May 232020

From May 21 to May 23, Almazov Centre held its traditional Almazov Youth Medical Forum 2020 organized by the Young Scientists and Specialists Council.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held online so that many participants from Russia and abroad could join it from home.


At the opening ceremony welcoming speeches were delivered by Director General of Almazov Centre Evgeny Shlyakhto, Director of Medical Education Institute Elena Parmon and Chair of Young Scientists and Specialists Council Zamira Magomedova.

The Forum featured lectures by Deputy Director General for Research Alexandra Konradion value-based medicine and Chief of Diagnostic Centre Dmitry Ovchinnikov on Smart Clinic.


The Forum included many lectures and master classes delivered byexperts in healthcare, law and molecular biology both from Russia and foreign countries. Dr. BenNewton, oncologist from the UK gave a lecture. The lectures covered relevant topics such as modern MRI technologies, neuroendocrine tumors, neural networks as the basis of targeted therapy in neurology and psychiatry, legal aspects of medical care and much more.

The participants had a unique opportunity to observe hybrid surgery workshops by Head of the Research Department for Vascular and Interventional Surgery, cardiovascular surgeon Mikhail Chernyavsky. He demonstrated hybrid surgery using intravascular imaging in patients with multilevel lesions of the brachiocephalic arteries and lower limb arteries, as well as surgery for aortic arch aneurysms.

The Forum also featured other workshops: “Myofascial release” (Yu. Shustova) and “Bioinformatic analysis of RNA-seq data in the Phantasus web tool” (O. Ivanova). A series of workshops were held on the experience of heart transplantation in Russia.

The Forum also featureda competition of research papers among students of medical universities and schools, as well as young scientists, II All-Russian Competition in Cardiology and Almazov tournament among students from schools and medical universities.