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Nikolay Nikolaevich Karyakin interview
All the most relevant topics related to 3D printing in traumatology and orthopedics will be covered at the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum, according to Nikolay Nikolaevich Karyakin, Chairman of the Management Board of the Association of Specialists in 3D Printing in Medicine, President of the Privolzhsky Research Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, holder of second-level doctorate degree in medicine.

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Dr. Karyakin, would you please tell us a few words about the program of the section 3D Printing Technologies in Medicine at the EOF-2019? What issues would you like to cover and why are these important?



The program of the section will be full of interesting reports and very diverse in terms of issues it addresses. We will talk about almost all aspects of medical 3D printing including hardware and software, modern materials for additive technologies, post-processing of products printed on a 3D printer, legal regulation of 3D printing in medicine, bioprinting of organs and tissues.

Currently, it is critically important to improve the quality of education of medical students and doctors using modern digital technologies. Therefore, in this section, we will discuss prospects for 3D printing in creating training models for various segments of the human musculoskeletal system including pathogenically modified ones.

In view of the wide use of additive technologies in practical healthcare, some experience has already been gained in treating and diagnosing patients using 3D printing. In this section, leading experts in the field of medical 3D printing will share their experience and present research results and interesting clinical cases of treating patients using mock-ups for preoperative planning, individual endoprostheses, titanium and bone-substituting implants, personalized guides for osteotomies and removal of osteooncology, individual resection blocks for endoprosthetics, orthopedic insoles, orthoses and much more.



Who will be invited to the section as speakers? Will there be speakers from abroad or Russian experts only?



We will invite leading experts in the field both from Russia and from abroad. We expect that among speakers will be orthopedic traumatologists, neurosurgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, oncologists, experts in the field of IT-technologies and bioengineering.



What positive developments have been achieved in the use of 3D printing in Russian traumatology and orthopedics during 2017-2018?



The number of medical institutions where patients are treated using additive 3D printing technologies has increased significantly over the period. Before, such technologies were available only at the federal trauma and orthopedics centers; now this treatment is provided in some regional, district and even city hospitals. The number of patients that have been cured with the use of additive technologies has increased, and the use of these technologies is growing in an ever-increasing number of cases. The number of scientific research and publications on the use of 3D printing in Russian traumatology and orthopedics has increased, too. The number of clinical approbation protocols on the use of additive technologies in the treatment of orthopedic-traumatology patients has almost doubled.



Is Russian orthopedic traumatology among the areas that are dynamically integrating 3D technologies? Or are other segments of medicine still leading? What is the reason for that?



In Russia, traumatology and orthopedics are among the leaders in terms of the number of surgical interventions performed, as well as in terms of the number of patients conservatively treated with the use of additive 3D printing technologies. This is possibly due to the fact that the easiest thing in medicine is to 3D-print objects modelled based on the data of computer-assisted tomography of various segments of the human musculoskeletal system. However, as the digital technologies are developing, this assumption is debatable. Perhaps, this is also due to the fact that at the initial stage of development of the Association of Specialists in 3D Printing in Medicine, most of its members were orthopedic traumatologists, and the association was established on the basis of the Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics. However, as a result of the active development of 3D printing in Russia, more and more medical specialists are starting to dynamically introduce 3D technologies every year.

Elena Alekseevna Litvina interview
Elena Alekseevna Litvina, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Traumatology with the InozemtsevState Budgetary Healthcare Institution Municipal Clinical Hospital of the Moscow Health Care Department, holder of post-doctoral degree in medicine, professor of the Russian Medical Academy of Continuing Professional Education, told us about her plans in regard to the Injury of Lower Limb and Pelvis section.

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Ms. Litvina, what topics will your section tackle?

The section will be working for two days. We, jointly with the section moderators, came to the conclusion that during the first day of the section we should cover the most relevant topic of modern surgery, i.e. minimally invasive surgery of injuries of the lower limb and pelvis. Now this issue is the most popular, it is widely discussed and is of great interest to traumatologists. Minimally invasive surgery is popular with patients too, since such surgery allows them to minimize time required for rehabilitation and getting back to work.

