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TASS has hosted a press conference dedicated to the start of applications for the 4th Project Competition of the Young Medicine Russian Scientific School, which will be held from 1 April to 15 October 2024. The competition results will be summed up at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds during Russian Health Care Week.

“It is a great honour for us to host this competition," stressed Maxim Fateev, Acting Director General at EXPOCENTRE AO and Chair at the Committee on Exhibition, Fair, Convention Activity of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He reminded the audience that the Young Medicine project was first held in 2021 at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds as part of Russian Health Care Week.

Maxim Fateev said that this year Zdravookhraneniye celebrates its 50th anniversary. The first edition of Zdravookhraneniye was held in 1974 on the initiative of the USSR Ministry of Health and under the leadership of USSR Minister, Academician Boris Vasilievich Petrovsky.

Today Russian Health Care Week is a large-scale series of events, including 90 congresses, with participation of 1,200 companies from 50 regions of Russia and 15 countries.

“Generational continuity, transfer of progressive experience and mentoring are extremely important for the medical industry. That is why the Young Medicine project, aimed at supporting Russian medical scientists, is of great importance to us. It helps young scientists to find themselves, to be useful to their country, and helps to create the necessary conditions for further employment and professional growth,” emphasized Mr. Fateev.

Maxim Fateev added that the winners of the Young Medicine Competition met with the heads of major medical companies at Zdravookhraneniye in 2023. EXPOCENTRE intends to continue this practice. Acting director general is convinced that such meetings are extremely useful for young specialists as they help to establish direct contact with employers and investors.

The competition objectives, its stages and nominations, the composition of the expert council, as well as the importance of the educational programme for the development and promotion of innovation and research activities in the field of health care were revealed by Inna Svyatenko, Deputy Chair at the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly, Tatyana Semenova, Russian Deputy Minister of Health Care, Ekaterina Dibrova, President at the Filatov International Foundation for Biomedical Technologies, and Innokentiy Dementiev, Deputy Director General at the Foundation of Presidential Grants.

Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO