On June 2-4, 2020, the XXXIII International Congress with Endoscopic Course “New Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment of Gynecological Diseases” was successfully held. Due to COVID-19 pandemic and related meeting and travel restrictions, the Congress for the first time in many years was not held in its traditional format. Despite these circumstances, this year the Congress was one of the first large-scale and events performed through global video broadcasting to the whole world. The online format provided a unique opportunity for Russian and foreign experts to share their experience and skills, present their achievements and innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological diseases, and for participants – to look into the best clinics of the world. The Congress again managed to became a guide to the world of new professional knowledge regardless the numerous challenges.
In June 2019, under the Eight-point Cooperation Plan, the Center and Oita University (President – Professor Seigo Kitano) signed an agreement. Under this umbrella the parties held joint events, exchanged visits to the hospitals and shared experience in specific areas of interest.
32 foreign experts from Austria, Great Britain USA, France, Canada, Japan, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Israel and India made presentations in the congress. In total there were 1489 participants from 24 countries, 176 cities and 66 regions of the Russian Federation, including from CIS countries.
Following the cooperation agreement on experience-sharing in pediatric surgery with Oita University, delegation of the National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology - Ekaterina Yarotskaya (Head, Department of International Cooperation), and Elena Dorofeeva, and Andrey Panin (Neonatal Surgery Department) - visited Japan on December 2-8, 2019.
This exhibition covered the issues of health tourism for Chinese patients. More than 200 international hospitals and medical service companies from China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and Europe took part in this exhibition. It was the first time when the Center was introduced as a partner.