The second day will be dedicated to the AOTrauma symposium, which, in its turn, will be entirely focused on the treatment of injuries of lower limbs. Leading orthopedists from Europe and Asia, both from Russia and abroad, will present their in-depth views on treatment of a wide variety of injuries of the lower limb, with the exception of pelvic injury. The format of the AO-Symposium provides for lectures, mostly, that are based on the latest achievements of orthopedics and the vast experience of the lecturers.

Besides, the first day of the program provides for a round table discussion that would concentrate on developing a unified clinical approach to rendering aid and treatment of proximal femur fractures in Russia. I would like to invite directors of hospitals, head experts of federal districts and regions of Russia, as well as leading specialists dealing with issues related to osteoporosis and injury prevention.

What is the progress in preparing the section?

The program has been worked out; now we are collecting proposals from potential speakers. We are consulting with colleagues on who should speak at the section to cover the most relevant issues so that the event will be genuinely unique and interesting. It is noteworthy that we intend to strictly adhere to the main topic of our section, that is, Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Injury of Lower Limb and Pelvis,and will accept reports that are in line with the subject matter of the section.

Will the section highlight the achievements of non-Russian experts?

We learn a lot from the experience and communication with our foreign colleagues and share our achievements with them, as well. Since this is the Eurasian forum, we will focus primarily on representatives from Europe and Asia; these are both internationally acclaimed doctors and young professionals who are just starting to speak at similar events. We hope that they will tell us about new methods and technologies, something that we yet don't know, share their views on the solution of acute problems.

Will the experience of the Inozemtsev State Budgetary Healthcare Institution Municipal Clinical Hospital be covered at the section?

We will certainly share the experience both at our section and at many others; this is related primarily to the upper limb, arthroscopy, endoprosthetics of the upper limb and shoulder joint, polytrauma and pelvic injury, that is, it is almost all aspects we have something to tell about.

Besides treatment of all types of isolated injuries, we at our hospital focus efforts on the treatment of patients with polytrauma, injuries of the pelvic ring and the acetabulum. Our orthopedic specialization is the arthroscopy of large joints, endoprosthetics, and this is especially relevant for the shoulder joint and correction of foot deformities. At the same time, as the situation changes and according to the preferences of our patients, we opt for minimally invasive surgery performed promptly after the patient enters the clinic. We use cutting-edge techniques that allow our patients to rehabilitate quickly, attain full recovery and get back to the usual way of life.

Nikolay Vasilievich Zagorodny interview
Program of the Knee Joint Arthroplastysection is moderated by Nikolay Vasilievich Zagorodny, the Head of the Joint Arthroplasty Clinic, the Priorov Central Scientific Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics, the Chairman of the Traumatology and Orthopedics Department of the RUDN University, Russia's national delegate to SICOT, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD.

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Dr. Zagorodny, you are one of the organizers of the Knee Joint Arthroplasty section of the EOF. How important is the section within the framework of the forum?

The knee joint is one of the main joints of the human body, and its disorder disables the patient, so treatment and restoration of the joint are the top priority tasks in orthopedics.

For example, in case of osteoarthritis, the knee joint is affected worse the other joints, e.g. hip, ankle joints, and joints of the upper limb. The number of knee surgeries is now exceeding the number of hip surgeries, which is also a very important factor. Another interesting thing about the knee joint is that organ-preserving surgeries provide very good results with a rather long-lasting effect.

Local treatment of the knee joint – intraarticular injection of drugs – is very efficient too, especially at early stages of the disease. New types of examination and treatment, such as arthroscopic surgery, are mostly performed on the knee joint, with positive results. Summarizing all these factors, we can say that the problem of the knee joint is one of the main problems of orthopedics.

What topics will be covered at the section?

