Building bridges between assisted reproduction and infertility treatment and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery - hysteroscopy and laparoscopy

Mini-Symposium with Live Surgery Sessions

17-19 January 2019

Sofia / Bulgaria

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Watch the video for accents from the 3-day Symposium program including short interviews with our invited speakers.

Event program

- Talks by experienced colleagues to boost your knowledge and understanding of major reproductive pathologies and surgical treatment options

- Live surgery demonstrations by world-renowned gynaecological surgeons to showcase best practices and techniques

- Interactive discussions and quiz sessions to exchange tips and tricks and test your mastery

- A great social event to create new professional friendships


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Invited speakers

Dr. Ceana NezhatAtlanta, USA

Invited Speaker & Surgeon

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Prof. Sergio HaimovichBarcelona, Spain

Invited Speaker & Surgeon

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Dr. Ellis DownesLondon, UK

Invited Speaker

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Dr. Milan MilenkovicStockholm, Sweden

Invited Speaker

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Registration form

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Event venue


3, Blaga Vest Street
Krasna Poliana District
1330 Sofia, Bulgaria

The event will be hosted at Nadezhda Women's Health Hospital's Conference Rooms with two-way Live streaming from operating theaters.

The meeting facilities feature one big conference room and two smaller seminar rooms with high-end multimedia equipment for optimal speaker and participant experience.

During events we provide additional amenities for participants, like free high speed wireless internet, computer/office equipment, a luggage locker room, nursing/prayer room, open air smoking spots, personalized dietary options, and of course our dedicated hospitality desk for on-site support and assistance.

Watch video coverage of our previous event to get the feel of the place:

See & Treat - The New Trends in Office Hysteroscopy, with Prof. Bettocchi & Prof. Haimovich (11-12 May 2018)

Check below our recommendations for HOTEL ACCOMODATION at preferential rates for event participants.

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+ 359 882412828


3, Blaga Vest Street

Krasna Poliana District
1330 Sofia, Bulgaria


Welcome to Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a land of mountains, hiking trails, ski resorts for the winter and beach resorts on the Black Sea. A blend of Western and Eastern cultures, it offers beautiful nature and plenty of ancient and medieval sites for the lover of history.

EU member state; local currency is Bulgarian Lev (1 BGN=~0.5 EUR); local language is of the Slavic family, uses Cyrillic alphabet. Virtually all public signage is bilingual, and you will find most young people are fluent in English.

Traditional cuisine is typically Balkan, with lots of fresh salads and dairy, juicy meat dishes, and fine local wines. Whet your appetite with these 50 facts about Bulgaria and begin to plan your own visit.

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Sofia City

Sofia, located in the center of the Balkan Peninsula, is the capital of Bulgaria. It lies at the food of Vitosha Mountain and is surrounded by several mountains. The impressive buildings, art galleries, concert halls, fancy restaurants and beautiful parks make a walk in the city center a memorable experience. Those who prefer to enjoy the sun and take a walk in the city center can relax in the City Park where the National theatre is and have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine at the cozy terrace area at the Art club museum or at one of the many open terrace restaurants in the city center.

The mountains

Vitosha is one of the symbols of Sofia and the closest site for hiking, alpinism and skiing and it is great opportunity for a day walk.

Rila is the highest mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkans mainly known as a place with unique preserved nature and it is a paradise for the lovers of the outdoor activities.

About 100 kilometers from Sofia, in Rila Nature Park is situated Rila Monastery. Founded in the 10th century, the Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments and is a key tourist attraction for both Bulgaria and Southern Europe.

Festa Sofia Hotel ****

Festa Sofia Hotel is an elegant business hotel that offers: stylishly furnished rooms, business services, two restaurants and elegant bars and special care for its guests.

The hotel is situated in one of the most rapidly developing areas of Sofia - Bulgaria Blvd and offers easy access to the city center. Festa Sofia is near the National Museum of History, Boyana Church of 1259 and Vitosha national park.

The hotel has a short and convenient commute to Nadezhda Hospital, and one of the popular shopping centres is within walking distance.

4.5 km | 15 min drive away
Event participants please quote code NAD2019 when booking to obtain preferential rates for your stay.

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Art Hotel Simona ***

Art Hotel ‘Simona’ is a modern and extravagant hotel located 3 km from Nadezhda Hospital, 3 km from the TOP center of Sofia and the National Palace of Culture.

All rooms feature unique decoration by young artists experimenting with different types of art - fresco, graffiti etc. The rooms are comfortably furnished with a focus on the details. Facilities include free WiFi, air conditioning, cable TV.

The hotel’s restaurant is open 24 hours a day. It has two halls, a heated winter garden, and a separate smoking area. The menu offers superb international cuisine and local specialties.

3 km | 10 min drive away

Event participants please quote code NAD2019 when booking to obtain preferential rates for your stay.
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Hotel Forum ***

Hotel Forum is located 3 km from the city centre of Sofia, 1 km from the Russian Monument and within 2 km from the National Palace of Culture, Sveta Nedelya church and Mall of Sofia. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free coffee and tea. Each room features a TV with satellite channels. Extras include blackout curtains, a Magniflex mattress and Dupont pillows, and a safety deposit box. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Hotel Forum also features an on-site spa & massage centre. Further services include car rental and bike hire. Shuttle services are provided upon request and at a surcharge. Hotel Forum boasts 3 restaurants serving Bulgarian and international cuisine. Conservatories are provided for smokers.

3,2 km | 12 min drive away

Event participants please quote code NAD2019 when booking to obtain preferential rates for your stay.
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Media and updates

30 Jan 2019

Video coverage from the Symposium available now!

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25 Jan 2019

Photo Galleries from the Symposium

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Thank you to our Invited Speakers, Partners and Participants!

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14 Jan 2019

Final Program available now!

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07 Nov 2018


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Speaker intro: DR. MILAN MILENKOVIC (video)

22 Nov 2018 Read more
20 Dec 2018

Speaker intro: dr. Ellis Downes (video)

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01 Nov 2018

Dr. Milan Milenkovic confirms talks about ovary and ovarian tissue transplantation

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UK expert in gynecologic endoscopy Dr. Ellis Downes joins faculty

31 Oct 2018 Read more
04 Dec 2018

Speaker intro: prof. sergio haimovich (video)

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About Nadezhda

Nadezhda Women's Health Hospital is a modern medical establishment with a strong profile in obstetrics and gynecology, including assisted reproduction, reproductive surgery incl. laser applications, maternal-fetal medicine, oncogynecology, fertility preservation. Nadezhda serves thousands of ob/gyn patients per year, and is currently one of the largest women's health hospitals in the region.

We believe active involvement in professional exchange is key for providing better patient care. We are eager to learn, and ready to share - since 2016 Nadezhda has hosted a number of high profile medical education events, with live surgery and hands-on, bringing together more than 500 international participants - from renowned experts to young doctors and medical students alike.

Nadezhda Hospital is a clinical training base of Medical Universty Varna. In Nov 2018, Nadezhda Hospital training program in Ob/Gyn was granted EBCOG accreditation.

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