On May 23-24, 2019 the Faculty of Preventive Medicine celebrated its 55th anniversary.
On May 23, 2019 in the Assembly Hall of the Belarusian State Medical University, a plenary session of the Jubilee Scientific and Practical Conference with international participation “Modern aspects of health protection” was held, dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the BSMU Faculty of Preventive Medicine.
At the opening of the conference, the Deputy Minister of Health - Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Republic of Belarus Natalya P.Zhukova, Head of the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Prevention of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus Eduard A.Moroz and First Vice-Rector of the Belarusian State Medical University Irina N.Moroz made a welcoming speech.
The creative part of the plenary session was opened by the report of the Dean of the Faculty of Preventive Medicine Andrey V.Gindyuk. The report details the history and stages of the development of the faculty over the past 55 years. Currently, the structure of the faculty includes nine departments, which employs about 100 teachers. More than 60% of teachers have academic degrees and academic titles. Medico-biological and many clinical departments make a worthy contribution to the training of students of the faculty. The educational process at the departments of the faculty is organized at a high educational and methodological level, uses all the capabilities of modern information technologies, as well as the achievements of science and practice in the field of preventive medicine. In recent years, the training of graduates of the Faculty of Preventive Medicine is focused on the needs of practical health care. An important role in the educational process is assigned to the joint work of teachers and experienced specialists of the sanitary and epidemiological service institutions.
Scientific studies that are carried out at the departments of the Faculty of Preventive Medicine, are devoted to topical issues and are aimed at solving the most important problems of ensuring the hygienic and epidemiological well-being of the population of our country.
At the faculty various forms of educational work are used, the volunteer movement is actively developed, students take an active part in cultural events - all this contributes to the formation of high moral and deontological principles that are an integral part of preventive medicine.
The report of President of the International Forum on Hygiene (Germany), Professor Günter Paul Rienow, was devoted to the results and prospects of cooperation of the International Forum on Hygiene with the Belarusian State Medical University in the field of hospital hygiene and prevention of infectious diseases.
Professor Leonid P.Titov, corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, in his report presented the population genomics of pathogenic bacteria as a new direction in microbiology and epidemiology.
Deputy head for scientific work of the Scientific and Practical Center of Hygiene, associate professor Elena V. Drozdova presented a report on the priorities of the “Environment and Health” activities in the European Region.
In addition, at the plenary section speakers from the Russian Federation, Moldova, representatives of scientific and practical centers and departments of the faculty shared their achievements and developments.
Also Professor of the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Iosif V.Romanovsky, who has worked for more than 20 years as the dean of the Faculty of Preventive Medicine, was awarded the title of “Honorary Professor of BSMU”.
The anniversary exhibition of the faculty reflected both history and modernity of the departments, which aroused the genuine interest of both students and graduates of previous years, and also created a platform for the meeting of generations.
On May 24 working meeting of 8 sections was held:
At the meetings of the sections 102 reports were heard and discussed, as well as 26 poster presentations were presented.
At the section of student research works 12 reports were heard, including one from the Ryazan State Medical University named after academician I.P. Pavlov (Russia) and presented 8 poster reports.
More than 600 people attended the conference.
2 Olympiad for students of the faculty were held:
The official part of the 55th anniversary of the Faculty of Preventive Medicine was held in the assembly hall as part of the concert program, where viewers could enjoy the performances of various student club teams, as well as express greetings and parting words to the younger generation.
Authors: Grigoriy N.Chistenko, Head of the Department of Epidemiology; Dean's office and departments of the Faculty of Preventive Medicine;
Photo: Dmitry Zelenkovsky;