XIXth International Scientific and Practical Conference "Stochik Readings"



Dear Colleagues!

The third meeting of the Discussion Club on the topic "The modern threat of dangerous infections and measures to counteract their spread" will be held on June 22, 2022 at 10.00 in the conference hall of the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution «National Research Institute of Public Health named after N.A. Semashko» with parallel remote connection through the means of the Higher Attestation Commission,

There is great concern about the emergence of breakouts of dangerous infections that were already considered defeated in the last century, such as smallpox and cholera, a new form of hepatitis has appeared and an increased number of cases of tuberculosis have been registered. What is it connected with? How can we prevent the spread of these infections in the Russian Federation? How dangerous is the neighborhood of our country with the countries on the territories of which experiments with pathogens of quarantine infections have been carried out?

There are a lot of questions, and our speakers are ready to give exhaustive answers.

The following speakers are invited to participate in the meeting of the Discussion Club:


Eremin Gennady Gennadievich - Lieutenant Colonel of the Medical Service, PhD in Medicine, Deputy Head of the Research Center (Expert, Biological and Chemical Threats), Federal State Budgetary Institution "48 Central Research Institute of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation - Lead developer of means of protection against offensive biological weapons in Russia, it is included in the structure of the CBRN troops of the RF Armed Forces.


Maleev Viktor Vasilievich - DSc in Medicine, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a microbiologist, an epidemiologist, an infectious disease specialist, an adviser to the director for scientific work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, the creator of polyelectrolyte solutions used for dehydration. From 1970 to 2020, with the participation of Viktor Vasilyevich, about 50 major epidemics of infectious diseases were eliminated. Among them, in particular, there are the following epidemics and major breakouts:

Meningococcal infection in Moscow, 1970

Lassa fevers in Liberia, 1979

Cholera: Astrakhan, 1970; Bangladesh and Somalia, 1971; Yemen, 1972; Kenya, 1974; Afghanistan, 1980; Peru, 1990, Iraq, 1999

Astrakhan rickettsial fever, 1983

Pneumonic plague in India, 1994

Typhoid fever in Tajikistan, 1995

Plagues in Vietnam, 1985

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (better known as SARS) in China, 2003

Avian flu in Vietnam, 2004

Swine flu in Russia (pandemic), 2009-2010

Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Guinea, 2014

In 1995, he was awarded the Order of Friendship for his help in eliminating the plague epidemic in India. For the first time, he diagnosed and established the etiology of newly emerged and previously unknown infectious diseases: Zika fever in Russia (2017), Astrakhan rickettsial fever, tick-borne borreliosis caused by Borrelia miyamotoi. During a series of mass breakouts, he rejected the infectious origin and proved the non-infectious nature of some diseases. In particular, he discovered cases of mass food poisoning with vitamin D in Odessa, 1980; a disease caused by a multivitamin deficiency in Cuba, 1993. He took part in a medical examination of children taken from Afghanistan to the USSR during the hostilities in 1985.


Mikhailov Mikhail Ivanovich - DSc in Medicine, Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Viral Hepatitis Laboratory of the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution " I.I. Mechnikov Scientific Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums". He was occupied with occurrence regularities investigation of viral hepatitis of various etiologies (hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, G and TT) in different regions of Russia and the former Soviet republics, the mechanisms of circulation of hepadnaviruses and hepatitis E virus in animals and birds. He developed optimal conditions for experimental infection with hepatitis B in ducks and hepatitis G in monkeys. Also, with his participation, the scientific foundations of regional programs to combat viral hepatitis, including the vaccination of hepatitis A and B, have been developed and are being put into practice.


Semenov Alexander Vladimirovich - DSc in Biology, Professor, Head of  Yekaterinburg Research Institute of Viral Infections of the  State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR of Rospotrebnadzor, a virologist, a specialist in molecular methods in laboratory diagnostics, Head of scientific expeditions in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Serbia, Central Asia. He participated in the elimination of the epidemic of the disease caused by the Ebola virus in West Africa (2014-2016). He also took part in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, starting from the first days of its occurrence in China and Western Europe.


Zuev Viktor Abramovich - DSc in Medicine, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Chief Researcher of «the Gamalei National  Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology» of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, a scientist - virologist, in 1997 - Head of the Department of Medical Microbiology and the Laboratory of Microbiology of Latent Infections, in 2001 - Professor of Taishan Medical College (PRC), in 2002 - Chief Researcher, Head of the Department of Medical Microbiology and the Laboratory of Microbiology of Latent Infections, Head of the Department of Medical Microbiology. He is the Laureate of D.I. Ivanovsky Prize, was awarded the gold and silver medals of Peter I, the Kapitsa medal "The author of scientific discoveries" and several medals of foreign academies.


Fedorov Vladimir Vasilevich - Phd  in Medicine, an epidemiologist, a public health organizer. 1970 - 1974 — a WHO adviser on the Global Smallpox Eradication Program in Afghanistan. As part of the Soviet delegation, he participated in the preparation of the Declaration on the eradication of smallpox in the world in 1980, an advisor to the Permanent Mission of the USSR in the UN and other international organizations in Geneva (1983-1989). Later he dealt with issues of international technical cooperation in various structures of the State Service of the Russian Federation.


Yanova Natalya Nikolaevna - Phd in Biology. Chief Specialist of the Department of Organization and Economic Planning of Scientific Activities of « I.I. Mechnikov Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums.»


Panov Anatoliy Evgenyevich – Phd in Medicine, an epidemiologist, a microbiologist, a plague specialist. From 1966 to 1972 – Head of the Department of the Central Anti-Plague Station of the USSR Ministry of Health. He participated in the implementation of anti-epidemic measures in isolated cases of the disease. He took part in the elimination of cholera focality in various regions of the USSR.

From 1972 to 1992 he was employed by the Commission of the Presidium of the Council of Ministers of the USSR on military-industrial issues. He supervised, in particular, the development of means and methods of protection against biological weapons. He is the Laureate of the USSR State Award and is awarded with orders and medals of the USSR and the Russian Federation.

Slepchuk Elena Markovna — Phd in Medicine, a doctor, a virologist, a journalist (a TASS veteran). From 1975 to 1978 she was employed by Moscow WHO Collaborating Center for Smallpox and Related Infections under the direction of prof. S.S. Marennikova. From 1978 to 1986 she worked in her specialty at the Scientific Research Institute of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. From 1986 to 1991 she was a senior researcher at the All-Russian Research Institute of Medical and Medical-Technical Information of the USSR Ministry of Health. From 1991 to 2009 she worked as a responsible publisher of the INO-TASS service and a presenter of the medical section “Wholesome Advice” in the journal «Echo of the Planet» (ITAR-TASS). She participated in the preparation of the book "How it was: the global smallpox eradication program in the memories of its participants."

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We invite everyone!