Adamed’s International Conference

7 December 2020

Almost 6.5 thousand attendees and several speakers from nine European and Asian countries took part in the 1st International Adamed Conference “World medicine in the daily practice amid COVID-19 – the current state of knowledge and clinical implications in medical practice” held on 3-4 December 2020.

The objective of this exceptional event was to exchange knowledge on COVID-19 treatments. Experts shared the insights and experience from their respective countries and specialties. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the conference was held online, which posed an immense technical challenge for its organisers. It was streamed to countries in several time zones, and the lectures were simultaneously interpreted into four languages (Polish, English, Spanish and Russian).

The speakers at the 1st International Adamed Conference included:

Prof. Andrzej Fal – Head of the Clinical Department of Allergology, Lung Diseases and Internal Diseases, Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration in Warsaw; President of the Management Board of the Polish Society of Public Health.

Prof. Robert Flisiak – President of the Polish Society of Epidemiologists and Infectiologists; Head of the Clinical Department of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology, Medical University of Białystok.  

Prof. Piotr Małkowski – Vice-Rector for HR and Organisation at the Medical University of Warsaw; and:

Prof. Piotr Radziszewski – urologist; member of the National Development Council of the President of the Republic of Poland.

Prof. Alexander Nersesov – Head of the Department of Gastroenterology, Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University; President of the Kazakh Association for the Study of the Liver.

Dr. Azamat Ibraev Kaysarovich, psychotherapist, Karaganda Regional Mental Health Centre in Kazakhstan; member of the Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapy Association.

Dr. Marina Durmanova – President, Association for Pharma Business Support and Development in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Prof. Nigora Muminova – Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Institute of Postgraduate Education; Member of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Uzbekistan.

Dr. José Antonio García-Donaire – President, Spanish Society of Hypertension Nephrologists; Clínico San Carlos Hospital in Madrid.

Dr. Marta Navas Tejedor – psychiatrist, Clínico San Carlos Hospital in Madrid.

Prof. Richard Ceska – President of the Czech Society of Internal Diseases; Member of the Administrative Council of the European Federation of Internal Medicine.

Prof. Jan Škrha – Department of Internal Diseases, General University Hospital, Charles University in Prague.

Prof. Mikhail Poluektov – Head of the Department for Sleep Medicine, Sechenov University; President, National Society of Pediatric Sleep Specialists.

Prof. Alexey Okhlobystin – Department of Internal Diseases Propedeutics, Sechenov University, Moscow.

Dr. Anna K. Ufimtseva – Department of Internal Diseases Propedeutics, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.

Prof. Petro Poteiko – Department of Phthisiology, Pulmonology and Family Medicine of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate education.

Prof. Irina Zhabchenko – Head of Department of Pathology of Pregnancy and Childbirth, O.M. Lukyanova Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ukraine.

Dr. Claudio Ferri – Member of the Italian Society for Cardiovascular Prevention and the Italian Alliance for Cardio- and Cerebrovascular Diseases initiated by the Italian Ministry of Health.

Prof. Sergio Agosti – Manager, Electrophysiology and Arrhythmology Laboratory, University of Genoa.

In his opening address titled: “Does the pandemic pose a threat to the world we live in”, Professor Andrzej Fal emphasised that Europe could have been better prepared for the second wave of the pandemic and pinpointed the errors made back in the spring. According to the expert, other untreated diseases, such as asthma, COPD, or cardiovascular diseases, are also a huge problem these days. “COVID-19 has already claimed the lives of 1.5 million people globally. However, since the beginning of the pandemic, over 33 million people have died from chronic diseases. This shows that, because of their highly dynamic nature and a certain inevitability, infectious diseases, especially during pandemics, are a serious threat to humanity, but chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) remain the "killer" causing premature deaths of 40 million people worldwide each year, reducing the quality of life of patients, and making a huge economic impact both in terms of direct and indirect costs. For years now, coronary artery disease has been the "number one killer". Over the past year alone, it has killed 10 times more people than COVID-19”, Professor Andrzej Fal highlighted.

On the first conference day, the speakers also discussed the impact of the pandemic on mental health (Dr. Azamat Ibrayev and Dr. Marta Navas Tejedor), how the coronavirus and quarantine redefined the pharmaceutical market (Dr. Marina Durmanova), whether we should change our attitude towards diabetes at the time of the pandemic (Dr. Jan Škrha) and whether COVID-19 aggravates cardiovascular risks (prof. Jose A. Garcia-Donaire).

The second conference day, in turn, was devoted to such topics as the importance of sleep in building immunity at the time of the coronavirus (Dr. Mikhail Poluektov), cardiac care at the time of the pandemic (Prof. Sergio Agosti) and therapeutic challenges in COVID-19 patients with pulmonary diseases (Prof. Andrzej Fal).

A recording of the entire Conference and the lectures is available online at: