Faculty of Medicine celebrates 385th anniversary

This week the Faculty of Medicine is marking its 385th anniversary with two conferences, the awarding of its faculty medals and recognising its best students. The focal topic of the traditional anniversary conference is drawing attention to the importance of scientific research in benefiting the health of the people of Estonia.

The anniversary celebrations are open to everyone and begin on Thursday 12 October with a science conference at the Biomeedikum, where faculty research fellows, faculty members, doctoral students and students will be showcasing scientific research results from the past year in 21 presentations and 62 posters.

On 13 October, a conference dedicated to studies awarded with national prizes is being held at the Biomeedikum. The conference will open with an academic lecture by Helsinki University Professor Emeritus and newly elected Honorary Doctor of the University of Tartu Markku Kaste, who is one of the world’s leading researchers into acute strokes. Eight medical scientists from the Faculty of Medicine who play a significant role in conducting health studies and who have been awarded with national prizes for their work will then introduce their research. The topics include diabetes, the possibilities of molecular diagnostics, infections, panic disorders, inherited autoimmunity syndrome, early detection of cardiovascular disease, psoriasis and cancer research.

At the dean’s reception on the evening of Friday 13 October in the White Hall of the University of Tartu Museum the Faculty of Medicine medals will be awarded, as well as the research award of Tartu University Hospital and several grants, and the best presenters from the science conference will be recognised.

This year, the Faculty of Medicine medal is being awarded to English-language Bachelor’s and Master’s studies programme director and Associate Professor of Children’s Gastroenterology Oivi Uibo for her dedicated work in developing English-language medical studies and to Associate Professor of Gastroenterology Riina Salupere for her consistent work in leading the committee assessing doctors’ competence.

More information on the Faculty of Medicine’s anniversary programme is available on the faculty website.


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