Freshman Party 2017

September 19, 2017By Antonia GenovaCultur activity No Comments

The last hot days for the year will be over soon and this can mean only one thing – the academic days start once again…

with the slight difference that our books already weigh tons, some people have patients and even men shed a few tears during exams.

For all freshmen, who have not yet felt the student’s life to its fullest (experienced students are also invited), we have prepared a small surprise – the annual FRESHMAN PARTY.

For the third year in a row, our guest will be the well-known and loved Bulgarian singer – KRISKO. His partner will be the hip-hop diva TITA and together they will turn this party into the fanciest event of 2017 (if not in town, at least in the university).

Our host this year will be X Disco Club (check location) on the beach alley, one of the most popular places in Varna, where we can breathe in fresh sea air for the last time. They have prepared preferential prices of some drinks, especially for us.

We are waiting for you on 20.09 (Wednesday) at 23:00 o’clock. Bring with you great mood and endless energy to keep you dancing till the morning!

The party is private – only for students of the Medical University of Varna after showing a student’s ID card.

8th National Conference for Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs and 12th Balkan Congress of Human Genetics – September 2017, Plovdiv

June 14, 2017By Antonia GenovaScience and education No Comments

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the Bulgarian Society of Human Genetics and Genomics, I am honored to cordially invite you to the 12th Balkan Congress of Human Genetics, on September 8-10, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

We would love you to join us in Plovdiv, one of the cities with richest history in Europe. Plovdiv is located in the heart of Bulgaria and is well known for its Roman theater and picturesque old town with narrow cobblestone streets and historical architecture that will send you back in time! You will be able to experience rich culture, traditional arts and world renowned cuisine and wines. The city is also hosting an International Technical Fair known for the presentation of innovations and new technologies, which is why it is considered the largest technology meeting in the Balkans.

Plovdiv is a place, where history, culture and tradition meet science, technology and innovation. This makes it a perfect home for the 12th Balkan Congress of Human Genetics. The event will present the newest achievements in the field of dysmorphology genetics, neurogenetics, reproductive genetics, prenatal genetics, cancer genetics and precision medicine. Highlights also include the current developments in omics technologies and bioinformatics and their application in everyday medicine. We welcome you to share your outstanding research, new ideas and scientific experience!

We hope to make together the 12th Balkan Congress of Human Genetics a highly inspirational meeting that should not be missed.

See you in September in Plovdiv!

Corr. mem. Prof. Draga Toncheva, MD, PhD, DSc

Dear colleagues,

The beautiful city of Plovdiv traditionally hosts Bulgaria’s National Conference for Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs in September. This year we are pleased to invite you to two events. 8th National Conference for Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs will be jointly held with the 12th Balkan Congress of Human Genetics on September 8-10, 2017 at the Congress Centre of Grand Hotel Plovdiv.

2017 is a year of new horizons for rare diseases. 24 reference networks for rare and complex diseases are now officially operating within the European Union. These are new opportunities for improved diagnosis, treatment and follow up of patients with rare diseases. These are new prospects for integrative approach and international cooperation in Bulgaria, the Balkans and Europe.

8th National Conference for Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs and 12th Balkan Congress of Human Genetics will present innovations and trends in personalized and genomic medicine. This joint event is an excellent occasion for new, expanded contacts at regional and European level.

We kindly invite you to the 8th National Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs and 12th Balkan Congress of Human Genetics. We welcome you to Plovdiv!

Prof. Rumen Stefanov, MD, PhD


  • Early registration: June 30, 2017
  • Late registration: August 15, 2017
  • Abstract submission: August 1, 2017 


For additional information – website of the event.

Students from 9 Countries Will Present Their Traditional Cuisine and Culture at MU-Varna

April 28, 2017By Antonia GenovaCultur activity, International activity, Upcoming events No Comments

For the fourth year in a row, students and lecturers from MU-Varna will have the opportunity to try interesting dishes and to get a grasp of the culture of 9 different countries – Armenia, Germany, Greece, Spain, Jordan, Russia, Turkey, Finland and Bulgaria. This happens annually at the traditional International Pulse Party – an event, during which students from different nationalities present their own traditional cuisine. The event will take place on the 1st of May 2017 at 21:00 o’clock in ‘Black Sheep Games’ (‘Tsar Simeon I’ 27 Street).  Each student from MU-Varna will be able to compete in games, including darts, pool, PinBall or table football, which will be free from 21:00 to 23:00 o’clock. 

