Address of Academician Ternovoy S.K.

Dear friends and colleagues!

I am very pleased that the X Anniversary Congress of X-ray diagnosticians and therapists "Radiology-2016" has passed very successfully! You already know that the Forum of Medical Diagnostics and the Congress was attended by more than 3,700 specialists.

In this year, for the first time, All-Russian National Congress of X-ray diagnosticians and therapists "Radiology-2016" has received confirmation of the Commission on assessment of training activities and materials for Continuing Medical Education (CME) on compliance with the requirements of the Coordination Council for the development of continuing medical and pharmaceutical education of the RF Ministry of Health. The Congress participants got 16 credits and a special standard-form Certificate of CME.  It is important to emphasize that at the next Congress there will be carried out daily registration of participants, as to obtain a certificate of CME it is required to take the full course educational program.

According to the approved plan of educational-methodical commission on radiation diagnosis and radiotherapy under the Federal educational-methodical association for the enlarged group of professions, specialties and areas of training 31.00.00 "Clinical Medicine" there was held a meeting of the commission in an expanded format. This is a very important part of our community work, because from the structure and quality of the speciality teaching depends the role and share of radiation diagnostics in the clinical practice.  And, of course, the prestige of a doctor working in different modalities of radiation diagnostics.

Congress "Radiology 2016" is ended, the preparation for the Congress "Radiology-2017" begins. As you know, this year on the website of the Forum "Medical diagnostics" more than 2,500 participants passed prior registration.  It allowed these specialists to save time during the initial registration to the Congress.  I highly recommend everyone not to delay the registration and pass it as soon as possible.

At the next Congress, on the recommendation of the elected President, Professor V. I. Dombrovski, special attention will be paid to the timely diagnostics of diseases of the urogenital area, efficient use of equipment, improvement of the service structure. Along with this, of course, there will be held master classes and schools on the most relevant sections of diagnostic medicine.  We plan to continue training of radiographers, to involve more country's leading clinicians to hold joint meetings.  And, of course, to actively invite leading foreign experts to give lectures.

I am confident that the next XI National Congress of X-ray diagnosticians and therapists, which will be held on May 23–25, 2017, will pass successfully and will enrich us with new knowledge and pleasant meetings.

See you at the Congress "Radiology-2017"

Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences,
Ternovoy S.K.