19 – 20 May 2017: St Petersburg hosted the 8th International Annual North-West International Research and Practice Conference “Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis”. The conference was attended by 200 participants from 60 regions of the Russian Federation.
Among the participants were Russian and foreign contributors from the Czech Republic, Israel, Italy, Sweden and the US.
During the two days, the conference participants listen to contributions by leading Russian and foreign experts on cystic fibrosis and related diseases.
Among the most interesting contributions at the conference were: International and Russian Experience of NFTOR use (Achromobacter, Stenotrophomonas, Burkholderia cepacia complex) by Dr Kasovskiy, MD, Cystic Fibrosis Laboratory, Pulmanology Research and Development Institute, Moscow; Computer Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Tomography in the Case of Cystic Fibrosis: What We Know and What We Can Learn by Dr Harm Tiddens, MD, Professor of Paediatrics, The Netherlands; New European Aspects of Nutrition for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis by Dr Brigitta Strandvik, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Royal Caroline Institute, Novum, Sweden; as well as some other contributions about medical treatment of children and adults suffering from cystic fibrosis.
The programme of the conference included 14 interactive sections dedicated to different kinds of problems connected with medical treatment of cystic fibrosis, including: genetics, fertility of patients suffering from cystic fibrosis, computer tomography of the lungs, mycobacteriosis, dietary habits, psychological aspects and so on.
Devil’s Gene: Genetic Diseases – Politics, Ethics, and Dreams of Being Cured, a study by Prof. Baroukh M. Assael, MD, published in Italy in 2017 was introduced at the conference. The monograph was translated into Russian by the Ostrova Charitable Foundation and is available for e-reading in the Library section of the foundation’s website.