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|More than 90 Attend First ISTH Education Course in Moscow, Russia|
More than 90 participants from across Russia as well as Macedonia, Slovakia, Serbia and Montenegro attended the ISTH Education Course on thrombosis, thrombophilia, DIC and thrombolytic therapy in Moscow, Russia on September 17-19.
First Moscow State Medical University hosted the ISTH sponsored event, which was organized by Dr. Igor Bokarev, Dr. Anton Ilich, Dr. Ludmila Popova, Dr. Tatiana Kondrateva, Dr. Maria Matveeva, and Dr. Ekaterina Shelest.
“The most surprising thing was that we had around 100 participants when we only expected 50-60,” Ilich said. “We are proud that we organized the first ISTH Educational Course in Russia, and we hope this is not the last one.”
Lectures were provided by some of the top researchers in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis, and participants left the event asking when they would be able to attend the next course in Russia.
“All lectures were very interesting and all useful, without exception,” Ilich said. “Some participants were more interested to hear about new understanding of thrombophilia testing from Professor [Frits] Rosendaal. For others, it was the latest data in the hemophilia area from Professor [Nigel] Key. Professor [Alexsandr] Medvedev shared his great experience in surgery treatment of pulmonary embolism, and Professor [Igor] Bokarev presented an exciting lecture about the modern understanding of DIC.”
Educational Courses like this one are part of an ongoing effort by ISTH to increase the opportunity to present information customized to the scientific/medical needs, cultures and learning styles of target participants in different countries around the world.
“These courses are very important, mostly for clinicians,” Ilich said. “Participants have an opportunity in a couple of days to totally update their knowledge in their field of interest. Moreover, they can get information directly from some of the world’s leading specialists. We hope that better educated clinicians will be able to decrease the morbidity and mortality from thrombosis in Russia.”
Educational Courses also advance ISTH’s mission to foster international opportunities for collaboration and growth. “These international events are important steps in the cooperation between different countries,” Ilich explained. “That is very important for the worldwide development of science.”
Read more about speakers and lectures at this event in the course report to the education committee.
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