EHB 2019 Conference Venue


November 21-23, 2019


Iasi, Romania


Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iaşi 
Address: Iasi, Str. Universităţii 16

  Faculty of Medical Bioengineering

Address: Iasi, Str. M. Kogalniceanu 9-13
Tel. / Fax: 40-232-213573

Participants to “EHB 2019” conference may reserve rooms for their stay in Iasi between 21-23 November, at least one week before their arrival, and have three options offered by the organizers, with special lower prices for “EHB 2019”:



Traian Hotels (4*)

They are good hotels in the Iasi center, and they are right the conference venue (and 300 m from the University of Medicine, for the conference opening). We recommend Traian Hotel, for his bigger rooms.

The bookings will be made through Mrs. Ramona Crețu, Sales & Marketing Manager, Grand Hotel TRAIAN Iasi, telling her about EHB (E-Health & Bioengineering Conference) and prof. Costin, and using the prices shown on this EHB site. 

Phone: +40 232 266.666 
Mobile: +40 799 800 700
Fax: +40 232 266.666


The prices are as follows (in RON), bed & breakfast, VAT included, a local tax of 1% must be added: 

GRAND Hotel Traian ****

Room type


240 lei


280 lei



Protocol/guest rooms at Technical University in Iasi (2*, in Tudor Vladimirescu campus)

The booking for this accommodation must be done through EHB organizers (at or contact Vera BALAN, tel. +40 746 296 758). 

The prices are as follows:

Room type

  21 - 23 NOVEMBER 2019

Double room – single regime  

55 lei 

Double room

75 lei

 Triple room

 85 lei

University of Medicine Student Guest House E5 

There are a limited number of rooms at the University of Medicine Student Guest House E5 (guest rooms, 2*, 2 beds in room), Asachi str. No. 14, near Al. I. Cuza University (Copou district, about 1 km from the conference venue) at 50 lei/pers/zi.

The booking for this accommodation must be done through EHB organizers (at or contact Vera BALAN, tel. +40 746 296 758). 

     The participants are solely responsible for hotel and guest house payment.  

Official Travel and Tourism Information

Iasi is the most important political, economic and cultural centre of the province of Moldavia as well as one of the oldest cities in Romania. Located in the northeastern part of the country, Iasi was for many centuries the crossing point of the most important commercial routes linking Poland, Hungary, Russia and Constantinople.

Deeply rooted in history, Iasi has been the main centre of Moldavian culture since 1408. The city prides itself with publishing the first Romanian newspaper and establishing the first Romanian university. Today, Iasi is home to five universities.

Over the past 500 years, history, culture and religious life have molded the city's unique character. Iasi boasts an impressive number of Orthodox churches, almost 100, most of them located in the so-called Golden Plateau (Platoul de Aur). The oldest, the Princely Saint Nicholas Church, dates from the reign of Stephen the Great (Stefan cel Mare, 1457-1504). The finest, however, are the 17th century St. Paraschiva Metropolitan Cathedral and Trei Ierarhi Church, the last a curious example of Byzantine art, erected in 1635-1639 by Vasile Lupu. Its outer walls and twin towers are intricately carved in what many think of as stone lace.

The Golden Plateau represents the nucleus of the city, around which the entire settlement developed over the centuries. With the Palace of Culture at one end and the Union Square (Piata Unirii) at the other, the Golden Plateau features churches and princely palaces on both sides of Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Boulevard, which runs right through its centre. Many other important sites can be found on nearby streets.



History of the new building

The history of the building of the National Theatre of Iaşi – which in 1956 was given the name of Vasile Alecsandri, poet, playwright and theatre promoter – is connected to an unfortunate event: the fire that destroyed the old Theatre on the Hill of Copou on the night of 17/18 February 1888.  
The efforts to build the new theatre edifice culminated in 1894 when, at the insistence of the Mayor, of the City Council and of MP Miltiade Tzoni, a contract was signed with the Viennese architects Fellner and Helmer, who „until today have built over twenty theatres, true models of good taste and good organisation”: Vienna, Prague, Odessa, Mainz, Hamburg, Oradea,  Darmstadt, Budapest, Timişoara, Augsburg, Cernăuţi, Carlsbad, Fiume, Pressburg, Szegedin, Cluj and Berlin. 
For the building work, a contract was signed with a Bucharest company, and the power station and the boiler house were built by a company from Berlin. A noteworthy fact: it was from the Theatre’s power station that the first public lighting system was supplied with electricity (the 12 electric-arc lamps lighting the Theatre Square); this marked the beginning of electrification in the city of Iaşi.  The works took two years, and on the 2nd of December 1896, during the grand opening, the keys of the playhouse were handed to the mayor, Nicolae Gane.
The inauguration festivities taking place on the 1st and the 2nd of December included the “National Overture” by Flechtenmacher, the vaudevilles „Muza de la Burdujeni” (“The Muse from Burdujeni”) by Costache Negruzzi and „Cinel-cinel” (“The Riddle”) by Vasile Alecsandri, as well as the verse comedy „Poetul romantic” (“The Romantic Poet”) by Matei Millo. The proceeds of the first night were distributed to the poor of the city, and those of the second night were given to the artists of the Iaşi Drama Society.


The Main Hall, with 750 seats, organised in stalls, boxes and a balcony, impresses through the refinement, originality and lavishness of its Rococo and Baroque inspired painted and sculpted ornaments.
The 1418 electric lights and the chandelier with 109 Venetian crystal lamps light up a playhouse with a unique architectural personality. 
The main curtain, painted by the Viennese maestro Lenz and finished by one of his disciples, has in the middle an allegory of life with its three stages, and to the side a symbolic representation of the Union of Principalities; the left-hand side, painted by Lenz’s apprentice, differs from the rest of the curtain in style and colouring.
The ceiling and the iron curtain were painted by Alexander Goltz. The iron curtain shows ornaments placed symmetrically, while the ceiling, a real work of art, has as a narrative basis the Archetypal Story, shown in paradisiacal allegories, with nymphs and cupids framed in rococo stucco.
Above the orchestra pit, the ceiling displays the crest of the four reunited Romanian provinces, combining the heraldry of all four; from the royal coat-of-arms, located in a parallel plan, the most visible is the sceptre, the royal insignia being removed after the last king’s abdication. 

Library of Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi

Biblioteca Universității Tehnice „Gheorghe Asachi” din Iași este una dintre cele mai frumoase din lume. Biblioteca Universității Tehnice „Gheorghe Asachi” din Iași a fost votată într-un chestionar online în 2015, la care au participat câteva sute de mii de utilizatori, ca fiind cea mai frumoasă bibliotecă din lume, concurând cu altele precum cea de la Trinity College din Dublin, Biblioteca Regală Portugheză de la Rio de Janeiro sau Biblioteca Naţională din Praga. Asta pentru că Louis Blanc și Petru Poni, atunci când au schițat Palatul Universitar în care se află Biblioteca TUIASI, s-au inspirat din tot ceea ce era mai valoros la nivel european în ce privește arhitectura academică.