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The 11th Congress of pediatricians of Russia “Topical problems of pediatrics”.

 The 11th Congress of pediatricians of Russia took place in Moscow on 5-8 February 2007. More than 2600 pediatricians, scientists, organizers of health care from all subjects of The Russian Federation as well as from the countries of far and near abroad participated in the activity of The Congress.
The solemn opening ceremony was held in The Hall of Ecclesiastical Councils of the Cathedral of Our Saviour. Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Union of pediatricians of Russia, chief specialist-expert pediatrician of Ministry of health care and social development of RF, director of Scientific centre of children’s health of RAMS, academician of RAMS, member of Public chamber of RF A.A.Baranov greeted the delegates.
Messages of greetings to the participants and the guests of the Congress were sent by President of Russian Federation V.V.Putin, Chairman of State Duma of Federal assembly of RF B.V.Gryslov, Chairman of Council of Federation of Federal Assembly of RF S.M.Mironov, His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and of All Russia Aleksiy the Second, plenipotentiary representative of President of Russia in Central federal region G.S.Poltavchenko, plenipotentiary representative of President of Russia in South federal region D.N.Kozak, minister of health care and social development of RF M.U.Zurabov, leader of the fraction “Motherland” in State Duma A.M.Babakov, executive director of MFOMS academician of RAMS A.V.Reshetnikov, first deputy of Mayor of Moscow in the Government of Moscow L.I.Shvetsova.
Congratulations and greetings to the participants of the forum were delivered by deputy minister of heath care and social development of RF, academician of RAMS V.I.Starodubov, dean of the Cathedral of three Saints under Administration of affairs of President Archpriest Vladimir Volgin, head of the Federal agency on heath care and social development academician of RAMS Yu.N.Belenkov, member of Presidium of Russian academy of medical sciences, academician of RAMS V.A.Bykov, deputy chairman of the Committee of State Duma of RF on the protection of health, professor M.R.Rokitskiy, chairman of the commission on health care matters of Public chamber of RF, professor L.M.Roshal, deputy head of Department of health care of Moscow I.A.Leshkevich, rector of RSMU academician of RAMS V.N.Yarygin.
The activity of the Union of pediatricians of Russia has been well known for a long time on the international level. Special representative of General director of WHO in Russia V.K.Lepachin and representative of UNICEF in the Russian Federation and Belaruss Karel de Roy have come to children doctors to wish them success.
The film, specially made for the 80th anniversary of the Union of pediatricians of Russia (1927-2007), has become the bright illustration of the activity of the organization.
The results of the prize competition “Children doctor of the year” in which 28 children doctors took part, were announced at the solemn opening ceremony of the 11th Congress of pediatricians of Russia. On the results of the year 2006 the prizewinners were announced, they are T.P.Zelenova (Kemerovo reg.), V.S.Ivanov (Kazan), M.L.Makarenko (Krasnodar). Four more pediatricians have been awarded the titles of laureates of the prize competition and received incentive prizes, they are G.V.Belova (Samara), S.V.Makarevich (Barnaul), T.A.Lasutina (Tollyaty), N.F.Chipsanova (Komi republic).
From 2005 the Union of pediatricians of Russia has been running the prize competition “Children nurse of the year”. This time the winners were: G.G.Zalaldinova (Ufa), G.S.Miroshnicova (Gusev, Kaliningrad reg.), T.F.Aldergot (Biysk, Altai ter.).
Without any doubt the opening ceremony of the Congress was adorned by the concert of State academic Russian chorus named after A.V.Sveshnikov, the performance of the People’s artist of Russia V.Talysina, children choreographic ensemble “Planet of dances’, ensemble of singing “Guest”, ensemble of folk dancing “Rassadory”, ballet “Relive”, band “X-mission”, famous authors and performers S.Belikov and A.Glysin. People’s artist of Russia A.Livanov conducted the concert.
Scientific part of the 11th Congress – plenary sessions, symposia, round tables, lectures, schools took place 6-8 February in Centre of International Trade in Krasnaya Presnya. For 3 days 106 different scientific symposia and round tables were held where 480 scientific reports were delivered.
