Professional Development Programmes

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rezidentura 01Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) is an advanced institution of higher medical education in Latvia and also one of the leading in Europe. The teaching personnel are the country’s leading specialists with remarkable experience and broad cooperation with their colleagues in many European countries. One of the activities of RSU is implementation of continuing education and professional development programmes for medical doctors and healthcare practitioners.

RSU offers continuing education and professional development programmes in recent theories of disease pathogenesis, modern methods of early diagnostics and modern principles of complex treatment.

To apply for a professional development programme from the list below, e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us at the Main Building of RSU at 16 Dzirciema Street (Block D, first floor, Rooms 201, 202), Rīga, Latvia. Phone: +371 67409209.

 

 

CHILDREN'S CARDIOLOGY

Heart Pathology in Children. Rhythm Disturbances. Foetal Echocardiography

This training programme is aimed at recognition of clinical symptoms of most common heart diseases, indications for examination tests and clinical case studies.

Target Groups

Family doctors, paediatricians

Duration

3 days (15 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training & Fee

Individual, min 8 trainees EUR 210
Price per course: EUR 1650

Head of Training

Dr Inguna Lubaua
  • doc lubaua 02wrAssistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Member: Association for European Paediatric Cardiology; Latvian Association of Paediatric Cardiologists; Latvian Society of Echocardiography; Latvian Paediatric Society.

 

  • Author of doctoral thesis on the subject of Haemodynamical and Anatomical Evaluation of Echocardiographic Coronary Blood Flow in Children with Congenital Heart Diseases, presented in 2006. Author of 23 scientific articles.

 

  • Professional interests include: diagnostics and treatment of congenital and acquired heart diseases in children from birth to age of 18 years; foetal echocardiography.

 

  • Trainer in paediatric cardiology for RSU students, residents and family doctors. Leader of study programme in paediatric cardiology.

DENTISTRY

Emergencies in Dental Practice. Causes and Treatment

Target Group

Dentists

Duration

1 day (8 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Juris Svaža
  • dr-svaza-si03wrHead of Sleep Laboratory, RSU Institute of Dentistry

 

  • Author of abstracts for RSU Scientific Conferences in 2010 and 2011

 

  • Publication in Scientific Articles 2011

 

  • Co-author of article on Management of obstructive sleep apnoea in Europe (published in ‘Sleep Medicine’ journal)

 

  • Author of abstract for the Baltic Congress of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (Tartu, Estonia, 2010)

 

  • Participant, scientific symposium on obstructive sleep apnoea

 

  • Author of article on peculiarities of upper respiratory tracts in obstructive sleep apnoea patients (for ‘Stomatologia’ journal)

 

  • Instructor, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of Anaesthesiology Department

 

  • Continuing education: doctoral studies, surgery options for obstructive sleep apnoea

 

  • Professional interests and research: obstructive sleep apnoea diagnostics and methods of treatment not widely used in Latvia (mainly Positive pressure therapy); central sleep apnoea, breathing disorders in children, including those that require non-invasive pulmonary ventilation

Anaesthesia in Dentistry

Target Group

Dentists

Duration

1 day (8 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

n/a

Training Team

Professor Andrejs Skaģers
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    Professor of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, RSU

 

  • Chairman, RSU Senate

 

  • Member of Certification Committee, Latvian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Certification & Ethics Committee, Latvian Association of Plastic Surgeons; Latvian Dental Association; Latvian Medical Association; Baltic Association for Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery

 

  • Editorial Board member, Acta Chirurgica Latviensis; Stomatologija (Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal); Dental Articles & RSU Scientific Articles

 

  • Corresponding member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Professional interests and research: biomaterials for bone tissue replacement, regeneration in oral and maxillofacial surgery, obstructive sleep apnoea

 

  • Awards: Order of Three Stars (Class 5), Stradiņš Award, Appreciation Diploma issued by the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers

 

  • Other achievements include patents registered in the Republic of Latvia: LV14171B, Remedy for Prevention of Bone Tissue Resorption and Atrophy in Endoprosthetics (date of publishing: September 20, 2010); LV14256B, Device and Method for Porous Implant Saturation and/or Coating with Substances (date of publishing: April 20, 2011)

Dr Marīna Sevastjanova
  • doc-sevastjanova-si00wrAssistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, RSU

 

  • Member of Certification Committee, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Ethics Committee, Latvian Dental Association; Latvian Association for the Study of Pain; active member (since 2006), International Association for the Study of Pain; interest groups in orofacial and neuropathic pains.

