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1st International Electronic Conference on Medicine

20–30 Jun 2021

Cardiology, Surgery, Dentistry, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Gynecology, Gastroenterology, Complementary and Integrative Medicine
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Welcome from the Chair

It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute to the First International Electronic Conference organized by the peer-reviewed journal Medicina, Kaunas, published by MDPI.

The event will occur online over from 20-30 June 2021, and it is now possible to log in as an author.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from all over the world to present their latest research, receive direct feedback, and engage in discussions with the wider scientific community.

The scope of the first Medicina e-conference is to cover a wide breadth of varied research and to provide a forum for presenting and discussing new results.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Moreover, during the conference, a number of internationally renowned speakers will share their current state-of-the-art research through a series of pre-recorded talks and free live-streaming webinars, which will also include Q&A sessions to allow audience participation.

We hope that you will join this conference to exchange ideas, merge different areas of expertise, and engage in successful collaborations.

IECMD2021 Live Sessions Program

Live Session 1: Cardiovascular Emergencies and Physiology Guided Therapy

Date: 22 June 2021 - 5:00pm CEST

Live Session 2: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Date: 24 June 2021 - 11:00am CEST

IECMD2021 Live Sessions Recordings

Live Session 1

22 June 2021

Live Session 2

24 June 2021

Call for Papers

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Medicina will be held from 20–30 June 2021. IECMD aims to promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of Medicine, from research to clinical practice. All proceedings will be held online at

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Cardiology
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Neurology
  • Gynecology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Complementary and Integrative Medicine

IECMD is a virtual conference sponsored by Medicina. Participation is free of charge for authors and attendees. Accepted papers will be gathered in the Proceedings of the conference. Selected extended versions of the papers will be published in Medicine conference regular submission (ISSN 1010-660X; Impact Factor: 1.205 (2019). IECMD offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel—all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference by presenting your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted before 30th April 2021 online at For accepted abstracts, the proceedings paper can be submitted by 20th May 2021. The conference will be held from 20-30 June 2021.

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Helen Meng
Ms. Jovana Mitic

Conference Email:

Conference Chair

Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania

Conference Committee

Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland,
Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Director, Cardiovascular Translational Research Center, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, USA

NYU Long Island School of Medicine and NYU Winthrop Hospital, USA

Department of General Surgery and Surgical-Medical Specialties, School of Dentistry, University of Catania, Italy

UND Life Sciences, USA

“Mater Domini” Teaching Hospital, “Magna Graecia” University, Catanzaro, Italy

University of Thessaly and Assisted Reproduction Technology Unit (ART) of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic of the University Hospital of Larisa, Greece

Department of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

Attikon Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens Greece

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania

Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, FL, USA

Radiologie & Oncologie Interventionnelles, Sorbonne Université, Hôpital Tenon, Paris, France

The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Institute of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center, Health Services Research and Development (DVAHCS/Duke Affiliated Center), Durham, NC, USA

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania

Emergency Medicine Department of Medical-Surgery Sciences and Translational Medicine, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy

IRCCS, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, University of Genova, Genova, Italy

