Minisymposium Socratic Lectures has been held since 2008 within the undergraduate course »Biomechanics of the hip« at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana. The purpose of the symposium was to introduce the students into sharing of the knowledge. Lecturers of high scientific excellence have donated their lectures to the students while the students have supported them with their interest and involvement into the subjects. We strived to reach the spirit of Socrates devoting his knowledge, interest and energy to his disciples. After the lectures, the students have engaged themselves and the lecturers into solving of problems from the field of biomechanics, as well as from other emergent subjects. From 2011 on, the students from the Faculty of Medicine were joined by the students from the Faculty of Health Sciences. Postgraduate students have been included as lecturers at the symposium.
In 2018, the symposium has been officially held within the Centre of Learning of the Faculty of Health Sciences and in 2019 the first proceedings of the symposium was published.
Following the symposium, cultural and social events were held at the Museum of Architecture and Design, Fužine castle, Ljubljana, where professional musicians and musician scientists donated their music for the pleasure of the participants. In 2020 due to COVID-19 the symposium and the cultural event were held online.
Links to previously published Proceedings:
Proceedings 2.nd International Symposium Socratic Lectures 2019:
Proceedings 3.rd International Symposium Socratic Lectures 2020:
Proceedings 4.th International Symposium Socratic Lectures 2021(1):
5th International Symposium Socratic Lectures, April 16, 2021, online http://https://uni-lj-si.zoom.us/j/93723283474
The members of the Organizing Committee: Veronika Kralj-Iglič, Renata Vauhnik, Klemen Stražar, Anže Kristan, Anita Prelovšek
Tentative program (Ljubljana time)
16:00 – 16:45 Kjeld Soeballe, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark: Surgical treatment of
16:45 – 16:50 Silvius Leopold Weiss: Fantasia. Guitar: Giovanni Masi
16:50 - 17:00 Break
Section 1: Emergent Problems in Orthopaedics and Traumatology
organized and moderated by prof. Klemen Stražar and prof. Anže Kristan, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
17:00-17:25 Duško Spasovski, Banjica Clinics, Belgrade, Serbia: Operative treatment of hip dysplasia
17:25-17:50 Jiri Skala-Rosenbaum, University Medical Centre Prague, Czech Republik: Femur malrotation after trochanteric fracture: incedence and concequences
17:50-18:15 Klemen Stražar, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Limits of hip arthroscopy
18:20-18:45 Atul Kamath, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, U.S.A., Role of hip preservation in 2021
18:45-18.55 Anže Kristan, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Influence of implant placement and of reduction of trochanteric fractures type A2 on mobility of the patient after healing of the fracture and on probability of mechanical failures
18:55-19:05 Taras Šarler, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Anatomical and kinematic planning for treatment of femoroacetabular osteotomy
19:05-19:15 Marko Jug, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Spinal cord injury and decompression- a question of time and pressure
19:15-19:25 Miha Ambrožič: University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Platelet-rich plasma injection following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair - Is there any benefit?
19:25-19:35 Matevž Tomaževič, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, The effect of stress distribution in artificial hip joint on the dislocation of the hip endoprosthesis
19:35-19:45 Zore Lenart, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Computer assistance in periacetabular osteotomy
Section 2: Emergent Problems in Physiotherapy
organized and moderated by prof. Renata Vauhnik and prof. Darja Rugelj, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Sciences
17:00-17:30 Daniel Munoz Garcia, University La Salle, Madrid, Spain, Prior cortical activity differences during an action observation plus motor imagery task related to motor performance of a coordinated multi-lmb complex task.
17:30-18:00 Alon Wolf, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Haifa, Israel, Biomechanics: When science and engineering meet sport
18:00-18:30 Carmen Belen Martinez Cepa, Juan Carlos Zuil Escobar, Rocio Palomo, University CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain, Action observation therapy combined with mirror therapy in children with unilateral cerebral palsy: randomized controlled trial protocol and feasibility study
18:30 - 18:45 Darja Rugelj, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Postural sway on inclined surfaces
18:45-19:00 Renata Vauhnik, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Can we decrease knee anterior laxity?
19:00-19:15 Marko Vidovič: Increasing hand dexterity through the use of various somatosensory stimuli such as vibration, electrical stimulation, and textured materials
19:15-19:30 Helena Žunko, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Ankle dorisflexion range of motion measurement tools
19:30-19:45 Maja Petrič, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia: The effect of yoga and stabilization exercises on trunk muscle endurance and flexibility in healthy adults
Section 3: Free topics
organized and moderated by dr. Anita Prelovšek
17:00-17:45 Anastasia Kolomiets, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Haifa, Israel, 3D printing of flutes
17:45-18:30 Rajko Muršič, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Philosophy, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Creativity and music - essential elements in human development
18:30-19:00 Nelfi Paliska, Music School Koper, Koper, Slovenia, Mozart's travels to Italy
19:00-19:15 Nina Gala Kušej, Protocole of Republic of Slovenia, Music and protocole
19:15-19:30 Irenej Pečan, Marko Jeran, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Step into the Future by Bauman Moscow State Technical University & Russian Youth Engineering Society.
19:30 - 19:45 Marija Ipavec, Government of Republic of Slovenia, 42 years of experience with above-knee prosthesis.
20:00 Closing Ceremony with Cultural program