During the party every student will receive a special passport on entrance. The passport will be filled when visiting the culinary tables of separate countries. Behind the deck will be the well-known DJ Happy, who will complete the atmosphere with popular hits from all over the world!

Organisator of this annual event is the Student’s Council of Medical University-Varna and this year, the event is held in support of Varna European Youth Capital 2017.

Welcome and let’s all experience an international atmosphere, combining delicious cuisine, games and great fun!

Beauty Contest ‘Miss and Mister MU-Varna’ 2017 – Second Message

April 18, 2017By Antonia GenovaStudent activity No Comments

Have you ever dreamed of being on the big stage under the lights, hearing the applause and having all eyes set on you? And then time stops and you own the moment!

Some people stand out with their scientific achievements, others are sports leaders. Now it’s time for the event, which combines both a beautiful mind and a stunning appearance – the contest ‘Miss and Mister MU-Varna’ 2017!

If you are a student at MU-Varna and you are not afraid to show your potential, to prove that you want and are able to achieve more, you could become our most memorable student in the end of the academic year! Of course, we have prepared amazing prizes for everybody and especially for the participants, who win the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, as follows:


  • Miss/Mister – 500 lv
  • 2nd place female/male – 300 lv
  • 3rd place female/male – 150 lv

Traditionally, days before the contest, there will be made a video album in Facebook, containing videos of all participants introducing themselves. The videos, respectively of a man and a woman, which gather the most likes, will be announced as ‘The Audience’s Favourite’. Their prize will be 150 lv (female/male). The special voting in Facebook will not be taken into consideration by the jury during the official voting of the contest.

For the fourth time the Student’s Council at MU-Varna invites you to become a part of one of ‘the hottest’ events in our calendar. The contest will take place on the 18th of May in the summer club “Xtravaganzza”.

Each candidate ought to send an email to, containing their names, specialty, year, height and two pictures (one portrait and the other one in full height) and one’s motivation to participate in the contest. From all registered candidates, a special jury will choose 8 finalists,  male and female each, who will continue on the next stage of the competition.


Expect further news, in order to follow the preparation of the contest!

Take a look at pictures from previous events:

‘Miss and Mister MU-Varna’  2015

‘Miss and Mister MU-Varna’ 2014

‘Miss and Mister MU-Varna’ 2012

Blood Donation Campaign April 2017

April 11, 2017By Antonia GenovaUpcoming events No Comments

Each and everyone of us knows how essential and life saving blood and blood products are, since, despite the numerous advances of technologies and science, they still cannot be replaced. It is exactly for this reason why blood donation initiatives are held all year round. The Regional Transfusion centre of Varna and the Student’s Council of MU-Varna are organizing once again the ‘Blood Donation’ campaign.

Up to date, the campaign, which takes place in MU-Varna, has always reported a great number of people, willing to donate blood. It is the first ‘Blood donation’ campaign for this year 2017. Everybody, who wants to donate blood, will be able to do it on the 11th (Tuesday) and the 12th (Wednesday) of April 2017 between 11:00 and 16:00 o’clock in room 111 (first floor of the Rectorate building). Let’s show once again that humanity and the wish to help others, run in our veins!

Donate blood, save lives!

Two-Day Course on History of Medicine Is to Be Held at MU-Varna

April 5, 2017By Antonia GenovaUpcoming events No Comments

A course on History of Medicine is to be held on 7th and 8th April 2017 at MU-Varna. The course starts with an official opening at 9:00 am, on 7th April, at the meeting room of MU-Varna. The lecturers will present interesting topics, dealing with “Medical Knowledge of Thracians and Proto-Bulgarians” and “Medical and Anthropological Expertise of Bone Remains of the Early Medieval Necropoles in the Region of Varna and Devnya”, in order to elaborate further on the modern character of medical museums with a topic focusing on “Medical Museums and Medical and Health Education – History and Modern Tendencies”. Prof. Dr. Miladin Apostolov, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Georgi Marinov, Prof. Dr. Pavel Dimov, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitar Tomov and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nevyana Feschieva will be among the lecturers.

During the second day of the course (08.04) special emphasis will be put on “Prominent Representatives of Varna Medical Society with Contribution to Bulgarian Medicine and Healthcare”, which will take place at Panorama 2 Hall, fl.11, at RHI (HEI) – Varna. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dobrin Paskalev will deliver a lecture on “Evolution of Diagnostic Methods in Medicine in 18-19 Century”.

“Approaches to Investigating Recent History of Medicine and Health Care in Bulgaria” will be the priority topics of the discussion with moderators Prof. Dr. Miladin Apostolov and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nevyana Feschieva.

The two-day course will end with an autobiographical film – “Prof. Paraskev Stoyanov – Life and Deeds”.

The entire course programme can be found here.

MU-Varna Offers an Updated Virtual Tour

April 5, 2017By Antonia GenovaScience and education No Comments

MU-Varna offers to everyone who failed to attend Open Days 2017 a chance to peek behind its walls. 

Thanks to the updated virtual tour, you can see close-up one of the most dynamic and high-tech universities in Bulgaria. 

On 24 and 25 March 2017 Medical University – Varna organized Open Days targeted at prospective students, parents, teachers and citizens across the country. During these two days prospective students had the opportunity to get acquainted both with the University facilities and to get in touch with the specifics of the training process in the various programmes of study and the modern teaching methods. On 24 and 25 March the four Faculties of the University – Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Public Health as well as the Medical College opened their doors to everyone wishing to see the training facilities of MU-Varna.

Join in the students` International Pulse Party

April 2, 2017By Antonia GenovaStudent activity, Upcoming events No Comments

In the heat of the summer semester, throughout hard disciplines, practices and the rising number of colloquiums, we are convinced that all of us long for a rest, during which we leave everything and spontaneously find ourselves in a different situation, far away from monotonous routine. We believe the time for this has come! We offer you together to tour around the world for one night. Maybe most of you have already guessed, that we are talking about the traditional International Pulse Party.

Where? – ‘Black Sheep Games’ (‘Tsar Simeon I’ 27 street)
When? – 1st of May 2017 (Monday) at 21:00 o’clock

 Traditionally, all visitors, students and lecturers of MU-Varna will be able to try both world-known and unknown international dishes. In a combination with the great cuisine, the more curious of you will have the opportunity to learn something more about the culture of certain countries.

 In addition, each one of you will be able to test their skills by playing darts, pool, PinBall, table football and others. All games will be free between 21:00 and 23:00 o’clock, after that they become paid (price is fixed and determined for an hour).

 And if while reading this, you have become sure you can surprise people with your culinary ability, here are the requirements in order to participate:

  1. Each nationality has the right of 1 spot at the venue. Therefore, it is suggested to work in a team.
  2. Each team has a budget of 80lv for products, needed for preparation of the dishes. If the expenses exceed the budget, they are paid by the team.
  3. Each team should have 2 people in charge.
  4. Everybody, who wants to participate, ought to send an Email with personal details (names, specialty, year, faculty number) and the name of the country, which they will present. Deadline: 15h of April (Saturday)
  5. After reviewing the signed in, everyone will receive an Email as feedback and after approval, one should send a list of food products, which are necessary for their culinary presentation.
    Deadline for sending the list of products – 15th of April (Friday)

 P.S. Due to the specific nature of some products, which are typical for certain countries, they can be replaced with Bulgarian equivalents. If they are declined, the price is paid personally by the culinary team.

As the party is private, on entry you should show a personal document (student’s card/card for the library) to verify that you are a student or a lecturer from MU-Varna. Each guest has the right to bring +1 companion.

We are expecting you!

Cytological Diagnostics Workshop

April 1, 2017By Antonia GenovaScience and education, Upcoming events No Comments

Dear colleagues, 

The upcoming Black Sea Symposium for Young Scientists in Biomedicine (BSYSB), organized by the students of the Medical University “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov” – Varna gives you the unique opportunity to take part in a wide variety of workshops, showcasing the practical aspects of medicine.  Take advantage of our “Cytological Diagnostics” workshop, during which you will take buccal swabs to stain and view your own cells.






Cardiosurgery Workshop during BSYSB 2017

April 1, 2017By Antonia GenovaScience and education, Student activity, Upcoming events No Comments

Dear Colleagues,

Heart diseases are one of the major scourges of mankind. We find it only fitting that all medical specialists should be acquainted with their treatment.

During the fifth Black Sea Symposium for Young Scientists in Biomedicine, organized by the students of Medical University “Prof. D-r Paraskev Stoyanov” – Varna you are going to have the opportunity to take part in a cardiosurgical workshop during which you will be able to practice suturing real hearts. It will take place on Saturday (08.04.17) at 16:30 in the “Hellige” auditorium of UMHAT “St. Marina” and will be led by renowned specialists from the Department of Surgical Diseases, Cardiosurgery section.

The workshop will take place thanks to Assoc. prof. Panayotov and the cardiosurgery club.