Geropharm took part in X All-Russian Congress of Neurologists held from 17 to 21 June in Nizhny Novgorod.
An extensive research and educational program that included more than
50 breakout sessions was organized as part of the Congress, as well as
60 satellite symposia organized with support of various pharmaceutical
companies. This sign event has become a meeting place for leading
experts in various fields of neurology. Members of the Congress shared
their own experiences of treatment of various neurological pathology,
application of different approaches in pharmacotherapy and acquainted
their colleagues with the results of scientific research carried out.
Geropharm became an organizer of 3 satellite symposia - Opportunities
of Neuroprotection in the Acute Period of Cerebral Stroke, Modern
Neuroprotection in the Treatment of Chronic Cerebrovascular Diseases and
Epilepsy: Modern Possibilities of Neuroprotection in Experiment and
Symposium Opportunities of Neuroprotection in Acute Period of Cerebral
Stroke was chaired by Mikhail Yurievich Martynov, MD, Scientific
Secretary of the All-Russian Society of Neurologists, professor of
neurology and neurosurgery department of the Russian National Research
Medical University (RNRMU) and Lyudmila Vitalievna Stakhovsky, MD,
professor, Director of the Institute of Cerebrovascular Disease and
Stroke of RNRMU.
RAMS academician Aleksandr Anisimovich Skoromets opened a satellite
and shared his experience in treatment of acute cerebral circulatory
disorders and evaluation of recent R&D studies. All presentations of
the symposium were based on the results of a clinical trial ESCORT
dedicated to effectiveness of Cortexin neuroprotective support of
ischemic stroke therapy.
The satellite began with demonstration a small video-clip, which was
focused on problem of stroke and its consequences, as well as emphasized
the need of support of neuroprotective therapy for patients with
stroke, beginning from the very first minutes of medical care provision
in their respect. Report made by Olga Ketlinskaya, Candidate of Medical
Science, Deputy Director on medicine of Geropharm Ltd., reflected
design, organization and specifics of the study ESCORT in seven
cardiovascular centres of Russia. Nicholay Anatolievich Shamalov, the
Head of the Research Institute of Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke
RNRMU, Associate Professor of the Department of Fundamental and Clinical
Neurology and Neurosurgery of RNRMU addressed the audience with the
report Low-dose Cytoprotection in Cerebrovascular Accident: Evidence
Base and Verification of Effectiveness, ESCORT Study. Further to this
issue, Valentina Mikhailovna Alifirova, MD, professor and the Head of
the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Siberian State
Medical University (SSMU), the Chairman of the Tomsk Branch of the
All-Russian Society of Neurologists, the main non-staff specialist and
neurologist of the Department of Health of the Tomsk Region, made a
speech about the correction of cognitive decline and normalization of
life quality of patients suffered stroke.
Analysis, comparison, address of the audience to "the first"
successful steps of domestic neuroprotection - formed the basis of all
reports and proved the new data obtained in respect of effectiveness of
the Cortexin medicinal preparation in treatment of stroke and in
rehabilitation period. At the end of the symposium Ketevana Sergeyevna
Meshkova, RNRMU professor, made a report reflecting the results of the
pharmaco-economic component of ESCORT multicenter study, where the cost
benefit of therapy of using Cortexin has been shown.
Moderator of the satellite was Andrey Avgustovich Belkin, professor,
the Director of the Institute of Stroke of the Ural Branch of RAMS, who
conducted an interactive poll of audience, which allowed the audience to
The second symposium organized by Geropharm - Modern Neuroprotection
in Therapy of Chronic Cerebrovascular Disease was chaired by Aleksandr
Anisimovich Skoromets, academician, the chief neurologist of Saint
Petersburg and Professor Alexander Nikolayevich Boyko, chief neurologist
of Moscow. The satellite examined the issues relating to potential
chronic cerebral ischemia, as well as modern approaches to diagnosis and
therapy of this common and constantly "juvenescent" pathology.
The Symposium Epilepsy: Modern Possibilities of Neuroprotection in
Experiment and Clinic was devoted to the problems of epilepsy. The
symposium presented the scientific rationale for use of cytoprotectors
in respect of patients with epilepsy, which was obtained during various
pre-clinical experiments. Basic mechanisms affected by Cortexin
application in respect of such patients were shown. Two other reports
have confirmed the clinical validity of scientific hypotheses put
According to tradition, in addition to the scientific program as part
of the Congress a special exhibition was organized. Geropharm proposed
the theme of ESCORT as part of the design of the exhibition stand. The
original stand, at which a motorcycle Kawasaki was placed was of green
colour and attracted the attention of visitors.
The X All-Russian Congress of Neurologists this year gathered more than three thousand of medical specialists. Despite of the status of the All-Russian Congress in ceremony was attended not only by domestic neurologists, but also specialists from the CIS countries, Europe and North America.