BIOSINT officially started with a kick-off meeting in Kragujevac

On 23 and 24 February 2023. the initial kick-off meeting of the BIOSINT project was held. The meeting was held in Kragujevac on the premises of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kragujevac, BIOSINT project coordinator. All project partners attend to the kick-off meeting except of University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara (Romania) who attend online. The meeting was attended by representatives KU Leuven (Belgium), University of East Sarajevo, University of Tuzla, University of Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina), University of Montenegro (Montenegro), University of Shkoder and University Medicine Tirana (Albania).

The meeting started with an opening address by the project coordinator Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kragujevac, prof. dr Vladimir Jakovljević. Then followed a detailed presentation of the project. After that, all project partners presented their institutions, both live and online. All work packages presented in detail.

A formal reception was organized for the participants of the Erasmus + BIOSINT program in the City Assembly. The representatives of the eight universities were received by Miroslav Petrašinović, the president of the City Assembly.

During the second working day, the formation of management structures was presented. Then new rules and administrative procedures, budget and equipment, risk management plan and event risk evaluation plan were presented. The evaluation form of the event and the communication plan of the management were presented.

The kick-off meeting of the BIOSINT project was completed with the action plan and final considerations.

The Covid-19 pandemic has given a new experience of limitations in the international exchange of knowledge and skills in the field of biomedical sciences. In order to overcome these problems, the BIOSINT international project was created. Each medical faculty participating in the project will select several programs that will be internationalized. The project consortium will develop at least three international virtual programs in the fields of nutrition and disease, personalized medicine and digital health, as well as health management in crisis.