We will discuss surgery effects, minimally invasive surgry in the knee joint in order to slow down the development of pathological processes or even eliminate such development altogether. We will talk about osteotomies, that is, correcting the axis of the lower limb in order to preserve the cartilage of the knee joint and the ligamentous apparatus.

Also, we will discuss data on the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP-therapy), a modern method of local treatment. We will analyze the specifics of using various types of hyaluronic acid, synthetic endoprostheses of the synovial fluid. We certainly cannot ignore knee arthroplasty, ranging from partial, closed, to revision arthroplasty, as well as the use of various systems offered commercially, up to oncologic endoprostheses.

Issues related to complications of arthroplasty will be tackled too. According to statistics, 27% of patients complain of pain after knee arthroplasty, while their endoprostheses are good. The problem is very important, it is of international nature, so we will study the experience of our colleagues both from Russia and abroad.

Another important issue is allergy to metals and arthroplasty. Today, 8-10% of the population is allergic to metals including metals that constitute knee joint endoprostheses.

And, of course, we will discuss treatment of infectious complications because orthopedics and traumatology in general deals with this topic. Participants in the section will discuss, among other things, issues of rehabilitation, that is rapid restoration of the knee joint in the elderly and young people, athletes after surgery.

Speakers from what countries do you plan to invite?

Leading experts from the EAEU countries – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan – will surely take part in the event. Now we are trying to contact speakers from China and India. Indian specialists have developed a surgery that proved extremely interesting and successful, so we want to invite or Indian colleagues to share the results. Colleagues from Eastern Europe will participate, too. In December, the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology will hold the next EFORT congress. I'm going to attend the congress and announce the upcoming Eurasian Orthopedic Forum.

What experts, besides traumatologists and orthopedists, will be interested in the Knee Joint Arthroplastysection?

I am sure that it will be very interesting to rheumatologists and rehabilitation therapists, I strongly recommend them to visit our section.

Alexander Kaysinovich Dulaev interview
Alexander Kaysinovich Dulaev, Head of the Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics of the First St. Petersburg State Medical University named after I.P. Pavlov, Head of the Department of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Vertebrology of the St. Petersburg Research Institute of Emergency Care named after I.I. Dzhanilidze, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation, Professor, holder of post-doctoral degree in medicine, spoke about the importance of the EOF for Russian medicine and about the key topics of the Vertebrologysection.

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Dr. Dulaev, you participated in the organization of the first Eurasian Orthopedic Forum. What was the reaction of the healthcare community on the meeting?

It was a really grand-scale project. 3750 participants attended the forum, beside doctors there were healthcare organizers, representatives of authorities, as well as experts and managers of production and distribution companies that supply equipment, products, materials for orthopedic traumatology and related areas of medicine. This underlines a great interest of the Russian professional community. This is despite the vast number of competing scientific conferences, congresses, and conventions that are being organized nowadays.

Why are traumatologists and orthopedists so much interested in Asian technologies?

Eastward orientation is typical for the entire country, not only the traumatology and orthopedics industry. This is due international politics and to the impressive success of many Asian countries achieved in various fields including health care. It would be unreasonable to ignore this experience because our colleagues from Asia have gained a wealth of authentic developments related to fundamental disciplines, diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. Many of these developments were presented at the first Eurasian Orthopedic Forum. I am sure that the next forum in 2019 will also feature many interesting expertise.

You are taking part in the organization of the Vertebrology section of the upcoming Eurasian Orthopedic Forum. What should the participants in this section expect?

At the previous forum, the Vertebrology section was among the most popular ones and it will remain a leading section in 2019. Now we are negotiating with Russian experts and reputable colleagues from abroad who will speak at the section. The topics are very much relevant, among them injuries and diseases of the spine in children and adults including degenerative pathology, deformities, spinal oncology, infections. We will try to cover all the various types of pathologies. Beside spinal surgeons, we intend to engage experts in the field of diagnostics, neuropathology, neurology, and rehabilitation.

