Cooperation of the Association of Oncologists of Russia and Kyrgyzstan
In February 2020, an international conference dedicated to the analysis of errors in surgery was held in Kyrgyzstan. A team of Russian experts of the FSBI “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia took an active part in the event. The specialists of the Center not only headed the sections, made presentations, but also conducted practical workshops and demonstration operations. Andrey Borisovich Ryabov, Deputy Director General for Surgery, spoke about the results of the conference.
The conference was attended by a lot of specialists from different surgical fields from transplantologists to oncosurgeons. During the scientific sessions, possible surgical complications in various sections of clinical medicine were discussed. The conference was very eventful and took place at two bases at once: at the Medical Academy, where the opening and signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Associations of Oncologists of Russia and Kyrgyzstan took place, and in the business center of the Zhannat Resort hotel complex, working meetings of specialists in specialized sections were held. – What was the composition of the delegation from Russia? – From Russia, 26 regional specialists from the leading centers of our country took part in the conference: from Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Samara, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, St. Petersburg, Obninsk, of course, specialists of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “NMIC Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia and other federal centers from Moscow. – What was the most important thing on the conference agenda? – I was instructed by the Director General of the FSBI “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia, President of the Association of Oncologists of Russia A.D. Kaprin signed a Memorandum of cooperation between the Association of Oncologists of Russia and the Association of Oncologists of Kyrgyzstan, which is designed to expand and strengthen the relationship between the two countries in the fight against cancer. For more than 5 years, the Federal State Budgetary Institution “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia has been actively interacting with oncologists of Kyrgyzstan, holding conferences, consultations and performing joint operations. As part of the conference, I gave a lecture on the experience of treating patients with food anastomosis failures and made two reports on the peculiarities of treating a child with a duodenal injury, whom I operated on several years ago in the volume of GPDR, and a malignant fistula after laparoscopic splenectomy. My colleagues at the Center Dmitry Vladimirovich Sidorov, Mikhail Ivanovich Lozhkin, Leonid Olegovich Petrov reported on advanced technologies and techniques in liver surgery used at the Center. In addition, we conducted several demonstration operations in the master class mode, which were attended by our colleagues from Kyrgyzstan. Some of them had internships at our Center and we must admit that they are very experienced specialists. Of course, personal relationships on a professional and scientific basis provide the basis for expanding contacts and interaction. How can the Memorandum of Cooperation be useful to Kyrgyzstan? – This agreement gives the right to use Russian technologies, expand training opportunities for Kyrgyz specialists on the basis of our centers, strengthen professional and scientific relations. – How did our cooperation with the Kyrgyz Republic develop before? – Our acquaintance with Kyrgyzstan began in 2015, when, at the invitation of the Kyrgyz side, we arrived in the republic with a large team led by Academician A.D. Kaprin. It was not just a study trip, it was a working visit: we performed a number of operations in clinics of the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University named after Boris Yeltsin, the medical center of the Kyrgyz State Medical Academy named after I.K. Akhunbayev, in private clinics, urological and oncological centers, the Republican Children’s Hospital. – How do you assess the level of development of these institutions? – Most specialists in Kyrgyzstan are students of the Russian school. Rector of the Kyrgyz State Medical Academy named after I. K. Akhunbayev I. O. Kudaibergenova studied for 11 years in Russia at the Vishnevsky Institute, at the cancer center. Many of the specialists who have accepted us have completed postgraduate studies and residency at the leading institutions of our country. I should note that their professional level is very high, and they are constantly undergoing internships both in Russia and abroad. In addition, in some areas, our colleagues are the undisputed leaders of medicine. For example, the experience of treating patients with alveococcosis among our Kyrgyz colleagues is one of the largest in the world. Medicine today is not only people, but also, of course, technologies, which include both education and material and technical equipment. I should note that I see positive changes in the development of medicine in Kyrgyzstan, both in terms of material and technical re-equipment, and in terms of the attention of the leader of the republic and health care organizers to the training of their national personnel. They follow the path of signing all kinds of memoranda and agreements, not only with the Russian Federation, but also with Turkey, with Germany, with other countries that come with good will to Kyrgyzstan. Therefore, the level of medicine there is sufficient to help people in many difficult situations. Where our colleagues fail, they consult and invite specialists from the Russian Federation or other countries, or refer patients to these countries. And these patients also come to us. – How do you assess the plans for joint cooperation? – I am sure that we need to increase cooperation in medicine with all our post-Soviet republics, try to strengthen these ties, and this is happening, including within the framework of the interaction of the organization of the CIS ADIOR member countries and Eurasia. This is also important because there are many of our compatriots there, including Russian people who, for various reasons, have stayed abroad. Kyrgyzstan is, from my point of view, a very comfortable platform for implementing cooperation through medical channels, because most doctors are graduates of our national school of medicine, people are very disposed to us. When I was, for example, in Karakol, I visited a museum and a monument to our outstanding compatriot Przhevalsky. Then the authorities ordered to rename this city in his honor. People have done a lot to develop territories and get closer to our country. I think we should take this baton and implement it within the framework of the projects we are engaged in. We have many joint events planned. For example, in autumn, a conference of young scientists will be held within the framework of the CIS ADIOR and EA. Farhat Ruslanovich Vindiza is responsible for the section of young scientists within ADIOR. Together with the leaders of the Kyrgyz side, we discussed projects on how to unite the youth areas of the two countries in terms of improving contacts. A conference on alveococcosis of the liver is planned to be held in the summer or autumn of this year. We also discussed issues of telepathology, our center is a reference from the point of view of consulting pathomorphological drugs. I told our colleagues about these opportunities using the example of Kazakhstan. This aroused great interest and a desire to continue cooperation in this direction. And I think it is useful to extend this experience to other CIS countries.
Press Service of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia