HEART is about us, students. As such, PechaKucha is our proposal for you to let your voice be heard.

PechaKucha is a presentation style which was introduced to the HEART conference during the 4th edition, in 2017. Each presentation consists of 20 slides which are shown for 20 seconds each.

We encourage YOU to apply with a presentation and become an active participant at HEART 2019. 

Be creative. Make it personal. Share your experience.

How to build YOUR PechaKucha presentation

  • The official language of the conference is English.
  • A Pecha Kucha presentation consists of a flow of 20 representative images (1 image/slide) for each part of your speech, and you have 20 seconds for each slide.
  • 20 x 20 = a 6 minutes and 40 seconds long presentation
  • You may send as many presentations as you wish.
  • Make your talk slightly personal and share your own experience, with ups and downs.

This year, you can choose to present on one of the topics below:

Traditional remedies: placebo only?

Scientific development happened at such a high rate that humans were unable to keep up with it, and in a society such as ours where people often find themselves wavering between the old and the new it’s hard to balance both new Medicine and old remedies.

With a history dating back decades ago, Romanians have always known a way to ease their pain. Part of these remedies’ success is the power of “I believe”, yet there has to be an improvement of symptoms otherwise they wouldn’t have passed the test of history.

So, is there an actual scientific backup behind these remedies or is the mind the only key factor?


Blurred lines: psychedelics in medicine

While routine medication used to treat psychiatric disorders has a lot of unpleasant side effects, a new hope emerges in the form of psychoactive substances.

Researchers at prestigious institutions are exploring the beneficial effects of psilocybin in patients who suffer from major depression. In the US, MDMA has been approved for testing in clinical trials for the treatment of PTSD. The scientific view on illicit drugs is changing worldwide.

Is the international community ready to accept this shift of vision? Should any regulations be imposed? How can we as future health professionals maximize the benefits of psychedelics in therapy while preventing abuse?


Battling addiction

How far can you go before it becomes an addiction that can even change the structure of your brain? Prescribed medication, alcohol, stimulants, sport, cleaning, everything’s ok until…it’s not.

Are you willing to take the risk of letting it become more important than your values, ambitions and family? 

Do genes play a role in this? What do we know so far? 

Let’s find out together!


Digital health

The tendency nowadays is that everything becomes digitized and the need for that to happen in healthcare is greater than ever. This would bring higher accuracy in diagnosis and treatment with the help AI and ML. All of these result in personalized healthcare for the patient, but we should also take into account the possible disadvantages of having so much personal data shared on different platforms.  Therefore, we invite you to look at digital healthcare through form both of these perspectives and tell us all about it. 

Before March 10th: Send us a video of yourself alone – preferably of good quality, presenting your Pecha Kucha, with your computer by your side to make the presentation slides visible. Our email adress is pechakucha@heartcluj.com

Accepted presenters will be granted an active participant diploma, as well as free attendance of the conference!

       We wish you inspiration and look forward to meeting you!

          The H.E.A.R.T. team