Andrey Vladimirovich Garkavi interview
Andrey Vladimirovich Garkavi, Head of the Teaching Department, Professor of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Emergency Surgery Department of the Sechenov Moscow State Medical University, international class rescue doctor, told us about what the Disaster Medicine section of the EOF 2019 will focus on.

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Mr. Garkavi, within what scope will disaster medicine be covered at the EOF 2019?

Issues related to disaster medicine are becoming increasingly relevant today. They have been in the spotlight at almost every medical conference held lately, and large multi-faceted congresses, of which the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum is no doubt an example, cover a wide array of topics and have a separate section devoted to disaster medicine, and that section invariably attracts a lot of attention.

What will be the concept of the section? What topics do you intend to discuss?

We want to focus on two areas that we believe have been of prior importance this year. The first aspect is a medical evacuation of injured persons, and this issue is getting more interest now. Efforts are now being made to establish and train aviation medical brigades. New special medical equipment, vehicles, and medical technologies are employed to provide for safe and quick evacuation even in very difficult cases. New opportunities entail new organizational solutions, adjustment of transportability criteria and medical sorting algorithms in case of large-scale events. I have no doubt that medical evacuation is one of the key issues in disaster medicine today.

The second area in question is training of a wide range of medical specialists that would provide aid to persons injured in emergency situations. Such training should start at medical university and continue after graduation. This year, with the dramatic revision of the curricula of doctors' primary specialization (medical residency) underway, this topic is most acute and it requires serious discussion.

Would you tell us about the experts who will speak at the Disaster Medicine section?

We plan to invite specialists from the Russian National Center of Disaster Medicine Protection, employees of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies, military doctors, members of the teaching staff of medical universities, as well as specialists from neighboring countries. I will not specify names before a final agreement is reached on their participation, but I can assure you that the list of speakers will be very representative.

What happened in disaster medicine in 2018 that you believe is worth mentioning?

Disaster medicine is a branch of medicine where the fewer such interesting and important things happen, the better. The most important thing for us is the successful emergency response and recovery. Fortunately, no major disasters happened this year. We hope that things will stay this way. Nevertheless, we are ready to solve problems of any complexity, and reports and discussions during the section will be solid proof of that.

The EOF Organizing Committee is open to your applications for presentations within the scientific program
If you want to share your experience, please click on the link "Apply for a lecture" on the main page of the official website and fill in the form. Please indicate the section you would like to take part in, specify the subject of your report and provide several short sentences on its contents.

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Work on the EOF 2019 scientific program is in full swing. Below is a short interview with Dr. Vadim Dubrov, moderator of the Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy section, Head of the General and Specialized Surgery Department of the Fundamental Medicine Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Chief Orthopedic Traumatologist of the Moscow Department of Healthcare.

– Dr. Dubrov, you will head the Russian Arthroscopic Society Congress, a satellite event that will be held on the sidelines of the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum. Will you please say a few words about the Congress?

– We have integrated the Russian Arthroscopic Society Congress into the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum to augment the program of the Forum and enrich it with a greater number of interesting events. The Russian Arthroscopic Society has more than 400 members, and unlike the previous congresses, the current event will be attended not only by the Society members, but by the Forum participants as well.

– What should the participants expect of the Forum 2019?

– The Latin word "Forum" translates as a place where deals are made, negotiations are held and where likeminded people can meet and talk to each other. We have nearly 1,000 traumatologists here in Moscow. It is a large figure, but the number of events organized by different educational and medical institutions is just as large. They are way too many, I would say. For this very reason these events are not unique, they are almost identical in programs, speakers and reports. That is why a forum of such scale and magnitude is extremely important. It is not an annual event, it attracts experts with the greatest weight in the industry and highlights the most interesting subjects. Also, it is important that the EOF is a venue where not only doctors meet. The event brings together manufacturers and consumers of their products - medical experts and patients.

– Why should people attend the Forum?

– First, they will be in the know. If we did something new, a year or even a year and a half would pass before an article on the subject sees the light. Here at the Forum we can share the news with the colleagues within a short time and in a more personal manner.
Second, at the EOF medical experts can talk to representatives of the government agencies on current problems and make some progress in solving such issues.
Third, the attendees will be able to see the newest products of medical equipment manufacturers and other goods which a good doctor cannot do without.