Keynote Speakers

Emergency Medicine Department of Medical-Surgery Sciences and Translational Medicine, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Graduate in Medicine “cum laude” (University of Naples), 1978. Postgraduate “cum Laude” in Internal Medicine (University of Naples), 1983. Postgraduate “cum Laude” in Cardiology (University of Naples), 1987. Professor of Internal Medicine, Cardiologist and Internist at Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Department of Medical and Surgery Sciences and Translational Medicine, at University “La Sapienza” Rome, Italy and Director Emergency Medicine and postgraduate School of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, University “La Sapienza” Rome since 2001; Director of Emergency Medicine at Sant’ Andrea Hospital from 2001. Director Territory Emergencies and Telemedicine Programme, ASL Latina-University of Rome Sapienza. Previously University formation and positions in the Clinical and Experimental Medicine Department at Medical School of ’University “Federico II” in Naples from 1978 and was Professor Assistant at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at New York Medical College from 1994 to 1996. Clinical experience in Cardiology, Internal, and Emergency Medicine at Policlinico Federico II Faculty of Medicine at University of Naples from 1978 to 2000 and as Director of Emergency Medicine Department Sant’ Andrea Hospital La Sapienza University of Rome since 2001. Past President of GREAT Global Research on Acute Conditions Team and actual President of GREAT Global Research on Acute Conditions Team Italy. Official Coordinator at the “Sapienza “University Rome for International Cooperation in teaching and research programs with many prestigious Universities worldwide including UCSD San Diego (USA) where he is the visiting professor cooperating in research in the field of biomarkers in Emergency medicine and Aging and Longevity. He is also an Expert Professor in Medicine and Cardiovascular Prevention at Lund University Malmoe (Sweden) and the Ministry of Health World Class Professor Program at Brawijaya University Malang (Indonesia) Author of more than 300 Papers/books in the field of Cardiology, Intensive Care, and Emergency Medicine.
Research Keywords
heart failure; acute cardiovascular disease; biomarkers in critical care

University of Thessaly and Assisted Reproduction Technology Unit (ART) of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic of the University Hospital of Larisa, Greece

I’m Assistant Professor of Embryology, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece. I m appointed as a Head of the Embryology Lab of the ART Unit of the Obstetrics and Gynecology University Clinic of the University Hospital of Larisa in Greece. My research interests are mainly the quality of spermatozoa and oocytes and the impact on fertilization and IVF outcome. Moreover, the effect of cryopreservation on both gametes and embryos and the environmental factors that may affect the quality of the gametes are also within my research interests. Molecular embryology and the molecular pathways that might be affected by the IVF procedures are my ambient future research interests. I have published more than 60 papers with a total impact factor of more than 160 and more than 1400 citations. I’m serving as an Editorial Board/Associate Editor/ Section Editor in three International Journals and I have reviewed more than 400 scientific works in about 90 Journals.
Research Keywords
quality of embryos; spermatozoa; IVF/ICSI; molecular embryology; IVF success/failure; assisted oocyte activation; time-lapse; pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD); fertilization; ovarian stimulation; cryopreservation/vitrification; sperm/oocyte bankin

Invited Speakers

Division of Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA

Dr. Ashesh N. Buch is an Interventional Cardiologist, licensed in the states of North Carolina and Virginia, U.S.A. with inactive U.K. GMC licensure. He attended the University of Birmingham Medical School in Birmingham, U.K., qualifying in 1992 following which he underwent residency training at University Hospitals North Midlands, Stoke-on-Trent, U.K. Cardiology training, dedicated time in research leading to his MD degree and interventional cardiology training were in the West Midlands Deanery. His interventional training was at the University Hospitals North Midlands, Stoke-on-Trent and University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry, U.K. followed by further interventional fellowship experience at the Washington Hospital Centre in Washington, D.C., USA. Dr Buch was a Consultant Cardiologist from 2007-2012 at University Hospital Wales, U.K. and academic faculty at East Carolina University (ECU), Greenville, NC, USA, Associate Professor with Tenure and working in Vidant Medical Center from 2012- late 2020. His areas of interest are complex, high-risk coronary intervention, coronary physiology, cardiogenic shock, and real-time perfusion imaging. He is board-certified (ABIM) in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology with E.U. CCT in Cardiology. He recently joined Chesapeake Regional Hospital, Virginia, USA, to help build their program. He has trained a large number of physicians on both sides of the Atlantic with active research interests in clinical physiology and cardiogenic shock.
Research Keywords
high-risk coronary intervention; coronary physiology; cardiogenic shock,; real-time perfusion imaging

IRCCS, Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, University of Genova, Genova, Italy

Professor Simone Ferrero obtained his Degree in Medicine and completed his Gynecology and Obstetrics training at the University of Genoa, Italy. He received his Ph.D. at the Queen Mary University of London, performing studies on the proteomic analysis of peritoneal fluid of women with endometriosis. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University of Genoa. Professor Ferrero published over 200 peer-review articles, had several presentations in national and international meetings and edited several books. The main topics of his research are endometriosis, uterine fibroids, reproductive surgery and gynaecological oncology.
Research Keywords
angiogenesis; gynecological surgery; intrauterine growth restriction; preterm delivery

Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, ‘Magna Graecia’ University of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

Dr. Maria Mazzitelli is an infectious and tropical disease specialist, graduated at Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro. She is also going to finish her PhD course in life science at Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro. Dr Maria has a special interest in HIV and comorbidities, a field of experience she dept as a research physician at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (London, UK). During COVID-19 she participated in several local and national protocols, being author or co-author of different papers.
Research Keywords
infection; infectious disease epidemiology; infectious and tropical disease

Instructions for Authors


Submissions should be made by authors online by registering with, and using the "New Submission" function once logged into the system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating in the conference can submit their abstract (about 200–300 words) online on this website until 30th April 2021.
  2. The Conference Committee will notify the acceptance of the abstract by 10 May 2021.
  3. In case of acceptance, authors will be asked to submit their manuscript, along with a presentation and optionally a video presentation of his/her paper (only PDF), until the submission deadline of 31st May 2021.
  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on for discussion and rating during the time of the conference from 20-31 June 2021.
  5. All accepted extended abstracts will be published as one dedicated volume in MDPI Medical Sciences Forum (ISSN 2673-9992,
Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should be at least three pages (incl. figures, tables and references). There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly on the website using the slide viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results are presented. Slides should be converted to PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online display.

Video Presentations

Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting a video presentation, please contact the conference organizer at to find out more about the procedure. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discussing it with peers from all over the world. Make a difference and join us for this project!

Presentation of Posters

Authors that wish to present a poster only, i.e., without proceedings paper, can do so in section I. Posters of this conference. Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Like papers presented on the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.

Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in.

Accepted File Formats

  • MS Word: Manuscripts prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the Electronic Conference on Medicine Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.
  • LaTeX: Manuscripts prepared in LaTeX must be collated into one ZIP folder (include all source files and images, so that the Conference Secretariat can recompile the submitted PDF). When preparing manuscripts in LaTeX, please use the 6th Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications LaTeX template files.
Manuscript Preparation

Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm × 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).

  • Formatting/Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of Medicine. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example, [1,2], [3] or [1–3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Author List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle names can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figures and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and an explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.

For further enquiries please contact us at

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.


MDPI, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (10)

Id Title Authors Poster PDF
sciforum-044869 Medico-Social Implications of Pregnancy in Teenager Mothers

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Submitted: 15 May 2021

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Mortality in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Retrospective Cohort Study and Systematic Review

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Submitted: 18 Mar 2021

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sciforum-043493 The Effect of Post-ICU Physiotherapy on Respiratory and Physical Functioning Status in Patients with COVID-19: A Pilot Study

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Submitted: 12 May 2021

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sciforum-045153 Diagnosis of Psychosocial Risk Determinants and the Prioritization of Organizational Intervention Objects Among Medical Occupational Groups in a Public Healthcare
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sciforum-045456 Five Year Follow-Up of Cryptogenic Stroke Patients Following Pfo Closure

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Submitted: 01 Apr 2021

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Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the Best Paper Award.

The Awards
Best paper award 500 CHF

Number of Awards Available: 1

The Best Paper Award is given for the paper judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference.
Terms and Conditions:

As a sponsor, Medicina would like to award the best paper as elected by all the conference committee. The award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs. We look forward to posting your contributions.

Criteria for Evaluation of Best Paper Award:


  • Full paper must be submitted to IECMD 2021;
  • Originality/Novelty of the paper;
  • Significance of Content;
  • Scientific Soundness;
  • Interest to the readers;
  • English language and style.


  • Each Evaluation Committee member will give an assessment for each applicant in terms of the criteria outlined above;
  • Total score for each presentation will be ranked, from highest to lowest;
  • If two or more authors get the same score, further evaluation will be carried out;
  • All decisions made by the Evaluation Committee are final.

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