Teaching Medical Skills

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education

 

General description:


The project was born as an initiative of the student representatives of the 3 universities of Cuenca, the University of Azuay, the University of Cuenca and the Catholic University of Cuenca, the objective of the project is to complement the basic knowledge of the medical student, by holding an inter-university congress which will have an academic value of 40 hours and the endorsement of the 3 universities of the city of Cuenca.

The congress will be focused on topics from different areas of medicine such as:

• Internal Medicine: management of chronic noncommunicable diseases. Medical training in undergraduate and postgraduate, diagnosis and treatment of pathologies with high local incidence.

• Mental health and bioethics: approach of relevant mental disorders, impact of medical-legal documents.

• Traumatology and surgery: basic and advanced care in emergency and trauma.

• Gynecology and pediatrics promotion of strategies to reduce risks of fetal maternal complications, socialization of relevant points, of the reform of the Organic Law of Health.

Focus area:

Surgical Skills, Diagnostic measures, Clinical Examination, Diagnostic tests interpretation

Problem statement:

Nowadays, medical students have been subject only to the knowledge learned at the university classrooms for our academic and professional training, limiting ourselves to information from bibliographies that are generally not updated or in accordance with new discoveries and innovations in medicine. Based on this problem, the three local organizations of the Azuay province, have proposed the challenge of carrying out an interuniversity medical congress which allows an update of knowledge in different areas of our career.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students enrolled in the congress, because the topics to talk about will contribute to the acquisition and updating of knowledge in the academic and professional areas.
The long-term beneficiaries will be all those patients attended by doctors prepared with the latest updates.

Objectives and indicators of success:


General objective:
Train at least 300 medical students and health professionals in pediatrics, internal medicine and gynecology for a total of 40 hours on June 7, 8 and 9 of the year 2018.
Indicator: Minimum number of attendees 250.
Specific objectives:
● Achieve an attendance to the entire event of a minimum of 75% of those registered for the congress.
Indicator: check assistance, minimum 75%
● Bring together students and health professionals from different universities (University of Azuay, University of Cuenca and Catholic University of Cuenca) in the same event.
Indicator: have the presence of participants from the 3 universities.

Methodology:


General objective:
Train at least 300 medical students and health professionals in pediatrics, internal medicine and gynecology for a total of 40 hours on June 7, 8 and 9 of the year 2018.
Indicator: Minimum number of attendees 250.
Specific objectives:
● Achieve an attendance to the entire event of a minimum of 75% of those registered for the congress.
Indicator: check assistance, minimum 75%
● Bring together students and health professionals from different universities (University of Azuay, University of Cuenca and Catholic University of Cuenca) in the same event.
Indicator: have the presence of participants from the 3 universities.

Methodology
5.1.- Timeline
5.2.- Material Resources
5.3.- Human Resources
Before the project

Obtain permission to use the City Hall in Cuenca, with capacity for 500 people.

Invite formally the selected specialists for each topic.

Obtain the academic endorsement of the different universities.

Registration will take place from May 15, 2018 to June 6, 2018.

During the Project:
June 7, 2018
Morning session
8h00-8h30- Inscriptions, delivery of material.
8h35 – 9h05- Inauguration. 9h10-9h40- Basic electrocardiogram and non-pathological variations.

9h45-10h15- Pathological electrocardiogram in emergencies.
10h20 -10h40- BREAK
10h45 – 11h15-Hypertension and hypertensive crisis
11h20 – 12h05- Presentation of clinical case: Takotsubo syndrome
12H10 – 12H40- Imaging Interpretation of Chest Plate.

Day of the afternoon. 13h50 – 14h20- Diagnosis and Management of Asthmatic Crisis 14h25 – 15h10- Clinical case presentation: Sleep Apnea.
15H15 – 15H30 BREAK 15H35 – 16H05- Management of Hydroelectrolyte Alterations
16h10 – 16h40 Talk from CTO 16h45 – 17h15- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Evaluation

June 8, 2018
Morning session.

