Within the Congress, Valenta organized and carried out a satellite symposium for therapists, pediatricians and infectious diseases specialists
In April 2016, Valenta took part in the XXIII Russian National Congress “Individual and Medicine”. The Congress is a unique platform to share scientific experience and achievements in different areas of science and clinical practice. Within the event, Valenta organized and carried out a satellite symposium “Epidemic Season of 2015/16: Features of Flu Virus A(H1N1), Clinical Aspects, Algorithm of Treatment”. About 300 therapists, pediatricians, infectious diseases specialists, primary care and inpatient clinic physicians participated in the symposium. Online broadcast of the symposium was organized to 15 cities of Russia. The audience reached 500 persons.
The Symposium was chaired by: A.G.Chuchalin, MD, Professor, Academician of RAS, Director of FSBI Institute of Pulmonology FMBA of Russia, Chief Therapist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and L.V.Kolobukhina, MD, Professor, Head of Laboratory of Acute Respiratory Viral Infections with Approbation of Medicines at FSBI D.I. Ivanovsky Institute of Virology N.F Gamaleya FRCEM; RF Ministry of Health, – who presented their reports. Besides, the following speakers addressed the audience: E.I.Burtseva, MD, Professor, Head of Laboratory of Flu Etiology and Epidemiology at FSBI D.I. Ivanovsky Institute of Virology, N.F Gamaleya FRCEM, RF Ministry of Health; A.Y.Egorov, CB, Professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Vienna, Austria); A.L.Tchernyaev, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation, MD, Professor, Head of Department of Pathology at FSBI R&D Institute of Pulmonology, FMBA of Russia; and I.V.Babachenko, MD, Head of Department of Respiratory infections at FSBI Institute of Childhood Diseases, FMBA of Russia.
The speakers touched the most urgent topics of the last epidemic season of 2015/16: flu clinical manifestations in 2016, current abilities of its effective treatment, and features of flu course in children. The experts formulated diagnostic and treatment algorithms of influenza infection.
The flu is widespread globally, and its annual morbidity rates are estimated at a level of 5-10% among adult population and at 20-30 % among children. The disease may lead to hospitalization and death, predominantly in high risk groups – children, elder people, and persons with accompanying chronic pathology and without flu vaccination. In industrially developed countries, the majority of flu-related deaths occur among persons aged over 65 years. Epidemics can lead to high levels of absence from work/ school and productivity losses. In the peak morbidity periods, clinics and hospitals can get overcrowded 1. All these facts highlight the necessity of early diagnostics and therapy of such serious disease as flu.
- 1 World Health Organization, Flu. – Factsheet No.211, March 2014 (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs211/ru/)