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Eurasian Orthopaedic Forum to take place on June 29-30 in Moscow

Moscow: The Eurasian Orthopaedic Forum (EOF) will take place on June 29-30 in Moscow bringing together government authorities, medical professionals, entrepreneurs and businessmen to discuss the development of a modern and innovative medical industry.

The EOF, with about 3,000 participants from Russia, Southeast and Central Asia, Middle East, Europe and Americas, is expected to become the largest event in orthopaedics and traumatology throughout Eurasia, according to a statement.

The interdisciplinary programme of the Forum contains over 200 meetings for 20 research and practical areas, including various aspects of orthopaedic traumatology, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation, military field medicine, healthcare economics, international cooperation, adapting technologies and localizing production.

The forum will also witness the presentations of joint Russian-Asian projects, which include introducing Indian practice of primary Knee Joint Arthroplasty in Russia, joint development of orthopaedic and traumatological robots, computer technologies for navigating during orthopaedic and traumatological surgery.

The business programme of the Eurasian Orthopaedic Forum includes an exhibition, presentations and symposiums, round table meetings organized under the auspices of the Russian Ministry of Health and Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Representatives of four federal ministries and both Houses of the Russian Parliament are likely to take part in the event. Entrepreneurs from Russia and other countries will present joint projects in orthopaedics, traumatology and related areas, according to the forum organisers.

The Eurasian Orthopaedic Forum will provide a venue for uniting manufacturers and distributors of medical products and devices from Russia and other countries, representatives of the Russian Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Ministry of Defence, as well as dedicated committees of the State Duma, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, and Moscow City Health Department.

“The interdisciplinary approach is a golden standard in medicine that is just appearing in Russia. We plan more than just training the doctors according to global trends. We plan to discuss issues in collaboration with government officials and entrepreneurship,” said Leonid Roshal, co-chairman of the EOF Paediatric Traumatology and Orthopaedics section, president of the Moscow Emergency Children’s Surgery and Traumatology Research Institute, and president of the National Medical Chamber.

“The Forum will feature representatives of factories and private firms that are looking for cooperation in manufacturing orthopaedic and traumatological products. Russia is pursuing development of a modern medicine industry and that’s a perfect chance for foreign manufacturers to launch joint projects in that sector,” said Nikolay Zagorodniy, a member of the EOF Organizing Committee, chairman of the Traumatology and Orthopaedics Department of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

“We are in the process of implementing a huge number of international projects. They are at different stages of conceptualizing, design and development, and they all will be presented at the Forum for the international professional community to review. The EOF will be the first testing of these projects and give incentive for faster development,” said Nikolay Goncharov, a member of the EOF Organizing Committee, and executive board chairman at the Association of Traumatologists and Orthopaedists of Russia.

“The EOF will ensure communication of governmental authorities, medical specialists and entrepreneurs essential for development of a modern and innovative medical industry. For example, introducing 3D technologies for surgery in Moscow will be performed by joint efforts of the Moscow City Health Department, major centres of prosthetics, traumatology and orthopaedics, as well as the Association of Medical 3D Printing Specialists,” added Valeriy Murylev, a member of the EOF Organizing Committee, and professor at the Traumatology, Orthopaedics and Emergency Surgery Department of the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.

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