On December 18–19, Moscow hosted the 3rd Russian Congress with international participation Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
The scientific programme covered the issues of comprehensive rehabilitation, practical application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, interdepartmental interaction and continuity of medical care and social rehabilitation. This year’s event placed an emphasis on the problem of chronic disorders of consciousness. Three sessions were devoted to this topic.
The Congress brought together various specialists: healthcare officials, neurologists, cardiologists, intensivists, neurosurgeons, physicians, rehabilitologists, urologists, oncologists, nurses, psychologists, speech therapists, kinesiologists, occupational therapists.
The specialists of Polenov Neurosurgical Institute (branch of Almazov Centre) moderated a number of sessions and gave presentations.
Ekaterina Kondratieva, Lead Researcher and head of the MCS Study Group gave presentations entitled “Structural, functional and metabolic disorders in chronic disorders of consciousness”, “Abstracts for clinical guidelines for the management of patients with chronic disorders of consciousness at the first stage of rehabilitation” (co-authored with I. Leiderman, N. Ivanova, K. Samochernykh, A. Ulitin, E. Shlyakhto).
The next meeting of Russian and European experts on the problems of chronic disorders of consciousness will be held on March 16, 2020 at Almazov Centre in St. Petersburg. The round table on chronic disorders of consciousness will feature presentations by Professor Daniel Kondziella (Denmark) coordinating the work on European guidelines and Lead Specialist of the Coma Science Group from the University of Liège Sharlotte Martial (Belgium). At this meeting, the specialists of Almazov Centre, Kirov Military Medical Academy, Dzhanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine (St. Petersburg), Scientific Centre of Neurology, Sklifosovsky Research Institute of Emergency Medicine (Moscow), Clinical Institute of the Human Brain (Ekaterinburg) and other institutions involved in the development of Russia's first clinical guidelines for chronic disorders of consciousness will discuss the controversial aspects of the evidence base in treatment and rehabilitation in such a complex category of patients.