Visit of Erasmus Teaching Staff from University of Hiroshima, Japan

The Medical University of Sofia has won a project for the exchange of Erasmus teachers and students with the University of Hiroshima, Japan for the academic year 2016/17. In connection with the implementation of the project activities, three teachers arrived from 15 May to 19 May 2017 and an expert from the International Department, the organizer of Erasmus Mobility on their behalf. Prof. Tajiro Sueda presented lectures on Surgical therapy for atrial fibrillation at the “Maxima” Aula of university hospital “Saint Ekaterina”.

The following lectures were presented at the Anatomy Auditorium at the Medical Faculty:
Prof. Takemasha Sakaguchi – on the subject: Microbiology, Virology. Perspectives of replication and pathogenicity of mammalian viruses such as influenza viruses, hepatitis viruses and herpes viruses. Current status of vaccines and drugs against viruses.
Prof. Norio Sakai – on the topic: regulation of serotonin transporter (SERT) function via its membrane trafficking.
The lectures were attended by more than 350 students and lecturers from the Medical Faculty of the Medical University – Sofia. Within Erasmus period, they visited the university hospitals: “St. Catherine” and “St. Ivan Rilski”, the cell signaling transduction laboratory at the Department of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine.  At Faculty of Dental Medicine they met with the Vice Rector for International Integration and Project Financing – Prof. Dr. Radomir Ugrinov, MD, DSc. With the head of the Department of International Integration and Project Financing – Prof. Dr. Radoslav Girchev, MD, DSc, including the experts from Erasmus Office, discussed the Internal Rules for Administration of Erasmus Mobility between the two Universities, the procedures for selecting students for exchanges. Meetings with university lecturers and students were organized, as well as they participated in training on the “Sophisticated Medical Teacher in a Multicultural Environment” according the project’s program.