On October 10-12, 2018 the 9th International Conference and Exhibition “ROSMEDOBR-2018. Innovative teaching technologies in medicine” was held in Moscow (Russian Federation). The Conference and Exhibition was organized and assisted by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM) and the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). Traditionally, the congress of the Russian Society for Simulation Education in Medicine (“ROSOMED”) was held on the margins of the “ROSMEDOBR-2018” conference.
On October 10, 2018, leading experts and speakers of the “ROSMEDOBR-2018” conference held workshops at the Medical Simulation Center of the Botkin Hospital.
The main sections of the conference program included the following topical issues:
Over the past year, the Russian Society for Simulation Education in Medicine (ROSOMED) did a lot of work on the development of primary specialized accreditation and the conference summed up this work. Colleagues from Russia shared their accreditation experience. First of all, the question was discussed whether accreditation influenced the programs of study at medical universities and whether accreditation gives medical workers a feeling of confidence in young specialists.
The conference participants from other countries also shared their experience. Among the most interesting speakers were Ronald Harden (the author of the methodology of objective structured clinical examination (osce), Trevor Gibbs (AMEE Development Officer), David Grant (SESAM President), and Vsevolod Perelman (Director of the Simulation Center of the University of Toronto).
Nataliya V. Mironchik, Head of the BSMU Simulation Training Center, also participated at the conference. The delegation from Belarus included representatives from all medical universities, Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-graduate Education, the Republican Clinical Medical Centre of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus.
At the exhibition of simulation equipment, the latest developments of foreign and Russian manufacturers were presented. Great interest was aroused by simulators with augmented reality used in obstetrics and gynecology and ultrasound diagnostics.
To sum up, communication in this format contributes to the introduction of simulation technologies into medical education and practical health care in order to acquire skills and abilities, conduct certification and accreditation, carry out scientific research and test medical equipment and technologies without risk to patients.
Author and photo: Nataliya Mironchik, Head of the Simulation Training Center
Translation: Varvara Boika