European Immunization Week at MU – Plovdiv on May 4th and 5th in IV Auditorium and ZOOM

Official opening for English speaking students:
on May 4 at 4:40 pm with a greeting from the Rector Prof. Dr. Mariana Murdjeva

The World Health Organization is celebrating “European Immunization Week (EIW)”, and this year theme is “Long life for all”. The aim of the campaign is to focus on the importance of fair and extended access to vaccines for a long and healthy life for all.

For four years before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Epidemiology and Disaster Medicine and the Department of Infectious Diseases, Parasitology and Tropical Medicine have traditionally organized seminars at MU-Plovdiv as part of the global initiative.

To renew the tradition and to expand the audience, the two departments, together with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and with the support of the Association of Medical Students – Plovdiv organize this year for Bulgarian and English-speaking students Days of Vaccinology, Immunology and Epidemiology which will be held on May 4 and 5.

The seminars will be presented in a hybrid version: with a presence in the 4th Аuditorium of the Auditorium complex and in an online environment through the ZOOM platform:

Meeting ID: 956 3691 2945
Passcode: 091415

The official opening for English-speaking students is scheduled for 04:40 pm on May 4 with a greeting from the Rector Prof. Dr. Mariana Murdjeva.

THE PROGRAM includes exciting topics in the field of epidemiology and will help build practical skills for students.

Special guest lectors at the event will be:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mihail Okoliyski, MD (representative of the World Health Organization in Bulgaria) with the topic: “WHO best practices: Routine immunization services during the COVID-19 pandemic – a review of the “Context” and “Service Delivery”;
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lyubomira Nikolaeva-Glomb, MD (Head of the Virology Department at the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia) with the topic: „Polio – the end of a paralyzing fear“.

Lecturers from MU-Plovdiv will be Prof. Dr. Ani Kevorkyan, MD – Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Disaster Medicine and Prof. Dr. Yordanka Stoilova – longtime lecturer from the same department. 5th year medical students Krassimira Krasimirova, Valentin Georgiev and Dalha Abdilahi and 6th year medical student Maria Jana Kingsley-Goldwyn will also take part as lecturers.

The second day, May 5, is dedicated to the World Hand Hygiene Day.

Medical University – Plovdiv supports all good initiatives to raise awareness of the benefits of vaccines and the risks of any reduction in vaccination levels and to increase students’ knowledge and practical skills.

Attendance at the event is only by appointment. Attendance is limited, so pre-registration is required. The first 50 participants will have the opportunity to attend live lectures at the Auditorium Complex!

Link for registration for the events for English-speaking students: