On September 22, 2020, the opening ceremony of the Third International Forum of Oncology and Radiology was held. The President of Russia V.V. Putin. He highly appreciated the work of the oncological service, which, in his words, “copes with new challenges with dignity, retains its effectiveness,” and also noted the importance of holding such events: “I am sure that your forum, which has brought together well-known scientists and doctors in an online format, healthcare organizers from Russia and a number of foreign countries, will facilitate the exchange of best experience and practices, the development of new approaches to solving urgent problems of combating cancer. "
According to Andrey Kaprin, Director General of the National Medical Research Center of Radiology of the Russian Ministry of Health, the uniqueness of the forum, which is held in the online format in 2020, is that it attracts the attention of not only specialists from the professional community, but also experts from related industries, as well as representatives of the legislative , the executive branch, health authorities, the general public. “Thanks to the new format, more than a thousand specialists from all over the world have been gathered at one site. By organizing the Third Forum in the context of the persisting threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have preserved all the established traditions that are associated with the interdisciplinary nature of our event. " He also recalled that the treatment and prevention of cancer requires the consolidation of knowledge, strength, resources accumulated in various fields of medicine, science and technology. “Oncologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists-resuscitators, chemotherapists, surgeons of various profiles and doctors of many other specialties have been working together for a long time. And a significant role in the formation and building of these interdisciplinary ties belongs to such large-scale innovation platforms as our forum. "
The opening ceremony was attended by: Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Evgeny Kamkin, Director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe Nino Berdzuli, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Chekhonin, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, President of the Russian Academy of Education Yuri Zinchenko, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on health protection Dmitry Morozov and other guests of honor. Greetings to the participants and organizers of the forum were sent by: Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko, heads of oncological services of the CIS countries and others. The ceremony was moderated by the editor-in-chief of the Doctor TV channel Evelina Zakamskaya.
“In the modern world, oncological diseases remain one of the main problems in the health and health of the nation,” says the welcoming speech of the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko, which was read by Evgeny Kamkin. The minister recalled that since 2019, our country has been implementing a national program to combat cancer. For its implementation, the state allocated more than 200 billion rubles in 2019, including an additional 70 billion to increase the availability of drug therapy, and more than 271 billion rubles. in 2020. “These funds were used to help over 2.5 million patients. Also, in 85 constituent entities of the Russian Federation, regional programs were developed and approved, including a set of measures for early prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oncological diseases. The work of 140 outpatient care centers was organized, as of September 1, 2020, 57 more outpatient care centers were opened, ”the greeting noted. “An important direction was the renewal of the material and technical base, more than 175 regional organizations participated in the re-equipment program. More than 4.5 thousand units of medical equipment were purchased in 2019, and the same amount is planned for acquisition this year. Modern clinical guidelines have been developed and approved, ”it says. The document also emphasized that “today, thanks to the measures taken, we see the first results. Thus, this year's mortality rate from malignant neoplasms has decreased by 5% over the period January - July compared to the same period last year, and there is a decrease in one-year mortality rate. "
Dmitry Morozov noted the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in holding the forum. “Problems of oncology, pediatric oncology, hematology require special attention. And our common task, both for professionals, for the legislative and executive authorities, is that none of the problems remain on the periphery of our decisions. " He also drew the attention of participants to the laws that were adopted in 2019. “These are the law on clinical guidelines, the law on incentive payments to primary care physicians for the diagnosis of early oncological pathology, a number of laws that relate to motivating citizens and employers to undergo prophylactic medical examinations and preventive examinations, the law on palliative care, which is innovative for the entire world practice.