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17th Russian national congress “People & Health”

ортопедия, травматология, протезирование, реабилитация

Event dates: 24-27 October '12

Number of participants: 4500

Event venue: Hotel "Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovskaya" (St. Petersburg, Pobedy sq., 1)

The congress program included:

- ISPO Short Course “Amputation surgery, prosthetics, and rehabilitation”

- IV Congress of the All-Russian Prosthetists-Orthopedists Guild

- Scientific-Practical Conference «Present Day Topical Problems of Medical-Social


- Scientific-Practical Conference “Topical Problems of Pediatric Trauma Care and Orthopedics"- - Scientific-Practical Conference «Adaptive Physical Training and Sports in the Disabled»

- Seminars "Technical rehabilitation facilities providing accessible home and

   independent living for disabled and elderly people", “Orthopedic Footwear for Children”, and 

   “Functional Clothes for Disabled People”, “Functional orthotics: from theory to practice”

- Discussion Area “Actual issues of traumatology and orthopedics” with a Competition of the

  Young Scholars in the Specialty “Trauma care and Orthopedics”

- Presentations of the leading world P&O manufacturers on technical novelties in P&O


Total number of congress guests was above 4500, 1600 of them being accredited delegates. Guests from Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Iceland, France, and China participated in the fair, sessions or visited the event.


An exhibition of up-to-date orthopedic technologies and products gathered more than 70 manufacturers and dealers. Participation of foreign exhibitors was provided by the partner of the congress Leipziger Messe International GmbH. The fair of products made by the enterprises of disabled people was supported by Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region Employment Committees and included 30 organizations. This committee organized a job fair for disabled persons.


More than 100 free medical consultations for the citizens were given at the congress by the leading Saint Petersburg physicians in ophthalmology, trauma care and orthopedics, cardiology, and neurology.



The number of exhibitor companies 70

Of  them 65 Russian           5 foreign


Exhibition space

Gross 2750 sq m

Net  797 sq m (People & Health  667 sq m, Labor Potential of Disabled 130 sq m)

People & Health Net Russian exhibitors space 597  Net foreign exhibitors space 70

Open exhibition space 26


Number of registered delegates 1600 from 11 countries (95% Russia)

Total number of visitors 4500



Bodies of medical-social examination 32%

Educational institutions 17%

Hospitals and out-patients medical bodies 13%

Scientific research institutions 10%

Prosthetic-orthopedic enterprises 8%

Manufacturing, supplying, and other companies 7%

Medical, rehab, and orthopedic centers 5%

Organs of social assistance 3%

Health governing bodies 2%

Press, specialized schools, non-governmental organizations 2%

Non-working and retired population 2%



Medical-social examination experts 29%

Physicians of therapeutic profile, GP 12%

Lecturers and other staff of medical educational bodies 11%

CEO, directors, associate directors, senior doctors of medical institutions and companies 10%

Research workers, graduates, interns, students 9%

Trauma and orthopedic surgeons 8%

Social officers, psychologists 8%

Engineers, prosthetists 5%

Neurosurgeons 3%

Health administrators 3%

Other specialties 2%

XVII Российский национальный конгресс «Человек и его здоровье»