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June, 16-18, Kurgan

Day1. The 100th Birthday of Academician Ilizarov

Historical aspects: Ilizarov career; concept and primary development of distractional osteogenesis; fundamental aspects of bone formation during distraction; biomechanics.

Day 2. The 70th Anniversary of the Ilizarov Method

Popularization and dissemination of the Ilizarov method worldwide: achievements of external fixation in treatment of fractures, posttraumatic conditions, congenital and acquired bone defects, deformities and limb length discrepancies; pediatric orthopaedics; infection in trauma and orthopaedics; the Ilizarov method combined with different techniques.

Day 3. The 50th Anniversary of the Kurgan Ilizarov Center (NIMRC TO)

Ilizarov philosophy and current orthopaedic surgery: advances, perspectives and new treatment strategies

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X Scientific-Practical Conference "Ilizarov Readings" due to current trends of 2020 was successfully held online on the 15th of June.

The form of webinar caused some restrictions on the duration of meeting, nevertheless , the conference topics traditionally covered a wide range of issues. The conference program addressed issues of experimental research, the latest technologies, traditional topics of traumatology, reconstructive surgery, discussed the problems of neuroorthopedics, vertebrology, the possibility of bioactive implants, the advantages of combined techniques, the difficulties of managing bone infection and so on.
Speakers and moderators mastered a new format of communication via online access. Despite some technical difficulties, all 26 presentations were successfully made and the discussion succeeded. 290 participants from 28 countries were able to join the conference. Video recordings of the event will soon be available on the website.
Traditionally, the Ilizarov readings were held under the auspices of the ASAMI Russia. The coming year 2021, orthopedic community will celebrate several anniversary dates, to which large-scale scientific events will be timed, these are the 100th anniversary of the Genius of orthopedics Gavriil Ilizarov, the 70th anniversary of his world-famous treatment method, and the 50th anniversary of the Ilizarov Center.
Some historic glimpses on the Ilizarov readings over the past decade is available below.

The election of members in the Council AOSpine RF has been announced. Since the 1st of July 2020 for a tree-year term interests of Russia in the sphere of advancement and education in spinal surgery will be represented by Sergey Ryabykh (chairperson), Denis Naumov (officer orthopedics), and Igor Basankon (officer neurosurgery), supported for the next year by past chairperson Alexander Gubin to ensure continuity of the Council strategy.

As mentioned Sergey Ryabykh, “the entire team of the new council is very much counting on all members of the AOSpine RF“ family ” to be involved in the work in achieving the advancement of a successful professional communication and education scheme under the auspices of the AO project in demand.”

Denis Naumov notes that “it is extremely pleasant to see the wide geography of the new composition of participants, this will make it possible to better adapt the educational system of AO in Russia, which ultimately will ensure standardization of approaches to the treatment of vertebral pathology in our country.”

Igor Basankin believes that the basis for the next stage of development of AOSpine RF will be continuity and multicenter collaboration.

Alexander Gubin counts on the active participation of the new council in the project and wishes his colleagues perseverance and patience in achieving the tasks facing the professional community of spinal surgeons in Russia.

  • Ilizarov Readings 2020 - the annual international meeting of orthopedic and trauma surgeons from all over the world - will take place this year on the15th of June. The date of the conference has been changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the mode of the event that will be held online.   To participate in the conference "A year before the 100th anniversary of academician Ilizarov" follow the link 
  • The Ilizarov Center announces a monograph «Understanding in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Orthopedic Problems; ISBN 978-1-53618-046-6» NOVA Science Publishers  which treats a wide range of issues relied to cerebral palsy. A group of 40 authors from 9 medical and educational institutions of Russia contributed their experience to this volume written under edition of Professor Dmitry Popkov. 
  • The 15th of May is International MPS Awareness Day a way to honour everyone in the MPS Community, to recognize, remember and rejoice in each other. Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) diseases are genetic lysosomal diseases (LD) caused by the body's inability to produce specific enzymes. Statistics currently states over 300 MPS diagnosed cases in Russia. Clinic of spine pathology and orphan diseases of the Ilizarov Center manages MPS patients. A case of MPS-VI in a 11-year-old girl was operated on recently in the department #9. The surgery of deformity correction in spine allowed to the girl to gain 7 cm in height immediately. 
  • Ilizarov Center Faculty uses online mode of training in post-graduate education certification course on traumatology and orthopedics. Due to pandemic situation over 20 surgeons from all over Russia "attend" this 5-week-long course and via video-conference.

The Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Kurgan, Russia, runs several training programs. The offered dates in 2020 are as follows:


March 30-April 24, 2020

June 1-26, 2020

August 31-September 25, 2020

September 28 – October 23, 2020

November 2-27, 2020

Ilizarov Mini-fellowship Session 1

Ilizarov Mini-fellowship Session 2

Ilizarov Mini-fellowship Session 3

Ilizarov Mini-fellowship Session 4

Ilizarov Mini-fellowship Session 5


March 16-27, 2020

May 18-29, 2020

August  17-28, 2020

Ilizarov Master course

Ilizarov Master course

Ilizarov Master course


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