 

  • Professional interests and research: orofacial pain, temporomandibular disorder.

 

  • Continuous internship: postgraduate studies in Algology.

 

  • Award: Cross of Recognition, the Republic of Latvia.

Dr Natālija Grasmane
  • doc-grasmane-si00wrAssistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, RSU

 

  • Board member, Latvian Dental Association, expert in oral and maxillofacial surgery issues

 

  • Member of Certification Committee, Latvian Dental Association

 

  • Professional interests: paediatric dental surgery

Dr Ilze Šalma
  • dr-salma-si00wrAnaesthetist-reanimatologist, East Rīga Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Researcher, Rīga Biomaterials Innovation and Development Centre, Rīga Technical University

 

  • Leading Researcher, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Member, Association of Anaesthetists and Reanimatologists

 

  • Assistant Professor, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

 

 

  • Professional interests and research: biomaterials for bone tissue replacement, medicament deposition in biomaterials, means of local anaesthesia in dentistry.

Dental Implants: Patient Selection, Surgery, Prosthetics

Target Group

Dentists

Duration

1 day (8 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

n/a

Training Team

Professor Andrejs Skaģers
  • prof-skagers-si00wr

    Professor of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, RSU

 

  • Chairman, RSU Senate

 

  • Member of Certification Committee, Latvian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Certification & Ethics Committee, Latvian Association of Plastic Surgeons; Latvian Dental Association; Latvian Medical Association; Baltic Association for Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery

 

  • Editorial Board member, Acta Chirurgica Latviensis; Stomatologija (Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal); Dental Articles & RSU Scientific Articles

 

  • Corresponding member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Professional interests and research: biomaterials for bone tissue replacement, regeneration in oral and maxillofacial surgery, obstructive sleep apnoea

 

  • Awards: Order of Three Stars (Class 5), Stradiņš Award, Appreciation Diploma issued by the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers

 

  • Other achievements include patents registered in the Republic of Latvia: LV14171B, Remedy for Prevention of Bone Tissue Resorption and Atrophy in Endoprosthetics (date of publishing: September 20, 2010); LV14256B, Device and Method for Porous Implant Saturation and/or Coating with Substances (date of publishing: April 20, 2011)

Dr Guntis Žīgurs
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Oncology + HIV

Target Group

Dentists

Duration

1 day (8 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

n/a

Training Team

Professor Egils Korņevs
  • prof-kornevs02Associate professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, RSU

 

  • Chairman of Certification Committee, Latvian Dental Association

 

  • Member, Ethics Committee, RSU

 

  • Professional interests and research: maxillofacial oncology; reasons for benign salivary gland tumour recidivism.

 

  • Internship: skin tumour diagnostics and treatment (the Netherlands).

Dr Guntars Selga
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Periapical Surgery

Target Group

Dentists

Duration

1 day (8 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Marīna Sevastjanova
  • doc-sevastjanova-si01wrAssistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, RSU

 

  • Member of Certification Committee, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Ethics Committee, Latvian Dental Association; Latvian Association for the Study of Pain

 

  • Active member (since 2006) of the International Association for the Study of Pain; interest groups in orofacial and neuropathic pains

 

  • Professional interests and research: orofacial pain, temporomandibular disorder.

 

  • Continuous internship: postgraduate studies in Algology.

 

  • Award: Cross of Recognition, the Republic of Latvia.

Surgical Dentistry in Children

Target Group

Dentists

Duration

1 day (8 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Natālija Grasmane
  • doc-grasmane-si01wrAssistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, RSU

 

  • Board member, Latvian Dental Association, expert in oral and maxillofacial surgery issues

 

  • Member of Certification Committee, Latvian Dental Association

 

  • Professional interests: paediatric dental surgery.

Local Complications in Oral Surgery. Principles of Antibacterial Therapy and Prevention in Oral Surgery. Uncertain Diseases of Oral Mucuous Membrane

Target Group

Dentists

Duration

1 day (8 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

n/a

Training Team

Professor Ilze Akota
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Professor Ingrīda Čēma
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Tooth Replacement Options in Children

Target Group

Dentists

Duration

1 day (8 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

Individual, min 8 trainees

EUR 110
Price per course EUR 880

Training Team

Professor Ilze Akota
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DERMATOLOGY

Dermatoscopy: Basic & Advanced Courses

Basic Course

The course deals with the method of non-invasive diagnostics of dermatologic diseases: the history, physics and technologies of the method (optical and digital); related international publications; global patterns and local features, algorithms; benign and malignant tumours and symptoms.