On June 26, a joint meeting of the RSPP (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs) Commission on Pharmaceutical and Medical Industries, the RSPP Commission on Health Industry, the RF CCI (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation) Committee on Entrepreneurship in Healthcare and Medical Industry and the working group of the Coordination Council for Circulation of Medicines and Medical Products was held.

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The meeting was attended by members of the Organizing, Scientific and Industrial Committees of the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum 2019.

The main topics of the meeting included discussions of the draft Strategy for the Russian pharmaceutical industry development for the period until 2030, effectiveness of existing measures to support the production of medical goods, development of the medical goods production for traumatology and orthopedics in the Russian Federation, and improvement of the statutory regulation of products as an important factor for increasing the competitive ability of the medical industry.

Among the speakers was Leonid Karlovich Brizhan who gave a report at the meeting. He paid much attention to the development of domestic high-tech production of medical goods intended for traumatology and orthopedics. For treating patients with musculoskeletal system disorders and injuries, there is a need for modern high-tech implants, as well as instruments and equipment. The expert suggested supporting the initiative to lay down a comprehensive program for the development of medical goods production for traumatology and orthopedics.

In his presentation Mr. Brizhan also spoke about the performance and results of EOF 2017 and the main parameters of EOF 2019.

The Forum's Organizing Committee thanks members of the RSPP Commissions and the RF CCI Committee for joint cooperation and hopes that with the help of such support the Forum's ideas will be implemented properly.

Alexey Georgievich BAINDURASHVILI interview
The Director of the Federal State Budgetary Institution G.I. Turner Scientific Research Children's Orthopedic Instituteof the Ministry of Health of Russia, Chief Children's Orthopedic Traumatologist of St. Petersburg, the Head of the Children's Traumatology and Orthopedics Department of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education I.I.Mechnikov North-Western State Medical Universityof the Ministry of Health of Russia, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation, Dr. habil., Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexey Georgievich BAINDURASHVILI and Deputy Director for Scientific and Educational Work, Head of the Spinal Pathology and Neurosurgery Department of the Federal State Budgetary Institution G.I. Turner Scientific Research Children's Orthopedic Institute of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Dr. habil., Professor Sergey Valentinovich VISSARIONOV told us about the section Children's Traumatology and Orthopedicsat the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum.

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Alexey Georgievich Baindurashvili, Director of the Federal State Budgetary Institution G.I. Turner Scientific Research Children's Orthopedic Instituteof the Ministry of Health of Russia, Chief Children's Orthopedic Traumatologist of St. Petersburg, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation, Dr. habil., Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Alexey Georgievich, what topics will be covered at the session and how is the work on its preparation going?

Our session will be devoted to injuries and diseases of the spine and lower limbs in children. Accordingly, the range of issues to be discussed will include all the pathologies of the spinal column; as for the lower limbs, we are going to talk on a a very wide, multifaceted aspect related to traumas and orthopedics, specifically, the hip joint, hip, leg, knee joint, foot. The session provides for reports and discussions. We have already begun to notify colleagues and collect information about the reports of those willing to speak at the event. We invite everyone to send us summaries of their reports.

Will the reports cover the scientific aspects mostly or will they include information on the practical work in the field of children's orthopedic traumatology?

We would like to cover both the scientific aspects and the clinical cases, observations. But the ratio will depend on which reports we include in the programme. We will select the most relevant aspects and acute problems. There are quite a lot of patients of childhood age, and there exist different methods and approaches to treating patients with injuries and orthopedic pathologies of the spine and lower limbs. It is important to discuss these various treatment methods, approaches, results, and basing on this, create and adopt a specific algorithm. Maybe our discussions during the section will form the basis of clinical guidelines to be subsequently laid down and approved by the Ministry of Health.