The Union of pediatricians of Russia continues one of the traditions of national medicine – clinical analysis of patients. Full lecture-rooms, multitude of questions asked during the discussion once again proved valid the necessity of this form of doctors’ qualification improvement.
Leading foreign scientists: G.Shaevska ( Poland), G.Moro (Italy), T.Cox (Great Britain), D.Wanderhoof, K.Lifshitz, N.Bute (USA). A.Shaafsma (The Netherlands), U.Hernell (Sweden) delivered lectures at the 11th Congress.
Professor G.Gaedicke from Germany – the famous haematologist and the member of the permanent committee of the Union of National European Pediatric Societies and Associations (UNEPSA) spoke at the Congress.
At the Congress the most effective ways of implementation of priority national programs “Demography” and “Health” in pediatrics were thoroughly discussed and defined, as well as improvement of the level of organization of medical help to children in the institutions of the first level and continuity in provision of highly technological help to children and mothers. Many speakers supported the offer made by academician A.A.Baranov to broaden the national program “Health” and to create the federal program “Protection of reproductive health of the teenagers” .The information of new effective technologies in immunoprophylaxis, children traumotology, ortopedics, surgery, oncology, haemotology, stomatology, otolaryngology were widely presented.
Within the framework of the Congress working meetings of rheumatologists and problem commission “Medico-organizational problems of pediatrics’ were held as well as the plenum of Scientific Council on pediatrics of RAMS and Ministry of health care and social development of RF “High technologies in pediatrics: the state of the problem and the prospects”, the plenum of Scientific Council on hygiene and health protection of children and teenagers of RAMS and Ministry of health care and social development of RF “Peculiarities of morpho-fuctional and psycho-social development of modern boys 15-19 years of age”, the meeting of head pediatricians of the subjects of Russian Federation and the Forum “Health and education in priority national programs’ (on the results of Scientific session of academies of sciences of RF with a state status).
The second year in a row the Union of pediatricians of Russia and the faculty of after-graduation professional education of pediatricians have arranged and run the schools (of a regional pediatrician, a children allergologist-immunologist, a specialist on additional immunization of the population within the framework of the national schedule of inoculation, children rheumatologist, a manager of health care, a specialist of health care in educational establishments) on the system of continuous professional education. 1681 students received the certificates, which is 1000 more as compared with the previous year.
The exhibition “Health of a mother and a child – 2007” was a big success.
Closing of the Congress was one more event full of information and of pleasant moments. Chairwoman of the Committee of State Duma of RF on health protection T.V.Yakovleva and Director of the Department of medico-social problems of a family, maternity and childhood of Ministry of health care and social development of RF O.V.Sharapova spoke in front of the colleagues.
The results of the prize competition of young scientists were announced. This year 64 applications from 20 cities of Russia were submitted, 44 posters were presented. The winners are: 1st place – A.S.Nikitina (Saratov), 2nd place – O.I.Chapova (Saratov), D.A.Zhakota (Moscow), 3d place – S.U.Gorodkova (Saratov), O.A.Gra (Moscow), O.V.Podkaura (Vladivostok). Special prize was awarded to A.S.Glotov (S.Peterburg). Individual prizes from the firm-sponsors were awarded to L.R.Giniyatova (Kazan), M.A.Ikomasova (Samara). Incentive presents were given to U.N.Akhmetvaleeva (Kazan), D.V.Apaeva (Moscow), A.M.Dubrovskaya (Chelyabinsk), O.A.Kiseleva (Arshangelsk), T.V.Margieva (Moscow), E.U.Marenko (Surgut), Sh.Sh.Shakova (Nalchik), E.V.Shishkinskaya (Moscow).
For the first time the poster session took place at the Congress where the specialists who wanted to share their experience with the colleagues but could not take the floor presented the results of their scientific and practical activity. On the results of the discussion the commission awarded memorable presents to L.I.Koroleva (S.Peterburg), Ya.V.Girsh (Surgut), S.B.Chaloyan and co-authors (Orenburg), L.P.Mikhailets (Kiev, Ukraine).
In conclusion the participants of the Congress saw the film about the history and the present day of Scientific centre of children health RAMS.
On the results of the activity of the 11th Congress of pediatricians of Russia the resolution was adopted where further organizational steps were outlined for successful implementation of priority national program “Health”.

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