Saint Petersburg Orthodox Doctors Society named after St. Luke (Voyno-Yasenetsky) with the blessing of Metropolitan Varsonofiy of Saint Petersburg and Ladoga plans to hold the III International and Scientific Conference “Church and Medicine: Efficient Solutions to Modern Challenges” within the framework of Saint Petersburg forum «Church and Medicine» from September 30th to October 2nd, 2020.
In 2020 Saint Petersburg Orthodox Doctors Society named after St. Luke (Voyno-Yasenetsky) celebrates its 20th anniversary.
In 2005 the Society held the II International Conference «Church and Medicine: Collaboration between the Russian Orthodox Church and the State on health protection of Russian citizens», which was attended by 275 people from 57 cities of the Russian Federation, as well as honored guests from Greece, USA, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries.
In 2015 Saint Petersburg Orthodox Doctors Society held the V All-Russian Congress of Russian doctors, which was attended by over 700 people from 95 dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church, including from Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan. The outcome of the V All-Russian Congress of Russian doctors was the glorification of passion-bearer doctor Evgeniy Sergeevich Botkin as the saint of Russian Orthodox Church.
The III International and Scientific Conference «Church and Medicine: Efficient Solutions to Modern Challenges» will be attended by the doctors of various specialties, prominent domestic scientists:
Chuchalin Alexander Grigorievich – ex-chief therapist of Russia, RAS Academician, one of the founders of the Russian Pulmonology School, Chairman of Russian Respiratory Society, Founder of the Pulmonology Clinical and Research Institute of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation,
Dr. Sci. (Med), Professor, Head of the Hospital Therapy (Internal Diseases) Department of Pediatric Faculty of Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University;
Zaytsev Andrey Alekseevich – Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation, Chief Pulmonologist for the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Chief Pulmonologist of the Federal State Institution «Main Military Clinical Hospital named after academician N. N. Burdenko» of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Dr. Sci. (Med), Professor, Colonel of the Medical Service, one of the key authors of the Federal Recommendations for the Coronavirus infection treatment;
Schevchenko Yuriy Leonidovich – RAS Academician, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, Former Minister of Healthcare of Russia, President and Founder of Federal State Budgetary Institution “National Medical and Surgical Center named after N.I. Pirogov” of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Dr. Sci. (Med), Professor, Colonel-General of the Medical Service, Permanent Representative of Russia to the World Health Organization;
Shlyakhto Evgeniy Vladimirovich – Director General of the Almazov National Medical Research Centre of the Ministry of Healthcare of Russian Federation, RAS Academician, President of the Russian Society of Cardiology, chief freelance cardiologist of Northwestern, Southern, North Caucasian, Volga Federal districts, chief freelance cardiologist of the Health Committee of the Government of Saint Petersburg, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Honorary Citizen of Saint Petersburg.
Bubnova Natalia Alexeevna – Leading Specialist in the field of purulent surgery and lymphovenous pathology, Dr. Sci. (Med), professor of the General Surgery Department of the Pavlov University, Professor of the General Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Petersburg State University, Vice-president of the Lymphatic Society of Russia, Member of the International Society of Lymphologists, Member of the Board of the Russian Specialists in surgical infections;
Khavinson Vladimir Khatskelevich – Chief Specialist in Gerontology and Geriatrics of the Health Committee of the Government of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Honored Inventor of the Russian Federation, Dr. Sci. (Med), Professor, Colonel of the Medical Service (retired), Vice President of the Gerontologic Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences, President of European Regional Branch of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics;
Siluyanova Irina Vasilievna – one of the founders of modern domestic bioethics, organizer of biomedical ethics teaching at higher medical school of Russia, Doctor of Sciences in Philosophy, Professor, Head of Bioethics Department of Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Chief Researcher of Research Laboratory «Bioethics and Legal problems of Healthcare», Member of Ethics Committee for the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation;
Mikirtichan Galina L’vovna – Head of Humanitarian Subjects and Biomedical Ethics Sub-department of Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University (the department is the branch of UNESCO Department of bioethics), Dr. Sci. (Med), Professor, Chairman of the Ethics Committee of Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University, Member of the Executive Board of the Medical Historians Confederation, Member of the International Relations Commission of the National Ethics Committee of the Russian Medical Association, and other famous scientists.
The Conference will be attended by priests, representatives of regional branches of Russian Orthodox Doctors Society and the countries of near and far abroad, health workers, medical universities students.
The participation of specialists from various regions of Russia is planned, as well as from Belarus, France, Monaco, Australia, Cyprus, USA, Israel, Great Britain, Italy, India, etc.
Taking into consideration varying degree of complexity of epidemiological situation in Russian regions, the event will be held online:
Day 1 (September 30th): offline (remotely) reports will be posted on the website, which you will be able to explore at any convenient time.
Day 2 (October 1st, 10:00 – 12:00 Moscow time (!)): online communication of all the participants will take place – representatives of regional branches of Russian Orthodox Doctors Society, as well as orthodox doctors from the countries of near and far abroad.
The following issues are proposed to be discussed:
Day 3 (October 2nd): offline (remotely) presentations of medical universities students will be posted on the website.
At the same time, the conference will feature the most interesting reports, made by Saint Petersburg Orthodox Doctors Society during 2010-2020.
The conference will focus on the following topics:
• Information support to the event will be provided by the journal “The Church and Medicine”, next printed issue is scheduled for November 2020.
Reports should be recorded on video and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 10. Speech duration – up to 30 minutes.
It is possible to send a printed version of the report with a brief annotation in Russian, no more than 300 characters. The most interesting materials will be published in the journal “The Church and Medicine”(RSCI). Please, read the rules of publication.
Conference working languages: Russian, English, French.
We hope that the St. Petersburg Forum “Church and Medicine” will become a platform for communication on topical issues and experience exchange between Orthodox doctors and clergy, related to medicine.