Sergey Valentinovich Vissarionov, Deputy Director for Scientific and Educational Work, Head of the Spinal Pathology and Neurosurgery Department of the Federal State Budgetary Institution G.I. Turner Scientific Research Pediatric Orthopedic Instituteof the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Dr. habil., Professor

Sergei Valentinovich, what are your expectations in regards to the participants in the session Children's Traumatology and Orthopedics?

We expect to see doctors from different regions of the Russian Federation and EAEU countries. Our institute has been actively cooperating with these countries, with the Republic of Kazakhstan since 2009 and with the Republic of Uzbekistan since 2010. Several times a year specialists of our institute come to the research institutes of orthopedic traumatology of these two countries located in Astana and Tashkent, and give lectures and conduct demonstrative operations on patients with both congenital and acquired orthopedic pathologies. I would like to note that the level of assistance to children with orthopedic pathology is at a high level in these countries today.

We are developing our cooperation with EAEU doctors not only within the framework of practical health care, but also in the scientific aspect. For example, the long-standing cooperation with the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Traumatology and Orthopedics of the Republic of Belarus allowed us to put forward a Union Healthcare Programme, which was adopted by the Ministries of Health of both countries and approved by the Union State Council of Ministers. The programme has been implemented since 2017 and is intended for four years. Now it is the only programme in medicine being pursued within the framework of the Union State. It is dedicated to the development of new spinal systems and surgical technologies in treatment of children with severe congenital deformities and spinal injuries.

Please tell us about the most important events at the G.I. Turner Research Children's Orthopedic Institute that took place this year.

This year the Institute won the Mission Award for one of the areas of our work - comprehensive care for patients with the effects of spinal hernia. We displayed a new comprehensive approach in the field of treatment of this category of children. The method includes a comprehensive neuro-orthopedic approach, covering a whole spectrum of neurosurgical interventions and orthopedic operations. In addition, our patients receive treatment from specialists in various fields - urologists, nephrologists, psychologists, and neurologists, along with assistance provided by neurosurgeons and orthopedic traumatologists, . The Federal Center Spina bifida, acting on the basis of our institute, participates in this large-scale work.

Interview
Sergey Gilfanov
Member of the work team for the preparation of the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum Sergey Ilsuverovich Gilfanov, Dr. med., professor, head of the Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics of the Central State Medical Academy at the Administrative Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation, shared his opinion on the concept of the Injury and Disease of Upper Limb section.

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Mr. Gilfanov, you are a member of the work team for the preparation of the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum, specifically, the Injury and Disease of Upper Limb section. What are the specifics of this area of orthopedic traumatology?
In my opinion, the upper limb surgery is not getting as much attention as it deserves. As the saying goes, people do not walk on their hands, and to some extent it explains why the focus is usually shifted towards the injury of the lower limb. However, the problem of diseases and injuries of the upper limb is no less, and maybe even more significant because if an arm dysfunction occurs for whatever reason, it has a drastically negative effect on the quality of life of the patient. That is why we want to highlight this area in the framework of the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum.

What is the progress in preparing the Injury and Disease of Upper Limb section? What are you doing now?
We have developed the section concept and are drafting the program. The session will consist of several topical symposia on the shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and wrist surgery, during which we plan to discuss the treatment of both diseases and injuries. Additionally, we are now thinking of approaching the issue systemically, starting with a brief coverage of surgical anatomy, surgical accesses to the joints of the upper limb, and then passing on to specific medical conditions. We intend to invite the best Russian and foreign experts to discuss these topics.

What is the reaction of foreign doctors to the invitation to participate in the EOF?
They are showing great interest. For instance, at the recent TRAUMA 2018 conference several negotiations took place at once, and our foreign colleagues showed willingness to attend the forum, among them a well-known surgeon from France, a shoulder surgery expert, and a colleague from South Korea I met at the previous Eurasian Orthopedic Forum - he specializes in elbow surgery.