The method allows detection of skin tumour at vivo stage and differential diagnostics of dermal formations. The course contains theoretical education, interactive classes and practical activities in doctor’s room.

 

Advanced Course

The course is dedicated to melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers (benign and malignant). Skin lesions in specific cases: irritated lesions, children and pregnant women. Theory of nevogenesis. Use of the dermatoscopic method in general medicine (entodermoscopy, trichoscopy).

Target Groups

Dermatologists, oncologists, cosmetologists, surgeons, general practitioners, geriatricians

Specialists working with skin lesions on a daily basis

Residents in dermatology, oncology and cosmetology

Duration

36 hours

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

Individual, min 8 trainees EUR 495
Price per course EUR 3960

Head of Training

Dr Raimonds Karls
  • Assistant, Department of Dermatology raimonds karlsand Infectology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • President, Dermoscopy Society of Latvia

 

  • International Dermoscopy Diploma, Medizinische Universität Graz (2007)

 

  • Academic Expert in Dermoscopy and Preventive Dermatooncology, Medizinische Universität Graz (2014)

ENDOCRINOLOGY

Endocrine Side of the Body's Homeostasis

Target Groups

Internists, endocrionologists

Duration

6 days (54 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training

Lectures, seminars, individual training, placement in a clinic

Fee

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Aivars Lejnieks
  • dr lejnieks00wrProfessor of Endocrinology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of the Block of Internal Medicine at Rīga Eastern Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Major interests in risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases, their detection and possible prevention; metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, diabetes mellitus

 

  • Latvian Council of Science (LCS) Project No.09.1112 “The mechanisms involving latent/ persistent viral infections in the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis”. Head of the project MD A. Lejnieks (2009 – ongoing)

Hormonal Differences in Their Chemical Formulas, Structure and Actions Place. Anabolic and Catabolic Hormones. Membrane Receptors (extracellular, intracellular)

Target Groups

Internists, endocrionologists

Duration

6 days (54 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training

Lectures, seminars, individual training, placement in a clinic

Fee

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Aivars Lejnieks
  • dr lejnieks02wrProfessor of Endocrinology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of the Block of Internal Medicine at Rīga Eastern Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Major interests in risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases, their detection and possible prevention; metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, diabetes mellitus

 

  • Latvian Council of Science (LCS) Project No.09.1112 “The mechanisms involving latent/ persistent viral infections in the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis”. Head of the project MD A. Lejnieks (2009 – ongoing)

Feedback Principles for Ensuring Endocrine Processes

Target Groups

Internists, endocrionologists

Duration

6 days (54 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training

Lectures, seminars, individual training, placement in a clinic

Fee

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Aivars Lejnieks
  • dr lejnieks04wrProfessor of Endocrinology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of the Block of Internal Medicine at Rīga Eastern Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Major interests in risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases, their detection and possible prevention; metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, diabetes mellitus

 

  • Latvian Council of Science (LCS) Project No.09.1112 “The mechanisms involving latent/ persistent viral infections in the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis”. Head of the project MD A. Lejnieks (2009 – ongoing)

Type 1 and 2 Diabetes

Target Groups

Internists, endocrionologists

Duration

6 days (54 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training

Lectures, seminars, individual training, placement in a clinic

Fee

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Aivars Lejnieks
  • dr lejnieks05wrProfessor of Endocrinology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of the Block of Internal Medicine at Rīga Eastern Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Major interests in risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases, their detection and possible prevention; metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, diabetes mellitus

 

  • Latvian Council of Science (LCS) Project No.09.1112 “The mechanisms involving latent/ persistent viral infections in the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis”. Head of the project MD A. Lejnieks (2009 – ongoing)

Insulin Preparations and Principles of Therapy

Target Groups

Internists, endocrionologists

Duration

6 days (54 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training

Lectures, seminars, individual training, placement in a clinic

Fee

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Aivars Lejnieks
  • dr lejnieks00wrProfessor of Endocrinology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of the Block of Internal Medicine at Rīga Eastern Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Major interests in risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases, their detection and possible prevention; metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, diabetes mellitus

 

  • Latvian Council of Science (LCS) Project No.09.1112 “The mechanisms involving latent/ persistent viral infections in the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis”. Head of the project MD A. Lejnieks (2009 – ongoing)

Oral Hypoglycaemic Agents

Target Groups

Internists, endocrionologists

Duration

6 days (54 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training

Lectures, seminars, individual training, placement in a clinic

Fee

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Aivars Lejnieks
  • Pdr lejnieks02wrrofessor of Endocrinology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of the Block of Internal Medicine at Rīga Eastern Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Major interests in risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases, their detection and possible prevention; metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, diabetes mellitus

 

  • Latvian Council of Science (LCS) Project No.09.1112 “The mechanisms involving latent/ persistent viral infections in the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis”. Head of the project MD A. Lejnieks (2009 – ongoing)

 

New Oral Hypoglycaemic Agents (Incretins)

Target Groups

Internists, endocrionologists

Duration

6 days (54 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training

Lectures, seminars, individual training, placement in a clinic

Fee

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Aivars Lejnieks
  • dr lejnieks04wrProfessor of Endocrinology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of the Block of Internal Medicine at Rīga Eastern Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Major interests in risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases, their detection and possible prevention; metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, diabetes mellitus

 

  • Latvian Council of Science (LCS) Project No.09.1112 “The mechanisms involving latent/ persistent viral infections in the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis”. Head of the project MD A. Lejnieks (2009 – ongoing)

Diabetic Late Complications. Dynamic Monitoring System for Diabetes Patients

Target Groups

Internists, endocrionologists

Duration

6 days (54 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training

Lectures, seminars, individual training, placement in a clinic

Fee

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Aivars Lejnieks
  • dr lejnieks05wrProfessor of Endocrinology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of the Block of Internal Medicine at Rīga Eastern Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Major interests in risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases, their detection and possible prevention; metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, diabetes mellitus

 

  • Latvian Council of Science (LCS) Project No.09.1112 “The mechanisms involving latent/ persistent viral infections in the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis”. Head of the project MD A. Lejnieks (2009 – ongoing)

Thyroid. Struma. Nodes. Plus Function. Minus Function. Technologies of Diagnostic and Treatment

Target Groups

Internists, endocrionologists

Duration

6 days (54 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training

Lectures, seminars, individual training, placement in a clinic

Fee

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Aivars Lejnieks
  • dr lejnieks00wrProfessor of Endocrinology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of the Block of Internal Medicine at Rīga Eastern Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Major interests in risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases, their detection and possible prevention; metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, diabetes mellitus

 

  • Latvian Council of Science (LCS) Project No.09.1112 “The mechanisms involving latent/ persistent viral infections in the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis”. Head of the project MD A. Lejnieks (2009 – ongoing)

Possible Pathologies of Adrenal, Diagnostic and Treatment

Target Groups

Internists, endocrionologists

Duration

6 days (54 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training

Lectures, seminars, individual training, placement in a clinic

Fee

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Aivars Lejnieks
  • dr lejnieks02wrProfessor of Endocrinology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of the Block of Internal Medicine at Rīga Eastern Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Major interests in risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases, their detection and possible prevention; metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, diabetes mellitus

 

  • Latvian Council of Science (LCS) Project No.09.1112 “The mechanisms involving latent/ persistent viral infections in the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis”. Head of the project MD A. Lejnieks (2009 – ongoing)

Hypophysis

Target Groups

Internists, endocrionologists

Duration

6 days (54 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training

Lectures, seminars, individual training, placement in a clinic

Fee

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Aivars Lejnieks
  • dr lejnieks04wrProfessor of Endocrinology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of the Block of Internal Medicine at Rīga Eastern Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Major interests in risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases, their detection and possible prevention; metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, diabetes mellitus

 

  • Latvian Council of Science (LCS) Project No.09.1112 “The mechanisms involving latent/ persistent viral infections in the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis”. Head of the project MD A. Lejnieks (2009 – ongoing)

