On 29 – 30 May 2017 година in “Кристо” Hotel in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, the Bulgarian medical association – branch Blagoevgrad, and the PHI Clinical Hospital in Stip, Macedonia, organized two-day training part of the capacity building program of young medical residents, young and experienced medical specialists within the project “Integration of European healthcare standards and innovations on the way for development of the cross-border health cluster CB006.1.31.017, financed by the First Call of INTERREG – IPA cross-border Bulgaria-Macedonia 2014-2020.

The training was officially opened by Sabi Hadziev M.D., President of the Bulgarian medical association – branch Blagoevgrad, followed by the Project Team leader, Atanas Krnchev.

The trainers of the training were Antonija Glivorova M.D., and Anatoli Tachov M.D.

The two-day training covered various topics, such as:

  • Doctor-patient relationship, patient and patient approach;
  • Legal regulations, rights and obligations in the treatment process, in accordance with the European and Bulgarian legislation with reference to the Macedonian legislation;
  • The level of harmonization of the European and Bulgarian legislation with reference to the Macedonian legislation several case studies;
  • Case studies “Mistakes in and out of treatment”;
  • Ethical aspects of informed consent – good practices;
  • Cardiology, and emergency care treatment;
  • Treatment of arterial hypertension in the context of several clinical studies;
  • Catheter revascularization in IBS (introduction, indications and innovative routes and methods;
  • Unstable angina – myths and truths;
  • Invasive and therapeutic strategy in a patient with OX with ST- gynecology;
  • Electrocardiostimulator operations;
  • Modern trends in operating with the purchased special medical equipment for non-invasive oncologic treatments;
  • Legal framework for judicial and extra-judicial ways of resolving disputes and conflicts;
  • Mediation and clinical ethical counseling;

The main objective of the training is the capacity building of young medical residents, young and experienced medical specialists, open discussion, sharing experience, and networking with their counterparts in Blagoevgrad. The total number of participants in this training was 30 medical professionals.

At the end, each trainee was awarded with a Certificate for participation.

The second training within the project will be held in Stip, Macedonia during the last week of June 2017.

This is a joint project of the PHI Clinical Hospital in Stip, and the Bulgarian medical association – branch Blagoevgrad.