First Baltic Congress of Pediatric Neurology
Event dates: 08-09 June '07
Number of participants: 500
Event venue: St. Petersburg, Russia
In the 2007 the department of neurology of the State Pediatric Medical Academy of St Petersburg celebrated its 75th anniversary. Being founded in 1932 it became one of first departments of pediatric neurology in the USSR and Europe.
Since the foundation main scientific issues of the department deal with hereditary diseases of central nervous system, including neuromuscular disorders, infections of the nervous system, vascular and demyelinating diseases, neurosis etc. Nowadays the priority in the work of department belongs to epilepsy and paroxysmal disorders in children as well as vascular disorders of central nervous system.
During the last decade 10 Candidates of Science and 3 Doctors of Science has defended in our Department. The neurological guidance, plenty of scientific articles and methodical guidelines have been published.
In the 2005 the center of the management of epilepsy and sleep disturbances in children and adolescents was founded on the base of our department. The department successfully collaborates with health institutions of St. Petersburg and North-West district in the scientific and practical sphere. The department takes part in different conferences and congresses in Russia and abroad.
The Scientific Conference dedicated to the anniversary of the department with participation of leading pediatric neurologists of our region allowed summarizing contemporary achievements in the sphere of pediatric neurology and define priorities of the practical and scientific development.