Other Endocrine Problems

Target Groups

Internists, endocrionologists

Duration

6 days (54 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training

Lectures, seminars, individual training, placement in a clinic

Fee

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Aivars Lejnieks
  • dr lejnieks05wrProfessor of Endocrinology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of the Block of Internal Medicine at Rīga Eastern Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Major interests in risk factors of cardio-vascular diseases, their detection and possible prevention; metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, diabetes mellitus

 

  • Latvian Council of Science (LCS) Project No.09.1112 “The mechanisms involving latent/ persistent viral infections in the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis”. Head of the project MD A. Lejnieks (2009 – ongoing)

FORENSIC MEDICINE

Traumatology of Forensic Medicine. The Mechanisms of Trauma

Target Groups

Experts of forensic medicine, toxicologists, narcologists, biologists and legal biologists, specialists of DNA investigation, pharmacologists, police officers, criminalists, lawyers

Duration

3 days (20 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

Individual, min 8 trainees EUR 275
Price per corse EUR 2200

Training Team

Assoc. Prof. Ojārs Teteris
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Corpse Examination at the Place of Incident. Corpse Inspection

Target Groups

Experts of forensic medicine, toxicologists, narcologists, biologists and legal biologists, specialists of DNA investigation, pharmacologists, police officers, criminalists, lawyers

Duration

3 days (20 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

Individual, min 8 trainees EUR 275
Price per course EUR 2200

Training Team

Assoc. Prof. Ojārs Teteris

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GASTROENTEROLOGY

Capsule Endoscopy with OMOM Endocapsule

The OMOM enterocapsule is a capsule endocsopy system from the People's Republic of China. This course will provide learning at an OMOM capsule endoscopy training centre authorised by manufacturers.

Target Group

Gastroenterologists

Duration

5 days (40 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training & Fee

Individual, max 1 trainee EUR 4400

Head of Training

Prof. Juris Pokrotnieks
  • professor-pokrotnieks-confHead of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Centre, Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Main interests: Internal Diseases, Gastroenterology & Digestive Endoscopy & Gastrointestinal Pharmacotherapy

 

  • Current professional affiliations: European Union of Medical Specialists Board and Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (EUBSGH), member from 2007

 

  • UEG National Society Forum Representative from Latvia (2012 – ongoing)

 

  • European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (2004)

 

  • Latvian Gastroenterologists Association secretary

 

  • Latvian Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Association Board member

 

  • E.S.G.E. (European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) (2007)

 

  • European Pancreas Club Member from 2001

 

  • Scandinavian and Baltic Pancreatic Club (SBPC)

 

  • European Agency of Medicines (EMA) Commission for Human Medicinal Product (CHMP) delegate from Latvia (2004)

NEONATOLOGY

Neonatal Pathology: Diagnostics, Therapy and Care

This training course includes theory and practice at the Children's Clinical University Hospital: pathology of prematurely born children, problems in term-born neonates.

Target Group

Neonatologists

Duration

10 days (70 hours)

Dates

On request

Language of Instruction

Russian

Type of Training & Fee

Individual, min 8 trainees EUR 965
Price per course EUR 7700

Head of Training

Dr Med. Daiga Kviļūna

 

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  •  Head of Neonatology Clinic, Children’s Clinical University Hospital

 

  • The Neonatology Clinic is a study base of RSU's Faculty of Continuing Education and provides training for residency students in neonatology, paediatrics and other fields. The Clinic cooperates with NGO "IPOKRaTES" (International Postgraduate Organization for Knowledge Transfer, Research and Teaching Excellent Students) on a regular basis, organises seminars and delegates its staff to professional exchange trips abroad

Novelties in Neonatology

Target Group

Neonatologists

Duration

4 days (24 hours)

Dates

On request

Language of Instruction

Russian

Type of Training & Fee

Individual, min 8 trainees EUR 330
Price per course EUR 2640

Head of Training

Dr Med. Daiga Kviļūna

 

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  • Head of Neonatology Clinic, Children’s Clinical University Hospital

 

  • The Neonatology Clinic is a study base of RSU's Faculty of Continuing Education and provides training for residency students in neonatology, paediatrics and other fields. The Clinic cooperates with NGO "IPOKRaTES" (International Postgraduate Organization for Knowledge Transfer, Research and Teaching Excellent Students) on a regular basis, organises seminars and delegates its staff to professional exchange trips abroad

OPHTHALMOLOGY

Diagnostics and Treatment of Retinal Diseases

Course content: modern methods of diagnosis of diseases of retina and glaucoma (OCT, visual field examination), choice of treatment tactics.

