On April 15, Almazov Centre hosted the scientific and educational conference Neurology of the XXI Century: Topical Issues, Achievements and Innovations. The conference attracted the attention of doctors from various specialties: neurologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, medical psychologists and brought together 263 participants, including leading neurologists and psychiatrists, professors and department heads of St. Petersburg universities, young doctors and scientists, as well as students, clinical residents and PhD students.
Given that the conference was dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the Neurology and Psychiatry Department of the Medical Education Institute, Tatiana Alekseeva, Head of Department, presented the experience of the department, results of work and development prospects. The executives of the Centre and Medical Education Institute congratulated the department and praised its high scientific, clinical and educational achievements making it one of the Institute’s best departments. Leading specialists of the department received certificates for impeccable work and high professionalism by order of Director General Evgeny Shlyakhto.
Participants presented and discussed the most significant achievements in the field of neurology and psychiatry, modern world trends in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and mental disorders. Leading experts in this field focused on the current challenges of angioneurology, neuromuscular disorders, demyelinating diseases of the nervous system, paroxysmal conditions in neurology, connectome and connectopathy, neurorehabilitation, neurodegenerative diseases, modern pharmacotherapy strategies in psychiatry, psychotherapeutic approaches to the treatment and rehabilitation of patients, neurocognitive disorders, mental and behavioral disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health prevention and rehabilitation.
The event also featured a poster session with posters presented by young scientists on promising research on stroke, sleep-wake disorders, post-coronavirus neurological syndrome, epilepsy, etc. In addition, complex and interesting clinical cases were presented. The winners of the best poster presentation were awarded diplomas.
It should be noted that the conference on Neurology of the XXI Century: Topical Issues, Achievements and Innovations was the first scientific neurological conference held at Almazov Centre. This scientific forum involving leading scientists, neurologists and psychiatrists of the Centre and other educational and scientific institutions of St. Petersburg evoked great interest and showed the great scientific, educational and clinical potential of the Neurology and Psychiatry Department. The organizers discussed the prospects for holding such conferences on an ongoing basis in a traditional format, which will undoubtedly contribute to raising the professional level of neurologists and psychiatrists, attracting talented youth and developing the educational, scientific and clinical areas of neurology and psychiatry at Almazov Centre.