2nd National Conference

September 10-12, 2004

Caritas St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

001Welcome speech from Caritas St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Tufts University – Nicolaos Madias, MD, Chairman, Internal Medicine, Caritas St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Boston, MA
R-AMA: The Good, the Bad and the Future. Annual report Boris Vinogradsky, MD - R-AMA President, General Surgery, Cleveland, OH

Financial report
Julia Frantsuzov, MD - R-AMA Treasurer, Pediatrics, Cleveland, OH Signing of the MA Group – R-AMA Affiliation Agreement
R-AMA Grants and Awards Program

Nikolay Vasilyev, MD - Cardiology Research, Cleveland, OH
Announcement: The Student Chapter of R-AMA
Alla Kukuyev - Medical Student, NEOUCOM, Akron, OH

R-AMA Charitable Foundation: Help Initiative

Vladimir Bogin, MD - Internal Medicine, Longview, WA


Partnership between R-AMA and “Zdorovie” – Russian-American Health Magazine – Natalia Simonova - Editor-in-Chief, SNB Publishing, Philadelphia, PA

Elections of the Chairmen of the R-AMA Committees and the Board of Directors. Election of the Vice-President and the President of R-AMA. Certificates and Awards. Questions and discussion


Neuromodulation in Neurosurgery: Past, Present and a Future
Konstantin Slavin, MD - Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Advances in the Treatment of Wounds
Daniel Medalie, MD - Chief of Plastic Surgery, UHS and the VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH



boston agr

Signing of the MA Group– R-AMA Affiliation Agreement


Life Cycle Planning for Medical Professionals

Mark Rappoport - Senior Financial Services Representative, Principal Financial Group, New York, NY

Colon Cancer Prevention

Boris Vinogradsky, MD - Lake West Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Psychiatry, Pain Management and Behavioral Science

War Stress Adjustment in Children of Soldiers
Thomas Hardaway, MD - Chairman, Department of Behavioral Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

Gender Issues in the Treatment of Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorders
Dmitry Arbuck, MD - Psychiatry, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

Pain is Inevitable, Misery is Optional. The Management of Chronic Pain
Charles Argoff, MD - Neurology, New York University, New York, NY


Opioide Antagonists in the Treatment of Chronic Pain
Dmitry Arbuck, MD - Psychiatry, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

Basic Science Research

Advances in Reproductive Endocrinology
Masood A. Khatamee, MD - Professor, New York University School of Medicine, Executive Director, Fertility Research Foundation, New York, NY

NIH Roadmap for Translational Research in the New Millennium
Lyuba Varticovski, MD - Hematology/Oncology, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Molecular Cardiology: Clinical Applications in Arrhythmias
Igor Efimov, PhD - Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Stanley and Lucy Lopata Endowment, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (the contents of this presentation are not available due to copyright regulations)

Dendritic Cells in Colon Cancer
Alisher Dadabayev, MD - Research, Texas Tech University, Amarillo, TX

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

New Approaches to the Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Michael Orlov, MD - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Gaucher Disease: Genetics, Clinical Manifestations and the Possibility of Enzyme Replacement Therapy
( video part 1, video part 2)
Dr. Natalia Frank - Research Associate, Harvard Medical School, Boston Childrens’ Hospital, Boston, MA

The Role of Vaccination Status Information in Evaluation of Children Arriving from the former Soviet Union
Dr. Alla Gordina - Pediatrician, Global Pediatrics, International Adoptions Medical Support Services, East Brunswick, NJ

Russian Orphans and the spread of HIV/AIDS
Jennifer Cherkasov - Director, The Magic House Project, Montpelier, VT

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