3rd National Conference

The 3rd (Joint) National Conference

Washington DC, USA. October 7-10, 2005

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Administrative session
Welcome speech
from Suburban Hospital Medical Center, Bethesda, MD – Dr. Eugene Passamani, Senior Vice-president, Suburban Hospital
Greeting letter from Edward Lozansky, President of Russia House
Greeting letter from Chris Van Hollen, Member of Congress 8th District, Maryland
RAMA 2005 Annual Report - Boris Vinogradsky, MD, RAMA President, Cleveland, OH
RADA 2005 Annual Report - Rada Sumareva, DDS, RADA President, New York, NY

Financial report
Julia Frantsuzov, MD, RAMA Treasurer, Pediatrics, Cleveland, OH
RAMA Grants and Awards Program – Nikolay Vasilyev, MD, Boston, MA

RAMA Committees Reports
Signing of the RAMA - RADA Cooperation Agreement
Signing of the Indiana Chapter – RAMA Affiliation Agreement
Signing of the Ohio Chapter – RAMA Affiliation Agreement
Elections of the Chairmen of the RAMA Committees and the Board of Directors
Election of the Vice-President and the President of RAMA

The Most Valuable Person Award for the Year 2005 was given to
Lyuba Varticovski, M.D. in recognition of her numerous contributions to the success of the Association

Medical Work in the Former Soviet Union

Dr. Lawrence DuBuske - Immunology Research Institute of New England - Advances in Allergy and Immunology in the CIS Countries: The IRINE Initiative
Bart Perlman - Pastoral work with the terminally ill and teenage Russian immigrants
HIV-oriented partnership between Orenburg City & New York City (Elmhurst Hospital)
American International Health Alliance and its Health Programs in Russia (PMTCT programs)
The Regional Knowledge Hub for Care & Treatment of HIV/AIDS
EurasiaHealth AIDS Knowledge Network
Sandy McCormick: The Dubna - LaCrosse, WI Partnership: 12 Years of Collaboration
Larry Laufman: The Sakhalin - Houston, TX Partnership: Building A Public-Private Heathcare Partnership
TBD: AIHA's Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Russia
Jefferey Wong, MD – Using an American-based Faculty Development Seminar Series to Augment Teaching Effectiveness in Russia
Alla Gordina, MD - Medical Missions to the Former Soviet Union in 1997-2005
The Help Initiative: RAMA Charitable Foundation: Vladimir Bogin, MD, Longview, WA

Surgery and OB/GYN

Daniel Medalie, MD – Plastic Surgery Update
David Zeltsman, MD – Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center - Advances of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Konstantin Slavin, MD - Current Algorithm for Surgical Treatment of Facial Pain
Yevgeniy Khavkin, MD - The Art of the Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Gennady Ukrainsky, MD - Obstructive sleep apnea:Current diagnosis, managment and controversies
Igor Branovan, MD - Thyroid Cancer secondary to Chernobyl Nuclear Accident
Yakov Elgudin, MD – Cardiac Surgery: Stem cells and progress.

Psychiatry, Pain Management and Behavioral Science

Alexei Kampov, MD, PhD - Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Dmitry Arbuck, MD - Psychiatry, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN – Pain Management Overview
Charles Argoff, MD - Neurology, New York University, New York, NY
Dmitry Arbuck, MD – Sleep Disorders Overview

Internet, Law and Business in Medicine

Dr. Alla Gordina, Pediatrics, New Jersey - The Power of Contact - Inspirations and Limitations of Internet-based Medicine
Dr. Natalia Frank, Genetics and Primary Care Medicine
Marina Filshtinsky, MD – – “Internet as a Tool in Keeping Up With Medical Periodicals – Continuing Medical Education in Action”
Richard Custer - EurasiaHealth Knowledge Network
Arthur Shteynberg, Esq. – TBA
William Okerblom, Esq -TBA


Oral cancer – update in diagnostics, therapy, prognosis, current research trends
Results of oral cancer screening in Russian community of New York Drs. Tokar, Zats
Multidisciplinary approach in treatment planning of cosmetic procedures Drs. Kaufman, Sumareva, Drut, Vergier
Systemic disease and oral health. Team approach in treatment of medically compromised patients.
Oral Pathology - Dr. Zats
Laser Dentistry: Myths and reality - Dr. Poiman
Volunteer work in Jerusalem Dental Clinic - Dr. Alex Osinovsky

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Alla Gordina, MD - Update on Vaccination Schedule Changes for Adolescents and Young Adults
Unite For Sight: A Cross-Continental Vision for Change - Sachin Jain, Unite For Sight Director of North America Initiatives
Larissa Elgudin, MD – Issues of International Adoptions

Basic Science and Research

Igor Efimov, PhD – Molecular Cardiology, St.Louis, MO
Lyuba Varticovski, MD - Clinical Trials: why they are growing like mushrooms?
Alisher Dadabayev, MD - Prognostic Value of Tumor-Infiltrating Dendritic Cells in Colorectal Cancer
Nikolay Vasilyev, MD - TBD

Emerging diseases of the 21st Century and Bioterrorism

Ken Alibek, MD, PhD

Student Section Poster presentations

Closing Session

RAMA and RADA Joint Board meeting to wrap up and set the minutes for next meetings
RAMA report by Konstantin Slavin, MD

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