Target Group

Ophthalmologists

Duration

3 days (24 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training & Fee

Individual, min 8 trainees EUR 330
Price per course EUR 2640

Head of Training

Dr Guna Laganovska
  • guna laganovskaProfessor at Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of Department of Ophthalmology, Pauls Stradiņš University Hospital

 

  • Head of Department of Ophthalmology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • President of Assotiation of Ophthalmologists of Latvia since 1997

 

  • Member of European Assotiation of Refractive and Cataract surgery since 1996

 

  • International Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology since 1998

 

  • Member of SOE Concil of Ophthalmology since 1999

 

  • Representative of Latvia in International Federations of Ophthalmology              

            

  • 6-month long trial in ophthalmology (glaucoma implant Forsight 5), trial – Lucentis in Myopia patients (Novartis), trial – Lucentis in macular oedema patients (Novartis), 2014 – trial – Lucentis in CNV patients (Novartis)

PAEDIATRICS

Childhood Infectious Diseases

The course includes theoretical overview of the current issues in childhood infectious diseases and individual practice at the Children's Clinical University Hospital.

Target Group

Paediatricians

Duration

3 days (24 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

n/a

Head of Training

Professor Dace Gardovska

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  • Professor, Head of the Department of Paediatrics, Rīga Stradiņš University

  • Head of the Paediatric Clinic, Children’s University Hospital

  • The Cross of Recognition IV class (President of the Republic of Latvia)

  • A. Priedkalns award (University Children’s Hospital)

  • Member of the Chapter of Orders

  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences

  • President, Society for Specialized Paediatrics of Latvia

  • Vice-president, State Immunization Committee

  • Member of ESPID

  • National Research Programme in Medicine “Development new prevention, treatment, diagnostic tools and methods, bio-medical technologies for improving public health, project no. 8th "Prediction, diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired diseases children- clinical, molecular biological and morphofunctional studies"

RADIOLOGY

CT and MRI of the Head, Spine, Chest, Abdomen and Joints

The programme covers following lecture and workshop topics:

(1) Neuroradiology: MRI of cognitive disturbances. MRI of pituitary gland. Imaging of headache. Differential diagnosis of neurological diseases. Neurological signs and imaging. New MRI methods – DTI and tractography, MR spectroscopy, cardiac cycle gated intracranial CDF circulation cine mode MRI will be presented and discussed. (2) Chest Radiology: Radiological diagnostic of pleural pathologies. Tumours and tumour-mimicking thoracic pathology. Different diagnosis. (3) Abdominal and Urogenital Radiology: MRI of the liver. MR-cholangiopancreatography. MRI of prostate and urinary bladder. Imaging of pancreas. Imaging of kidneys tumours. Abdominal tumours and tumour-like lesions. Differential diagnosis. CT of Polytrauma. (4) Musculoskeletal Radiology: MRI of the knee. Imaging of bone morrow oedema. Imaging of acetabular fractures. Pre- and postoperative radiological evaluation of the hip. Imaging of joint pathologies. Differential diagnosis. Imaging of osteoporosis.

Target Group

Diagnostic radiologists

Duration

6 days (54 hours)

Dates

On request

Language of Instruction

Russian

Type of Training & Fee

n/a

Head of Training

Professor Gaida Krūmiņa
  • prof krumina05wrDr. hab. med., Head of the Department of Radiology, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • European Certificate in Neuroradiology

 

  • Lectures for postgraduate students on the subject of neuroradiology in European countries on a regular basis (Erasmus, congresses of the European Society of Radiology and the European Society of Neuroradiology)

 

  • Regular guest lecturer in radiology in lifelong education programmes, Belarus and Lithuania

 

  • Official reviewer, European Journal of Radiology; official Latvian representative at the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), eHealth workgroup

SURGERY

Stapled haemorrhoidectomy. Technique. Use of various tools. Selection of patients. Pre- and post-operative management

Target Group

Surgeons, residents

Duration

2 days (20 hours)

Dates

On request

Language of Instruction

English

Types of Training & Fees

Individual, min 8 trainees

EUR 525
Price per course EUR 4200

Head of Training

Dr Aigars Martinsons
  • doc-martinsons-wrCertified surgeon, Doctor of Medicine

 

