Damiana Vulturar, MD

Damiana Vulturar is a young medical doctor in Pneumology department from ‘’Iuliu Hatieganu’’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Her medical activity focusses on respiratory disease, non-invasive ventilation, sleep medicine and on the use of various tobacco products by the young generation. As a medical student she followed internships in different countries (Taiwan, Israel, Russia) and she improved her knowledge not only about medical skills but also about lifestyles in different cultures. Recently she followed a course organised by the European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO), together with the Belgian Lifestyle Medicine Organization (BELMO) and she improved her clinical and practical skills about lifestyle medicine.
Regarding her scientific activity she has recently began her PhD thesis with the title ‘’Translational research on clinical-functional and genetic correlations in patients with moderate-severe forms of SARS-CoV-2 infection’’. She was awarded with prizes in Pneumology events, and she participate in different manifestations.


Workshop 2 | Practical sleep study strategies, as an integrative part of lifestyle medicine

Damiana-Maria Vulturar, MD, PhD student, ’’Iuliu Hatieganu’’ University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

Sleep is an important part of our daily routine; we spend about one-third of our time doing it. As is known, sleep is variable from person to person. The way that people sleep and how much they need can vary widely and the number of hours of sleep that are good for our health can change during our lifetime.Through this workshop, we aim to sensitize participants about issues related to what sleep means in our lives, through:
  • understanding the role of sleep as a pillar of lifestyle medicine
  • learning about sleep cycles
  • recognising different sleep issues and the importance of referring the patient to a sleep specialist
  • practical skills for monitoring sleep length, efficiency, and identification of the sleep problems
  • sleep study methods - nocturnal cardiorespiratory polygraph recording
  • practical ways to improve sleep quality.