2 November 2020, Kononets Oksana M., Associate Professor of the Department of Neurology No. 2, was awarded the Knowledge, Heart and Soul Dedicated to People Medal by the Ukrainian Citizen Group "KRAINA" for her diligent work and charity, daily work that saves lives, for the thorough professional expertise, for the heart and soul, put into each patient (Order No. 11, dated 2 November 2020).

On December 12, 2020, the Second virtual forum for discussing complex clinical cases was held by the International Airway Management Society (IAMS). This was the first time when a clinical case of successful resuscitation after the bridge of the 6 upper teeth impacting in the larynx, which took place in Ukraine at the Institute of Otolaryngology of National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, was discussed on such international meeting (speaker Denis Pokryshen).

On December 3, 2020, at the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care (due to quarantine measures due to the spread of COVID-19) an online discussion and approval of dissertation research topics for PhD students Sulimenko Y. and Savchuk T. took place.

The first human heart transplantation was performed by Christian Barnard from South Africa in December 1967. Immediately after this event, Dr Norman Shamway and his colleagues at Stanford University in January 1968 conducted the first human heart transplantation in the United States.

On December 2, 2020, the Department of Oncology successfully completed the training on the cycle of specialization in "Oncosurgery", which lasted 3 months. The cycle trained 26 trainee doctors, 2/3 of whom lived and worked in the "red" epidemic zone. Therefore, we consider it necessary to analyze the organization and implementation of the educational process, highlight the weaknesses, share with colleagues the experience gained.

Comprehending any problem, be it simple or complicated, expects to “find a solution to a difficult or complex question or situation; to engage in the actions or thoughts necessary to discover solutions to problems“, as the Oxford Dictionary has it.