The Annual Conference of the Moldavian Society: In Memoriam Prof. Valeriu Ghereg

The Annual Conference of the Moldavian Society: In Memoriam Prof. Valeriu Ghereg

  • Issue 61

Nat. Soc. of Anaesthesiology and Reanimatology of the Rep. of Moldova (SARRM)

State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemiţanu” (SUMPh) is the only high medical education institution in the Republic of Moldova. It was founded in Chisinau 70 years ago, on the basis of Institute of Medicine no. 1 from St. Petersburg. During its short history SUMPh was aligned to everything that is modern in higher education, but never forgot its origin, history and had great respect for the past. A particular attention is paid to the memory of founding fathers of this medical university. SUMPh vision is oriented not only on education, but also on scientific research (capacity building and human resource development).

In the light of these two premises (history and science) we would like to emphasise the efforts of university’s faculty to organise the conference of medical students and residents “In Memoriam Prof. Valeriu Ghereg”.

Valeriu Ghereg (1954-2005) was a professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care who, after the breakdown of USSR, founded and developed the modern school of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care in the Republic of Moldova. Prof. Ghereg managed the Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care services during the most difficult years in the history of Moldova, and succeeded in bringing Moldova’s Anaesthesiology to the international arena. His efforts brought well-established cooperation with European and world professional bodies, which continuous to be developed by his disciples.

As a professional physician, Prof. Ghereg was the man who had a clear vision; he knew exactly what he had to do in order to achieve his goals, which were ours as well. All his teaching and scientific efforts were focused on the idea of continuous progress and achievements.

The annual conference “In Memoriam of Prof. Valeriu Ghrereg” is a direct result of what he did during his lifetime and also a sign of recognition of his contribution for our profession.

This year the conference was held on 27th of February, and was dedicated to the commemoration of ten years since his death. For the 7th time in a row the conference has gathered both undergraduate students and residents. Its main aim was to stimulate scientific curiosity of young doctors (students and residents). And even more, because a mix conference of students and residents it was a good opportunity for other purposes such as:

  • communication and sharing experience between residents and students
  • meeting colleagues with the same scientific and clinical interests
  • planning new joint research projects
  • learning about design, development and presentation of a research project
  • promoting the profession among students
  • selecting and recruiting young colleagues into our speciality

During the conference medical students and anaesthesia residents presented the results of experimental and clinical scientific research, led by their scientific advisers. The papers presented referred to issues related to the preoperative assessment and management of patients, pain management, patient safety, quality improvement, anaesthesia for elderly population, sepsis and septic shock, emergency medicine, etc.

An international jury evaluated the presented works and awarded the prize for best report. The winner was invited to present the results of his research at next of meeting of the National Society of Anaesthesiology and Reanimatology of the Republic of Moldova (SARRM), this September. Beside this SARRM and SUMPh will sponsor the participation of this young scientist to an international meeting.

As in every year, besides the presentations of students and participants we had an invited guest, who by definition is a member of the international jury and presented a lecture. This year the guest was Prof Gabriel Gurman (Israel) who presented the lecture on decision making in anaesthesia.

As far as we know, this kind of event is unique in our country. We see it as a good example of interaction between specialists and residents of the same domain with medical students, who are looking for a future specialty.

National Society of Anaesthesiology and Reanimatology of the Republic of Moldova (SARRM)