08h00 – 08h30 Diagnosis and Management of Prediabetes and Diabetes
08h35 – 09h20 Clinical Case Presentation: Acute Complications of Diabetes
09h25 – 09h55 Diagnosis and Management of intracranial aneurism
10h00 – 10h30 Diagnosis and management of ischemic cerebrovascular event.
10h30-11h00 BREAK
11h00 – 11h30 Caplan Talk
11h35 – 12h05 Surveillance, monitoring of the surgical and trauma patient. New insights.
12H10 – 12H55 Acute Abdomen

Afternoon

14h05 – 14h35 Pain management
14h40-15h10 Femoro- acetabular impingement
15H35 – 16H05 Interpretation of arterial gasometry.
16h10 – 16h55 Clinical case presentation: Shock
17h00 – 17h30 Use of Hemocomponents in the management of massive hemorrhage.
Evaluation

June 9, 2018

Morning session

08h00 – 08h30 Suicidal behavior
08h35 – 09h05 Dementia and Delirium
09h10 – 09h40 Informed Consent and Clinical History
09:45 – 10h05 BREAK
10h10 – 10h40 Febrile Seizures – Foreign Body in airway.
10h45 – 11h15 Maternal and Perinatal Mortality – Causes and Management.
11h20 – 12h05 Clinical case presentation: Score MOM and obstetric cues.
12h10-12h55 Socialization and analysis of relevant points of the reform of the Organic Law of Health
Evaluation
13h00 – 13h35 Inter-institutional Programs, open house
13h40 – 14h10 Closing Ceremony
Certificate delivery

After the project
● Submission of the final report of the project up to 3 weeks after the project.
Letter to teachers from the medical interuniversity conference.
Each participant will receive: pen, 5 sheets of BOND paper, identification card.
Amplification and video equipment.
Brochures POL AEMPPI UDA
POL AEMPPI UCC
POL AEMPPI UCuenca
Student Association President University of Azuay
President of the Catholic University of Cuenca student association
Student association president University of Cuenca.

Teachers:
Dr. Adrian Sacoto. Cardiólogo Docente – U. de Cuenca
Dr. Juan Vintimilla. Cardiólogo.Docente – U. del Azuay
Dr. Javier Vázquez. Cardiologo Clínica Hospital Santa Inés
Dr. Ricardo Ordóñez. Imagenólogo Docente – U. de Cuenca
Dr. Ma Elisa Herrera. Internista Docente – U. Católica de Cuenca
Dr. Mateo Torracchi. Neumólogo Docente – U. del Azuay
Dr. Geovany Calvo. Emergenciólogo Docente – U. del Azuay
Dr. Lenin Fernández de Córdova. Pediatra. Docente – U. Católica de Cuenca
Dr. María del Carmen Ochoa. Reumatóloga Docente – U. Católica de Cuenca.
Dr. Gabriela Jiménez. Pediatra Docente – U. de Cuenca
Dr. Sebastián López. Neurocirujano. Clínica Hospital Santa Inés
Dr. Fernando Estévez. Neurocirujano Docente – U. de Cuenca
Dr. Andrea Ochoa. Docente – U. Católica de Cuenca
Dr. Fausto Quichimbo. Docente – U. Católica de Cuenca
Dr. Guillermo López. Anastesiólogo Hospital Universitario del Río
Dr. Franklin Bravo. Internista Docente – U. Católica de Cuenca
Dr. Juan Carlos Salamea. Cirujano de Trauma Docente – U. del Azuay
Dr Rodrigo Mendoza. Internista Docente – U. Católica de Cuenca
Dr. Cesar Cerdas. Hematologo Docente – U. Católica de Cuenca
Dr. Vilma Bojorque. Ginecologa Docente – U. de Cuenca
Dr. Ismael Morocho. Internista Docente – U. de Cuenca
Dr. Viviana Barros. Internista Docente – U. de Cuenca
Dr. Katherine Salazar. Ginecologa Docente – U. Católica de Cuenca
Dr. Fernando Moreno. Ginecólogo Docente – U. del Azuay

All teachers confirmed their attendance.

Plans for evaluation:


At the end of each day students will be assessed online, those with a grade higher than 60% will receive an approved certificate and academic credits.

Students who do not reach 60% will receive certificate of participation.