Anniversary scientific conference “Medicine of the future”

Medical University of Plovdiv with an unprecedented scientific session on their 75th Anniversary

The Scientific Conference “Medicine of the Future”, dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of the Medical University of Plovdiv will be held in the period 29-31.10.2020. The conference will be entirely online, through the ZOOM platform, simultaneously in two parallel virtual halls.
It will be attended by more than 50 plenary speakers, most of them from abroad ( The conference will be opened on October 29, 2020 at 3 pm with a joint lecture by Prof. Nikolay Zhelev from the University of Dundee, Scotland and Prof. Mariana Murdzheva, Rector of Medical University of Plovdiv entitled „The medicine of the future: advancing health through next generation technologies“.

From the University point out that one of the most significant contribution to the scientific program will be made by Prof. William Kaelin, Jr.,MD, 2019 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Sidney Farber Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The lecture “New Treatments for Anemia, Ischemia, and Cancer Emerging from Studies of von Hippel-Lindau Disease” will be delivered on 30.10.2020 at 2 p.m.

Another esteemed speaker will be presenting on the Anniversary Scientific Conference – Prof. Sir David Lane, the discoverer of the p53 protein and winner of the prestigious Paul Ehrlich Award. On October 30, 2020 at 11:20 AM he will talk about the new targets in the treatment of cancer – “Targeting p53 in cancer therapy: reality or fantasy”.

The program also includes 6 plenary speakersholding “Doctor Honoris Causa” awards from Medical University of Plovdiv – Prof. Nikolai Zhelev, Prof. Yukka Meurman, Prof. Yves Poumay, Prof. Dr. Adam Stabholz, Ph.D. Mikhail Mikhaylovskiy, Prof. George Sandor.

More than 100 research teams will present their results into the areas of Biomedicine, Biopharmacy, Dental Medicine, Modern Surgical Techniques, Public Health and Health Care, Oncology, Personalized Medicine.

Due to the large number of registered participants in the Conference, most of the posters have been uploaded in advance on the University website ( This is done for the first time at the Medical University – Plovdiv.

The project session “Days of Medical Science” is also part of the Anniversary Scientific Conference. It will include 24 presentations of completed intra-university projects, divided into “Pre-clinical” and “Clinical” project session. A session will be set aside for all projects funded by national and international programs