The Integration Summit World-Class Research Centres (WCRC) for Health Care took place online from November 30 to December 1, 2021 and was dedicated to the Year of Science and Technology.
The Summit was organized through a concerted effort of WCRC for Personalized Medicine, WCRC for Digital Biodesign and Personalized Healthcare, WCRC for Personalized Medicine of Endocrine Diseases, WCRC Pavlovsk Integrative Physiology Centre for Medicine, High-Tech Healthcare and Stress Resistance.
The event was held with support from the Russian Government, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Health and the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The Summit aims to provide a forum for the exchange of experience, demonstration of achievements, discussion of prospects for cooperation and integration of WCRCs, effective use of the integration resources of Sechenov University, creation of a unified system for training new medical staff in the context of digitalization of the economy. The main topics covered during the Summit included oncology, infectious diseases, cardiology, physiology for medicine, digital ecosystems and artificial intelligence in medicine, neurology and neurodegeneration, genetics and rare diseases, endocrinology and metabolic diseases.
The Summit was chaired by Rector of Sechenov University Petr Glybochko. The co-chairs were Evgeny Shlyakhto, Director General of Almazov Centre; Natalya Mokrysheva, Director of the National Medical Research Centre for Endocrinology; Lyudmila Filaretova, Director of Pavlov Institute of Physiology.
Prof. Shlyakhto highlighted in his speech the utmost importance of the Summit and stressed that the issues of integration and interdepartmental interaction are critically important for the creation, development and use of scientific achievements in real clinical practice. He pointed out that main task of the WCRC for Personalized Medicine was to create a biomedical ecosystem for the development and implementation of diagnostic and treatment technologies based on personalized medicine into healthcare practice.
The Summit brought together leading researchers of WCRCs, doctors of public and private healthcare facilities, specialists in all areas of medicine, students and young researchers, healthcare organizers, government officials and business representatives, public figures and other specialists in related fields.
Specialists of WCRC for Personalized Medicine took an active part in the event with presentations in the following sessions: Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Physiology for Medicine.
Also, they were involved in the round tables: “Digital ecosystems and artificial intelligence in medicine”, “Genetics and rare diseases” (moderated by Deputy Director General for Research of Almazov Centre, Prof. Alexandra Konradi), «Genetics and rare diseases», «Endocrinology and metabolic diseases.»
The Integration Summit was attended not only by Russian specialists but also by world-class foreign experts.