Young Medicine Forum supports young scientists and doctors

08 / 12 / 2021

The Young Medicine Forum, a project of the Year of Science and Technology in the Russian Federation, has been held online and offline within the conference programme of Russian Health Care Week 2021. The event is organised by the Filatov International Foundation for Biomedical Technologies Development and EXPOCENTRE AO with the support of the Russian Ministry of Health Care and the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.

The audience was addressed by Galina Karelova, Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Inna Svyatenko, Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, Tatiana Moskalkova, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Vitaly Omelyanovsky, Chairman of the Expert Council on Health Care under the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, Piotr Glybochko, Rector of the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University and others.

"It is necessary to create such conditions that will really help a new generation of young scientists, innovators to fully declare themselves and their achievements, to get involved in large-scale scientific teams. To solve this problem, as a development institute, we acted as the organiser of the Young Medicine Forum”, said the President of the Filatov International Foundation for Biomedical Technologies Development Ekaterina Dibrova at the opening of the forum.

Alexey Vyalkin, Director General of EXPOCENTRE AO, welcomed the audience and invited students and young professionals to take part in a small quiz consisting of one question. "What is the share of Russian high-tech products on the world market today?". It turned out that the share is only 0.4%.

"So I would like to wish that this percentage will grow every year with your help, and we will help you by organising such forums”, said Alexey Vyalkin.

Young Medicine is a unique platform designed to combine the experience of young scientists and doctors with the results of leading scientific schools of Russian medical science. The idea of the forum was actively supported by the relevant federal legislative and executive authorities, industry associations, associations and institutions of higher education.

During several sessions of the forum, the attendees learned what modern solutions are being implemented today in scientific medical developments; what innovations have already been successfully applied in applied medicine; what digital technologies are used by doctors in their medical practice; what are the development trends of scientific and clinical research in Russia and around the world, and much more.

Sixty specialised universities were invited to participate in the forum, and thanks to the digital opportunities, the event gained a national scale. Experts and young scientists focused on the future of biomedical technologies in the national health care system, the possibilities of polypeptide therapy in medical rehabilitation, biomedical technologies and treatment standards in gastroenterology and hepatology, and innovations and biomedical technologies in anti-ageing medicine.

Also one of the main blocks of the forum was the Foresight Session ‘Russia Needs You: Mentoring and Employing Young Medical Professionals with the partner support of EXPOCENTRE AO, National Priorities ANO, Russian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education, the Research Institute of Health Care and Medical Management of the Moscow City Department of Health Care and the Association of Health Care Manager and the Medical Services Committee of Business Russia. The experts discussed key issues of training, professional development and support for young professionals.

The strategic scientific-clinical platform of Young Medicine was the biomedical module "Polypeptide Therapy. New Opportunities for Russia”. According to Ekaterina Dibrova, this choice was due to the high interest which the first forum on polypeptides generated. It was attended by more than 1,000 specialists from most regions of Russia, the CIS countries, doctors from Europe and South-East Asia.

In addition, according to the President of the Filatov Foundation, the contribution to the future was to award prizes in priority categories for medicine to young scientists, postgraduate students, researchers, specialists and PhD candidates under the age of 30. The awards were presented to the winners by the leading development institutions: SberZdorovye and SberMedII. For achievements in biomedicine and polypeptide therapy, a personal award was presented by the Filatov International Foundation for the Development of Biomedical Technologies. 

Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO