XXV National Congress of the Bulgarian Anatom­ical Society with International Participation in Pleven, Bulgaria, from 28 - 30 May 2021.







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Dear Colleagues,

A little time will pass, and we will meet at the XXV National Congress of the Bul­garian Anatomical Society with International Participation. This is a good oppor­tunity for professionals in the field as a place where researchers can exchange the latest research results, disseminate information about new technologies, and pursue the challenge of new discoveries and breakthroughs. Today, the role and importance of innovative ideas and discoveries are increasing. And it is equally important to be able to use them in purposes of development of eco­nomics. But we should not forget the experience of our predecessors and their contribution to the development of science.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and Bulgarian Anatomical Society, it is my pleasure to invite you to the XXV National Congress of the Bulgarian Anatom­ical Society with International Participation in Pleven, Bulgaria, from 28th to 30th May 2021.

I hope that the XXV National Congress would be professionally fruitful and per­sonally enjoyable experience for all who attend, and I look forward to seeing you there.



Stefan Trifonov, MD, PhD Associate Professor

Head of Anatomy, Cytology, Histology and Biology Department

Faculty of Medicine

Medical University

Pleven, Bulgaria




The XXV National Congress of the Bulgarian Anatomical Society with International Participation aims to provide a forum where researchers can exchange the latest results about new technologies and pursue the challenge of new discoveries and breakthroughs. We believe that most important above all is to ensure the safety and security of all the participating members. Therefore, we will adopt a hybrid format for this Congress.

All participants have the choice of attending on site or through Zoom system that will allow as many members as possible to give feedback on real and virtual presentations. Keep in mind that despite the expanded opportunities for vaccination, restrictions to enter Bulgaria may continue until summer (for more information on travel requirements and restriction, please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Nevertheless, the Congress will be adapted to accommodate all unable to attend physically, giving remote participants the chance to actively partake in the event.

In spite of these challenging times, we sincerely hope that many domestic and foreign researchers and members will encounter each other at this Congress, and that the fruitful gathering will serve as a starting point for future research of many of our members. Please be assured that we will continue the preparations for this Meeting, keeping all participants, on-site and remote, “on the same boat” to aspire to the best future of anatomical science.

All participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with approval of their participation with oral or E-poster presentation until 15.04.2021. In the e-mail participants will be asked to give feedback on how they will attend the Congress (in presence or via Zoom) and whether they will attend the Official dinner on 29.05.2021.




In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Organizing Committee of this Congress value the health and safety of all participants and speakers above anything else and are preparing this Meeting accordingly.

Provided that the pandemic situation permits, we will continue to prepare to hold the XXV National Congress of the Bulgarian Anatomical Society with International Participation on-site in Pleven.

However, should in-person meetings and presentations in Pleven become difficult, we would stand by to consider other presentation options to offer true interactive experiences through online/hybrid technologies with participants from across the world.

The details will be announced as soon as they are determined.

At the time of abstract submission, you are not required to decide to present your work either in a real or virtual setting. You will be asked about your presentation options through a questionnaire after acceptance of your abstract.



The scientific reports will be presented at the time of the Congress as plenary lectures by speakers invited by the Organizing Committee. Oral presentations and E-posters would be presented by other delegates.

Oral Presentation

The time allotted for speakers for oral presentations is 15 minutes each, including discussion. However, this may change depending on the number of abstracts being submitted.

E-poster Presentation

The time allotted for speakers for oral presentations is 10 minutes each, including discussion. However, this may change depending on the number of abstracts being submitted.

  • The E-poster should be prepared using Microsoft PowerPoint. Set properly the page size and orientation: (Design>Slide Size>On-screen Show 16:9) and (Orientation>Slides: Landscape).
  • The text should be clear and concise. Please use Calibri, Arial (sans-serif) or standard Times New Roman font. Minimum suggested font size is: 20 points; and 24 points for titles.
  • One-colour background is recommended.
  • Make sure your text and background have a large contrast.
  • Save the presentation as a “ppt” or “pptx” file.



  • Cellular and molecular anatomy
  • Anatomical variation
  • Neuroanatomy and neuroscience
  • Clinical and surgical anatomy
  • Physical and paleo anthropology
  • Anatomy education and training
  • Varia

Working language: English



  • The abstract should not exceed 250 words.
  • The abstract should be submitted as a text file saved in Microsoft Word 2003 and newer versions. The entire text should be typed, using font Times New Roman, 12 points; double spaced with margins 2.5 cm wide on standard A4; left aligned.
  • The title should be concise and informative, representing the content of the summary. Avoid using abbreviations in the title.
  • Names of author(s). Full first name, middle-name initials, and last name of all authors.
  • State the author's (authors') affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with an upper-case superscript digit (number) immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. The name and institution of the first author (and other authors of the same institution) should not bear any number.
  • Corresponding Author – phone number and e-mail address of the author.
  • The abstract should briefly state the purpose of research, principal results, and major conclusions.
  • The summary should not include tables or figures.



