On June 24-25, 2021, the V Congress of Specialists in Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the Pan-Ukrainian Association of Specialists of Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine and the Shupyk National University of Healthcare of Ukraine.
The congress was attended by more than 1,200 participants. Among them were doctors from ambulance, doctors of emergency medicine and doctors of other specialties. On the symposium were presented 24 presentations on various issues on the organization of emergency medical care and features of diagnosis and treatment of emergencies of various kinds and a master class on emergency care.
The event was attended by representatives of all departments of emergency medicine from all institutions of higher education and postgraduate medical education of Ukraine, representatives of the Pan-Ukrainian Association of Specialists of Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine, practitioners of emergency medicine and other specialties.
Within the framework of the congress the elections of the governing bodies of the Pan-Ukrainian Association of Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine took place. Natalia Ivanivna Stakhova, the head of the primary trade union organization of the Kyiv City Center for Emergency Care and Disaster Medicine, was elected as president, and Anton Oleksandrovych Volosovets, head of the Department of Emergency Medicine of Shupyk National University of Healthcare of Ukraine, was elected as vice-president.
The reports of the congress addressed the following main program issues: new challenges in the field of emergency medical care; priority measures to reform emergency medical care in Ukraine in modern conditions; emergency medical dispatching in Ukraine; emergency medical care activities in the context of the SARS-cov-2 pandemic; temporary recommendations for the management of patients with diseases of the nervous system and COVID; neurological complications of the post-COVID period; information about toxicological centers as an element of emergency medical care in acute poisoning of chemical etiology; review of international protocols and recommendations for the treatment of emergencies of various etiologies.
Also an assistant of the Department of Emergency Medicine Kramareva OG had performed a master class on intraosseous access in emergency care.