The most signiﬁcant 2013 events held in Almazov Centre
On March 14–15, 2013 conference with international participation “Acute coronary syndrome: emergency help to rehabilitation” was held. Leading foreign experts in ACS patients care and intensive care took part in the meeting: Kurt Huber from Medical University of Vienna (Austria) and Christian Storm from Charité University (Berlin, Germany) made presentations during teleconferences within the symposium on ACS treatment.
On March 22, 2013 special meeting of Almazov Centre Research Committee took place. The main topic of this meeting was aortic diseases. Per Eriksson and Anders Franco-Cereceda from Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) made a report “Actual questions of thoracic aortic aneurysm research”. It started joint Russian-Swedish study with the participation of cardiologists, surgeons and geneticists.
The II International symposium “Modern aspects of cardiothoracic surgery” took place in Almazov Centre on April 6, 2013. Gilbert Massard and Eric Epailly — professors of Faculty of Medicine, University of Strasbourg (France) — shared their unique experience in cardiosurgery, thoracic surgery and heart and lungs transplantation.
On April 17–18, 2013 Almazov Centre in cooperation with Karolinska Institute held Scientiﬁ c and Research course “From bed to bench and back — how to
run translational research in a clinical institution”. Professors from Department for Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institute Olle Soder, Per Hellstrom, Eric Herlenius and Tommy Linne gave lectures. Despite of the fact that this course has been presented before, it still had reasonable success.
On May 16, 2013 12-th Swiss-Russian scientiﬁc conference was held in Almazov Centre. Swiss delegation of 60 family physicians attended the meeting. Impact of diabetes mellitus on cardiovascular system became the main topic of discussion. Professor I. Sudano-Noll from Zurich University Hospital made a report “New in arterial hypertension: heart under pressure”.
From 23 to 25 of May, 2013 All Russian scientiﬁ c conference with international participation “Innovative technologies in neuroendocrinology, neuroscience and hematology” took place in Almazov Centre. Within the conference 6 plenary reports, 15 symposiums, 3 expert meetings and 3 master-classes were held. Leading foreign specialists actively participate in the work of conference: on sectional sessions Jacqueline Trouillas (France), Jean-Francois Bonneville (France), Christina Dimopoulou (Germany), Francesco Cosentino (Italy), Rudolf Fahlbusch (Germany) made presentations.
Maria Tikhomirova (Luxembourg) evaluates molecular markers of pituitary tumors aggressiveness on scientiﬁ c symposium on diagnostics and prognosis of pituitary tumors, and Marily Theodoropoulou (Germany) during plenary session give a report on modern conceptions of molecular pathogenesis of pityitary tumors and its molecular and genetic features.
Current aspects of hematology was another main topic of the conference. Foreign speakers made presentations on modern scientiﬁ c spheres. Professor Ruediger Hehlmann from Mannheim University (Germany) reports on chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Simona Soverini (Italy) made a presentation about modern detecting methods of mutations in BCR-ABL gene. Great contribution to success of the conference made Professor Clemens Wendtner (Germany) — one of the world’s leading specialists in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and has huge experience in treating patients with this diagnosis. And Patrick Horn from University of Heidelberg (Germany) made statements about results of scientiﬁ c study on marrow stromal cells in patients with acute leukemia.
Also in scientiﬁ c symposium “Neurology and neurosciences. Cerebrovascular pathology” took part Professor Seppo Kahkonen from Helsinki University (Finland).
On June 17, 2013 in Almazov Centre conference with international participation “MRI in radiodiagnostics and perinatology” took place. Professor Tamara Feygin from Pennsylvania University (USA) made two reports on radiodiagnostics in perinatology and pediatrics.
On June 28, 2014 22nd International cardiovascular symposium “Cardiovascular disease update: from intervention to prevention” and joint meeting of Cardiovascular disease assessment Center (Sarasota, USA) and Russian society of cardiology were held. The meeting was co-chaired by Mahfouz El Shahawy, Jay N. Cohn, Anne Curtis and Evgeny Shlyakhto. Specialists discussed achievements of both centers in diagnostics and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
From 15 to 16 of November, 2014 Almazov Centre conducted VIII Interdisciplinary conference on obstetrics, perinatology, neonatology “Healthy woman — healthy newborn”, dedicated to the 200-th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Kiter (1813–1879), forefather of surgical gynecology in Russia. This year in the work of the conference took part foreign partners from Sweden — professors of Karolinska Institute Tommy Linne, Olle Soder, Lennart Nordstrom and Gunvor Ekman-Ordeberg.
Professor M. Breindahl (Denmark) reported on Danish experience in organization of newborns transportation and treatment during symposium on actual questions of neonatology. Petr Stratulat (Moldova) and Denis Surkov (Ukraine) also made presentations during this meeting. Professor Jacqueline Conard from the oldest hospital of Paris Hôtel-Dieu de Paris (France) became co-chair and lecturer on Plenary session. Master-class on organization of newborns transportation in special simulation center carried out A.M. Arash (Switzerland).