AOR business breakfast within the framework of the XXIII Russian Cancer Congress
The XXIII working day began with a business breakfast dedicated to modern challenges in oncology and the first results of the implementation of the national project to combat oncological diseases Russian Cancer Congress. The initiator and organizer of the event was the Association of Oncologists of Russia.
Despite the early hour, the discussion platform in Crocus City began its work at 7.45. The hall was full, and according to the organizers of the meeting, the event aroused such interest that the acceptance of applications from those wishing to participate in it had to be limited.
The business breakfast format fully justified its name, because in addition to representatives of the medical community and relevant ministries, more than 40 directors of companies supplying medicines and medical equipment, both Russian and foreign, participating in the implementation of the program to combat cancer, arrived. Representatives of commercial medical centers came, including the legend of Russian private medicine, Academician Grigory Roitberg. And, perhaps, for the first time at a meeting of this kind, industry unions, associations of the pharmaceutical industry and manufacturers of medical equipment, such as ARFP, AIPM, InPharma, IMEDA, were so widely invited.
About 150 captains of medicine and business have started brainstorming the problems in oncology and related disciplines facing the country.
The discussion was opened by Andrey Kaprin, Director General of the FSBI “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, President of AOR, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He recalled that the adoption of the federal program to combat cancer was preceded by the painstaking work of specialists in many areas who are cross-members of both AOR and RUSSKO.
In the speech of many speakers, it was emphasized that such meetings allow not only to find answers to the challenges that doctors face in their professional activities, but also to formulate new tasks that will later be solved by teams of research and clinical organizations.
According to the main developer – the Ministry of Health of Russia, the federal project to combat cancer is not a frozen dogma. The task of the professional community is to conduct step-by-step analyses and, if necessary, make adjustments.
Tatyana Semenova, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, told about how one of the most difficult problems of the program implementation is being solved – the personnel shortage. Alexey Alekhin, Head of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Industry Development Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, spoke about the effectiveness of joint actions on the development and implementation of a medical order.
The first persons – chief specialists of medical areas closely related to the solution of cancer problems – also spoke: Director of the Scientific Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Peritanology named after V.I. Kulakov G.T. Sukhoi, Director of the State Scientific Center of Coloproctology named after A. N. Ryzhykh of the Ministry of Health of Russia Yuri Shelygin, chief oncologists of a number of federal districts and regions, who also arrived at a business breakfast to participate in an informal discussion on the most pressing challenges in oncology.
There were many famous scientists, academicians and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the hall: the head of the Oncology Center of Sechenov University, Academician Igor Reshetov, Deputy Director General of the FSBI “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia Andrey Kostin, Director of the A.F. Tsyba MRSC – branch of the FSBI “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia and many others.
Sergey Tyulyandin, Chairman of the Russian Society of Clinical Oncology, addressed the audience with greetings and wishes for the successful work of the XXIII Oncological Congress.
At the meeting, many interesting proposals were announced, including the possibility of including funding for scientific work in the field of nuclear medicine, which has not yet been included in the national project.
Also, the participants of the meeting talked about the problems they face in their daily practice: weak activity on cancer awareness of general practitioners in the field, insufficient information support for both the state program and its measures addressed to the population on screening, prevention, medical examination, education of responsible attitude of people to their health. According to the participants of the meeting, coordinated actions of medical communities can make a great contribution to solving these problems.
“Professional associations should play an important role in the development of clinical recommendations, training and retraining of personnel, dissemination of best practices, methodological assistance in the development of new methods of diagnosis and treatment of ZNO. The development of joint approaches and the consolidated opinion of the entire expert community should be the main goal of such meetings,” Andrey Kaprin stressed.
The academician, in turn, thanked the moderator Evelina Zakamskaya and the Head of the AOR Public Relations Department Oleg Levkovsky for organizing and conducting an interesting discussion in the format of a business breakfast.
AOR Press Service