Advanced Healthcare Technologies - from Concept to Practice

Our Conference on Advanced Healthcare Technologies is coming up and you are kindly invited to book the date in your calendar:

Thursday, 30 September 2021

11:40 – 17:50 CEST (online event)

organized by SGP Biodynamics

Participation in the event is free of charge, but registration is required

In our aim to connect the theoretical and the practical, we will give the word to experts who will present how innovations can be implemented in current methodology and how particular pieces of technology and research progress can be game-changers with new levels of precision and reliability.

HIV - the Neglected Pandemic

Over the last 15 years, there has been great progress in combating HIV. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is one of the most effective tools used against the virus. Ensuring access to the best ART regimens can be challenging.

Bringing the HIV epidemic under control is within reach, but smart, targeted approaches are needed to break the cycle of infection. HIV is not only a clinical challenge, but also a medico-social, moral and economic problem. In this regard, prevention is a financially beneficial method for addressing the devastating impact HIV has on individuals and society. Research progress, diagnostic solutions, treatment advancement, patient’s involvement and society engagements are effective steps for success in the fight against HIV.

Human Genetics in Favor of Reliable Diagnostics

There can be no doubt that the face of diagnostics and drug discovery has changed beyond recognition over the last decade. Advances in the techniques of molecular analysis, and the ever-increasing use of automation, especially high throughput approaches, have paved the way for new, rapid and more reliable diagnostics tests.

However, a number of problems remain, namely, inequity in the access and coverage of available services, lax regulations on the quality of health services in general and of genetic services in particular. It is expected that the continued work of medical genetics will lead to an improvement in the access and quality of genetic and healthcare services overall. Progress and discoveries in the field of human genetics/ genomics can provide powerful new approaches to understanding the development of diseases, to their reliable diagnostics and to creating new strategies for their prevention and treatment.

Wastewater and Antimicrobial Resistance

Antibiotic resistance has become an imminent global public health threat and multiple studies have identified resistant bacteria and detected resistance genes in environmental samples. Water resulting from human activities is collected at wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), turning them into unintentional collection points for antimicrobial drugs, antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and resistance genes (ARG).

Continuous and systematic monitoring of wastewater may provide early warning signs and will potentially identify infectious particles and ARB, thus alerting public health officials on the ongoing or future disease outbreaks.


All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST) / UTC+2

 – 11:40

Opening / Introduction

Valentin Nikolov

 – 13:00

HIV - the Neglected Pandemic

Valentin Nikolov

Prof. Dr. Radka Argirova
Assoc. prof. Ivaylo Alexiev
Momchil Baev, MPH, PhD
Dr. Tamás Bereczky

 – 13:30

Comfort Break

 – 14:00

Keynote lecture


Petar Delchev

 – 15:20

Human Genetics in Favor of Reliable Diagnostics

Erik Steinfelder

Prof. Osman Ugur Sezerman
Assoc. prof. Dr. Ivanka Dimova
James Duboff
Erik Steinfelder

 – 15:50

Keynote lecture


Bionano Genomics

 – 17:10

Wastewater and Antimicrobial Resistance

Radoslav Russev

Ivan Ivanov
Dr. Bernd Manfred Gawlik, PhD
Valentin Nikolov
Assoc. Prof. Celia Manaia

 – 17:40

Keynote lecture


American Gene Technology

 – 17:50

Closing Remarks

Valentin Nikolov

Moderators and Guests

Celia Manaia headshot


Célia Manaia

Portuguese Society of Microbiology
Erik Steinfelder

The Netherlands

Erik Steinfelder

Biobanking Market Development Director
Thermo Fisher Scintific
Ivanka Dimova headshot


Ivanka Dimova

Head of the Laboratory of Genomic Diagnostics at the Center for Molecular Medicine
Medical University of Sofia
Headshot of James Duboff

United Kingdom

James Duboff

Strategic Partnerships Director
Genomics England
Osman Ugur Sezerman


Osman Ugur Sezerman

Head of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Department
Acibadem Mehme Ali Aydinlar Universitesi
Petar Delchev headshot


Petar Delchev, PhD

Head of Laboratory
Eurofins HOS Testing Bulgaria EOOD (Part of Eurofins Scientific)
Prof. Dr. Radka Argirova


Radka Argirova, Prof. Dr.

Virologist, Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital
Chairperson of the Bulgarian Association for Medical Virology
Rado Rssev


Rado Russev

Water Utility Manager, Entrepreneur and Advisor
About SGP Biodynamics

The main strength of SGP Biodynamics Ltd. is Molecular biology. Molecular diagnostics drastically improves the speed and accuracy of modern medicine and is increasingly present as a routine diagnostic method in clinical laboratories. There are extremely flexible, sensitive and specific products for molecular biology – a useful tool in the arsenal of human diagnostics.

Our vision is to connect science with lab practice by implementing data into action so as to result in more precise completion of life science solutions and therefore improve lab working methods.

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