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Post-release on the Russian Forum Mother and Child, September 22-25, 2015



The XVI Russian Scientific Forum Mother and Child took place in the International Exhibition Center Crocus Expo in Moscow, September 22-25, 2015.

For the first time the II Russian Congress on Visual Diagnostics in bstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology and Russian Conference of Midwives and Neonatal Nurses were held in the frames of the Forum.

The organizers of the events were The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, the Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology of the Ministry of Health, the Russian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the League of Midwives of Russia.

The Forum was attended by 3 465 professionals from 19 countries (Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Georgia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Moldova, Norway, Russia, USA, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Sweden). There were delegates from 329 cities and 80 territorial entities of the Russian Federation.

The Forum opening ceremony was welcomed by Elena Baibarina –Director of the Department of Children’s Medical Care and Delivery Service of the Ministry of Health of the RF, Gennady Sukhikh Director of the Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology, Vladimir Serov President of the Russian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. They emphasized the growing interest of domestic and foreign experts to this major national annual event of professional community of the Russian obstetricians and gynecologists. They also brought into focus the organizational aspects of improving accessibility and quality of care to women and children.

The Forum scientific program included 8 plenary sessions, 30 sectional meetings, 18 round tables, 6 seminars, 3 clinical lectures, 2 pre-Congress courses.

The major topics of the most important plenary and sectional sessions were as follows:

- Preeclampsia;

- Management of complicated labor;

- Placenta increta: diagnosis and surgery;

- Organ-sparing methods of management of obstetrical hemorrhage;

- Tumours of reproductive system: prevention, diagnostics and treatment;

- Breast cancer and reproduction;

- High risk pregnancy;

- Molecular and cellular biology: new opportunities for diagnostics and treatment;

- Topical problems of pediatrics;

- Medical legislation in the XXI century: topical problems in obstetrics and perinatology.

Traditionally the Forum was featured by leading foreign experts, leaders of distinguished international societies, clinical and educational centers.

In particular, the Scandinavian experience in addressing acute obstetrical questions such as deliveries in patients with prevention of preterm births, placental ingrowth, management of uterine scars, diagnostics of traumas at birth was presented by professor P. Olofsson and professor . Vikhareva (the Lund University, Malmö, Sweden) as well as professor K. Salvesen (the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway).

An important task of perinatology is to ensure health to preterm babies via breast feeding, and it was highlighted by professor G. Moro professor of neonatology, the President of Italian Association of Human Milk Banks (Rome, Italy) in his special lecture.

Contemporary insight into the problem of pelvic prolapse treatment in women was presented by professor K. Baessler the Chief of Urogynecology Department of the Charité Pelvic Floor Clinic (Berlin, Germany) in the frames of profile sectional session.

The challenging (both in Russia and globally) issues of providing qualitative and safe medical care to women undergoing termination of pregnancy were raised in a special session under the chairmanship of R. Comendant the professor of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department of the State medical and pharmaceutical University of Moldova, the head of Reproductive Medicine Training Center in Chisinau and coordinator of the International Consortium on Medical Abortions, and by doctor T. Tsereteli (the Republic of Georgia) senior consultant of Genuity Health Projects.

The Forum also included the contest of young researchers, the meeting of head experts obstetricians and gynecologists of territorial entities of the Russian Federation, and presentation of the second edition of the National Manual Obstetrics edited by academicians of the Russian Academy of Science G. Savelieva, G. Sukhikh, V. Serov and professor V. Radzinsky, comprising pieces by 87 leading scientists and practitioners of Russia.

The XVII International specialized exhibition Health care of Mother and Child 2015 presented the products of 82 medical industries.

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