Title: Conversations and practice of applied anatomy to create an art installation

Lead by: Prof Partha Vaiude, Prof Caroline Wilkinson & Mark Roughley

The delegates for this workshop will be organised to create diverse groups that have a significant inter-disciplinary mix. They will be given a variety of sculptural materials and anatomical resources (including cadaveric), training and artistic inspiration to help them create facial subunits. The exercises will harness the knowledge and skills of the delegates to work collaboratively. All levels of students and professionals will have an opportunity to explore, learn and refine their understanding of the face; contributing their individuality in a unique journey culminating in an art instillation.

The object of the workshop is to:

  • Network with a diverse group of people at different stages of their training/career.
  • Learn/refine facial anatomy (traditional, clinical and anthropological).
  • Immerse in forensic anthropological reconstructive techniques.
  • Explore artistic perspectives of the face derived from different non-medical disciplines.
  • Make a lasting contribution to the University of Pleven Anatomy-Art Installation.

It is envisaged that the workshop will work as a stimulus to initiate collaborations and lasting relationships that bridge medical sciences and art.

The workshop can hold 30 delegates.



Title: Simulated 3D Model of the Middle Ear for Theoretical and Practical Training for Students, Post-Graduate Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases Students and Beginning Otosurgeons

Lead: Stefan Mirchev MD, PhD, Department of   Otolaryngology, Medical University – Pleven


Postgraduate Ear, Nose and Throat diseases students and beginning otosurgeons go through a very important initial training period. The first steps in otosurgery are taken step by step. The transition from theoretical knowledge to temporal bone dissection courses is long and difficult. The lack of preliminary preparation vitiates and increases the cost of temporal bone dissection exercises.

Simulated models bridge the gap between theory and practice and contribute to a more effective training. The demonstrated model:

  • Presents the hard to find and invisible microstructures of the middle ear and the part of the facial nerve passing through it.
  • Allows work in two modes: anatomical and nosological.
  • Contributes to more lasting preservation of knowledge, using the principle of active learning and training visual and tactile memory.




Fee (including tax)


60 BGN / 30 EUR (1 oral presentation/E-poster)

70 BGN / 35 EUR (2 oral presentations/E-posters)

Graduate Students


Undergraduate Students



Participant's registration fee includes: Access to all sessions and Exhibition hall; Program and Abstract books; Certificate; Workshop Certificate, Coffee breaks; Opening Ceremony cocktail; Official dinner.



Wire Transfer

All bank remittance charges are to be paid by the registrants.

The sender’s name should be the registrant’s name.

Please send a copy of the wire transfer remittance receipt to the Secretariat by e-mail (Този имейл адрес е защитен от спам ботове. Трябва да имате пусната JavaScript поддръжка, за да го видите.) after writing the registrant’s name on the bank remittance receipt.

XXV National Congress of Bulgarian Anatomical Society

Bank Information

Bank Name


Swift Code




Account No. in BGN

BG98 UBBS 8888 3118 3072 00

Account No. in EUR

BG23 UBBS 8888 3418 3072 40

Bank Address




  • In view of the fact that our members, especially young members, in many research institutions are having difficulties due to the declaration and extension of the state of emergency, the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to March 31, 2021 to allow applicants sufficient time to prepare abstracts for presentation.
  • The Scientific Committee will approve your participation (with oral or E-poster presentation) until 15.04.2021.
  • Registration fee payment confirming your conference participation ends on 30.04.2021.
  • Official opening ceremony and cocktail: 28.05.2021.
  • Official dinner: 29.05.2021.



The Congress will be held in “Ambroise Paré” and “Galen” halls at the Telecommunication University Endoscopic Center (TELEC), Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria

Address: 1st “St. Kliment Ohridski” str., Pleven 5800, Bulgaria

Congress website: www.mu-pleven.bg/ncbas

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Hotel reservations are made by the participants (when you make your reservation, please state that you are participant in the XXV National Congress of Bulgarian Anatomical Society). The Organizing Committee, offers participants and guests of the event special conditions for accommodation in the following hotel:

Balkan Hotel

85, Russe Blvd., 5800 Pleven

Phones: + 359 64 80 37 00; +359 64 82 22 15; +359 878 78 09 61

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Website: www.hotel-balkan.com


Single room: 60 BGN (breakfast incl.)

Double room: 90 BGN (breakfast incl.)

Suite: 120 BGN (breakfast incl.)






  1. Конкурс за присъждане на традиционната награда „Професор Димитър Каданов
  2. Два от докладите (един постер и една презентация) ще бъдат отличени от Българското анатомично дружество.
  3. Два от представените на Конгреса доклада ще имат възможност да бъдат публикувани в пълнотекстов формат в списание „БГ НАУКА“.