On February 25, in North-Western State Medical University named I.I.Mechnikov was hold scientific and practical conference «Fundamental research in modern medicine: Achievements and Prospects» within 4th reporting session of scientific departments.  More than 200 participants took part in this conference among them were physicians, gastroenterologists, general practitioners of Saint-Petersburg, University academic staff, post-graduate students and residents.

The conference was organized by North-Western State Medical University named I.I.Mechnikov and was hold under the auspice of Russian Society of Physicians.

In his opening speech, Prof.Vadim I.Mazurov, the President of The University, highlighted the importance of the conference aiming at the implementing of research achievements into different fields of medicine. On the conference were presented 20 oral reports and 9 posters on topical issues as gastroenterological, rheumatological, allergological, immunological diseases diagnosis and treatment.

The conference was conducted in accordance with realization of continuous medical education principles and was accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education on «Therapy» under the Ministry of Public Health.

Within the conference was organized the exposition dedicated to Prof. Nikolai V. Sklifosovsky’s 180th anniversary.