Review of International Days 2022

Review of International Days 2022

This week Red Cross Medical College of Rīga Stradiņš University concluded its two very intense International Days 2022.

The event was dedicated to summarizing, analyzing and discussing all the healthcare education experience gained during these years of the pandemic. Students, lecturers and healthcare professionals came together to share their struggles, successes, problem solutions and insights for the future.

11th May was the International Guest Lecture Day. This event featured eight guest lectures speaking about following topics:

  • MD-PhD. Asoc. prof. DACE ZAVADSKA
    Briefly on Covid-19 vaccines at the end of the pandemic
  • PhD. Prof. UNA RIEKSTIŅA
    The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Pharmacy education
  • DDS-PhD. IEVA HENKUZENA
    Possibilities of using lasers in dentistry, its role in reducing the spread of Covid-19
  • PhD. BEATRIZ ÁLVAREZ EMBARBA
    Gamification in teaching healthcare
  • Mg. Sc. Sal. MADARA BLUMBERGA
    Medication safety during simulation
  • Dr. VALDIS SKOTELIS
    Child poisoning during Covid-19
  • Fitness instructor RUDĪTE SKRODERĒNA
    Myofascial self-massage
  • Dr. med. AGITA MELBĀRDE KELMERE
    Lessons Learned in Health Professions Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The day was full of thoughtful insights and lessons; students from the College and other Latvian HEIs, and international guests were able to listen to experts’ opinions and ask questions and participate in short discussions.

The next day 12th May was dedicated to Scientific conference “Research in the Field of Study”. At the event there were speakers from Latvia, Poland and Lithuania, and listeners from other European countries such as Spain.  Conducted by college’s moderators Anna Darafeja and Alise Indrāne, 18 theses were presented from different HEIs, including:

Red Cross Medical College of Rīga Stradiņš University:

Anna Mellupe, Kristīne Juhneviča, Līva Strazdiņa (Therapeutic Massage)

Ramona Eimane (Treatement)

Janīna Petrusenko, Anna Grāvere, Krista Putāne (Pharmaceuticals)

Sanita Litiņa (RSU RCMC docent and Deputy Director of the Academic and Research Work)

Rīga Stradiņš University:

Liliāna Ilgača, Magdalena Ignatova, Aleksandra Kamenska

Akademia Kaliska im. Prezydenta Stanisława Wojciechowskiego (Poland):

Angelika Pałasz, Oliwia Ramska, Anna Patysiak

Kaunas University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania):

Rimantė Jokšaitė, Dovaidė Kurytė, Monika Matukaitytė, Modesta Čaplikaitė, Ema Bakšienė

Vilnius University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania):

Ignas Kaziukonis

A wide range of topics was covered from incorrect sitting postures related to stress and massage techniques to cope with it and other issues, to electrocardiographic changes in pulmonary embolism, game therapy for children with ADHD and many others. The full list of speakers, their works and research supervisors will be shortly published in this year’s thesis book.

The College would like to once again thank all the speakers, lecturers, guests, listeners and supporters for their time, hard work, dedication and spirit put to making this event happen. We were blown away by the brilliant ideas, practical solutions, depth of the research and the energy delivering it. Thank you, and see you next year at RSU RCMC!