  • Assistant Professor, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Coloproctological surgeon, Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Specialises in diagnostics of large intestine and rectum diseases, medical and surgical treatments, minimally invasive methods in the treatment of haemorrhoidal disease and anal fissures; diagnostics and surgical treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence

 

  • Extended training courses at clinics in Düsseldorf and Lübeck, Germany (minimally invasive surgery, surgical coloproctology); awarded Müller-Osten scholarship of the German Society of Surgery

 

  • Board Member, Surgical Association of Latvia; chairman, Coloproctology Section

 

  • Member, European Association for Endoscopic Surgery; Surgical Association of Latvia; World University Coloproctology Association; European Society of Coloproctology

 

  • Has conducted international training courses on application of laser technology in coloproctology (Baltic countries, Belarus and Germany)

Surgery for reducing rectal storage capacity with the use of staplers. Technique. Use of various tools. Selection of patients. Pre- and post-operative management

Target Group

Surgeons, residents

Duration

2 days (20 hours)

Dates

On request

Language of Instruction

English

Types of Training & Fees

Individual, min 8 trainees

EUR 525
Price per course EUR 4200

Head of Training

Dr Aigars Martinsons
  • doc-martinsons-wrCertified surgeon, Doctor of Medicine

 

  • Assistant Professor, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Coloproctological surgeon, Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Specialises in diagnostics of large intestine and rectum diseases, medical and surgical treatments, minimally invasive methods in the treatment of haemorrhoidal disease and anal fissures; diagnostics and surgical treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence

 

  • Extended training courses at clinics in Düsseldorf and Lübeck, Germany (minimally invasive surgery, surgical coloproctology); awarded Müller-Osten scholarship of the German Society of Surgery

 

  • Board Member, Surgical Association of Latvia; chairman, Coloproctology Section

 

  • Member, European Association for Endoscopic Surgery; Surgical Association of Latvia; World University Coloproctology Association; European Society of Coloproctology

 

  • Has conducted international training courses on application of laser technology in coloproctology (Baltic countries, Belarus and Germany)

Parathyroid and Thyroid Surgery

This course enables trainees to acquire and advance skills in surgery of neck endocrionology.

Target Group

Surgeons, residents

Duration

4 days (20 hours)

Dates

On request

Language of Instruction

English

Types of Training & Fees

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Zenons Narbuts
  • doc-narbuts00wrAssociate professor, Department of Surgery, RSU

 

  • Surgeon, Surgical Clinic of Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Interest areas: endocrine surgery, quality of life in thyroid patients, introduction of minimally invasive parathyroid operations, postoperative quality of life in patients with iguinal hernia and haemorrhoids

 

  • Member and Vice-president, Surgical Association of Latvia

 

  • Co-chairman, Society of Endocrine Surgery in Latvia

 

  • Member, European Society of Endocrine Surgeons

Haemorrhoidal Disease. Modern and Patient-friendly Treatment Methods

The course includes theory, a modern look at haemorrhoidal anatomy, principles of conservative treatment, especially with minimal invasive surgery (stapled haemorrhoidectomy, operation of THD, laser application in surgery of haemorrhoids), and practice in operation.

Target Group

Surgeons, residents

Duration

2 days (12 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Aigars Martinsons
  • doc-martinsons-wrCertified surgeon, Doctor of Medicine

 

  • Assistant Professor, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Coloproctological surgeon, Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Specialises in diagnostics of large intestine and rectum diseases, medical and surgical treatments, minimally invasive methods in the treatment of haemorrhoidal disease and anal fissures; diagnostics and surgical treatment of chronic constipation and fecal incontinence

 

  • Extended training courses at clinics in Düsseldorf and Lübeck, Germany (minimally invasive surgery, surgical coloproctology); awarded Müller-Osten scholarship of the German Society of Surgery

 

  • Board Member, Surgical Association of Latvia; chairman, Coloproctology Section

 

  • Member, European Association for Endoscopic Surgery; Surgical Association of Latvia; World University Coloproctology Association; European Society of Coloproctology

 

  • Has conducted international training courses on application of laser technology in coloproctology (Baltic countries, Belarus and Germany)

LapSim Task Training, Basic Skills (11 exercises), Cholecistectomy, Appendectomy

The course enables trainees to acquire and advance the skills in laparascopic manipulations and operations. Simulation technologies are used in the course. 

