Place and Date

The transnational Meeting in Sofia was held in 16-17 March 2017 at the meeting rooms of Cristal Palace hotel and afternoon sessions at the Faculty of Pharmacy, 2 Dunav Str., Sofia.

The meeting lasted two days. 

Participants 

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA (BULGARIA) – Prof. Guenka PETROVA, Prof. George CHRISTOFF, Prof. Antonia YANAKIEVA, Assoc. Prof. Alexandra SAVOVA, Assoc. Prof. Manoela MANOVA, Assoc. Prof. Maria DIMITROVA, Ass. Prof. Maria KAMUSHEVA. At the meeting give a speeches Prof. Nikolay DANCHEV, Dean of the faculty of Pharmacy and Prof. Tzekomir VODENICAROV, Dear of the Faculty of Public health.

UNIVERSITY OF HACETTEPPE (TURKEY) - Assoc.Prof. Melike Hacer OZKAN 

ELTE UNIVERSITY (HUNGARY) - Prof. Zoltan VOKO and Assoc.Prof. Zsofia KOLLANYI 

UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL (UK) - Prof. Alan HAYCOX and Assoc Prof. Rury HILL

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW - Prof. Tomasz HERMANOWSKI, Anna ZAVADA 

UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS – Prof. Yohn YFANTOPOULOS

ADIABADEM UNIVERSITY – Assoc. Prof. Nazli SENCAN

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON – Abdulkadir KESKINASLAN

Aim

Aim of the meeting was to discuss the progress of the project; to discuss Bologna packages for the courses, students’ pathway, and internship possibilities. We also aimed to present the teaching methods developed by the Bulgarian team. 

Results

All participants presented the Bologna packages that they were responsible for and discuss the necessity of collaboration for avoiding the overlapping. We decided to form a subgroups for similar packages and to make the necessary corrections for being able to discuss the final version on the next meeting. We also decided to start with the broader dissemination of results of the project by participating at Pipreska meeting on 28-29 March and to present the JoC (Alan Hycox, Guenka Petrova); and prepare article for ISPOR newsletter (John Yfantopoulos), as well as prepare abstract for ISPOR European congress in Glasgow (all consortium members).

Zsofia Kollani presented the student pathway and we discussed the potential credits and update the courses and their content; as well as to update the students pathway after the revision of the courses.

Prof. Manova and Savova presented the program for the internship. All participants declare that their universities could provide an internship for the students either at the university or at the governmental institutions. 

Asso. Prof. Maria Dimitrova presented the teaching method for Big data analysis and Critical appraisal of published articles. 

Ass. Prof. presented the teaching method for Budget impact analysis.

Prof. Alan Hycox presented the teaching method for simulation.

Later the teaching methods were presented at the students and evaluated from the team. 

Social Event

On March 16, evening dinner was organized at the restaurant and .people get to know the Deans of both faculties and in informal surrounding continue the discussions. 

Photographs from the Meeting