Date: 08.02.2020

The 1st Japan Russia Training Course “Endoscopic surgery and tracheal endoscopic treatment workshop for pediatric surgeons”

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.

February 5-7, 2020, the 1st Japan Russia training course “Endoscopic surgery and tracheal endoscopic treatment workshop for pediatric surgeons” was held at the Federal State Budget Institution the “National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named after Academician V.I. Kulakov” of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.

8 Japanese experts from university clinics of Oita, Nagoya, Tokyo, Kobe and Kagoshima were participated in the program: Prof. Seigo Kitano (President of Oita University and the 5th president of IFSES (International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons)), Prof. Yasuharu Ono, Prof. Satoshi Ieiri, Prof. Yuko Bitoh, Prof. Atsuyuki Yamataka, Prof. Hiroo Uchida, Prof. Kenji Ihara, Dr. Katsuhiro Ogawa, as well as Russian specialists: Prof. Igor Poddubnyi (Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of the Higher Education “A.I. Yevdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry” of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation), Dr. Yulia Podurovskaya, Dr. Elena Dorofeeva, Dr. Andrey Panin (Neonatal Surgery Department of the Center).

The trainees of the course were young surgeons from Moscow university clinics.

The course included:

  • Lectures and video lectures on neonatal surgery
  • Master classes on endoscopy using training models and simulators
  • Pre-testing of students
  • Post-testing of students with an assessment of their results

The equipment for the course was provided by the three largest manufacturers of medical equipment: Olympus Corporation, KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG and Kyoto Kagaku Co., Ltd.

At the end of the course, Russian and Japanese experts summed up the results of the course and discussed the plans for future collaboration.