Russia’s largest international scientific and practical forum – the Russian Health Care Week’2013 – was held at Expocentre Fairgrounds on December 9-13, 2013.
The forum featured the progress of implementation of the national programmes on health care development. Specialists and doctors familiarized themselves with the latest achievements of medical science and equipment. The forum united a number of exhibitions and conferences on health care, healthy lifestyle and pharmaceutical sector.
The events of the Russian Health Care Week aroused a great interest of skilled specialists and were highly appreciated at the state level. The forum was organized by the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Health Care of the Russian Federation, Expocentre ZAO. The forum was supported by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the Moscow City Government, the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and WHO Regional Office in Russia. The forum was held under the patronage of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and the Moscow City Government.
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko, Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Sergey Naryshkin, Minister of Health Care of the Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov, Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, Deputy Minister of Health Care of the Russian Federation Tatyana Yakovleva, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Health Protection of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Nikolay Gerasimenko, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Sergey Katyrin, President of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Ivan Dedov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov, Director of the National Research Centre for Preventive Medicine, Chief Specialist in Preventive Medicine of the Russian Ministry of Health Care Sergei Boitsov, Special Representative of WHO in the Russian Federation Dr. Luigi Migliorini welcomed the participants of the forum.
The major international exhibitions such as Zdravookhraneniye’2013 and Healthy Lifestyle’2013 were incorporated in the Russian Health Care Week. On the total exhibition area of 55,295 sq m 1,141 companies from all the subjects of the Russian Federations and 42 countries presented their new advanced technologies almost in all the fields of the modern medicine.
National pavilions of such countries as Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, the People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Taiwan and Turkey were presented at the exhibitions.
Foreign companies such as Sony, Philips, Toshiba, Olympus, Kodak, Leica, Fresenius, Stormoff, MSWestfalia, Physiomed, Shimadzu, Storz, Fujifilm, Hitachi, Sаmsung, General Electric, Heinemann Medizintechnik, Mindray, Nikon, etc. displayed their innovations and latest technologies.
Russian products were presented by the companies from all the regions of the Russian Federation, among which were: Amico, Elektron, Kostromskaya Medtechnika, Kasimov Instrument Making Enterprise, Zagorsky Optical-Mechanical Plant, Krasnogorsky Zavod named after Zverev, Urals Optical & Mechanical Plant, Vinar, Mikromontazh, ST Nizhnegorodets, Kront-M, Lomo, Tatchempharmpreparaty and others.
The number of unique visitors amounted to 32,140 people. The total visitor attendance made up 52,910.
New project Expocentre for Counterfeit-Free Exhibitions was implemented at the International scientific and practical forum - the Russian Health Care Week – according to the recommendations of UFI - the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. Its task is to reduce the number of counterfeit products showcased at trade shows and illegal copying of new exhibited developments.
The unique format providing single information and exhibition space, offered by the organizers of the forum, provided dramatically new opportunities for the promotion of innovative products for practical medical application.
The key event of the Russian Health Care Week was the 3rd International Forum on Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion ‘For Healthy Life’ devoted to the issues concerning improvement of the citizens living standards, development of preventive trend of health care. The forum was held within the framework of the Russian Health Care Week’2013 for the first time.
The plenary discussion and seminars related to the key subjects of the modern medicine development were held at the forum. The leading scientific centers and institutes of the Russian Ministry of Health and the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences demonstrated their developments.
The meeting of specialized Commission of the Russian Ministry of Health on Non-Communicable Disease Prevention was held in the frames of the Week for the first time.
MEDITEX, Science and Technology Center, with the support from the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade held a series of the seminars on Development of the Medical Industry in the Russian Federation within the Russian Health Care Week.
The major events of the Week were the 7th All-Russia Forum on Circulation of Medical Products in Russia. Problem Areas of 2014, the 15th Annual Scientific Forum on Stomatology’2013, the 8th International Science Conference ‘SportMed’2013’, the 2nd Russian Medical Investment Forum, the Interdisciplinary Scientific and Practical Conference on the Issues of Men’s X-ray Radiology and Urology, the International Business Medical and Pharmaceutical Forum.
The programme of accompanying events of the Forum included the 4th Annual All-Russia Conference on Non-Governmental Health Care: Current State and Development Trends, the Workshop on Promotion of Medical Goods, Equipment and Services via Internet.The next scientific and practical forum - the Russian Health Care Week’2014 and other incorporated international exhibitions such as Zdravookhraneniye’2014 and Healthy Lifestyle’2014 will be held on 8-12 December 2014 at Expocentre Fairgrounds.