Target Group

Surgeons, residents

Duration

4 days (24 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training & Fee

n/a

Training Team

Professor Jānis Gardovskis
  • Janis Gardovskis pukesDr. hab. med., Rector and Professor, Head of the Department of Surgery, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Head of Surgery Department, Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital

 

  • Interest areas: video surgery, pancreatic surgery, transplant surgery, oncosurgery, hereditary oncologic diseases, quality of life in surgery

 

  • True member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

 

  • Councillor, Ministry of Health of Latvia

 

  • Member, Certification Committee, Surgical Association of Latvia; European Society of Endocrine Surgeons; Hereditary Cancer Society of Latvia

 

  • Scientific Editor, journal Acta CHIRURGICA Latviensis

 

  • Editorial Board Member, journal Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice

 

Awards (2010):

 

  • Diploma of Appreciation for contribution to higher medical education, issued by the Ministry of Health of Latvia

 

  • Pauls Stradiņš Award for outstanding contribution to the development of modern surgery, medical science and academic education in Latvia

Lung Cancer: Modern Diagnosis and Treatment Tactics

During the studies, inspection of lung cancer patients and interpretation of laboratory and imaging results is carried out, selection of treatment method, detection of range of surgical treatment, involvement in postoperative period.

Target Groups

Surgeons, residents

Duration

2 weeks (60 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

Individual, min 8 trainees EUR 825
Price per course EUR 6600

Head of Training

Assoc. Prof. Genādijs Ambalovs

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Associate Professor Genādijs Ambalovs (2nd left) with training team at Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital

  • Associate professor, Department of Surgery, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Member, Latvian Physicians' Association; Surgical Association of Latvia; World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus (OESO); European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

 

  • Member and Head of Certification Committee, Society of Thoracic Surgeons of Latvia

 

  • The training course will take place at a centre which operates in the areas of lung, mediastinum, diaphragm and oesophagus pathological diagnostics and treatment. The centre is facilitated with advanced equipment. Highly qualified specialists work at the centre, three of which are Doctors of Medical Sciences

VATS (video-assisted thoracoscopy): Opportunities in Lung Surgery

Introduction to indications, surgical methods and specifications of VATS.

Target Groups

Surgeons, residents

Duration

2 weeks (60 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

Individual, min 8 trainees EUR 825
Price per course EUR 6600

Head of Training

Assoc. Prof. Genādijs Ambalovs

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  • Associate professor, Department of Surgery, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Member, Latvian Physicians' Association; Surgical Association of Latvia; World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus (OESO); European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

 

  • Member and Head of Certification Committee, Society of Thoracic Surgeons of Latvia

 

  • The training course will take place at a centre which operates in the areas of lung, mediastinum, diaphragm and oesophagus pathological diagnostics and treatment. The centre is facilitated with advanced equipment. Highly qualified specialists work at the centre, three of which are Doctors of Medical Sciences

Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Possibilities of Modern Surgical Treatment

During the studies, inspection of patients with surgical forms of lung tuberculosis and interpretation of examination results is carried out, selection of treatment methods, involvement in postoperative period.

Target Groups

Surgeons, residents

Duration

2 weeks (60 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Types of Training & Fees

Individual, min 8 trainees EUR 825
Price per course EUR 6600

Head of Training

Assoc. Prof. Genādijs Ambalovs

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Associate Professor Genādijs Ambalovs (2nd left) with training team at Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital

  • Associate professor, Department of Surgery, Rīga Stradiņš University

 

  • Member, Latvian Physicians' Association; Surgical Association of Latvia; World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus (OESO); European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

 

  • Member and Head of Certification Committee, Society of Thoracic Surgeons of Latvia

 

  • The training course will take place at a centre which operates in the areas of lung, mediastinum, diaphragm and oesophagus pathological diagnostics and treatment. The centre is facilitated with advanced equipment. Highly qualified specialists work at the centre, three of which are Doctors of Medical Sciences

TRAUMATOLOGY & ORTHOPAEDICS

Shoulder Arthroplasty

The training course includes theory (indications of shoulder arthroplasty, implant choice, operating technique, and possible side-effects) and practice in an operating theatre.

Target Groups

Traumatologists, orthopaedists

Duration

5 days (20 hours)

Dates

On request

Languages of Instruction

English / Russian

Type of Training & Fee

n/a

Head of Training

Dr Aigars Vugulis
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