Do you keep in touch with the participants in the 2017 EOF?
Yes, I do. Such forums are very conducive to the establishment of new contacts, while the modern means of communication, i.e. email and Skype, allow us to communicate without any restraints. Sometimes we ask our foreign colleagues for advice when choosing the tactics of treating a complex pathology, publish our observations and ask them to comment, monitor their scientific activities and new publications. Such interaction broadens the doctor's outlook and develops clinical thinking. I am sure that the 2019 Eurasian Orthopedic Forum will allow us to further extend our contacts with our colleagues from abroad.

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Speakers willing to take part in the scientific program of the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum can now send their requests to the EOF Organizing Committee
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Work on the EOF 2019 scientific program is in full swing. Below is a short interview with Vadim E. Dubrov, moderator of the Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy section, Head of the General and Specialized Surgery Department of the Fundamental Medicine Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Chief Orthopedic Traumatologist (part-time) of the Moscow Department of Healthcare.

– Mr. Dubrov, you will head the Russian Arthroscopic Society Congress, a satellite event that will be held on the sidelines of the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum. Will you please say a few words about the Congress?


– We have integrated the Russian Arthroscopic Society Congress into the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum to augment the program of the Forum and enrich it with a greater number of interesting events. The Russian Arthroscopic Society has more than 400 members, and unlike the previous congresses, the current event will be attended not only by the Society members, but by the Forum participants as well; the latter will be able to attend at the sessions, too.

– What should the participants expect of the Forum 2019?


– The Latin word Forum translates as a place where deals are made, negotiations are held and where likeminded people can meet and talk to each other. We have nearly 1,000 traumatologists here in Moscow. It is a large figure, but the number of events organized by different educational and medical institutions is just as large. They are way too many, I would say. For this very reason these events are not unique, they are almost identical in programs, speakers and reports. That is why a forum of such scale and magnitude is extremely important. It is not an annual event, it attracts experts with the greatest weight in the industry and highlights the most interesting subjects. Also, it is important that the EOF is a venue where not only doctors meet. The event brings together manufacturers and consumers of their products - medical experts and patients.

– Why should people attend the Forum?


– First, they will be in the know. If we did something new, a year or even a year and a half would pass before an article on the subject sees the light. Here at the Forum we can share the news with the colleagues within a short time and in a more personal manner.
Second, at the EOF medical experts can talk to representatives of the government agencies on current problems and make some progress in solving such problems.
Third, the attendees will be able to see the newest products of medical equipment manufacturers and other goods which a good doctor cannot do without.

Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
On June 26, a joint meeting of the RSPP (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs) Commission on Pharmaceutical and Medical Industries, the RSPP Commission on Health Industry, the RF CCI (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation) Committee on Entrepreneurship in Healthcare and Medical Industry and the working group of the Coordination Council for Circulation of Medicines and Medical Products was held.

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The meeting was attended by members of the Organizing, Scientific and Industrial Committees of the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum 2019.

The main topics of the meeting included discussions of the draft Strategy for the Russian pharmaceutical industry development for the period until 2030, effectiveness of existing measures to support the production of medical goods, development of the medical goods production for traumatology and orthopedicsin the Russian Federation, and improvement of the statutory regulation of products as an important factor for increasing the competitive ability of the medical industry.

Among the speakers was Leonid Karlovich Brizhan who gave a report at the meeting. He paid much attention to the development of domestic high-tech production of medical goods intended for traumatology and orthopedics. For treating patients with musculoskeletal system disorders and injuries, there is a need for modern high-tech implants, as well as instruments and equipment. The expert suggested supporting the initiative to lay down a comprehensive program for the development of medical goods production for traumatology and orthopedics.

In his presentation Mr. Brizhan also spoke about the performance and results of EOF 2017 and the main parameters of EOF 2019.

The Forum's Organizing Committee thanks members of the RSPP Commissions and the RF CCI Committee for joint cooperation and hopes that with the help of such support the Forum's ideas will be implemented properly.

And of course, we are looking forward to your suggestions to improve the Forum's program.

Send them to info@eoforum.ru- each request will be reviewed.