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The state-of-the-art review x the All-Russian scientific forum with the international participation "Days of immunology in Sanktpeterburg" of a name of the academician V.I. Ioffe (on May 29 — on June 1, 2006)



meditsinsky Immunology 2006, T. 8, No. 4, p 573-575 © 2006, SPb of RO RAAKI

Diary of the immunologist

The STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEW of the X ALL-RUSSIAN SCIENTIFIC FORUM WITH the INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION "DAYS of IMMUNOLOGY IN ST. PETERSBURG"

NAME of the ACADEMICIAN BI.IOFFE (on JUNE 29 MAYa-1, 2006)

The All-Russian scientific forum with the international participation of a name of the academician V.I. Ioffe DAYS of IMMUNOLOGY IN ST. PETERSBURG "Molecular bases of immunoregulation, immunodiagnostics and immunotherapy", was held the tenth year in a row and this year took place in the Anichkov Palace from May 29 to June 1, 2006

The vice president of the Russian Academy of Medical Science, the chairman of Presidium of Northwest office of the Russian Academy of Medical Science, the academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Science B.I. Tkachenko, the President of the Russian scientific organization of immunologists, the vice president of RAS, the president OURO RAHN, the RAS academician and the Russian Academy of Medical Science V.A. Chereshnev, the chairman of the St. Petersburg scientific organization of immunologists, the academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Science E.A. Korneva, the Chairman of the board of the St. Petersburg regional office of the Russian Association of allergists and clinical immunologists, the corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Medical Science I.S. Freydlin, the representative of Healthcare Committee of the Government of Saint Petersburg A.B. Kalygin, the deputy of SPb as RO RAAKI, professor A.A. To-tolyan and also heads of firms - general sponsors of the Forum made a speech at an official opening ceremony with greetings: CEO of TROLL group of companies Igor Polikarpov and medical director of the company BioLayn Maria Krotenko. At opening of the Forum of 2006 the delivery of an annual highest award in the field of immunology "A medal of a name of the academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Science V.I. Ioffe" founded by SZO Russian Academy of Medical Science together with SPb RO RAAKI in 2003 took place. Winners of 2006 became the RAS academician and the Russian Academy of Medical Science, professor Rakhim Musayevich Haitov in the "For a Special Contribution to Development of Immunology in Russia" nomination and professor Alexander Solomonovich Apt in the "For Achievements in the field of Fundamental Immunology" nomination. Opening of the Forum was decorated extremely saturated according to historical contents and the academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Science and RAS V.A. Chereshnev which is richly illustrated by a lecture on a subject: "Academy of Sciences of the USSR in the years of war"

Traditionally the most topical issues of immunology among which the share of molecular and biological problems increases every year were discussed at the Forum. It found reflection and in subject of the materials presented this year for participation in the Forum.

This year each working day of the Forum began a morning plenary session with lectures of leading experts on the most important questions of fundamental and applied immunology. It should be noted that all took place 17 the planned plenary lectures among which 4 messages of foreign experts concerning a problem of stem cells and genetic control of anti-infectious immunity were submitted.

The tradition of carrying out the monothematic symposiums prepared at the initiative of experts from other cities of Russia and even at the initiative of foreign colleagues gained development. The general attention was drawn by the symposium organized at the initiative of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AASS) and devoted to the most topical problem "The personalized medicine". The last achievements in the field of development and validation of immunoassay and also in the field of pharmacogenomics for the personalized medicinal therapy found reflection in three lectures of the American experts.

The symposium, traditional for the Forum, organized by the staff of the Moscow scientific research institute of children's hematology (the chairman - professor I.V. Kondratenko), this year was devoted to the principles of rational therapy of immunodeficiencies at children. On an initiative and under the chairmanship of the academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Science, professor B.F. Semyonov "The congenital immunity and immunomodulators of microbic origin" which caused brisk discussion was organized a symposium. Muscovites were initiators of one more symposium on a debatable problem "Catalytic antibodies" (member correspondent of RAS, professor A.G. Gabibov, professor Suchkov of S.V.).

Diary of the immunologist

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One of traditional symposiums under the chairmanship of the corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Medical Science, professor V.I. Mazurov was devoted to a problem of autoimmune diseases, equally interesting both for immunologists, and for clinical physicians.

An original symposium on a subject: "Sepsis. Clinical and immunological problems" it was organized at the initiative of surgeons and infectiologists of VMA under the chairmanship of the corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Medical Science, professor Yu.L. Lobzin and the corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Medical Science, professor I.A. Eryukhin. This symposium, as well as others, brought together the large, interested audience of clinical physicians of a different profile.

In parallel there passed the satellite symposium which drew attention of many allergists organized by the YuSB company (Belgium). And the firm "Bio-Rad (USA) held extremely relevant seminar on molecular technologies in immunology.

In four days of a forum there took place 4 meetings of the "Round tables" devoted: to a problem of a stem cell, medicines of a timus, the most debatable questions of immunoregulation. The "fashionable" problem of stem cells, the prospects of their study and application was actively discussed by participants of a forum. The new direction of development of medicines of a timus connected with studying synthetic peptides was presented.

For the first time this year two purely debatable meetings in a format of "Immunological revolution" were held. It gave the chance to more wide range of participants to take part in discussion of problems: protective value of mechanisms of the congenital and acquired immunity (the leader - the corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Medical Science, professor I.S. Freydlin) and also need of immunological justification of application of immunomodulators (the leader - professor A.A. Totolyan).

Besides, problems were discussed at monothematic section meetings: immunoregulation, allergic diseases, onkoimmunologiya, immunocorrective therapy, immunology of a reproduction, ecological immunology, infectious immunology, immunology of a cardiovascular system.

This year the tradition of holding the special meetings of "Club of the young immunologist" devoted to questions of fundamental and applied immunology which won popularity with reports of the youngest participants of the Forum was kept. The number of applications from young immunologists sharply increased that demanded holding four meetings of Club at which more than 60 messages were heard (twice more, than last year). The majority of the heard reports differed in the modern methodical level, courageous use of molecular and biological and genetic engineering methods. The jury which selected 6 best reports which authors were awarded with diplomas and gifts worked at meetings of Club.

Diplomas and awards marked out also authors of the best six from 30 submitted bench messages.

In total in 4 days 29 various meetings in which work about 800 people took part took place. The forum quite justified the name All-Russian since on it reports not only of Petersburgers and Muscovites, but also immunologists from 34 Russian regions were submitted: Yaroslavl, Tver, Krasnoyarsk, Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok, Chita, Perm, Ivanov, Kursk, Novosibirsk and other cities. The international participation was presented not only immunologists from Republic of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine, Latvia, but also colleagues from the USA, the Netherlands, Germany and Israel.

At a forum of 2006 in comparison with previous years the trend of methodical improvement of researches of domestic immunologists, strengthenings of instrument base, wider use of molecular and biological methods along with immunological was distinctly shown. Judging by the presented materials, the sphere of use by diagnostic laboratories of modern immunological and molecular and biological methods extends from year to year. And clinical physicians of a different profile introduce immunomodulatory medicines in medical practice more and more safely.

Many participants noted the warm, friendly atmosphere of a forum which took place in the most beautiful historical halls of the Anichkov Palace and at the closing ceremony stated a wish to hold the XI Forum in May, 2007.

In conclusion it is necessary to remember once again that to holding the Forum financial support was given by the Russian Federal Property Fund (RFPF), Committee on science and the higher school of the Government of Saint Petersburg. The Organizing committee expresses special gratitude to LLC MEZHREGIONGAZ, General sponsors to LLC BioLayn and TROLL group of companies and also the Main sponsor of LLC ImmunoBioServis.

Elizabeth Miller
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