EOF to become largest Eurasian interdisciplinary event in traumatology and orthopaedics

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The Eurasian Orthopedic Forum has announced that about 3,000 participants are due to attend its 2017 event in Moscow, Russia, participants from Russia, Southeast and Central Asia, Middle East, Europe and Americas. This will make it the largest event in orthopedics and traumatology throughout Eurasia, according to a press release.

The event is aimed at 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 Labor and Social Protection, Ministry of Defense, 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. Only joint efforts in finding solutions will make healthcare in Russia and other Eurasian countries truly effective. I’m glad to be able to contribute to such an event,” says Leonid Roshal, co-chairman of the EOF Pediatric Traumatology and Orthopedics section, president of the Moscow Emergency Children’s Surgery and Traumatology Research Institute and president of the National Medical Chamber.

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

“We are in the process of implementing a huge number of international projects. They are at different stages of conceptualising, 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,” says Nikolay Goncharov, a member of the EOF Organizing Committee, executive board chairman at the Association of Traumatologists and Orthopedists of Russia.

Several joint Russian-Asian projects will be presented at the Forum. It includes introducing the joint development of orthopaedic and traumatological robots, computer technologies for navigating during orthopedic and traumatological surgery, and a number of other.

The Eurasian Orthopedic Forum will also sum up the interim results of the pilot programs within the reformed rehabilitation system in a number of Russian regions.