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June 11 – 12, 2020, the Department of Ophthalmology of the Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education together with the «Association of Pediatric Ophthalmologists and Optometrists of Ukraine» are passed a scientific-practical conference of pediatric ophthalmologists and optometrists of Ukraine with international participation «You need to see your childhood`2020», which was held online.

At the beginning of the conference, 1218 ophthalmologists, pediatric ophthalmologists and optometrists of Ukraine registered and joined. Over 7368 doctors, including ophthalmologists from Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus, joined the conference over two days.

The purpose of the conference is to spread the latest knowledge and skills in ophthalmology and optometry.

The conference program included five sectional sessions of thematic lectures and 3 master classes with WETLAB elements.

Thanks to the introduction of advanced technologies, during the conference students from all regions of Ukraine had the opportunity to join lectures and workshops of leading domestic and foreign experts from Kazakhstan (Asel Sharipova), Latvia (Olena Slabtsova). All lectures and master classes were broadcast live on the Internet on YouTube.

Special attention was paid to the training of young Ukrainian ophthalmologists, interns and optometrists. They had the opportunity to connect to master the skills of contact lens selection, work on modern equipment for the detection of red eye syndrome and the selection of means of correction in specially dedicated thematic workshops, during which online discussions were held, clinical examples were discussed and discussed and complex cases, answers to numerous questions.

The first in Ukraine master classes «Live optometry. Introduction of patients with amblyopia. What is important not to miss» and «The art of diagnosing red eye in children» with the participation of thematic patients and the simultaneous connection of 750 doctors took place on the first and second day of the event.

Within the framework of the scientific-practical conference «You need to see your childhood`2020» a number of act lectures were given: an act video lecture «The problem of childhood glaucoma in Ukraine», Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, Chairman of the Association of Pediatric Ophthalmologists and Optometrists of Ukraine, professor Sergiy Rykov); «Therapy of complex cases of chronic and chronic conjunctivitis in children» (professor Iryna Shargorodska); «Treatment of orbital injuries in children» (professor Oksana Petrenko).

Scientific-practical conference with international participation «You need to see your childhood`2020» was another proof of the urgency of refractive errors, cataracts and glaucoma and, most importantly, the awareness of Ukrainian doctors of the role of pediatric ophthalmologist and optometrist in the treatment and prevention of blindness from ophthalmic children diseases.

As part of the scientific-practical conference, an online meeting of the support department of ophthalmology and representatives of related departments on improving the training programs of ophthalmologists, pediatric ophthalmologists and optometrists was held. A meeting of the EPC NAMS and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine «Ophthalmology and tissue therapy» was held.

The participants of the meeting discussed and adopted a draft resolution of the conference, discussed the development of unified clinical protocols and guidelines – «Therapy of diseases of the anterior surface of the eye», «Dry eye disease», «Optometry»; It is planned to hold a scientific-practical conference with international participation «You need to see your childhood`2in the next 2021.

Most of the participants of the scientific-practical conference noted the high professional and organizational level of its holding. 

THE FIRST DAY of the conference is available for viewing at the link:

https://youtu.be/ywUHeYMWCV8 

THE SECOND DAY of the conference is available for viewing at the link:

https://youtu.be/Mh9vfi4Xxq4