For the first time in history the 14 th European Congress of Internal Medicine (ECIM) took place in Moscow, Russian Federation in the International Exhibition Center «Crocus Expo». The 14th ECIM was organized by the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM) together with the Russian Scientific Medical Society of Internal Medicine (RSMSIM) with support of the Ministry of Health care of Russian Federation.
6138 doctors from 363 cities of the Russian Federation and 1504 foreign specialists from 72 countries participated at the joint Congress. The largest number of international participants came from Turkey (297), Portugal (250), Spain (185), Greece (66) and Israel (41). GMS Clinic doctors present clinical report «The cases of deficiency of concentration of lithium in blood».
The opening ceremony of the 14th European and X National Congresses was marked by the welcome speeches of Anatoly Martynov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the President of RSMSIM, Veronika Skvortsova, the Minister of Health care of the Russian Federation, Frank Bosch (the Netherlands), the President of EFIM and Daniel Sereni (France), the Chairman of the Foundation for the Development of Internal Medicine in Europe.
The content of the scientific program of the 14th European Congress of Internal Medicine fully reflected its slogan «Internal medicine ¬ without borders». The program included not only all the main areas of internal medicine, such as cardiology, rheumatology, pulmonology, nephrology, gastroenterology, hematology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, but also more rare discussed at therapeutic forums questions related to neurology, oncology, occupational diseases, orphan diseases and emergency medicine. The important role of internal medicine in the modern health care system was discussed as well as the perspectives of development of therapy as a profession, comorbid and multimorbid pathology, overdiagnosis and overtreatment, management of elderly patients. The Honorary lectures at the Congress were entrusted to read to Evgeny Chazov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nobel prize laureate, and Oleg Atkov, Professor, pilot¬cosmonaut, first internist in space. The topics of their lectures were «Ways of improving of cardiac care» and «Space as a new human environment. Medical risks».
Andrei Besedin, MD GMS Clinic